About John G. Self

John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Remember Those Who Offered You A Helping Hand

26 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
We have all had mentors or colleagues who have helped us with our careers . Too often, though, we forget about important people in our career journey as we move from job to job, town to town. Read more»

Finding A Leadership Job Takes More than the Minimum

22 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
The unemployment rate is approaching record lows and Baby Boomers are beginning to retire, so that means that competition for the best jobs will ease.  Right?  No, not at the executive level. There, the competition is still intense especially in industries with contracting or changing business models like healthcare, communications, media and publishing.  In those […] Read more»

A Career Management Myth Dispelled: Networking Will NOT Get You the Job

9 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
There is a career transition myth that the size of a job applicant’s network or absent his own, the size of his outplacement consultant’s network, is critical in the process of finding a new job. It is simply not true.  This myth has been around for a long time.  For years, at job networking meetings, […] Read more»