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“There Is Magic About You That Is All Your Own”

16 September, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
Believe it or not, even in a hyper-competitive job market, where there are significantly more applicants than there are job openings, job applicants look around to see what everyone else is doing, what they are saying and even wearing, and then they try to copy them. Read more»

On Lying to Get a Job, Helping A Colleague to Excel

22 August, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
OK, you made a mistake, hopefully one that you will never make again. But if you move forward with this job, there is a good chance you are going to be found out. It is better to withdraw now and minimize the reputational damage. Read more»

Don’t Isolate Your Former Colleagues

21 August, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
His message: I hope we can stay in touch. If you hear of anything in your network, please let me know. Could we connect for coffee… That sort of thing. Save for an occasional perfunctory email, all he heard were the crickets. The close camaraderie he had enjoyed was as if it never existed. His was treated as if he had an infectious disease and everyone was told to keep their distance Read more»