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

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Snazzy Resume, Networking Alone Will Not Find You A Job

20 February, 2018 Posted by Becky Pearce
If your outplacement firm emphasizes writing your resume for you according to long accepted generic templates as a first step in your transition counseling, you are probably dealing with a firm that is out of date and out of touch. As result of this advice, there are way too many candidates in the job market […] Read more»

Finding A New Job Is Hard – Complaining & Making Excuses Gets You Nowhere

15 February, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
When answering questions on job interviews you would be surprised how many executives say they are “good on their feet,” that they think quickly. Most do not. If it only were so. I was working with an outplacement client. She had the networking piece down pat but she struggled with telling her story. She actually […] Read more»

Leaders Who Cannot Communicate Are Toast

8 February, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Do you understand what I just said? I can recall dozens of times my mother asking that question, usually when I was but one small step from incurring serious discipline. It was a question loaded with a serious warning. I have used that question, less as an advance warning of peril for my children, but […] Read more»