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Break Dancing Your Way to Elimination to Avoid Negative Topics

22 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Embrace your failures. For some career transition coaches, that advice is counterintuitive. They like to use words like pivot – as in when asked about your failures or your weaknesses you pivot to a more positive subject. In a job interview, these coaches say, avoid anything negative like the plague. For most senior executive recruiters, […] Read more»

Selling Yourself: Mastering the 3 ‘Root’ Questions In An Interview

25 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“I am really not any good when it comes to selling myself.” That is one of the most common admissions I hear when helping candidates prepare for their job search. Candidates with interesting backgrounds and obvious skills struggle to deliver answers that are focused, on point, and have relevant examples of their success. Some executives […] Read more»

Transactional vs Transformational Candidates

16 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To understand what it means to be a transformational candidate in a search, you first need to appreciate the difference between transformational recruiters versus the vast majority which are transactional. Transactional recruiters are those who are wedded to the recruitment industry business model that is at least 50 years old.  Most in that category, which […] Read more»