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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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»

Career Upsets: How You React Is What Matters

15 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
In life, the saying goes, bad things happen to good people.  That can certainly be the case with careers.  Sometimes the adversity does not make sense, it is unfair or financially devastating. Some people are angry and that anger festers as they react to the “what”, not the “what next.” Other people are resilient, they accept […] Read more»

The Art of Avoiding Sameness In An Interview

12 May, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
I get calls from web designers all the time and most — like 99 percent — are selling the same thing. I ask myself why I would want to buy something my existing vendor already provides. Sameness.  In a competitive market that is not the position I would want to hold. Job applicants should ask […] Read more»