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Interview Strategy:  Answering the Questions Is Not Enough

23 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Quote of the Day: “If your resume does not impress the recruiter, the cover letter is not going to save you.” We all smile when a politician spins his or her answer to a question, or pivots and then offers an answer that is only vaguely linked to the question. The latter is evasive, the […] Read more»

Blind Squirrels and the Job Search Reality for Baby Boomers

20 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Even a blind squirrel can find an acorn. This is an old saying — an cliche originated in the United States that my mother frequently used as a gentle admonishment when she sensed  that my ego was beginning to cloud my judgment and perspective, that I was not as smart or clever as I thought […] Read more»

Don’t Scrimp, Invest In Quality Outplacement Services

29 September, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Today John is following up on Wednesday’s blog post, When Outplacement Becomes A Guilt Payment.  In today’s podcast, John argues that companies which invest heavily in hiring the right people but then scrimp on outplacement costs, are making a big mistake.  They are hurting their recruiting brand. The secret is not the amount of money spent […] Read more»