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Ben’s Painful Recruiting Lesson

13 November, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — When organizations err and hire the wrong executive it is surprising how little time and energy is spent on evaluating what went wrong, after the job divorce has been finalized. For what it cost to make such a mistake you would think more attention would be paid to determine where, and, or […] Read more»

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»