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

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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»

Candidate Update:  Multitasking Is A Myth

18 October, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Quote of the Day: “I can multitask — and do, of course; it’s kind of essential — but I prefer to do one thing at a time,” Hayley Phelan, a 28-year-old writer, wrote in an email. “If I keep looking at my phone or my inbox or various websites, working feels a lot more tortuous. […] Read more»