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Have you ever caught someone lying in an interview, and what were the consequences?

2 May, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
Yes. Multiple times. Lying about degrees, certifications, employment dates, etc. is less of a problem today. I think everyone FINALLY got the memo that said lying on your resume about the easy-to-catch stuff was really a fool’s errand. Now for the nuanced part of the answer. Lying — or enhancement, if you will — is […] Read more»

Don’t Drop the Ball With Your References (It Happens All the Time)

4 March, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
From Chicago Take Aways Select a sufficient number of references to avoid wearing them out Be sure they can speak knowledgeably of your accomplishments  Ask your references for their insight on your weaknesses, strengths, etc. Use that information to craft your answers Alert your references before they are called. Brief them on the job Sometimes […] Read more»

CAREER TIP: Understanding the search firm rules

17 August, 2018 Posted by John G. Self