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Poor Communication Remains A Big Rap Against Recruiters

21 May, 2019 Posted by John G. Self
re there good firms who keep their candidates informed? Yes. Are there scrupulous internal recruiters who care about not wasting the time of their applicants? Absolutely. Some days I just feel, and many candidates seem to agree, the good actors in the search business are badly outnumbered. Read more»

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»