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Bill, Thanks for the Chance

9 September, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
Today the man who took a chance on a young, brash Houston Post crime writer/investigative reporter and brought me into the healthcare industry as a PR type, turns 70 today. William F. Smith of Houston is one of a kind. I owe him a lot. But on this special day, I owe him my profound thanks. Read more»

Press 1 For English

22 August, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
BUFFALO, New York – We hear about the graying of America. For healthcare providers, that poses formidable challenges. As baby boomers reach retirement/Medicare age, the financial crisis we are seeing today will only intensify. With continuing cuts in government spending, hospitals will be faced with doing more with less. So what else is new? An immigration flood – some illegal, most not. Read more»

BIG IDEA: Secondary References Can Be Dangerous

27 July, 2008 Posted by John G. Self
As soon as you give up the name of a former colleague to an interviewer, you have just provided a Secondary Reference. If this person does not remember you, or if they did not think highly of you, well...you may have opened a whole can of worms that could kill your chances of employment. Read more»