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

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Academic Credentials:  Top or Bottom of the Resume?

19 June, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
I am finishing my MBA at a well-known East Coast University.  I am currently employed but I would like to attend the school sponsored career day sessions that will be attended by a couple of dozen corporate recruiters.  This brings me to my question:  Where should academic credentials be placed in the resume? My graduate […] Read more»

The Black Abyss, aka Automatic Tracking Systems, Eats Poorly Formatted Resumes for Lunch

12 June, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
“I submitted my resume and I heard nothing.  It was like I submitted it to the dark abyss” This is not the first time I have heard this, nor is it the first time I have written on this subject but it continues to be an issue for candidates, and a matter of great frustration. […] Read more»

Managing Your References , Your Resume

2 June, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Our Saturday morning video blog covers two important issues: Managing your references Which academic credentials should you use following your name Reference management is critical to successfully finding your next better job.  For some candidates the references are almost an afterthought. Today’s video provides some important tips on managing your references to help you close […] Read more»