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What Is Your Ikigai, and Is It A Problem?

5 December, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON,D.C. — Describe your ikigai? The candidate thought she was prepared but holy cow, what is this? Before I define it for you, ask yourself these four questions from Laura Oliver of the World Economic Forum. What do you love? What are you good at doing? What does the world need from you? From my […] Read more»

Source Document for Better Interviews: Your Life’s Story

30 November, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
If you want to move to top of the candidate interviewing pool you must be an effective communicator, a well prepared storyteller who can weave career experiences and important accomplishments with supporting metrics into interesting answers that the interviewer will remember. At the core of this approach to interviewing is having a formidable career brand, […] Read more»

Five Ways Candidates Can Beat the Odds

10 October, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
There is one thing job candidates do not like to think about – the odds. Of course there is a reason, the odds are usually so depressing that candidates block the thought from even passing consideration. In many executive searches there may be anywhere from 20 to 100 candidates who apply. Even 20 to one […] Read more»