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The Importance of Recruiter Preparation for Interviews

15 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To be prepared, or not. If you are a candidate I don’t see that as a relevant question. Yes, you should be prepared, really prepared. If you are conducting the interview, there is emerging debate about whether advance preparation is beneficial. Really? Barbara Corcoran, whom I have written about before, is a serial entrepreneur, new […] Read more»

Candidates: Changing Your Mindset Can Make a Difference

2 May, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Regrettably, I’m sorry, unfortunately or no. These are all words that take the wind from any job candidate’s sails. “I am so tired of hearing those words,” a hospital CEO recently said. “I have been in transition for almost a year. I never thought it would take this long to find another job.” I understand […] Read more»

Transactional vs Transformational Candidates

16 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To understand what it means to be a transformational candidate in a search, you first need to appreciate the difference between transformational recruiters versus the vast majority which are transactional. Transactional recruiters are those who are wedded to the recruitment industry business model that is at least 50 years old.  Most in that category, which […] Read more»