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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»

The “Less Is More” Approach Improves Clarity, Chances

15 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” The person who uttered that wise phrase was not a grizzled newspaper editor, but he should have been. Instead, he chose a different career path — the rambunctious and romantic field of theoretical physics – and authored what is said to be the […] Read more»

Graduate Degrees, Professional Credentials and the Resume

13 July, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Editor’s Note: This is an oldie, but goody. It’ was originally shared in 2012, yet continues to be one of the most often visited posts I’ve ever written.  The use of academic credentials following a candidate’s name is a source of debate, spurred on primarily by those who hold the degrees and want everyone to know. Let’s […] Read more»