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The Executive Interview: Dos and Don’ts

27 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is important for candidates to be prepared for the face-to-face meeting with the recruiter or the client.  This is a pivotal moment in the search process.  You want to be ready for the meeting, but take care.  You are entering a danger zone. Here are some important points to consider: Do not show up […] Read more»

Graduate Degrees, Professional Credentials and the Resume

27 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
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 assume, perhaps prematurely, that everyone knows that you NEVER list an undergraduate credential on your resume or business card following your name versus listing in the […] Read more»

Lame Answers Not Allowed

13 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most common questions in a candidate interview and one that seems to trip up many executives is, “What are your weaknesses?” When you have been recruiting for as long as I have, you can tell when a candidate is not prepared for a certain question.  You can see it in their eyes […] Read more»