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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»

Resume Doctors

8 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In the shadowy cottage industry of resume specialists – often called “resume doctors” – there is a tendency to be too cute by half.  In other words, to help candidates hide poor performance or a short tenure, or any number of other issues, they recommend certain resume writing strategies – tricks, actually – in hopes […] Read more»

Reference Management: Achilles Heel For Many Candidates

23 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
The following blog post first appeared in July 2010.  It was one of the most popular I have written.  With leadership turnover in healthcare projected to remain between 16 and 18 percent, we felt the topic was deserving of a re-post. Reference management.  This is a difficult issue for more executive candidates than most people […] Read more»