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Shades Of Gray

13 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Always tell the truth. For the vast majority of us, that was something our parents repeatedly stressed.  Their lessons on the subject were reinforced with a mixture of Biblical teachings and historical anecdotes — George Washington reportedly said he could not lie when confronted with a downed cherry tree, and President Lincoln, at least in […] Read more»

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»