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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Backlist and Career Management

25 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
As we push through college basketball’s March Madness and look ahead to graduation, perhaps it is time to reconnect with some important career management rules, especially given the hyper-competitive job market and the fact that far too many students will struggle to find a full-time job. This weekend, a posting on the concept of a […] Read more»

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»