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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»

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»