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Curiosity Killed the Cat, Carelessness Wrecked the Job Search

15 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Quote of the Day: “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”                              Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and speaker If curiosity kills the cat then carelessness and silly assumptions can […] Read more»

CANDIDATES: Do Not Stub Your Toe

13 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Healthcare executives from across the US will be in Chicago this week for their annual Congress.  I will be speaking on Wednesday afternoon with my colleague Nancy Swain.  The subject of our lecture/workshop will be on interviewing skills. It is usually flattering when a recruiter calls about a new career opportunity.  We feel valued.  You […] Read more»

Candidates, Pay Attention! Differentiate

29 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Here are three takeaways for executives in the job market: Here is your first brand differentiator – A recurring theme in career management literature is the lack of candidate preparedness.  They go to the trouble to pursue a new executive leadership position and then show up for interviews firing blanks. Prospective candidates are busy.  Got […] Read more»