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Easy Questions Just Got Tougher

9 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Tell me your strengths. That is the question every candidate enjoys answering, more so than the typical tell me about yourself opening question that amazingly makes so many people uncomfortable. Well, I hate to the bearer of bad news, but this nice tell me about your strengths question in today’s market actually requires careful thought, […] Read more»

Asking the Tough Questions in the Recruiting Process

16 November, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Recruiting is not a one-way street.  No give and take, no tough challenging questions, and no candor and transparency, is a formula for a costly disaster in the waiting. Employers, their recruiters, and the candidates, all have a responsibility and duty to be completely transparent.  As I have written so often in the past, this […] Read more»

Your Termination Date

21 October, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
“Who the hell do you think you are?” That from an angry, deposed candidate who was irritated that the search firm was taking a deep dive into his background, including his dates of employment. “People like you are making it impossible for people like me to find a job.”  For a serial offender with what […] Read more»