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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»

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»