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Career Management: How to Advance Without Shooting Yourself in the Foot [PODCAST]

22 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Hello and welcome.  I am John Self. Today,  in three parts, information to help you manage your next job search.  We begin with the subject of preparing for your next interview.  I have written several blogs posts on this subject over the last six months, but today, drawing on some questions I have received at […] Read more»

Make a Personable First Impression

2 March, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Personable versus perfunctory. Two “P” words that are night and day apart in terms of the impact they make in an initial meeting; a perfunctory response that is matter-of-fact or one that is cordial, filled with warmth and topped off with a genuine smile can have a huge impact on a first impression. Such a […] Read more»

The Cover Letter – Yes or No?

21 February, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
The cover letter is a much cussed and discussed document in a job search.  It can be very helpful, or it can hurt your cause. In our searches, we see cover letters only about 20 percent of the time.  Typically,  candidates send only their resume.  Candidates who do not include a cover letter with their […] Read more»