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Interview Questions: What Works for You?

13 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In the early years of my executive recruiting career, my hobby was to umpire high school baseball.  For me it was a passion and a labor of love for a game that combined athletic ability, strategy and elegance. If it was Tuesday, Thursday or Friday during baseball season, there was a better than 90 percent […] Read more»

Pedal to the Metal

24 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates interviewing for executive jobs should avoid the common mistake of dialing back their interest and energy when they hear something during the site interview that suggests that, perhaps, the position is not the right fit for them.  Why? Rarely do candidates ask for a clarification when they hear something that concerns them.  Instead, spontaneously, […] Read more»

Working With Recruiters: It’s About Building Your Network

6 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
A common complaint among executives who have gotten the sack is that recruiters do not return phone calls even though the vast majority of the complainers have invested little or no time in developing a networking relationship with search executives. Search consultants do this work—day in, day out. Many of my colleagues just assume that […] Read more»