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Lame Answers Not Allowed

13 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
One of the most common questions in a candidate interview and one that seems to trip up many executives is, “What are your weaknesses?” When you have been recruiting for as long as I have, you can tell when a candidate is not prepared for a certain question.  You can see it in their eyes […] Read more»

A Note to Those Who Have Gotten the Sack

27 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
If you are beginning a career transition – the timing of which was not of your choosing — there are three things to consider. Turmoil will produce turnover.  Healthcare is about to enter a period of prolonged transformational change.  Some might argue that what we will experience is outright turmoil, but the fact is there […] Read more»

Managing Your References During the Job Search

22 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Managing references is an aspect of the job search process that far too many take for granted. Candidates would be surprised at how often they lose an offer because of mistakes made in the selection of references. Here are some key issues to think about: Candidates who are out of work will, in all likelihood, […] Read more»