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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»

Building and Sustaining A Professional Network

13 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In good times and bad, building and sustaining a vital network of professional contacts is one the most important keys to effective career management.  A robust network will minimize the negative effects of the inevitable setbacks that occur. For an executive looking for the next promotion or the manager who has lost his or her […] Read more»

Career Brand Management: Nine Important Elements to Consider

25 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Executives and managers hoping to navigate the turbulent economy with a minimum of disruption must develop excellent career brand management tools. Here are nine elements to consider: Discipline:  This is the cornerstone of effective career management.  The greatest lament of executives who suddenly find themselves out of work is that they wish they had spent […] Read more»