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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Snazzy Resume, Networking Alone Will Not Find You A Job

20 February, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
If your outplacement firm emphasizes writing your resume for you according to long accepted generic templates as a first step in your transition counseling, you are probably dealing with a firm that is out of date and out of touch. As result of this advice, there are way too many candidates in the job market […] Read more»

Career Redemption Requires Special Skills

9 November, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Outplacement is a service that companies provide to employees they dismiss or lay off. Depending on the outplacement service provider, it can range from the creation of a stock, one-size-fits-all resume and some telephone coaching calls, up to 90 days of consultation and support. By and large, outplacement, like recruiting, is transactional. There is a […] Read more»

The Integrity of a Mentor

4 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
After two spectacular seasons at the University of North Carolina, Michael Jordan decided to go pro.  He chose to forgo his senior year and his  degree to enter the NBA draft.  It all came down to an economic decision. He was a certain multi-millionaire in waiting. For a kid from a poor family, this was […] Read more»