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The “WHY” Question

17 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Why do you want to work here? A seven-word question that is one of the most important that a potential employer should ask. That three-letter word “why” is so powerful.  It is amazingly global because it touches on the culture and values of the organization, the candidate’s value proposition — why should we hire you, […] Read more»

Be On Your Best Interview Behavior

3 August, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When you visit a potential employer’s facility for a face-to-face interview, be on guard, and your best behavior. From the moment you enter the parking lot until you pass through the gates on your way home or to the airport, you will be under a magnifying glass.  At least that is what you must assume.  […] Read more»

Interview Questions You SHOULD Ask

1 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
An organization’s culture is not something you can simply read about and master.  This is especially true for executive recruiters and candidates. Understanding the organization’s culture plays a critical role in determining whether a candidate succeeds in her or his new job. The culture is so much more than a set of framed and widely […] Read more»