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Dan’s Story Part 2: Getting To Work On His Transition [PODCAST]

18 January, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Listen to today’s podcast here, read the transcript below or subscribe and listen on iTunes. Listen to Part 1 of Dan’s story Listen to Part 3 of Dan’s story Today we continue with our story about Dan, an executive who was terminated by his employer after they had brought in a new  executive to lead Dan’s Division. […] Read more»

Why Ask Why?

7 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Why ask the “why” questions? The easiest part of the executive recruiting process, candidate screening, is determining whether the applicants are qualified or not.  That is a task typically performed by researchers or junior recruiters, comparing candidate resumes against the client’s selection criteria. It is the rare exception that a clearly unqualified candidate gets hired, […] Read more»

Aw Come On, Be Realistic…

14 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
I have said it. Many times. So have many school counselors, bosses, friends, even parents.  Typically it was uttered as sage advice to dissuade a foolish act, to protect a loved one from crushing disappointment or, in my case, to steer an executive away from an ill-advised career choice that was sure to be a […] Read more»