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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»

Truth-Telling Questions:  How to Gauge Authenticity

27 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
John has written several blogs over the past 12 months regarding the importance of candidates being authentic in their interviews.  Today’s post discusses an approach employers can use to test candidate authenticity and leading to a feeling of trust that they are hiring the right qualified person. For employers trust is a key factor in […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: The Ethics of Calling Secondary References 

24 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  During an interview with a recruiter I mentioned several people I had worked with in past jobs. I made reference to these colleagues in discussing my experience and accomplishments. As part of the search process, I provided the recruiter with three references he requested.  But later I found out he had also called those […] Read more»