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The “Less Is More” Approach Improves Clarity, Chances

15 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” The person who uttered that wise phrase was not a grizzled newspaper editor, but he should have been. Instead, he chose a different career path — the rambunctious and romantic field of theoretical physics – and authored what is said to be the […] Read more»

The Job Market: No Plan, Missed Opportunities 

1 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
When I was a young marketing representative fresh off three years of successfully selling and setting up the first 14 hospital emergency helicopter ambulance services in the country, I thought I was hot stuff. I was full of it: you get me in front of people and I could close the deal. If only that […] Read more»

Break Dancing Your Way to Elimination to Avoid Negative Topics

22 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
Embrace your failures. For some career transition coaches, that advice is counterintuitive. They like to use words like pivot – as in when asked about your failures or your weaknesses you pivot to a more positive subject. In a job interview, these coaches say, avoid anything negative like the plague. For most senior executive recruiters, […] Read more»