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Candidates, Pay Attention! Differentiate

29 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Here are three takeaways for executives in the job market: Here is your first brand differentiator – A recurring theme in career management literature is the lack of candidate preparedness.  They go to the trouble to pursue a new executive leadership position and then show up for interviews firing blanks. Prospective candidates are busy.  Got […] Read more»

CANDIDATE REFERENCES: Note to Candidates, Employers

24 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
VICTORIA, Texas — “I don’t understand what happened.  Their references were really good.” That is a common statement made when board members or human resource executives are asked to explain why the candidate they hired did not work out,  was “not a good fit.” Note to Candidates:  If you submit a list of references who […] Read more»

EXECUTIVE INTERVIEWING:  How To Maximize Your Chances for Success

10 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
JACKSON, Mississippi — There are two ways to approach an interview — with a messaging plan that is based on an understanding of what the client is looking for and the client intelligence to successfully execute, or a more passive approach, simply responding to questions as asked without working in your strengths in your value […] Read more»