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Common Resume Mistakes Hurt Candidates

30 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
In a tight job market, it is fascinating how many senior level and aspiring executives shoot themselves in the career foot with mediocre or bad resumes, or with a resume that contains major mistakes. There is no shortage of books, columns and blogs that provide guidance in resume development, outlining the rules of what you […] Read more»

The “Tell” of a Fraud

22 October, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
There is a great advantage for an executive recruiter to have once worked as a crime writer and investigative reporter. You are not afraid to ask tough questions, and you can more easily detect the self-serving spin. In the business of poker, seasoned card players will tell you that every player has a “tell”—that look—a […] Read more»

The Executive Interview: Dos and Don’ts

27 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is important for candidates to be prepared for the face-to-face meeting with the recruiter or the client.  This is a pivotal moment in the search process.  You want to be ready for the meeting, but take care.  You are entering a danger zone. Here are some important points to consider: Do not show up […] Read more»