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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»

Pedal to the Metal

24 July, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates interviewing for executive jobs should avoid the common mistake of dialing back their interest and energy when they hear something during the site interview that suggests that, perhaps, the position is not the right fit for them.  Why? Rarely do candidates ask for a clarification when they hear something that concerns them.  Instead, spontaneously, […] Read more»