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Managing Your References During the Job Search

22 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Managing references is an aspect of the job search process that far too many take for granted. Candidates would be surprised at how often they lose an offer because of mistakes made in the selection of references. Here are some key issues to think about: Candidates who are out of work will, in all likelihood, […] Read more»

Resume Doctors

8 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In the shadowy cottage industry of resume specialists – often called “resume doctors” – there is a tendency to be too cute by half.  In other words, to help candidates hide poor performance or a short tenure, or any number of other issues, they recommend certain resume writing strategies – tricks, actually – in hopes […] Read more»

Don’t Underestimate Preparing for Interviews

27 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
If you cannot admit to failure, do not apply, was an underlying theme of a recent Corner Office Q&A in The New York Times, edited by Adam Bryant. Bryant interviewed Tracey Matura, the General Manager of the Smart car division at Mercedes Benz USA, regarding her leadership style and how to peel back the onion […] Read more»