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Candidate Interviews: Avoiding the Curse of Knowledge [PODCAST]

16 November, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
The Curse of Knowledge makes it hard for you to communicate knowledge or information to less informed people. Just think of a business consultant with vast knowledge and expertise who is unable to understand how little you know about an issue so he or she uses so many abstractions, so much industry jargon, that you cannot possibly […] Read more»

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»