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8 ‘Soft’ Interview Questions Applicants MUST Master

1 February, 2018 Posted by John G. Self
Job candidates cannot show up to an interview, develop answers to questions on the fly, and expect to succeed, especially when it comes to the so-called softball questions they should be able to hit out of the ballpark. Preparation by candidates, which recruiters say is lacking, is a major reason otherwise qualified executives are not […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Dress Code for Interviews

17 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
  Q:  I am interviewing with a recruiter for an executive position with mid-sized hospital community hospital.  My current organization is very casual and none of the executives wear a coat and tie to work.  I understand that more and more executives prefer a more relaxed dress code.  How should I dress for the interview? […] Read more»

Who Gets Hired

6 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
The most qualified candidates get the job only about 35 percent of the time.  That statement, based on research from more than 18 years of conducting executive retained searches, always surprises aspiring candidates.  So who is getting the jobs, if not the best qualified? The answer is simple:  Qualified people who do a better job […] Read more»