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Own Your Weaknesses

10 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Some of the worst answers I ever heard in candidate interviews came in response to one question. What are your weaknesses? Candidates know, or should know, that this question is coming, just as certain as the sun will rise in the East and set in the West each day.  What amazes me and amuses me […] Read more»

Truth-Telling Questions:  How to Gauge Authenticity

27 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
John has written several blogs over the past 12 months regarding the importance of candidates being authentic in their interviews.  Today’s post discusses an approach employers can use to test candidate authenticity and leading to a feeling of trust that they are hiring the right qualified person. For employers trust is a key factor in […] Read more»

INTERVIEWS: Don’t Wing It

15 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
This may surprise some in healthcare, but dozens upon dozens of health system and hospital CEOs and other senior executives have admitted to me in my more than 20+ years in executive search that they are not that good at conducting interviews. I have heard a version of this story many times: the candidate comes […] Read more»