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Everyone Has Them: Weaknesses

16 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When someone tries to answer the interview question, what are your weaknesses, it is followed by stumbling, fumbling and mumbling to an answer which is totally devoid of authenticity.  They might as well stand up and announce that they are simply not prepared for the interview; they are winging it.   Think about interviews and […] Read more»

Post and Pray: A Poor Strategy for Job Search

15 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is really hard to be disciplined when there is panic in the air.  Job creation is anemic—yes, there is job growth, but it is not keeping up with the rate of new workers entering the market.  There is a foul smell that suggests the U.S. may be heading for a second economic dip as […] Read more»

Know Your Rights in the Job Search

9 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Executives in the job search should consider the cautionary tale of a man we’ll call Joe. Joe was a skilled leader at a small New England healthcare organization who had always felt he could do better. When a recruiter came calling with what sounded like a fantastic growth opportunity at a larger hospital system, Joe […] Read more»