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Similarities Between Political Candidates & Job Applicants

22 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates for political office and candidates for a job have much in common. Job seekers are probably more offended by that comparison than politicians. In the interview, there is a dance of sorts between the person asking the questions and the candidates who frequently struggle with how to be responsive while emphasizing messaging points about […] Read more»

Too Many Degrees, Too Many Credentials: A Worrying Sign?

12 February, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Brand management, a tried and true concept in corporate marketing departments, is a common sense idea that has gained enormous traction among job seekers. It was probably not a new, original thought in the realm of career management coaches in 1995 when I first mentioned the concept of personal brand management, a thinking out loud […] 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»