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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Career Advice for New Grads

21 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
As I sat in my office Sunday morning preparing for my next to last business trip before the Christmas holiday, I was wondering why some New York Times Crossword Puzzle devotees think it is cheating to look up answers themselves but have no remorse, not a scintilla of guilt,  asking someone else do it for […] Read more»

Good and Bad Ways to Look Back

28 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Don’t look back from where you’ve come You can’t erase the things you’ve done Yesterday’s gone – time to move on If you live life in reverse, it will get worse.  – John Martin, songwriter If you are the kind of leader who is looking for absolute truths in the words of a rock and […] Read more»

The Adventures of Flat Stanley: Hail-Fellow, Well Met

30 November, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
This holiday season I have been introduced to Flat Stanley.  Flat Stanley is a character in a book written by Jeff Brown.  My grandson, Jack Henry, is reading Flat Stanley in his second grade class.   Stanley was not always flat, but one day he met up with a falling bulletin board.  The upside is that […] Read more»