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A Job Search Strategy, Daily Routine

29 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
At 32, after eight mostly successful years as a special projects manager for a major health system, Sally was out of a job.  That there were 150 colleagues in the corporate office facing the same fate did not make this day easier. They called it a strategic realignment.  When she left her office for the […] Read more»

Be Prepared To Lose Your Job

8 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When an executive gets the sack, there are two underlying facts: they were caught off guard, or, they saw it coming.  Either way, there is no reason — no excuse — not to be prepared, especially in an era of rambunctious business model reform, consolidation and layoffs. So even if you are not sweating bullets, […] Read more»

Career Management Mistakes Can Hamper Job Search

6 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The meeting with his boss was a shock. What a 55-year-old Chief Operating Officer thought was a routine weekly update meeting would be his last with the company.  He was informed “the organization wanted to go in another direction.”  He was being terminated.  They would provide a severance package including benefits, a year’s salary and […] Read more»