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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»

What You Should Know About Recruiters and Job Search Consultants

26 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
CHICAGO — When my seat mate on a recent flight found out that I was a recruiter, she told me she was not impressed with her recruiter who insisted on charging her a fat fee to find her a job.  She then used a phrase that can best be translated as people like me are […] Read more»