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The Importance of Recruiter Preparation for Interviews

15 June, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
To be prepared, or not. If you are a candidate I don’t see that as a relevant question. Yes, you should be prepared, really prepared. If you are conducting the interview, there is emerging debate about whether advance preparation is beneficial. Really? Barbara Corcoran, whom I have written about before, is a serial entrepreneur, new […] Read more»

Selling Yourself: Mastering the 3 ‘Root’ Questions In An Interview

25 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“I am really not any good when it comes to selling myself.” That is one of the most common admissions I hear when helping candidates prepare for their job search. Candidates with interesting backgrounds and obvious skills struggle to deliver answers that are focused, on point, and have relevant examples of their success. Some executives […] Read more»

Pam’s Story: The Value of Career Foresight

18 April, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
When the end came, Pam was not surprised, she was prepared. As the Vice President of Finance of a manufacturing company, she had been recording its slide for the past five years, ever since the organization’s long-term CEO retired and was replaced by an executive with an impressive academic pedigree and a stint with one […] Read more»