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The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»

It Is Not Nice to Bore Your Recruiter

15 July, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Attention candidates.  It is not nice to bore the pants off the executive recruiter who is interviewing you for that next great job.  Really. Over the past 20 years, I have sat through – endured – more than 4,000 hours of interviews.  Far too many were painfully difficult.  Why?  Because far too many of the […] Read more»