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Preparing to Deliver Good Answers

1 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
This may surprise some candidates but executive recruiters are not indifferent to how you perform in the in-depth interview.  They want you to hit the ball out of the ballpark, to provide good answers to key questions about your leadership style and experience. When candidates put their best foot forward they make the recruiter look good, […] 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»

Memo to Candidates: BE PREPARED!

26 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Not being adequately prepared for an interview is a common reason candidates are unsuccessful in an executive search process. To be perfectly blunt, I am increasingly baffled by the simple lack of readiness. Question:  Which senior executives go into a board meeting unprepared?  Answer: Those who are destined to be unemployed. I have been leading […] Read more»