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CANDIDATES: Do Not Stub Your Toe

13 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Healthcare executives from across the US will be in Chicago this week for their annual Congress.  I will be speaking on Wednesday afternoon with my colleague Nancy Swain.  The subject of our lecture/workshop will be on interviewing skills. It is usually flattering when a recruiter calls about a new career opportunity.  We feel valued.  You […] Read more»

Why Ask Why?

7 March, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Why ask the “why” questions? The easiest part of the executive recruiting process, candidate screening, is determining whether the applicants are qualified or not.  That is a task typically performed by researchers or junior recruiters, comparing candidate resumes against the client’s selection criteria. It is the rare exception that a clearly unqualified candidate gets hired, […] Read more»

CANDIDATE REFERENCES: Note to Candidates, Employers

24 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
VICTORIA, Texas — “I don’t understand what happened.  Their references were really good.” That is a common statement made when board members or human resource executives are asked to explain why the candidate they hired did not work out,  was “not a good fit.” Note to Candidates:  If you submit a list of references who […] Read more»