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Curiosity Killed the Cat, Carelessness Wrecked the Job Search

15 December, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Quote of the Day: “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.”                              Jim Rohn, entrepreneur, author and speaker If curiosity kills the cat then carelessness and silly assumptions can […] Read more»

References:  The Weak Link in the Recruiting Chain

22 November, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
References are a weak link in the recruiting chain. Everyone knows that candidates will (should) submit only those colleagues who will speak highly of them.  So why not strengthen your reference list?  Why not differentiate yourself in a way hat many other candidates fail to do? Instead of mistakenly seeing references as an after thought […] 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»