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John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Managing Your Brand While Looking For A Job

10 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Executives looking for a job should always be mindful of protecting their career brand. From the minor errors in the resume or cover letter, to applying for jobs they do not qualify for, or stumbling badly in the interview process, there is ample opportunity for executives to damage their brand in the job search process. […] Read more»

Hints for Job Interviewing: How To Maximize Your Performance

27 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
This post was originally written for the blog in March of 2010, but the topic and recommendations are still very relevant even three years later.  While the economy is showing some signs of improvement, there are still millions of people who are out of work.   For executives who need the fulfillment of daily accomplishment, the job of […] Read more»

Who Gets Hired

6 February, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
The most qualified candidates get the job only about 35 percent of the time.  That statement, based on research from more than 18 years of conducting executive retained searches, always surprises aspiring candidates.  So who is getting the jobs, if not the best qualified? The answer is simple:  Qualified people who do a better job […] Read more»