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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»

Common Resume Mistakes Hurt Candidates

30 January, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
In a tight job market, it is fascinating how many senior level and aspiring executives shoot themselves in the career foot with mediocre or bad resumes, or with a resume that contains major mistakes. There is no shortage of books, columns and blogs that provide guidance in resume development, outlining the rules of what you […] Read more»

Career Management, The Resume And Dealing With Recruiters

31 December, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
My 2012 is coming to an end in much the same way it began, at least according to my email, with questions regarding career management, the resume and how to deal with recruiters. Career Management – My email is balanced between people who are concerned about losing a job, or those already in transition.  Very […] Read more»