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Pros, Cons of Using Resume Template

29 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
I am not a big fan of resume templates for executives. The disadvantages far outweigh any benefits, based on my observations during more than 20 years of executive search experience. Most of the ones I have reviewed are simply mediocre. Since the resume is a job candidate’s first interview, this is an important career management […] Read more»

Six Common Mistakes Executives Make When They Are Fired, Laid Off

24 August, 2017 Posted by Becky Pearce
A termination or a layoff is a rattling experience — to your ego, your pride, and conceivably, your financial security. How you manage this dicey period in your career will determine how successful you will be in landing that next better job. Competition for leadership positions is stiff and candidates must be well prepared if […] Read more»

The “Less Is More” Approach Improves Clarity, Chances

15 August, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.” The person who uttered that wise phrase was not a grizzled newspaper editor, but he should have been. Instead, he chose a different career path — the rambunctious and romantic field of theoretical physics – and authored what is said to be the […] Read more»