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On Height, Wages and Selling Underwear

3 May, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Search firms and employers use all manner of talent acquisition systems, candidate screening techniques, behavioral science and even gimmicks with varying degrees of success to pick the right people to run businesses.  At JohnGSelf Associates, we rely on an adaptive variation of Bradford Smart’s Topgrading© candidate screening interview process, DiSC© behavior and values assessments, in-depth […] Read more»

Resume Doctors

8 May, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
In the shadowy cottage industry of resume specialists – often called “resume doctors” – there is a tendency to be too cute by half.  In other words, to help candidates hide poor performance or a short tenure, or any number of other issues, they recommend certain resume writing strategies – tricks, actually – in hopes […] Read more»

6 Key Questions to Ask Your Search Firm: Part 2 – Find Out How the Process Works

20 March, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
You need to find a successful leader for your organization, and that process begins with identifying a competent and trustworthy executive search firm. In my last post, you learned what you should demand from a search firm in terms of candidate screening and tenure and performance guarantees. In the second half of this two-part series, […] Read more»