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The Right Approach to Thought Leadership in Career Management

17 January, 2017 Posted by John G. Self
This is part II of a blog post on thought leadership and how it can be a useful career management tool.  Part I, How Becoming A Thought Leader Can Boost Your Career, was posted last Thursday. Thought leadership is a strategy.  Being called a thought leader is an award. With a tip of the hat to Jay […] Read more»

Four Considerations When Using Social Media For Personal Brand Management

18 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
VICTORIA, Texas — Social media is a marvelous, game-changing tool to enhance career brand management by individuals. It can also be a powerful weapon to shoot yourself in the foot, even for experienced  career brand managers like me. To be successful navigating your brand using the two major social media platforms — LinkedIn and Facebook […] Read more»

6 Ideas For Fighting Age Bigotry

13 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For aging executives, here is the cardinal rule: do not make it easy for prospective employers (and they’re typically young recruiters) to discriminate against you.Sadly true, some recruiters and employers are age bigots.  If you are older than their mind’s-eye vision of their ideal candidate you won’t be considered regardless of your relevant experience or […] Read more»