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Interviewing Skills: The Telephone Interview

25 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
John Self is off this week. We hope you enjoy this blog from July 2010 on the top of telephone interviews. The telephone interview is a killer. More potentially good candidates are eliminated from consideration based on their performance at this stage of the recruitment process than at any other time. Everyone is blind.  You […] Read more»

Memo to Candidates: BE PREPARED!

26 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Not being adequately prepared for an interview is a common reason candidates are unsuccessful in an executive search process. To be perfectly blunt, I am increasingly baffled by the simple lack of readiness. Question:  Which senior executives go into a board meeting unprepared?  Answer: Those who are destined to be unemployed. I have been leading […] Read more»

Big Data Recruiting A Big Dud

24 June, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
It was bound to happen.  With the arrival of the latest buzz phrase, big data, it was just a matter of time before someone would posit that, with enough data, you can reliably predict whether a candidate will be successful or not. Components of big data would include things like college SAT or ACT scores, […] Read more»