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Job Seekers: Focus On The Five Fundamentals

14 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Successful athletes on winning teams have one thing in common: they intensely and consistently focus on the fundamentals. That principle applies to executives and managers, as well as candidates in the job market.  Being a successful executive or manager is about focusing on the fundamentals and, more importantly, drilling down to ensure there is consistency […] 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»

Post and Pray: A Poor Strategy for Job Search

15 August, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
It is really hard to be disciplined when there is panic in the air.  Job creation is anemic—yes, there is job growth, but it is not keeping up with the rate of new workers entering the market.  There is a foul smell that suggests the U.S. may be heading for a second economic dip as […] Read more»