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Career Management

A Job Search Strategy, Daily Routine

29 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
At 32, after eight mostly successful years as a special projects manager for a major health system, Sally was out of a job.  That there were 150 colleagues in the corporate office facing the same fate did not make this day easier. They called it a strategic realignment.  When she left her office for the […] Read more»

Tips For Being An Organized Candidate

17 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — For candidates in transition, a poorly organized job search can damage your career brand.  In other words, being disorganized and unprepared is a sure-fire way for a candidate with an otherwise good reputation and solid record of accomplishment to fall from glory. When that happens, do not expect a call from the […] Read more»

Having The Discipline To Say “No”

13 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
There are some striking similarities between consumer product brand management and career brand management.  The most important, in my opinion, is the need for discipline and courage. When consumer products brand managers are dealing with full-on pressure to achieve corporate expectations for improved margins, they typically pursue one or all of several options, including: Reduce investment […] Read more»