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The Language of Finding A Job Is In Defining Your Value

28 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The concept that led to the creation of the so-called elevator speech is dead. Thank goodness. As most of you know it was a favorite term, a tool, a recommendation that career coaches liked to pass along to those who were thinking about, or actually looking for a new job. The problem with this elevator […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Resume Length

21 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
What is the ideal length of a resume?  I have had several so-called experts who say it should never be more than two pages. What is your opinion? There are no hard and fast rules on length with these two exceptions: If you are new graduate with limited work experience, your resume should not exceed […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Re-entering The Workforce After Rehab

14 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Early last year, at the urging of my wife, I entered treatment for a reliance on alcohol.  It wasn’t affecting my job performance those close to me at work later said, but it was noticeable to my closest friends and family.  My board was very supportive through my leave of absence but when I returned, […] Read more»