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Career Management

Managing References During A Job Search [VIDEO]

15 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Reference management is one of the most neglected aspects of a candidate’s job search.  For some, it is an almost “after the fact” consideration that can lead to the employer picking another applicant. In today’s blog, our first video post, I share some ideas on how candidates can enhance this part of their job search. […] Read more»

Joys and Risks of Being A Free Agent

6 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Economic downturns have, over the past five or six cycles, produced a dramatic shift in the traditional employer/employee relationships.  Long-time workers are being downsized out of an organization and then brought back as consultants to handle projects for which they are particularly skilled, frequently for a very attractive fee. Former employees lose what is increasingly […] Read more»

The Trickiest Part of An Interview

28 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I have interviewed hundreds of senior executives in my more than 20 years of executive recruiting, and I have come to understand that the part of the process that trips up many candidates is  the first part of the face-to-face interview.  It is what I call the get acquainted segment. First, we would not be […] Read more»