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Career Management

So, You Want To Be A Dream Candidate?

29 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There is a common theme from executive level candidates who are frustrated that someone with lesser skills, record of success or credentials, was selected.  How did that happen? And with that common theme, there is this common candidate question:  What could I have done better?   For candidates who want to elevate their job search […] Read more»

Traditional Outplacement: One Candidate’s Experience

22 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Rebecca was devastated.  Losing her job had been a constant thought in the back reaches of her mind given healthcare reform and her hospital’s focus on reducing operating expenses, but she was always reassured by colleagues.  She was a top performer with great performance reviews. But when the unexpected meeting with her boss came, the […] Read more»

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»