John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Career Management

Career Management Mistakes Can Hamper Job Search

6 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The meeting with his boss was a shock. What a 55-year-old Chief Operating Officer thought was a routine weekly update meeting would be his last with the company.  He was informed “the organization wanted to go in another direction.”  He was being terminated.  They would provide a severance package including benefits, a year’s salary and […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Thoughts On The Cover Letter

1 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  I just attended a conference. A career consultant who was one of the session speakers, strongly suggested we all create a standard cover letter to send with our resume?  What are your thoughts? A:  Unless specifically asked to include a cover letter, I would not waste the time. Most executive recruiters, whether in-house or  […] Read more»

9 Important Hints for FaceTime or Skype Interviews

29 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Computer-to-computer video technology will revolutionize the interim candidate placement business, facilitating timely, more on-target selection decisions. Video profiles of candidates, typically a summary of the face-to-face interview with the recruiter, while still a rare part of 99 percent of traditional retained search firms even though anecdotal evidence and client feedback suggests it is a very […] Read more»