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Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldMichael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money B

Career Management

ASK THE RECRUITER: The Ethics of Calling Secondary References 

24 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  During an interview with a recruiter I mentioned several people I had worked with in past jobs. I made reference to these colleagues in discussing my experience and accomplishments. As part of the search process, I provided the recruiter with three references he requested.  But later I found out he had also called those […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»

Find Your Voice

13 April, 2015 Posted by Nancy Swain
We’ve all heard the sayings, “music makes the world go round”, “life is but a song”, and “that’s music to my ears”. While watching the TV show The Voice, it occurred to me that many of the elements of this show are analogous to writing a resume that must strike a chord with the reader. […] Read more»