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

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Mama Can’t Help In the Interview

25 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
For most of us, our mothers were — or still are — our biggest cheerleaders. When we were young they wiped away the tears of disappointment or frustration.  Later in life, in moments of doubt or apprehension, they reminded us of all our great qualities and why we are so good, so wonderful.  They refueled […] Read more»

Similarities Between Political Candidates & Job Applicants

22 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates for political office and candidates for a job have much in common. Job seekers are probably more offended by that comparison than politicians. In the interview, there is a dance of sorts between the person asking the questions and the candidates who frequently struggle with how to be responsive while emphasizing messaging points about […] Read more»

It’s All About Results… Good Results

18 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — It is all about results. This week, a valued customer and friend called to let me know she was not happy with the length of time a search was taking.  It is a hard assignment in an isolated rural community for a hospital in the midst of a significant turnaround.  Of course […] Read more»