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

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ASK THE RECRUITER: Re-entering The Workforce After Rehab

14 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Early last year, at the urging of my wife, I entered treatment for a reliance on alcohol.  It wasn’t affecting my job performance those close to me at work later said, but it was noticeable to my closest friends and family.  My board was very supportive through my leave of absence but when I returned, […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: What are your weaknesses?

17 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
In most interviews, at some point you will be asked about your strengths and weaknesses.  I am comfortable with the first, but not the latter.  I do not want to diminish myself against other candidates by being honest.  What to do? There are two schools of thought: My colleague, outplacement guru Nancy Swain, advises her […] Read more»


5 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ask the Recruiter is a regular feature.  We answer questions we receive from active candidates, those considering making a change or those in active transition.  Send your questions to SelfPerspective.   Why do executive recruiters prefer a chronological resume versus a functional resume or curriculum vitae? Two reasons — to easily document your career progression and […] Read more»