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But He Was Fired….

2 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
It is amazing to me the number of candidates who submit resumes that reflect a life and a career with no apparent mistakes or disappointments.  This is the result of an evolving body of career management advice that recognizes recruiters are expected to deliver the best of the best.  So, resumes are constructed to gloss […] Read more»

Cover Letters Are DOA

19 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I am not going to beat around the bush.  Cover letters are, for most recruiters, DOA.  If your resume doesn’t sell you, the cover letter won’t save you.  With the need for pinpoint screening, and with more and more candidates competing for the top jobs, internal recruiters and external search consultants simply do not have […] Read more»

Changing Our Approach to Candidate Resume Review

26 February, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
HOUSTON — When I entered the executive search industry nearly 20 years ago I steadfastly believed that it was not my job to coach a candidate on the quality of their resume, or how to manage their references.   Their ability to submit a stellar resume, I reasoned, was part of the test to determine their […] Read more»