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

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Will Your Resume Make The Front Of The Line Or The Trashcan? 

17 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Wow, that person has accomplished a lot! That is music to any recruiter’s ears. It is certainly so much better than, this candidate has a lot of experience. All else being equal, or nearly equal, I am going to focus on the candidate whose resume provides a great picture of success based on quantifiable accomplishments […] Read more»

METRICS:  Too Much Of A Good Thing? 

13 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
When I entered the healthcare industry there was a dearth of emphasis on the detailed management metrics that we now use to evaluate performance.  Today, quantitative analysis rules supreme. But, like so many other things in life, too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. “It’s very easy for CEOs to become […] Read more»

Enhancing Executive Search:  What Do You Suggest?

10 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Earlier this week, I attended a meeting of fellow recruiters sponsored by the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) in Chicago to be updated on ACHE plans for the year and to discuss healthcare reform and how it is changing leadership competencies, job titles and scope of responsibility. My very talented colleagues zeroed in on […] Read more»