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Recruiting

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»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Resume Format

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»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Returning To The Workforce

24 November, 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.   I have been out of the workforce for more than nine years to start and raise a family.  For 15 years I was a […] Read more»