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Everyone Needs A Coach

21 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What is the best career advice you have ever been given? That is one of the questions we ask in our in-depth interview with potential candidates.  Some candidates, quickly assessing the risk-reward of an off-the-mark answer, try to guess what we want to hear.   If you look at them, you can see the mental […] Read more»

Job Seekers: Focus On The Five Fundamentals

14 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Successful athletes on winning teams have one thing in common: they intensely and consistently focus on the fundamentals. That principle applies to executives and managers, as well as candidates in the job market.  Being a successful executive or manager is about focusing on the fundamentals and, more importantly, drilling down to ensure there is consistency […] Read more»

Playing Hard to Get (Find)

3 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
It is amazing how so many otherwise good candidates are frustrated because they do not get calls from recruiters. They are playing hard to get (read: find). If you are one of these people in transition and actively seeking a new leadership position, or if you are a passive candidate — happy and successful in […] Read more»