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So, You Want To Be A Dream Candidate?

29 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There is a common theme from executive level candidates who are frustrated that someone with lesser skills, record of success or credentials, was selected.  How did that happen? And with that common theme, there is this common candidate question:  What could I have done better?   For candidates who want to elevate their job search […] Read more»

Heart & Soul Commitment: Insights Into a Candidate that Counts

27 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
You have a critical choice between two employees.  You can hire only one.  So who will it be? One is an articulate Harvard MBA who is cool, confident and calculating, someone with excellent references from professors and friends and from a highly successful family, a young man who thinks the work you have will be […] Read more»

Full Disclosure Key to Recruiting Success

27 June, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There have been many things written about the executive search process.  Some are amusing with a ring of truth –  executive recruitment is like getting married after four dates – and others are less flattering, that recruiters are the world’s worst communicators. But it is the lack of full disclosure that is one of the […] Read more»