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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»

What Should You Expect From An Executive Recruiter?

3 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
SAN ANGELO, Texas — After candidates have taken the necessary steps to become a “dream candidate”, the question is what should they expect from an executive recruiter? Far too often, the gap between what candidates should expect and what they get is regrettable, sometimes bordering on malpractice.  The sad truth is that there are a […] Read more»

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»