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Tips For Being An Organized Candidate

17 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — For candidates in transition, a poorly organized job search can damage your career brand.  In other words, being disorganized and unprepared is a sure-fire way for a candidate with an otherwise good reputation and solid record of accomplishment to fall from glory. When that happens, do not expect a call from the […] Read more»

Hidden Message in the Placement Guarantee

15 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Our Firm has been offering my executive search clients a three-year placement guarantee for more than 20 years.  We do it on every search, not just when it is forced by market competition, which some national and regional firms do. How can JohnGSelf + Partners  afford to do that? Because we employ one of the […] Read more»

What You Should Know About Recruiters and Job Search Consultants

26 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
CHICAGO — When my seat mate on a recent flight found out that I was a recruiter, she told me she was not impressed with her recruiter who insisted on charging her a fat fee to find her a job.  She then used a phrase that can best be translated as people like me are […] Read more»