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Cover Letters Are DOA

19 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I am not going to beat around the bush.  Cover letters are, for most recruiters, DOA.  If your resume doesn’t sell you, the cover letter won’t save you.  With the need for pinpoint screening, and with more and more candidates competing for the top jobs, internal recruiters and external search consultants simply do not have […] Read more»

Changing Our Approach to Candidate Resume Review

26 February, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
HOUSTON — When I entered the executive search industry nearly 20 years ago I steadfastly believed that it was not my job to coach a candidate on the quality of their resume, or how to manage their references.   Their ability to submit a stellar resume, I reasoned, was part of the test to determine their […] Read more»

You Don’t Know Jack, A Continuing Story: Jack’s Jacked Up!

3 February, 2014 Posted by Nancy Swain
BY NANCY SWAIN Editor’s Note:  This is the fourth in a series of blog posts from Nancy Swain, President of Strategic Intelligence in Dallas and a JohnGSelf Associates collaborator.  She leads the Transition/Outplacement practice and advises clients on candidate profiles. You can reach Nancy at Nancy@johngself.com. First in Series: You Don’t Know Jack… But You Might RelateSecond […] Read more»