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Enabling Age Discrimination

11 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Discrimination because of age; it is illegal, and regrettably, inevitable. “No one will hire me.  I have good skills and a good record but I am having trouble to even get someone to acknowledge that I submitted a resume,” a 58-year-old healthcare executive told me recently.  “The younger kids are getting the jobs, moving up […] Read more»

Changing Thoughts On Career Management

4 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas — All writers, especially columnists write in search of understanding, said the late New York Times columnist David Carr.  I think he was spot on.  I have found that writing, with the aid of a lot of reading, really does help one think through their beliefs, flesh out ideas and, thankfully in some […] Read more»

The Risk Of Being Overly Prepared

20 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
In a critical game of the season, the best team — the one with the most talent and depth, the clear favorite— lost.  They were well-prepared for all possibilities but they played without inspiration. The problem?  They were overly prepared.  They had been given so much information that they lost their edge by the time […] Read more»