John is an executive recruiter & speaker sharing his thoughts on healthcare, recruiting, digital technology, career management & leadership. 

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Joys and Risks of Being A Free Agent

6 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Economic downturns have, over the past five or six cycles, produced a dramatic shift in the traditional employer/employee relationships.  Long-time workers are being downsized out of an organization and then brought back as consultants to handle projects for which they are particularly skilled, frequently for a very attractive fee. Former employees lose what is increasingly […] Read more»

A New Normal Job Market

14 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON, DC — When I made the leap of faith from being a crime writer and investigative reporter to healthcare management, career management was much less complicated.  In fact, I was oblivious. Oh my, how times have changed. Today, the healthcare management job market has reached a “new normal” plateau – there are fewer leadership […] Read more»

A Career Or A Job?

5 May, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
TYLER, Texas  — Do you want a career or do you want a job? That is a question that I frequently ask when early and mid careerists call me to help find them a job.   If you are just looking for a job – meaningful work that pays the bills and allows you to pursue […] Read more»