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Nothing Happens In Life Until Someone Sells Something

13 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
“My son just got a great paying consulting job with a major accounting firm right out of college and he is not going to have to be a salesman,” or so said the rather proud mother who apparently didn’t know that Junior would never make partner unless he could sell. A colleague contemplating starting her […] Read more»

Tools for Networking

16 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
BALTIMORE — The importance of smart networking in career management, always important to support personal brand management, is now a critical must-do. Continued government-driven efforts to reform America’s healthcare delivery system will promote “shrinkage” and, conversely, more competition for each leadership position. Today it is not uncommon for recruiters to receive 40 to 50, sometimes many [&hellip Read more»

The Language of Finding A Job Is In Defining Your Value

28 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
The concept that led to the creation of the so-called elevator speech is dead. Thank goodness. As most of you know it was a favorite term, a tool, a recommendation that career coaches liked to pass along to those who were thinking about, or actually looking for a new job. The problem with this elevator […] Read more»