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Two Dimensional Mentoring

6 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
When I was a 24-year-old crime writer and investigative reporter working in Houston I had no idea what my career end game should be.  It was not that I just assumed that I would always work in the news business; I did not think about it at all. Later, as I moved into healthcare, mentors […] Read more»

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»