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Hidden Message in the Placement Guarantee

15 July, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Our Firm has been offering my executive search clients a three-year placement guarantee for more than 20 years.  We do it on every search, not just when it is forced by market competition, which some national and regional firms do. How can JohnGSelf + Partners  afford to do that? Because we employ one of the […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Dress Code for Interviews

17 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
  Q:  I am interviewing with a recruiter for an executive position with mid-sized hospital community hospital.  My current organization is very casual and none of the executives wear a coat and tie to work.  I understand that more and more executives prefer a more relaxed dress code.  How should I dress for the interview? […] Read more»

Hope Is A Dangerous Word

8 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
SACRAMENTO — Hope is such a wonderful word.  It is wrapped in an aura of positive thoughts, personal aspirations and expectations.  It is forwarding looking. It can also be a deadly trap, an affliction that leads to failure. Having hope for success is not the same thing as having a strategy with specific tactics to […] Read more»