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Everyone Needs A Coach

21 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What is the best career advice you have ever been given? That is one of the questions we ask in our in-depth interview with potential candidates.  Some candidates, quickly assessing the risk-reward of an off-the-mark answer, try to guess what we want to hear.   If you look at them, you can see the mental […] Read more»

Job Change?  Failure Is Right Around the Corner

22 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Senior executives who have built an impressive track record of consistently meeting or exceeding performance expectations in every position they have held, be on the alert.  Failure could be right around the corner — with your new employer. CEOs and other leaders amass a certain level of complete confidence that they know what they are […] Read more»

The Trickiest Part of An Interview

28 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I have interviewed hundreds of senior executives in my more than 20 years of executive recruiting, and I have come to understand that the part of the process that trips up many candidates is  the first part of the face-to-face interview.  It is what I call the get acquainted segment. First, we would not be […] Read more»