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Execute With Passion

20 February, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One secret to conducting an interview is to be prepared with good questions.  Here are a couple we use in our comprehensive Q&A encounters with candidates: Which of the following words will be the single most important determinant of success at the end of the day?  We are not interested in theory: –  People – […] Read more»

Execution Trumps People 

22 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
You are on the spot. You are one of the top candidates to be Chief Executive Officer of a highly regarded, financially stable community hospital. So far, you feel the interview with the recruiter is going well. Then, without warning, he shifts gears and asks one of those questions: From the following list of words, […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: What are your weaknesses?

17 December, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
In most interviews, at some point you will be asked about your strengths and weaknesses.  I am comfortable with the first, but not the latter.  I do not want to diminish myself against other candidates by being honest.  What to do? There are two schools of thought: My colleague, outplacement guru Nancy Swain, advises her […] Read more»