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Preparing to Deliver Good Answers

1 February, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
This may surprise some candidates but executive recruiters are not indifferent to how you perform in the in-depth interview.  They want you to hit the ball out of the ballpark, to provide good answers to key questions about your leadership style and experience. When candidates put their best foot forward they make the recruiter look good, […] Read more»

Hope Is Not A Career Management Strategy

27 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
A frustrated resident of the District of Columbia, angry with city government’s inability to clear mountains of snow from residential streets on Tuesday, called out Mayor Muriel Bowser and her leadership team for their poor performance in dealing with the aftermath of the epic weekend blizzard. “I think their snow removal strategy is Spring.” Executives […] Read more»

Similarities Between Political Candidates & Job Applicants

22 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Candidates for political office and candidates for a job have much in common. Job seekers are probably more offended by that comparison than politicians. In the interview, there is a dance of sorts between the person asking the questions and the candidates who frequently struggle with how to be responsive while emphasizing messaging points about […] Read more»