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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»

What Would You Have Done Differently?

19 May, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
You are out of a job.    An important question you need to ask yourself is what would you have had to do in order to avoid being out of work?  What would you have done differently? Better performance?  A more powerful “rabbi”, someone who would have protected you?  More astute political instincts?  Better timing, […] Read more»

A Recruiter’s Interview: 3 Critical Elements

29 January, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
My definition of the executive recruiting process is getting married after four or five dates. I share this because it speaks to the importance of the employment interview. There is an art to this interview and it is built around three principles: Share Gain Verify This may sound like a no-brainer dab of information, but […] Read more»