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6 Ideas For Fighting Age Bigotry

13 May, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
For aging executives, here is the cardinal rule: do not make it easy for prospective employers (and they’re typically young recruiters) to discriminate against you.Sadly true, some recruiters and employers are age bigots.  If you are older than their mind’s-eye vision of their ideal candidate you won’t be considered regardless of your relevant experience or […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: The Ethics of Calling Secondary References 

24 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  During an interview with a recruiter I mentioned several people I had worked with in past jobs. I made reference to these colleagues in discussing my experience and accomplishments. As part of the search process, I provided the recruiter with three references he requested.  But later I found out he had also called those […] Read more»

We Know You Want The Job, But Why Should We Hire You?

8 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One of the rarest of confessions in the in-depth executive job interview is, “I want this job.” Candidates think they are saying it but what we usually hear is a response with varying degrees of getting close but never uttering the words to close the deal. It is as if stating, simply and for the […] Read more»