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In Interviewing: Hit the Damn Ball In the Hole

4 November, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
I am not a great golfer.  In fact, if you know anything about the game, and then watched me play it, you could argue that my “I am not a great golfer” disclosure was a grand overstatement of the truth.  In millennial speak: I suck at golf. But I do know this about the game. […] Read more»

Standing Out In A Crowded Panel Of Candidates

16 October, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
If you ask late night talk show hosts like David Letterman or Jay Leno what frustrates them the most, it is the guest who comes on the set and sits there like a lump, answering questions but hardly working up a sweat; a mechanical interview of no insight or real lasting value that provides little […] Read more»

Interviewing Skills: The Telephone Interview

25 September, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
John Self is off this week. We hope you enjoy this blog from July 2010 on the top of telephone interviews. The telephone interview is a killer. More potentially good candidates are eliminated from consideration based on their performance at this stage of the recruitment process than at any other time. Everyone is blind.  You […] Read more»