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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»

4 Keys To A Successful Phone Interview [VIDEO]

11 January, 2016 Posted by John G. Self
Today I’m going to talk to you about the daunting telephone screening interview.  As I talk to candidates and clients across the country there’s a lot about finding a job not to like, but one thing everyone agrees on is that the telephone interview is a tough part of that process. So let’s talk about […] Read more»

Easy Questions Just Got Tougher

9 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Tell me your strengths. That is the question every candidate enjoys answering, more so than the typical tell me about yourself opening question that amazingly makes so many people uncomfortable. Well, I hate to the bearer of bad news, but this nice tell me about your strengths question in today’s market actually requires careful thought, […] Read more»