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So, You Want To Be A Dream Candidate?

29 August, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
There is a common theme from executive level candidates who are frustrated that someone with lesser skills, record of success or credentials, was selected.  How did that happen? And with that common theme, there is this common candidate question:  What could I have done better?   For candidates who want to elevate their job search […] Read more»

A New Normal Job Market

14 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
WASHINGTON, DC — When I made the leap of faith from being a crime writer and investigative reporter to healthcare management, career management was much less complicated.  In fact, I was oblivious. Oh my, how times have changed. Today, the healthcare management job market has reached a “new normal” plateau – there are fewer leadership […] Read more»

eHarmony for Job Seekers? Software Isn’t the Answer

18 June, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ten years ago, executives at Monster.com and other computerized job boards were smugly predicting the death of retained search as expensive, inefficient relics of a by-gone era. Today, the retained search firms, particularly those in healthcare, are reporting strong growth.  Monster, on the other hand, hired banking and strategic advisors to advise its parent company […] Read more»