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Candidates Must Master Social Media, Brand Management

18 December, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Dan is spending this Christmas holiday in a rented town home in suburban DFW worried about his future.  Dan, his wife and two kids relocated to Dallas to be near family.  They’ve done a major lifestyle shift to preserve his dwindling savings. Dan is a seasoned executive in both the investor-owned and not-for-profit hospital industry […] Read more»

Career Management: Layoffs and Relocation

5 August, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Corporate relocation issues are a major factor in career and personal brand management.  I have seen executives abandon an otherwise promising career because a spouse and/or family will not consider relocation. As an executive recruiter, my role is not to judge.  Candidates make decisions about relocating for a new job based on a multiple of […] Read more»

When People Think Of You, What Is Their First Thought?

15 March, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
When people think of you, is it good or bad? Do they think successful?  Smart?  Accomplished?  Insightful?  Abusive jerk? These first thoughts, like first impressions, are part and parcel of a career brand. It is amazing how many leaders are what they are without thinking about their personal brand.  They can come up with a […] Read more»