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Nothing Happens In Life Until Someone Sells Something

13 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
“My son just got a great paying consulting job with a major accounting firm right out of college and he is not going to have to be a salesman,” or so said the rather proud mother who apparently didn’t know that Junior would never make partner unless he could sell. A colleague contemplating starting her […] Read more»

An Employee Engagement Turnaround Story

2 March, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
A wise and seasoned, if not a little cynical CEO I know, once described the payroll process at a former hospital as “distributing cash to zombies” or “paying people for something we are not getting.” In other words, paying employees just to show up. He also described that hospital’s payroll and benefit plan as the […] Read more»

ASK THE RECRUITER: Resume Length

21 January, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
What is the ideal length of a resume?  I have had several so-called experts who say it should never be more than two pages. What is your opinion? There are no hard and fast rules on length with these two exceptions: If you are new graduate with limited work experience, your resume should not exceed […] Read more»