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The Buyer and the Recruiter

30 July, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
What is the difference between a recruiter who asks questions to gain information and a  recruiter who does the homework and then asks questions to gain understanding? It is about the same as the consumer who buys what he or she likes versus the corporate buyer who stocks the store with merchandise that others will […] Read more»

Cover Letters Are DOA

19 March, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
I am not going to beat around the bush.  Cover letters are, for most recruiters, DOA.  If your resume doesn’t sell you, the cover letter won’t save you. With the need for pinpoint screening, and with more and more candidates competing for the top jobs, internal recruiters and external search consultants simply do not have […] Read more»

Leadership Lessons From My Love Affair

7 February, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
John Self is interviewing today so we are sharing a post from February 2013. Have a great weekend! I have a confession to make. For more than eight years I had torrid and wonderfully fulfilling love affair — with the game of baseball as an umpire, working my way up from dad’s pitch games at the […] Read more»