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Playing Hard to Get (Find)

3 October, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
It is amazing how so many otherwise good candidates are frustrated because they do not get calls from recruiters. They are playing hard to get (read: find). If you are one of these people in transition and actively seeking a new leadership position, or if you are a passive candidate — happy and successful in […] Read more»

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»

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»