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ASK THE RECRUITER: The Ethics of Calling Secondary References 

24 April, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Q:  During an interview with a recruiter I mentioned several people I had worked with in past jobs. I made reference to these colleagues in discussing my experience and accomplishments. As part of the search process, I provided the recruiter with three references he requested.  But later I found out he had also called those […] Read more»

Job Seekers: Focus On The Five Fundamentals

14 November, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Successful athletes on winning teams have one thing in common: they intensely and consistently focus on the fundamentals. That principle applies to executives and managers, as well as candidates in the job market.  Being a successful executive or manager is about focusing on the fundamentals and, more importantly, drilling down to ensure there is consistency […] 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»