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The Ethics of Providing Misleading References

16 December, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
One of my mother’s oft repeated lines, reflective of her status as a true Southern Lady, was, “If you can’t say anything good about a person, don’t say anything at all.” Hardly her original line but it is certainly a standard of conduct worthy of practice. There is a variation to this standard in the recruiting industry. When giving a reference, recruiters would prefer that executives adopt this rule: I Read more»

Candidate Vetting:  Three Essential Steps

18 September, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Birmingham, Alabama — The secret fear of every search consultant is that a candidate with an unknown sordid background will blow up in the client’s face. No one, and I mean NO ONE, wants to spend time and money on an executive search only to see everything go to waste because the selected candidate had […] Read more»

Quit Wasting Your Time

15 June, 2015 Posted by John G. Self
Another interesting search, and the influx of resumes from potential candidates again highlights a recurring problem in the field of career management.  The vast majority of the resumes are, regrettably, all alike. In a competitive employment marketplace you would think that candidates would give more thought to differentiating themselves.  No, it is as if the […] Read more»