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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»

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»