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Protect Thyself From Job Hunting Mistakes

28 May, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
If the only copy of your most up to date resume is on your work computer, and you no longer have access to it because you have been sacked, well, it is hard to feel sorry for you. If you are using your office email (and telephone) for a confidential job search, I am betting […] Read more»

But He Was Fired….

2 April, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
It is amazing to me the number of candidates who submit resumes that reflect a life and a career with no apparent mistakes or disappointments.  This is the result of an evolving body of career management advice that recognizes recruiters are expected to deliver the best of the best.  So, resumes are constructed to gloss […] Read more»

Changing Our Approach to Candidate Resume Review

26 February, 2014 Posted by Becky Pearce
HOUSTON — When I entered the executive search industry nearly 20 years ago I steadfastly believed that it was not my job to coach a candidate on the quality of their resume, or how to manage their references.   Their ability to submit a stellar resume, I reasoned, was part of the test to determine their […] Read more»