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Michael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third WorldMichael Lewis: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World Next up on my reading list. Lewis, author of Liar's Poker, The Big Short and Money B

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What Would You Have Done Differently?

19 May, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
You are out of a job.    An important question you need to ask yourself is what would you have had to do in order to avoid being out of work?  What would you have done differently? Better performance?  A more powerful “rabbi”, someone who would have protected you?  More astute political instincts?  Better timing, […] Read more»

Candidates: It Is Not About You

15 January, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Most candidates think the job search is about them — to find the next job to escape unemployment or to take that next step in their career. That perspective is wrong and will only prolong a candidate’s search or thwart his/her plans for advancement. Employers are not in the social welfare business. They recruit executives […] Read more»

Can We Talk?

19 April, 2013 Posted by John G. Self
Let’s talk candidly about career management.  More than likely the professionals who should read this probably won’t read this. I talk to a lot of people at conferences, airports and on the telephone.  Executives, especially those in healthcare, are troubled by tough economic times with less than robust job creation, continued high rates of unemployment […] Read more»