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A twice weekly podcast focusing on career management and recruitment with executive recruiter John G. Self, Managing Partner of a Dallas-based search firm.
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May 28, 2016

Hello, this is John Self in Dallas.

It is a Saturday morning and all I can say is, Wow, what a week. 

We are adding resources to meet client needs and preparing to thrive in the post volume-based reimbursement/consolidated health system world. I am so glad we have retained our boutique structure.   

Value-based reimbursement is really going to throw some of the bigger companies and health systems a real curve ball with lower reimbursement and inpatient admissions. 

We all see it coming.  At JohnGSelf + Partners, we are getting ready at a high rate of speed!

It has been raining off and on all week.  We had some big storms roaming the area yesterday but today, we think sunshine and smiles are in the forecast.

I hope you enjoy reading as much as I do.  Books are a great source of ideas and insight. And, some books turn a bright light on a part of our way of life we may not want to see.

So i decided  to share with you some books I have really enjoyed reading, and which have provided me great enthusiastic fuel for thinking about career management, leadership and, doing the right thing when the government would just as soon you look the other way.


May 26, 2016


Today, I want to talk with you about what academic degrees should be used after your name at the top of  your resume.

This podcast is based on one of my most popular blog posts from 2013.  

We will also discuss the use of your certifications and professional credentials.

You may not agree with me but I think you should listen and then decide.  

Hint:  Less is more! 

Let me know what you think. You can reach me at AskTheRecruiter@JohnGSelf.Com.  

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By the way, we have more than 1,000 career management blogs on our site in a searchable database.  They are always available for your review. SelfPerspective.

Have a great day!

May 24, 2016

The competition for executive jobs is intensifying. To be successful, candidates must execute flawlessly, from their initial research and customization of their resume so that it addresses the needs of the prospective employer, to nailing the various interviews.

Select a panel of references that can help you close the deal.

Today's podcast provides five tips to ensure that your references are not the weak link in your job search.



May 18, 2016

As healthcare leaders ponder their life in a population health management environment, they must also consider how they can be truly effective if their leadership teams do not reflect the populations they serve.

Since 2012 the number of diversity executives in the executive offices of hospitals across America has declined, said Fred Hobby, a healthcare leadership diversity thought leader and former President of the Institute for Diversity in Healthcare Management.  While not having a diverse team will not  automatically spell disaster, but it will limit an organization's ability to maximize their effectiveness.  Understanding  the cultural nuances of various ethnic and racial groups will be beneficial.

What is more surprising that although employment diversity is still a key issue for many healthcare organizations, the 2012 declines have yet to recover.

In today's broadcast, Mr. Hobby discusses this and other important issues.


May 17, 2016

Fred Hobby is a national thought leader on the subject of diversity in healthcare management.  The former President of the Institute for Diversity for Healthcare Management, Mr. Hobby has played a crucial role in helping expand the ranks of diversity candidates in senior management roles.  

But in 2012, progress stalled out and the numbers of minority executives actually declined.  There have been no appreciable gains since then. Moreover, there are no clear cut reasons for this surprising change.

In this the first of two podcasts, Fred details his path from a senior hospital operations executive to the role of Chief Diversity Officer of one of the largest teaching hospital health systems in the south.


May 10, 2016

Today’s podcast features Nancy Swain, a highly regarded transition/outplacement coach.


Her unique insights on career management are something you do not want to miss!

Her outplacement work includes work for MedAssets during their acquisition of the GPOBroadlane.  She is a former board member of Hire Heroes USA.

She brings more than 20 years of extensive and diverse experience in counseling, public speaking, education, training, sales, and career transition coaching. She holds a B.S. degree in Business and a M.A. Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Western Kentucky University. She is the President of Strategic Intelligence, Inc. which collaborates with JohnGSelf + Partners for outplacement services.

Ms. Swain was an instructor at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, from 1998 through 2003 teaching Career Management, Organizational Change, Human Resources Administration, and Business Communications.  She has facilitated career transition workshops and provided executive leadership coaching for multiple corporations in all industries including privately held and Fortune 15 companies.  If you have questions or comments, you can reach us at Selfperspective@JohnGSelf.Com.

SelfPerspective Team