Self Perspective

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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Sep 29, 2016

Today John is following up on Wednesday's blog post, When Outplacement Becomes A Guilt Payment.  In today's podcast, John argues that companies which invest heavily in hiring the right people but then scrimp on outplacement costs, are making a big mistake.  They are hurting their recruiting brand.

The secret is not the money spent on outplacement, but the quality of the firm -- their industry-specific experience and their commitment to the departing executive's future success.

Sep 27, 2016

Today's podcast is a very personal reflection on his son who overcame challenges to succeed and how John that moment to drive changes in his own life.

Sep 22, 2016

Candidates say telephone interviews are one of the toughest parts of the job interview process.  Today, John provides five tips to help you to be better prepared.

Sep 20, 2016

Here is the rundown for our SelfPerspective podcast:

Today job focuses on some new ideas to govern your job search, three unconventional ideas to help you differentiate yourself in the market.

His theme is that we need to avoid conventional wisdom in how we pursue a new career opportunity.

Sep 15, 2016

The tension between candidates and executive recruiters is legendary.  Today, John focuses on his firm's approach to helping candidates, especially those who are not selected in his searches.  

Sep 13, 2016

Here is the rundown for today's podcast.

Many candidates drop the ball in interviews not because they are unqualified or lack the skills to succeed.  They struggle with closing the deal.



Sep 8, 2016

Hello, today our podcast focuses on the reality of career setbacks, defeats and outright fall-on-your-face failures.  They are so painful and practically unavoidable. They are a fact of professional life.

John shares a story and a great quote that has encouraged him through the ups and downs of his entrepreneurial career in which "eat what you kill" is a way of life for paying the bills and providing for a family.

Thanks for listening.

The Podcast Team

Sep 6, 2016

Hello and welcome back. We hope you had a great holiday weekend.  It certainly passed in a hurry. We produced this podcast on Labor Day night and we open you enjoy John's story about a CEO who stayed too long.

This is also story about how a CEO can avoid a messy career pitfall of trying to fulfill a commitment to his family and not to relocate until the kids have graduated from school.

We hope you enjoy this podcast And we hope you will provide us your feedback at SelfPerspective@JohnGSelf.Com  Tomorrow, John's regular blog post will return.

Thanks for listening,

The SelfPerspective Podcast Team

Sep 1, 2016

Here is the summary for the latest SelfPerspective podcast:

 Exceptional service and quality of care, safety and satisfaction are intrinsically linked in hospitals.  You cannot have great service if your care is lacking or you are having problems with patient safety. 

So how do you connect your employees -- members of your team -- with this important concept.  It all begins with respect.

The Ritz Carlton luxury hotel chain achieves remarkable levels of service and satisfaction by building a relationship of trust and respect with their service teams.  They address all their team members as Ladies and Gentlemen! 

Being that kind of leader, someone who gives respect, trust and love to employees, will result in a powerful career brand that will differentiate you from all of the other candidates for the top jobs, for that prized promotion. 

Share the respect, share the love.