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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 known for its performance accountability guarantee, innovative candidate screening, and video presentations of its recommended candidates.
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Oct 27, 2016

The job market for managers and executives is changing -- dramatically so. Today's podcast is a followup to other blogs and podcasts that John has posted this week. 

Today he provides some suggestions for getting prepared for the job interview -- ideas that will help you differentiate yourself from the dozens of other equally qualified candidates.  

Oct 25, 2016

As the economy evolves, executives are finding that the pressure to deliver positive outcomes in their day-to-day job duties is being replicated in the time and effort they must now put into managing their career.  

In today's podcast, John shares three important points for executives seeking to strike the right balance between performance in their jobs and performance in managing their careers.

Oct 25, 2016

As the economy evolves, executives are finding that the pressure to deliver positive outcomes in their day-to-day job duties is being replicated in the time and effort they just now put into managing their career.  

In today's podcast, John shares three important points for executives seeking to strike the right balance between performance in their jobs and performance in managing their careers.

Oct 20, 2016

When executives and managers change jobs, they frequently ignore important cultural and style markers. The trust their instincts and the formula for what helped them succeed in the past.  But our research over the past 20 years shows that an executive's reliance on their tried and true formula for achieving success will not work in every organization. In this podcast John offers executives taking a new job  some advice on how to adapt and avoid some nasty pitfalls. 

Oct 18, 2016

Today John shares some thoughts on our current rambunctious Presidential election and how words have consequences for the nation, our families and our friends. 

He shares his experiences as a crime reporter in one of the nation's fastest growing cities and how his experiences helped shape his life today as an executive recruiter.

More importantly, there is an important underlying leadership lesson, so listen and think about your own life.

Oct 14, 2016

Today's podcast is part of a continuing series on the inner workings of the job search/recruitment process. Today, John focuses on internal recruiters. He provides five Action Points to help you succeed.  

Oct 13, 2016

In today's podcast, John highlight's the differences between contingency and retained search firms. Most candidates are not aware of some of the important differences.

He provides 5 quick points to help you navigate the process. 

Oct 12, 2016

Today's career management tip:  When dealing with recruiters, it is a two-way street.

John explains how the candidate networking process works, and how you can use it to build ties with search firms, even if you are not personally interested in the job they are calling about.

This is one area of the job search process that many candidates do not understand. They miss an important relationship-building opportunity by ignoring the call, or not being helpful.

Oct 11, 2016

Have you seen people in the airport so overweight, in such poor health, that they struggle down the concourse?  

Earlier in their life, they did not eat properly or get any exercise.  They were content to lounge in a recliner with a case of beer and an unlimited supply of Chocolate Oreos.  When they could have made a change, they chose not to. 

There is a strong parallel between those unhealthy people who failed to change their bad habits until it was too late and those who fail to make a career plan. 

Now is the time to make a plan.

Oct 4, 2016

In today's podcast, John shares a story from a candidate interview about a brother's love and doing the right thing. There is an important life's lesson, an important career truth, in Frank's story.

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