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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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Mar 28, 2018

Today, from Chicago, we will examine the idea of how a senior executive’s ego can be a make or break issue when it comes to having a stellar career, professionally and financially.  Recruiter and career counselor John Self will outline steps to avoid this career setback.

Mar 21, 2018

Did you know that getting laid off can be as bad for your health as it is for your pocketbook? Research shows that the trauma of losing one’s job can create some adverse health risks. In this podcast I will cover how not to deny your emotions, but also not let them take control. 

Mar 14, 2018

Most executive candidates rarely differentiate themselves from their competition. They use the same predictable resumes and bland performance in interviews.   

Today’s Big Idea:  Telling Your Story more effectively in the job interview.

Storytelling is a special art form.  This is especially true for the job interview.  It is a powerful tool but you must understand its limitations.  There are some questions that are not storytelling qualified, they beg for a straight forward, fact-based response. There are other important questions that are ideally suited to answer in a story format.

Mar 7, 2018

Today’s big idea  is about stories and the people who tell them and the power they have.

Story telling is not the exclusive purview of novelists or  writers of children’s books. 

Preachers tell stories from the Bible to exhort their followers to lead a better life.

Teachers tell stories to engage their students in important subjects like history and civics. 

Even corporations and their advertising agencies rely on stories to sell ideas or products. 

And there is a reason story telling is such an important and powerful tool. Research tells us that a good story connects the story teller and the listener in a dramatic way.  The listeners are more likely to remember the message when it is wrapped in a story well told.

 

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