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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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Now displaying: April, 2018
Apr 25, 2018

Managing Your Career through a crisis — it is rarely as bad as most executives in this situation think it is but there are important caveats to that rule.

Short of murder, rape, embezzlement or pedophilia most career missteps are not as devastating as one may want to believe. 

Most career threats are not insurmountable but executives with big egos or a reluctance to admit they made a mistake may need to take a drink of humility before re-entering the job market.

Apr 18, 2018

Many job candidates are eliminated at two critical choke points in the executive search process:  the resume review and the face-to-face interview.  We will zero on the latter in today's podcast.

Here is the problem.  Most candidates tend to talk and talk about what they do, and how they do it.  But they fall short in emphasizing the WHY.  Why they do what they do. Herein is where the passion and the memorable part of the interview lives.  

 

Apr 11, 2018

Today’s Big idea focuses on when a job applicant should tell the truth about an issue in his or her background.  It is not as straight forward as you would think.

Reputations get dinged, people get bruised along the way.  Some of the dings and bruises are more serious than others.  Some can affect your career.  The tough question is what and when information on the more serious career issues should be disclosed to a recruiter or the prospective employer.  The answer is… there is no sure answer.

Apr 4, 2018

The Big Idea:  In a competitive job market, where there is intense competition for the best jobs, candidates must find a way to differentiate themselves from the competition.

Today I will share with you three steps to improve your performance in an interview.

 

 

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