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Self-Perspective's Podcast

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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Jul 25, 2017

There are some important benefits for new executives who participate in an organization’s onboarding program – especially for Chief Executive Officers. Plus, what on earth is an internet troll and why you shouldn't let them scare you away from using social media. 

 

Jul 19, 2017

Today’s podcast is in two parts. We begin with a career management idea to help you adapt your brand strategy in a time of explosive acceleration.

In part two, we will talk about leadership and what happens when you become too cute by half.

Feb 15, 2017

Bullies, being taken seriously & the importance of trust #FastTopics

Nov 10, 2016

Within the dynamic of a good, productive relationship is the key element of feedback.  Radical Candor is a great way to deliver feedback to those with whom you work, and to those who work for you.

Mastering this process is key to becoming a better, more effective manager. 

Nov 8, 2016

"I am sorry, you were not selected to advance in the search."

That is a call that everyone who has ever been recruited, or looked for a job, hates to receive.  In this episode, executive recruiter John Self provides 5 recommendations to avoid getting that call.

Nov 3, 2016

Since most of us will work for several organizations over the span of a lifetime, which means we will go through several job searches and suffer through many interviews, developing and updating the resume will be a fact of life.

So, today let’s spend 8 minutes to review a few questions regarding the structural basics of the resume.

Nov 1, 2016

Today we are going to take a look at the importance of self awareness in the management and executive interview process.  

We begin with some important questions every candidate should be prepared to answer with focus and compelling impact.  Listen and share your thoughts.

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 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.

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