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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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Aug 30, 2017

Today’s BIG Idea for career management is to avoid sameness. In a crowded, noisy job market, it does not pay to be like everyone else. If you are not getting calls back when you submit an application or your resume, it is time to think about a new approach.

Aug 15, 2017

In today’s podcast we will build on a recent theme of my blog posts: career management and career transition. In part one, we will explore outplacement services — what it is, how does it work, who pays for it, why it is so important for executives who have been laid off or terminated, and how to request this important benefit. In Part 2, I will share a story about a Chief Operating Officer who, in the summer of 2015, learned that his health system no longer required his services.

 

Aug 2, 2017

Today our theme is “Don’t Get in a Hurry" and we're covers three dimensions:

  • The early careerists, anxious to get to the top of their chosen profession 
  • Those executives and managers who are well on their way in their careers but who should periodically hit the their pause button and take stock of their strengths and skills. They should ask themselves whether they are truly happy and fulfilled in their quest.
  • And finally, a look at the challenges and opportunities in navigating the road to the top and how we should never become so impatient to get there that we exchange our core values for that golden ring.
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. 

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