How Have Hiring Plans and Staffing Changed in Response to COVID-19?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has caused turmoil with our work environments these last weeks and has had a major impact on how companies are recruiting new talent. Employers and their HR teams have had to use more innovative methods to hire and onboard new recruits while also simultaneously providing support for their employees as they transition… Read more »

Networking for Job Search During Covid-19 and Beyond

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By Ben Gidwani, FPC Orlando and Steve Margalit, FPC National A friend who was recently downsized during the Covid-19 crisis asked me, “what does networking really mean?”  There’s both a short answer and a long answer. The following is the long answer which provides actionable items and details on how to be effective at networking during… Read more »

Job Seekers: Boost Your Digital Presence

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National In the digital age, job seekers have become a lot like companies in that their digital presence will often determine their success. Just as consumers analyze brands’ websites, social media content, and credentials before making a decision, so do employers when seeking a candidate to hire. This is especially… Read more »

Job Search Tips: A New Reality During The Coronavirus Outbreak

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By Steve Margalit, FPC National and Ben Gidwani, FPC Orlando Searching for a new job can be stressful. Searching for a new job in the presence of Coronavirus, with lots of uncertainties across the board, can get even more unnerving.  Fear and anxiety come into play and can be overwhelming. The CDC recommends that it’s… Read more »

Just Say No! Why You Should Run from a Counteroffer

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Just say NO to the Counteroffer! by Jeff Herzog You’ve received an offer from another company. After long consideration, you’ve decided that it would be best for your career if you took it. But when you inform your current employer of your plans to leave, they complicate matters by making a counteroffer. You are now… Read more »

Career Success: Mastering the Art of Storytelling

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by Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Storytelling is the single most powerful tool in the job seeker’s toolkit. Being competent, producing meaningful results, and developing a track record of success are all terrific assets, but without the ability to effectively convey these qualities to a prospective employer, it will be difficult for you to stand… Read more »

Keep Your Résumé Updated for Your Next Career Move

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It’s All About the Résumé By Joanne Gehas, Ph.D., Executive Recruiter (Pharmaceutical) at FPC of Raleigh People who are content in their current role and have no immediate plans to leave their employer ask why they should spend time and effort now on updating their résumé. Most people update their résumé only when under some… Read more »

The Follow-Up Letter / Thank You Letter

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Your Closing Argument You’ve just had a very productive interview with a great company and received positive feedback. It’s clear that you are a good fit for their needs, and you believe that you are among the final contenders for the position. What do you do now? Do you just sit by your email for… Read more »

FPC National: Celebrating 60 Years in Business

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By Jeff Herzog, President Celebrating 60 Years! When Rudy Schott founded Fortune Personnel Consultants (FPC) in 1959, he was considered to be a trailblazer in the executive recruiting industry. Since the field was in its infancy and there was no blueprint to follow, Rudy had to rely on his instincts and genuine love of people… Read more »

Job Seeker – Why Should We Hire You?

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Job Seekers: It’s All in the Messaging What’s the best way to make a job seeker squirm? Ask him why he should be hired for the position he is seeking. After some hemming and hawing, stuttering, and sweating, he likely will respond with a vague and ineffective answer that fails to position him in a… Read more »