Achieve Your Goals, Get The Promotion, or Get Out!

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by FPC Riverwood Promotion Goals It is that time of year… again. The time where you go to your boss’ office for the annual review. While most folks dread this time of year, I love it. It is the time where the boss should lay out clear objectives and parlay strategic direction as directives. However,… Read more »

Logic Based Decisions In Our Careers

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The Greek concept for mind flows from the word ‘dianoia’ which means to separate this from that or to rightly divide. In a profoundly acute work done on the way which we have set a generation up for failure Jonathan Haidt states in “The Coddling of the American Mind” that we have promulgated three great… Read more »

The More Things Change, the More Things Stay the Same

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In my younger years when I regularly went overseas for work, I always thought about the tall pine trees that are prevalent on my parents’ property in central Georgia.  Pine trees, for whatever reason were always a firm reminder of home for me, especially when the environments I was in were often devoid of real… Read more »

Is Mobility the Key To Career Progression

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According to the New York Times, over 80% of people live within a couple of hours from their parents, their birthplace. This statistic is mind-boggling to me. In the span of six years, my family lived in all four U.S. continental time zones. My eldest son went to Pre-K, Kindergarten and First Grade in three… Read more »

What the FPC Experience Means

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By Jeff Herzog President FPC National/F-O-R-T-U-N-E Franchise Corp  I’ve been thinking a lot lately about what we do here at FPC and how we’ve been able to succeed for almost 60 years (BTW, 2019 is our 60th anniversary in business).  One theme keeps coming to mind “It’s All About The People”.  Now that may seem… Read more »

McKinsey and LinkedIn Stress Talent Attraction As Key Differentiator

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President When two of the biggest names in business line up to tell us that Talent Attraction is arguably your single biggest success factor for the coming years, it’s time to pay attention. That’s exactly what’s happened in the last months, as both McKinsey and LinkedIn have stressed that Talent Attraction… Read more »

Does Artificial Intelligence Spell The End of Recruitment As We Know It?

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President Mankind has been held in the grip of fear for many centuries. Or perhaps more than fear, it’s a creeping anxiety that the latest advances in technology will inevitably lead to unemployment. It’s a deep seated anxiety that we’ll see work being undertaken by machines, computers or robots that had… Read more »

America Now Has More Jobs Than Unemployed Workers

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In case you missed it, something pretty sensational happened during Spring 2018. The Labor Department announced that, for the first time since such records began being collected, the number of job openings exceeded the number of job seekers. Put another way, if every single unemployed person were to take a job we’d still have jobs… Read more »

Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight, Ch 2: Outplacement is out of place in a bare knuckle job search

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The information you get in outplacement is way too soft: Write a cover letter. Email it with your resume or send out a fax blast. Wait a certain number of days. Email again. Don’t call. Don’t bother people. Sorry. This doesn’t work. If you’ve received outplacement services as part of your severance package, here are some points… Read more »

Build Grow your Personal Brand

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How to Build and Grow your Personal Brand There have been lots of significant changes in the professional jobs market over the last few years. One of the most visible changes has been the rise in personal branding and the image that you’re able to portray about yourself in the market through astute use of… Read more »