LinkedIn: A Powerful Tool for Job-Seekers

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Launched in 2003 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, LinkedIn has emerged as a leading platform for job seekers and those who are looking to further their careers. As of the end of 2018, LinkedIn boasted almost 600 million users worldwide, with approximately 150 million in the United States alone. With robust networking and publishing… Read more »

Job Seekers: Here’s Why You Didn’t Get Hired

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Focus on the Why by Jeff Herzog Reading through the job description, you couldn’t help but notice that you were a perfect fit for the opportunity. In fact, the requirements of the position matched your qualifications so closely, you felt like you were reading a personal invitation. And because your resume fit the description so… Read more »

You Snooze, You Lose

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By Steve Margalit Time kills all deals! Time kills all deals! This statement holds true for almost any sales transaction, and it’s something I learned first-hand on my first day in Executive Recruitment. The most efficient and effective sales processes capitalize on momentum. Once you lose it, your chances of ‘closing the deal’ tumble dramatically…. Read more »

Failing Fast Leads to Success

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The key to success: failing fast. If one looks at people who have ascended in their careers, failure is a key to their success. Multi-millionaires learned more from being fired than from making a $100M acquisition. It is failing, and then having to look at yourself in the mirror directly afterward that teaches the most… 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 »

Does Anyone Care What the Recruiter Thinks? Part IV

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By Steve Margalit There’s no doubt recruiting has evolved immensely in recent times – and will continue to do so. New innovations in recruiting (i.e. social media and AI) can help us find high-quality candidates in this elusive “quality candidate” market, but only if we recruiters know how to adapt.  In Part IV of our… Read more »

Is Your ‘Holiday Time’ Job Offer a Gift, or a Gag?

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant With less than six weeks to go in the calendar year and competition for top talent as fierce as it’s ever been, it’s imperative you bring your best job offer to the table.  This is always true in a candidate poor market, but even more so at year… Read more »

Using an Executive Recruiter is the Best Employment Branding Tool

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant Best Employment Branding Tool Employment brand by definition is the market perception of what it’s like to work for an organization. Having a strong employment brand is extremely important to the growth and development of your company. A strong brand is a tremendous help to your efforts attracting… Read more »

The Two People CEO’s Need Most in Their Life

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As we turn the page on the summer season and gear up for the final third of the calendar year, I wanted to re-share an article, The Two People CEOs Need Most In Their Life, According to McKinsey Chief Dominic Barton by Oliver Staley, that has generates a lot of buzz about which really captures… Read more »