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COMMON MISTAKES COMPANIES MAKE WHEN TRYING TO HIRE IN TODAY’S MARKET     Join us as we explore some issues contributing to your recruiting challenges… Lapses in your process Shortcomings with your compensation Cultural inconsistencies Register now

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By Steve Margalit Regardless of market conditions – low unemployment, high unemployment, or somewhere in between – finding high caliber talent is difficult.  There are a number of factors at play in today’s market, including but not limited to, a shortage of active job seekers.  This lack of candidate flow typically leads to an extended… Read more »

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By Jeff Herzog, President FPC National There is a common misconception in talent acquisition circles that staffing agencies are the same thing as executive search firms.  That couldn’t be further from the truth.  Let’s take a few minutes and outline both so we can draw a distinct comparison: Staffing agencies generally serve a local market… Read more »

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  By Steve Margalit Why am I losing my best job candidates?!?  I can just hear the frustration.  This question often reverberates at all levels within a company, from leadership to middle management all the way to the staff at large.  With unemployment rates near all-time lows, it has never been more important for companies… Read more »

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By Steve Margalit, Operations/Training Consultant As unemployment continues to hover at historic lows, the challenge of finding top talent has only gotten worse.  The ‘post and pray’ method of generating high caliber candidates is ineffective at best.  Now, more than ever before, companies have to rely on their network of industry contacts, and more importantly,… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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By Steve Margalit One of the collateral challenges of our strong economy is the shortage of high quality, active job seeking candidates.  As Executive Recruiters, we have an enormous opportunity to partner with both our client companies, and the network of high caliber candidates we have developed over the years yielding a win-win-win situation.  The… Read more »

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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 »

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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 »