Leveraging Job References to Boost Your Candidacy

Posted

By Steve Margalit, FPC Many job seekers view the process of providing references to prospective employers as a burden. They see this task as a potential landmine that could only hurt their chances of landing their next job. But this is the wrong way to view references; candidates need to see their references as an… Read more »

Building a Strong Bench: The Importance of Succession Planning

Posted

By Steve Margalit, FPC Just as Major League Baseball has a “farm system” where they cultivate promising talent in the Minor Leagues before they bring them up to play in the Majors, so too must companies if they hope to maintain continuity and build a sustainable leadership team. Nothing disrupts a company faster than a… Read more »

Career Mapping101: Taking the Reins of Your Future

Posted

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Too often, people take a passive approach to their careers. They spend years working hard at their jobs, hoping to be recognized and given the opportunity to advance. And while this strategy does work for some in the long run, more often it results in being passed over for… Read more »

Interviewers: Bring Out the Best in Your Candidates

Posted

By Steve Margalit,  FPC It’s perfectly natural: Many job applicants get flustered and tongue-tied on interviews. Others may be more relaxed, but they still do not know how to convey their value when speaking with a prospective employer. Does this mean they are not the right fit for your company? Hardly. Just because some candidates… Read more »

Imagining a Post-Pandemic Workforce

Posted

How the hybrid work model can be used to attract and retain top talent By Steve Margalit, FPC National When the pandemic first struck and shutdown orders spread throughout the nation, many companies were thrust into uncharted territory. They scrambled to realign their operations so they could survive during a prolonged business interruption. For months,… Read more »

The Job Market is Revving Up, Are You Asleep at the Wheel?

Posted

By Jeff Herzog and Steve Margalit, FPC National Most economists agree, economic conditions will continue to rapidly improve throughout 2021.  The global pandemic which was thrust upon us in early 2020 sent shockwaves through the stock market, the job market and almost every aspect of our daily lives.  Because the setback was event driven and… Read more »

The Transformation of the Recruiting and Job-Search Industry

Posted

Job Vacancies are Increasingly Being Filled Through Proactive Recruitment Techniques By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National This is not your grandfather’s job search. The days of circling want ads in the Sunday paper and then mailing in a resume disappeared decades ago with the introduction of digital job boards. And while these job boards disrupted… Read more »

FPC National Survey: Job Seekers Attitudes’ During a Pandemic

Posted

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National Before the pandemic began, the employment market was robust. In January 2020, growth was in the forecast, as 225,000 new jobs were added to the payrolls nationally. Average private-sector employee earnings rose in January by .2%, and increased by 3.1% over the prior year. Anyone looking for a new… Read more »

You Think Hiring Someone Can Be Frustrating? Try Being a Candidate

Posted

Takeaways for the Hiring Manager to Sharpen Their Process By Steve Margalit, FPC National “We do not learn from experience; we learn from reflecting on experience.” – John Dewey. The hiring process, which is largely controlled by the whim of the hiring company (as it should be) does not always run as smoothly as it… Read more »

Roadmap to Success: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy

Posted

By Steve Margalit, FPC National It’s daunting. The idea of launching a job search seems like a monumental task, especially in the midst of a pandemic. When you look at all of the things you must do to land a job, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. From crafting your resume to honing your interviewing skills… Read more »