Roadmap to Success: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy

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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 »

Landing a Job in a Pandemic: Focus on Value

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National I’ve heard many job seekers ask, “Should I even bother looking for a job during Covid?” The short answer: Yes! And here’s the longer answer: As we stumble our way through this pandemic, the job market is as turbulent as ever. Every time we turn on the TV, we… Read more »

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 »

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 »