Hiding In Plain Sight – The Passive Candidate

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By Steve Margalit The never ending search for top candidates to fill your open jobs requires research, planning, effort and execution.  Relying on inbound efforts alone, i.e. posting ads, is not likely to yield the highest quality results.  Finding top talent requires you to “leave no stone unturned” and to be proactive.  It requires you… Read more »

FPC National: Celebrating 60 Years in Business

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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 »

Does The Perfect Candidate Exist?

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By Steve Margalit         Has the internet led you to believe that there is an unlimited pool of talent in your given field?  Is it fooling you into believing you can find the perfect candidate?  If you answered yes, you are not alone. As a result of this false perception, the average… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight: The Internet is killing your job search!

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How many times do we hear people say, “The Internet’s a black hole that swallows up resumes.” Most people know this, but they won’t change what they’re doing. They just go and post their resume on another site or send an email reply to a job posting somewhere online. Why? They hope it will work… Read more »

Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight

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Welcome to the FPC Recruiters’ Guide to winning your Bare Knuckle Job Search. What do we mean by ‘bare knuckle job search’? Take a minute and picture an old-time, “bare knuckle” fight and describe what comes to mind. To us, among other things, it means a tough, hard-nosed, bloody battle that has virtually no rules. I… Read more »