Career Mapping101: Taking the Reins of Your Future

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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 »

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

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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 »

FPC National Survey: Job Seekers Attitudes’ During a Pandemic

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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 »

What Skills Will Recruiters Be Looking For Post COVID-19?

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By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National In years to come, we may well view the COVID-19 outbreak as the moment when the culture of work fundamentally changed. The COVID-19 pandemic has already had an enormous impact on the world of work and now the question everybody in the corporate world is asking is “what will… Read more »

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 »

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 »