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 »

Why Isn’t My Resume Working?

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Advice from a recruiter: Three reasons why your resume is actually hurting your job search As recruiters, we see countless resumes come across our inboxes daily, most of which are lacking – not only in substance, but in strategy, presentation, and value. It’s important for job seekers to understand that while unemployment numbers are relatively… Read more »

LinkedIn: A Powerful Tool for Job-Seekers

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Launched in 2003 and acquired by Microsoft in 2016, LinkedIn has emerged as a leading platform for job seekers and those who are looking to further their careers. As of the end of 2018, LinkedIn boasted almost 600 million users worldwide, with approximately 150 million in the United States alone. With robust networking and publishing… 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 »

Is Your ‘Holiday Time’ Job Offer a Gift, or a Gag?

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By Steve Margalit, FPC Recruitment Training Consultant With less than six weeks to go in the calendar year and competition for top talent as fierce as it’s ever been, it’s imperative you bring your best job offer to the table.  This is always true in a candidate poor market, but even more so at year… Read more »

McKinsey and LinkedIn Stress Talent Attraction As Key Differentiator

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By Jeff Herzog, FPC President When two of the biggest names in business line up to tell us that Talent Attraction is arguably your single biggest success factor for the coming years, it’s time to pay attention. That’s exactly what’s happened in the last months, as both McKinsey and LinkedIn have stressed that Talent Attraction… 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 »