Career Mapping101: Taking the Reins of Your Future

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…

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The Transformation of the Recruiting and Job-Search Industry

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…

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Gearing Up for a Robust Job Market in 2021

By Jeff Herzog, President, FPC National As we turn the page on 2020, employers and job seekers are entering the new year will a sense of renewed optimism and enthusiasm. Because of the pandemic, many companies had postponed their plans to expand their teams and fill in gaps in their workforces. Employees had also delayed…

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Job Seekers: Boost Your Digital Presence

By Jeff Herzog President, FPC National In the digital age, job seekers have become a lot like companies in that their digital presence will often determine their success. Just as consumers analyze brands’ websites, social media content, and credentials before making a decision, so do employers when seeking a candidate to hire. This is especially…

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FPC National Survey: Job Seekers Attitudes’ During a Pandemic

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…

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Roadmap to Success: Creating an Effective Job Search Strategy

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…

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Landing a Job in a Pandemic: Focus on Value

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…

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How Have Hiring Plans and Staffing Changed in Response to COVID-19?

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…

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Networking for Job Search During Covid-19 and Beyond

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…

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Job Search Tips: A New Reality During The Coronavirus Outbreak

By Steve Margalit, FPC National and Ben Gidwani, FPC Orlando Searching for a new job can be stressful. Searching for a new job in the presence of Coronavirus, with lots of uncertainties across the board, can get even more unnerving.  Fear and anxiety come into play and can be overwhelming. The CDC recommends that it’s…

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