Meeting will begin promptly at 5:00 pm and end at 7:00 pm.
Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight
Jeff Herzog, President and Chief Development Officer of FPC National
Job hunting is a tough proposition in today's market. Whether you've been unemployed for a long time or are just starting your search, here's some advice that is blunt, free and it works! COVID-19 has changed the dynamic even further….video interviews, virtual onboarding and remote jobs create additional challenges, but also provide unique opportunities. As the leader of an executive recruitment firm with a process proven over 50 years, Jeff Herzog wants you to take a fresh look at your job search through a recruiter’s eyes. His passion for sharing what he has learned led him to write a book entitled Your Job Search is a Bare Knuckle Fight which describes a unique approach.
There is no question that we are living in unprecedented times, especially for those who are looking for a new career opportunity. Few activities have been so drastically altered by technology, the internet and now, a pandemic like searching for a job. Unfortunately companies have become adept at using job boards as barriers instead of entry points. Human resources professionals have been so overwhelmed with applicants that resumes have become a useless commodity instead of a valuable document.
Popular belief and career coaching tells you to search far and wide, to be flexible and apply to as many opportunities as possible. Everyone is also instructed to follow the “perceived” rules of engagement, and be patient. Quite simply, this is wrong. What people must realize is that searching for a career is a SALES JOB and ultimately a BARE KNUCKLE FIGHT. You need to be smart, aggressive and rely only on yourself to succeed. During Jeff’s presentation we will explore ways to help you to create a plan, seek out opportunities and ultimately land your next job!
About Jeff Herzog:
Jeff Herzog is President and Chief Development Officer of F-O-R-T-U-N-E Franchise Corp. (FPC National). Jeff brings over 20 years of experience in recruitment and recruitment advertising from a variety of companies including Update Legal Staffing, CareerBuilder.com and Tribune Corporation. He was promoted to President of F-O-R-T-U-N-E in October 2016. Prior to that, in 2007, Jeff started FPC of New York City – a company owned recruiting office where he spent ten years placing mid to senior level executives in manufacturing companies around the country. Jeff was the Director of Recruitment and Real Estate Advertising for Newsday, a Tribune Publishing Company. There he managed a budget of over $80 million and oversaw a staff of over 70 employees. He was voted Manager of the Year and was one of the youngest employees to be selected to join the exclusive Tribune Leadership Development Program. Jeff came to Newsday via another Tribune subsidiary, CareerBuilder.com where he was the Area Sales Manager for the New York office. Jeff began his career in recruitment as the manager of the New Jersey office of Update Legal Staffing in 1997. Jeff graduated from SUNY Albany and he lives in Old Bethpage, NY with his wife Denise and their three sons, Benjamin, Derek and Chase.
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