How to Find an Assisted Living Regional Director of Operations

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 18, 2015

In my line of work (executive search recruitment and talent acquisition) I often receive requests from my employer clients to fill their various job openings.  In the past 6 weeks, I have recruited and filled 3 Assisted Living Executive Director positions, 2 Director of Nursing positions, several Business Office Manager positions and 2 Directors of [...]

College Degree: Credibility to Interview

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 9, 2015

As a Recruitment Executive I see resumes all day long (as you might imagine.) If someone does not have a BS/BA degree then for education I will often see things like Graduate of the Dale Carnegie course or Toastmasters, etc. It’s not the same.

In many cases, having a license to work in a specific field such as nursing or physical therapy looks great on a resume (without having a college degree) ; however having a license along with a college degree in most cases trumps the competition….on paper.

A Setback = A Comeback

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 6, 2015

When you are carrying a building on your back and you can feel your legs ready to give out, you start thinking that your life is down the tubes (which it is not) and that you are a failure (which is absolutely not true.)

A setback is a life situation that is not working out right now or has already happened. But it’s really important to understand the difference between a life situation and who you really are.

A great piece of advice was given to me many years ago: “Remember who you are.” That is pretty powerful if you can allow yourself to truly believe it.

Careers and Life: Playing against the Clock

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on March 5, 2015

In life and is in football, playing against and with the clock (of our life) is a powerful strategy to live a happy and productive life and career.

Sometimes we have no choice but to absorb what life throws as us as life at times can be relentless. So we show up, work hard and do our very best.

Why Online Research is Necessary before Making Your Hiring Decision

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on December 16, 2014

The ability to research social media is a huge asset to employers before an interview. That is why it is extremely important that all of us should think long and hard before posting anything on the internet. Good, bad or indifferent.

In doing online research about an applicant, a simple visit to Google can open up a treasure trove of information on someone that would never appear on a resume. Visit LinkedIn and in most cases you can actually see a picture of the applicant.