Here is Why You Are Qualified

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on June 18, 2015

Know this: you are well qualified. In fact you might even be over qualified.

The reason is simple but not so obvious for most people. The best evidence available is to look at a short list of successful people who have done outrageously successful things in their life without any “qualifications”:

Sudden Death: Speaking On The Phone

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on April 22, 2015

Everywhere we turn these days, someone is on their phone.  We text, send emails, check social media, read the news or anything with a “goof off” factor. Hey, our smart phones are entertaining and everyone enjoys a little bit of entertainment. However I am finding a more troubling trend in that most people do not [...]

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.