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.

How to Make the Onboarding Process Smooth for a New Employee

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on December 5, 2014

What is Onboarding?

Onboarding is the process of providing new employees the information and skill sets that they need to be effective within your company. New employees will be more successful if they have the opportunity to integrate into your company, instead of simply throwing them in and telling them “good luck.”

In Defense of Nursing Homes

Posted by Bernie Reifkind on November 27, 2013

Many people refer to nursing homes as skilled nursing facilities (or SNFs), convalescent hospitals, care centers, rehabilitation centers, etc. The bottom line is that nursing homes are places that we place Mom and Dad or other loved ones when they (or we) are n0t able to provide the kind of care that they deserve.