07 October 2013
The Execu|Search Group, a leading recruitment, temporary/consulting, and retained search firm serving the New York City Tri-State area and Greater Boston, is pleased to announce that it has been named as one of the fastest-growing companies in New York by Crain’s for the second consecutive year, earning a spot on Crain’s New York Business “Fast 50” List. Crain’s New York Fast 50 is a list of the 50 fastest-growing public and privately-held companies ranked by percentage of revenue growth from 2009-2012. Every firm that made this list had more than 100% revenue growth for three consecutive years, with a few exceptions made for companies with less time in business. This year’s list is more competitive than last year’s, as for the first time, publicly traded companies were included in the rankings. The Execu|Search Group’s ability to act as an innovator in the industry by staying current with evolving technology trends has been a leading factor in the company’s success and growth over the past 28 years. “Back in 1996, at a time when many companies were still using pink message pads and fax machines, we were the first recruitment firm in the region to post jobs on the internet,” said Edward Fleischman, CEO of The Execu|Search Group. “Last year, as part of a firm-wide rebrand that included a new logo and redesigned website, we launched a mobile job search site and a new blog that offers advice to jobseekers and educates them on the latest industry-related trends.” This past year, The Execu|Search Group has also benefited from a strong uptick in demand from healthcare clients for a variety of professionals across the industry, making its Health Services practice area one of its fastest growing divisions. In addition to the Fast 50 list, The Execu|Search Group has been named one of Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City” for three out of the last five years, as well as one of the “NY Area’s Largest Executive Recruiting Firms.”
07 October 2013
With its addition of Graph Search, Facebook has taken another step in bridging the gap between social and professional networking. Other social media sites like Tumblr are doing the same, and some, like Twitter, have already been established tools for communicating within particular fields and industries. This is a big move for the world of social networking—as many know, they were mostly seen as productivity sinks for quite some time, barring the already professionally-geared LinkedIn. So if you’ve been searching for a job for some time and wonder what your strategies or professional networking tactics are lacking, it may be time to refresh your game with some e-networking. Ultimately, being as (professionally) active as possible on the internet will produce positive results when recruiters and hiring managers research you—which, rest assured, they will. As social networking platforms become more and more prominent in our daily culture, they consistently rank top in Google searches, and are therefore easy and effective tools for crafting your online presence to market yourself, network, and showcase yourself as an industry expert. Likewise, they’re the first thing many employers see when they research you in consideration for a position. We’ve posted many a topic on social media for those already working within the platforms, but for those who may just be getting started on the first leg of their journey into marketing themselves online, things may not be so clear. To help give you a sense of which platform would be best for you and your industry, and how to harness the various tools each offers, we’ve compiled a series of posts on three of the top social media platforms used by jobseekers and industry experts alike. Though LinkedIn is a common tool used by professionals in every industry, we will be focusing on the ones you may be less likely to notice as useful professional tools: Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr/Blogs. Stay tuned for our first post, regarding Facebook, next week!