I would like to take this opportunity to invite our colleagues to “Ask Nan” about anything you would like to know about how we serve the Club Community in this section of our newsletter. I will start with one of the most frequently asked questions that come to mind:
“How does your firm work with regard to finding me a job?”

My response is: “We are an Executive Search firm specializing in the Club industry that is retained by our client clubs to search for their General Manager/COO’s, Golf Professionals and Golf Course Superintendents. We do not have a monetary affiliation with any of the candidates that we submit to the clubs.” I then invite the candidates to email their resumes and cover letters to us (nan@kkandw.com) to save in our database and the respective Club folders of interest. Kurt and Dick then go about the delicate review of everyone’s qualifications to see if they are truly a qualified “fit” for a particular opportunity. Not everyone will be selected for a final interview but we do save everyone’s resume in the database for future possibilities. We ask that the candidates do their diligence and frequently visit our website at: www.kkandw.com to view the current or new opportunities posted. If they see another position that they are interested in all they need to do is send us a quick email to let us know that they are interested in another opportunity. We then copy their resume to the respective folders of interest and the process continues.

Here are a few tips to remember when submitting resumes and cover letters:

  • The preferred format for your cover letter and resume files is Word or PDF.
  • File names should be listed as: “Last Name, First Name File Type.” For example “Doe, John Resume.” Use the same naming convention for cover letters (“Doe, John Cover Letter”), reference lists, articles, etc. (Your file name also tells a story about your proficiency with computers.)
  • Remember that the spell check feature in Word is your friend! (But, NOT infallible! Always proofread!)
  • Generic cover letters do not speak to your sincere interest in this specific opportunity. Tailor the cover letter for the position and club you are seeking.
  • Keep resumes clean, simple, and factual. The resume should be no longer than 2-3 pages in length and should contain factual, quantifiable bullet points about your career accomplishments.
  • Remember to include your dates of employment at each position.

I look forward to receiving your “Ask Nan” questions and resumes. – NF

Nan Fischer
Nan has worked with Dick Kopplin for over 10 years. She is the Administrative Manager at Kopplin and Kuebler. E-mail your “Ask Nan” questions to:nan@kkandw.com