Is the typical way we find, interview and hire the best person for a job obsolete because of social media? Susan wrote a thoughtful response to an article in July/August’s issue of Scientific American Mind, “The Perfect Hire” which questioned the accuracy of current vetting practices in favor of using social media analysis instead . The response was published as a blog in the Ageis newsletter compiled and circulated by L. Burke Files: http://www.aegisjournal.com/the-perfect-hire/ The original article, written by a psycologist and professor and his student, played down the importance of finding a candidate who is interested in a job, the role that interviewing and reference checking play in hiring, and the person to person interactions in hiring. To find out what it was celebrating instead and Susan’s reaction to their findings, read Susan’s response. http://www.aegisjournal.com/the-perfect-hire/ An article in Sunday, August 11th’s New York Times, “I Flirt and Tweet. Follow me at #Socialbot.” written by Ian Urbina, adds further fuel to Susan’s post. It includes this quote “More than half of Web Traffic is from nonhumans”. Touche!
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Susan Goldberg presented two seminars this week at Pace University’s business school in downtown Manhattan. Sponsored by the Career Services department with the help of Dr. Barry Miller, Ms. Maxine Sugarman and Ms. Genevieve Chorhummel, Susan addressed two different audiences on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Monday’s audience was comprised of Lubin MBA alumni while Wednesday’s seminar instructed current students attending the undergraduate and graduate programs. The alumni program content included information on how to work successfully with recruiters. The student program focused on interviewing skills including how to respond to particularly difficult questions and situations. Audience participation was a key ingredient for both seminars so that the programs could be beneficial for the individual attendees. The programs were well attended. Individual attendees praised the helpfulness of the seminars. A comment from one of the alumni attendees follows:
“Thanks for an informative and well done presentation last night. Despite 20+ years in human resources, I picked up so many new ideas. The seminar was so helpful and I think the people sitting around me got a lot out of them, too.” Barbara D
SGES reworked, reworded, and repositioned the company website, www.susangoldbergsearch.com ( www.sgesconsulting.com), to be consistent with all marketing and sales. The homepage, our purpose, who, news, sges retained search, Hiring 101 pages: all have been updated. There will be other changes in the next few months including the giving back page, and a couple of graphics/visuals. It become important for us at SGES to have a more unique brand that better reflects who we are and would attract like minds to the way we conduct our business and what we stand for as a company: an alternative approach to leadership, a direct honest style, a personal touch, embracing the idea of giving back, environmentally friendly, and open-minded. It’s also a reminder that our business is all about putting people first (not transactions, procedures, technology or accounting).
Special thanks to Simon Sinek for his speech and book, “Start with Why” which was the catalyst for the motivation behind the enhanced marketing efforts.
On January 6, Susan Goldberg spoke as a panelist in a discussion on networking and career development at the Penn Club, presented by Newark Academy Alumni Relations. It was one of the networking nights Alumni Relations sponsors in Manhattan for Newark Academy alumni and their families. The event was attended by former students enrolled in a university currently as well as those who attended the private school in Livingston, New Jersey, years ago and already have well-established professional careers. Some of the topics discussed by the five panelists included networking tips, overcoming career obstacles, increasing the chances of having your resume noticed, and career lessons learned. Susan was selected to speak by Nancy McGaughan, the Director of Alumni Relations, who organized and managed the event.
Nancy’s thank you note follows…..
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be a part of Networking Night. Your comments were so helpful to our alumni and I really appreciate the time you spent talking individually with people after the panel presentation. Many of the younger alumni told me that you were so warm and engaging when they spoke with you. I hope we can stay in touch as we grow the program as I welcome your expertise.
Again, Thank you so much.
The article written for this week’s addition of “Woman Around Town” addresses two life changing events: getting married and changing one’s job. The title “Change is Good: Are You The Bride or the Cellphone” incorporates the two topics discussed in the article: planning a wedding while not jeopardizing your job, and, when and why to consider a job change. The wedding topic was part of the week’s special edition devoted to June weddings. The job change topic was a response to a reader who asked, “why interview, if your job isn’t broken”. It includes a list of reasons to change jobs despite the fact that the current job may be adequate. The cellphone is used as an analogy that refers to an individual and their career and is explained in the piece. To learn more, read the article in the “working around” section of this week’s www.womanaroundtown.com or click on this link: http://www.womanaroundtown.com/working-around/change-is-good-are-you-the-bride-or-the-cell-phone. If you are reading this from a blog, you can learn more about Susan Goldberg Executive Search at www.susangoldbergexecutivesearch.com
SGES Co-hosting Networking Event and Career Coaching Workshop, “Trying It on For Size” on June 16, 2010 in NYCWednesday, May 19th, 2010
SGES is organizing a networking event and workshop for professional women who are considering making a career or job change. The event will be held on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 5:00 PM until 8:30PM, at the luxurious Carlisle Collection showroom, 16 East 52nd Street, 16th Floor. June 16 Trying it on for Size. The evening will consist of networking and hors d’oeuvres, a half hour devoted to “Attracting Success with a Fresh Approach to Your Business Style” presentation by Leena Gurevich of The Carlisle Collection, an hour devoted to classes focused on “Discovering and Repositioning Your Skills for a New Market” presented by Susan Goldberg of SGES, and an hour devoted to “Communicating Your Value to Others; The Art of Pitching Yourself Clearly, Concisely and With Confidence” presented by Jackie Kellso of Pointmaker Communications. There will be breaks in between the sessions. Each attendee will receive feedback and pointers. The cost for the evening’s event is $45 per person. Attendance is limited to ensure a manageable class size. RSVP by June 9, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.