Is retained executive search consulting all about simply filling an executive level position? No. If it were any internal staffing professional could make a transaction and fill a position. Retained executive search is built upon relationships, advising, accumulating and sharing knowledge. It’s not about transactions. A good search consultant will be a strong advocate, marketer and advisor to their clients and to the candidates. Besides all that, most good search consultant’s nature is all about the desire to be at the forefront of making deals happen in the bigger picture of business: beyond placing the right executive for a client, other contributions may include referring contacts to create direct business relationships and business sources for leads; advising on hiring, building an organization or team; or, negotiating a new contract for a new or continuing position. An update on the retained executive search industry was written by Julie Bennett and published within the Marketplace section of Wednesday, October 2nd’s Wall Street Journal. Susan of SGES was interviewed for that article. It included additional thoughts about the industry from Susan, the President of the AESC (the industry’s association) Peter Felix, and a couple of other search consultants. You can read it at: https://members.aesc.org/eweb/Dynamicpage.aspx?webcode=SearchWireArticle&wps_key=f42f0d8f-0e23-42f4-9188-3fb16e3c8d2d
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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
An article posted in USNEWS.com details inevitable trends that will affect the financial future of all Americans. Six observations are made alongside suggestions of how to prepare for each one. To address employment uncertainties, Susan Goldberg remarks on remaining a valuable resource within your company. The advice also applies to those people who are are searching for new employment opportunities. Susan’s comments are contained within the subsection: “uncertainty is here to stay”. To view the complete article in www.usnews.com please click on http://money.usnews.com/money/blogs/flowchart/2010/05/26/6-strains-on-your-financial-future. You can also view additional articles written by the journalist at the same link.
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 email@example.com.