Posts Tagged ‘career pointers’

First Interview Playbook

Monday, February 15th, 2016

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You’re interviewing for a job.  It’s not your first interview experience, but it’s your first interview experience working through an outside company, an executive search firm, to land the position.  You know the differences in search firms as you previously read: https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/retained-executive-search-vs-contingent but you are unsure of what will be expected from you during this process.  You want the job (or you think you do) and you want to “ace” the process and receive the offer.  Here’s what you should know to get to the offer stage and at the same time develop a great relationship with the search professional for future possibilities should this opportunity fall through: www.bluesteps.com/blog/executive-search-process/

Susan Goldberg of SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search, wrote a blog entry  on bluesteps.com for younger professional executives, but it is just as relevant for more seasoned talent who have never worked with or hired an outside hiring expert before, that explains the process along with some key points.  If you’ve been reluctant to ask questions because you assume you are supposed to know these things, this article is sure to be useful.  www.bluesteps.com/blog/executive-search-process/ Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at info@susangoldbergsearch.com or visit aesc.org.  Happy job searching!

High School Offerings for Alumni?

Monday, January 11th, 2016

The Harvard Club in New York City hosted an alumni function, however, not for former students of Harvard, but for former students of Newark Academy preparatory school in Livingston, New Jersey. Harvard University was founded in 1636, while Newark Academy (NA) was founded a good 138 years later.  Yet, the same questions confound the two schools alumni relations departments and career offices: what services to offer alumni for networking, career development and hiring besides just the social events. And how to insure a diversity of attendees?

On January 7th,  while college attendees were still home from school break and college grads in the working world were slowly getting back to the normal pace of work post-holidays,  NA hosted an alumni function for networking and career development – cocktails preceded by a presentation by fellow alumnus, Susan Goldberg, founder of Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, SGES. Susan was honored to be chosen by the Director of Alumni Relations, Evan Nisenson to be the speaker that evening.

Susan led both a presentation and interactive discussion on “How to Stand Out” during a job search, pitch or interview; career resources; and networking tips.  It was a very social and fun evening, including an exchange of information on overcoming obstacles, which all attendees took part in.

As a graduate of NA living in the New York area, it was great if you made the event.  If not, you are welcome to ask Susan questions or follow up on discussions you had with her after the presentation at susan@sgesconsulting.com or susan@susangoldbergsearch.com.  And for career tips, follow her on twitter at @suzebizcoach

Someone Is Recruiting Me

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015

Whether you have been actively recruited before, or have always found your jobs through friends, colleagues, family members, networking or ads, you are probably like most people – curious about what else is out there.  What other opportunities lie beyond my desk?  If you have the slightest inclination to hear about an alternative situation to the one that pays you now, you may be missing key information should someone approach you, unless you understand key points about recruiters and the recruiting process.

Susan Goldberg of SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search, wrote a blog entry  on bluesteps.com for younger professional executives, but it is just as relevant for more seasoned talent who have never worked with or hired an outside hiring expert before, that explains some of those key points.  If you’ve been reluctant to ask questions because you assume you are supposed to know these things, this article is sure to be useful.  https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/retained-executive-search-vs-contingent   Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at info@susangoldbergsearch.com or visit aesc.org.  Happy job searching!

Podcast: Job Hunting and Hiring – What’s New

Thursday, December 10th, 2015

Susan Goldberg of Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s first podcast interview by one of the foremost experts on social media, information gathering and trends,  Sree Sreenivasan, Chief Digital Officer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and former Chief Digital Officer at Columbia University and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia’s Graduate School of Journalism.  Catch our discussion about hiring, job hunting, and holding onto and getting the best from your young professional talent.  Had a blast with Sree which you can probably tell by listening in and was honored that he chose SGES to represent the latest in hiring and job seeking.   Let us know if you have any questions after hearing the lively exchange.  For more tips on conducting a job search and career management visit Susan Goldberg Executive Search’s facebook page and also www.susangoldbergsearch.com   Meanwhile, give a listen:  http://bit.ly/sreeshow Episode 39 @playit all about job hunting and career management from Susan Goldberg of SGES.

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All About Non-Competes & Restrictive Covenants

Tuesday, March 17th, 2015

After speaking with experienced professionals and learning there are a lot of thoughts floating in and out of conversation about non-compete agreements that just aren’t true, Susan was given a chance to write a blog for the retained search association’s professional organization, the AESC (www.aesc.org) and a database it sponsors, BlueSteps.  She thought it was the perfect topic to cover to clear up some of the misinformation.  And with the help of a fantastically knowledgeable labor and employment attorney, James Prusinowski of Trimboli & Prusinowski, she was able to collect and verify the information for the written piece.  Want to know if what you were saying or thinking, and what you had previously heard,  is or isn’t true?  For instance, is a non-compete really only a concern when you are considering a new position with a new employer?  Please read on:   https://www.bluesteps.com/blog/non-compete-agreement

 

SGES and AESC Tweetchats

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The AESC, Association of Executive Search Consultants, runs timely tweetchats (Twitter chats) on topics of interest for potential executive candidates, HR departments, and corporate clients (#ExecCareer). Susan participated in two:  One on Tuesday, August 26th on “Executive Level Business Development/Sales Careers” and on Tuesday, October 21st on “working with an executive search firm as a source or potential candidate”.  Fun and challenging to keep the discussion within the twitter letter limits and also for the technology to work at the same speed for everyone involved. It’s exciting  to have interactive communication and answer immediate questions as they arise.  SGES is always willing to try something new. What topics would you like to see covered by SGES in a tweetchat?

Adding Value for Your Clients

Monday, May 5th, 2014

What added value do you bring to your clients? 

Susan offers examples of services that she has provided to clients above and beyond the recruitment and placement of a candidate.  Why?  As a consulting partner Susan wants to be able to add value, which is what clients expect from a retained search firm, and what makes it different from a contingency firm or an internal staffing department.  It also explains why the firm limits its search projects to a maximum of four consulting assignments at any one time.

Most recently, for example,

 For a media client she:

  • Kept them from making a hiring mistake on a potential candidate who the client was looking at for an alternative position,  (not the original position the candidate had interviewed for), who Susan knew wasn’t “up to” the position and confirmed that suspicion through reference checking.
  • Garnered outside legal advice for a client as a specialist legal opinion
  • Made introductions to industry leaders who were not candidates but could possibly bring business to the client and industry insight as to the next trends and ideas arising in the marketplace.
  • Found qualified and desirable candidates in a week’s time

For a private equity client she:

  • Made introductions to people who had potential new investment deals, some could be deemed possible candidates in the near or long term
  • Make introductions for well connected professionals, who were not potential candidates,  who could steer the client toward possible investment deals

What would you like your search firm to provide that they currently don’t?   We’d love to hear from you.  Please let us know how we can make a difference to your business.

SGES to participate in AESC Webinar

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014

Susan was honored to be asked by the retained executive search industry association, the AESC, of which she and her firm are members, to be a participant in a webinar sponsored by the professional association.  The webinar is entitled, “5 Strategies for Navigating Executive Search” and will be hosted and moderated by Peter Felix, the President of the AESC.  It will also include: Stephanie Tan of  Heidrick and Struggles (Menlo Park), Jose Ruiz, CEO of Alder Koten, and Andrew Kris, founding Partner of Borderless Executive Search.  It takes place from 12 noon to 1 PM EST on Thursday, January 23.   The hour long webinar will include topics such as how to approach a retained search consultant, how to get noticed by a search firm, how to create a relationship with a search consultant, and what search consultants are looking for.  Please tune in.  Thank you to participants, the AESC, Lisa Marsh and the panel for making this exciting event happen.  For additional information please contact Lisa Marsh, Marketing Associate, at the AESC:  lmarsh@aesc.org

Pace Alum Coaching: Positive Repositioning

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Pace University had its annual Fall Mini Career Coaching night on Wednesday sponsored by Dr. Barry Miller, Manager Alumni Career Programs and Services.  SGES was invited to attend as a professional coaching and executive search firm.  During the evening, Susan found she was giving the most advice to people who were employed but were looking to transition into another field.  The one assumption that they all were making was that they were at a disadvantage because they didn’t have much, if any, experience in the industry they were considering.  Their attitude of fear and doubt dissipated  into an alternative mindset of confidence and determination after speaking with Susan from SGES for a few minutes.  “The best part of the evening was watching  faces move from apprehension into smiles. Repositioning their thought process and assumptions were what these people needed and weren’t receiving from friends, colleagues or other coaches.  It helps when I can talk from my own experience: having changed fields a couple of  times and also having executed searches in a wide variety of industries.” It was a very satisfying experience for Susan to be able to give back to the university where she attended the graduate program in business and received her MBA. We hope that the people Susan met will be able to reinvigorate their job searches with a positive spin which will be a great push toward them achieving their desired results.  We welcome feedback from Pace Alums.