Posts Tagged ‘fit factor’

Considering Non-Profit

Thursday, September 8th, 2016

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Have you ever considered a career in non-profit?   According to the media, it is a growing trend.  Of course, you want to make a difference, but does that mean non-profit is the right career choice for you?

During the past few years, as our company devotion towards supporting non-profits has grown, so have the number of conversations, SGES/Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting (or we), have had with former clients, candidates, colleagues, mentors, mentees about this subject.  What we’ve realized is that many who made the transition from for profit to non-profit, left it as quickly as they could.  It wasn’t for them.  It was a hasty decision. This has even been true of those who have been on the board of a non-profit and then became its Executive Director. It’s a different experience being on the outskirts from living the day to day.

In speaking with Nick Small, Managing Editor for Nonprofit Hub, an online educational community dedicated to giving nonprofits everything they need to better their organizations and communities, he also mentioned that he was having conversations which were similar to ours.   We decided it would be helpful to all those people who were contemplating joining a non-profit to be able to access a written piece that would explain a likely transition so that they could visualize it before they started interviewing.  The article should address both the seasoned executive from for profit and the recent graduate who was considering it as a first career.   Here is the article, which became so lengthy, that it became a two part article.  Let us know what you think.   If you can’t access the articles from these links, you can find them on the nonprofithub.org website.   http://bit.ly/2cj3WKJ  http://bit.ly/2cyPhZ8

 

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!

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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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

SGES Receives Certificate of Appreciation

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Susan Goldberg Executive Search is honored.  Our company received a “Certificate of Appreciation” from the Beacon Society of  Lighthouse International.  The Beacon Society’s members support Lighthouse International in its efforts to “enhance the quality of life for people ..with vision loss”.   The representative graphics for the SGES brand and the vision and insight our organization delivers brought us to the doorstep of the Lighthouse and we feel good doing our part in bringing attention to its work.  We hope you will join us to support the mission of the special non-profit headquartered in New York City.  Lighthouse International is “dedicated to overcoming vision impairment through rehabilitation, education, research and advocacy”. Whether you volunteer for the organization, use social media to spread the word about the non-profit (its efforts and events), donate time or money, provide temporary or full time employment for the people the non-profit serves, or attend its fundraisers including Posh and Double Up 4 Vision, your efforts are appreciated.  Please visit:  www.lighthouse.org

Static No More

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011

Earlier in the year, the company website for SGES was revamped.  It has undergone additional changes today.  The homepage now includes a photo stream of Susan Goldberg, the founder and principal, shot during the course of a Wednesday.  The stream replaces a static image of her similar to the one in the “who” section of the site, www.susangoldbergsearch.com . We worked with both our graphic designer, Cristian Fleming, of The Public Society team (www.thepublicsociety.com), and the package deal of Jade Dressler, from Plant Agency (www.plantagency.com) and Alvaro (Al) Montagna, from Small Earth VC (www.smallearthvc.com). 

Cristian and Susan worked on the idea for the photo streaming while she was formulating the updated branding for the firm.  Then, Al captured the core energy of the Susan Goldberg Executive Search brand in the candid photo shots of Susan while she was working.  Susan wanted the photographs to “show me functioning naturally during the progression of a day”.  The objective was to catch her at varied times, doing and thinking different things.  “I work with people who are multi-dimensional real people, who are not just resumes.  I want people viewing the site to understand I am a real person too, not a posed image of a person”.  We welcome your feedback to let us know if we accomplished our goal.  Thanks to Cristian, Jade and Al for their patience and joint efforts.

SGES Seminars at Pace University’s Lubin School of Business

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

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

“Why” SGES Website Revamped

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

SGES reworked, reworded, and repositioned the company website, www.susangoldbergsearch.comwww.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.

SGES offers Mini-Sessions at Pace University’s Career Coaching Event

Friday, October 29th, 2010

On Monday, November 1st, 2010, SGES will be participating in this fall’s career coaching clinic, at Pace University in downtown Manhattan.  The event will be hosted and sponsored by Pace University’s Career Services specifically Dr. Barry Miller and Ms. Stephanie Elson. There will be two sessions, one for bachelor degree recipients and one for MBA degree recipients.  The clinic is free and available to recent graduates and alumni.  The brevity of the sessions allows for one or two questions per graduate and questions are those which can be responded to within a short timeframe.  Questions in the past have included: how to respond to specific interview questions, how to rework a resume, how to conduct a job search in many industries at once,  how to increase the odds of a successful job search, and is it realistic to pursue a particular industry given a person’s specific work experience and level of contacts.  For additional information, contact Pace Career Services via email at bmiller@pace.edu, selson@pace.edu  or Susan Goldberg at coaching@susangoldbergsearch.com.  Information can also be found on Facebook and Linkedin Groups, Pace-Lubin MBA Alumni.   We look forward to seeing you there.

SGES cited in Forbes.com article “Don’t Get Stumped In The Interview: The New NEW Interview Questions”

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

Susan Goldberg and her retained executive search and career coaching firm were mentioned in the most recent edition of Forbes.com in an article about interviewing.  The information was drawn  from the “Secrets of Interviewing” presentation which Susan had presented at Carole Hyatt’s Salon for networking on March 24, 2010 (see earlier news item),  and from a telephone interview and subsequent email exchanges between the journalist and SGES’ Owner and Principal.  It appeared from the interview and email exchanges, that what had most interested the journalist, who was in attendance the evening of the presentation, were the specific examples of recent trends in interviewing questions that Susan detailed at the end of the presentation.  Those examples were a combination of  interviewing questions which Susan, herself,  had used for particular retained search clients who were trying to determine the potential employee fit for their organization along with those questions which she gathered from discussions with a sample of cutting-edge small business owners for the same purpose.  The specific questions will be discussed in an upcoming article in “Woman Around Town”.   To view the complete article in Forbes.com, please click on http://www.forbes.com/2010/05/06/job-interview-questions-personality-forbes-woman-leadership-career.html.  If you are viewing this as a blog and would like to learn more about SGES, please visit www.susangoldbergsearch.com.