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
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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.
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.
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.