Posts Tagged ‘interviewing trends’

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

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 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?

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

The Perfect Hire? Is it a Real Person or Not?

Monday, August 12th, 2013

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!

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.

“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.

“Latest Trends in Interview Questions” article written by Susan Goldberg, published this week

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

As a follow up to the “Interviewing Secrets” presentation given at Carole Hyatt’s networking salon, Susan Goldberg wrote an article for “Woman Around Town” focused on the specific topic of the changing trend in interview questions. “Latest Trends in Interview Questions – The “It” Factor is the “Fit” Factor” was published in this week’s “Woman Around Town”.  It points to the influence of an uncertain economy, the abundance of unemployed highly skilled and experienced professionals, the necessity for companies to hire intelligently without wasting time or additional resources, and young business owners (Gen X and those in their 20’s) expectations of surrounding themselves with a tightly-knit group with shared values that they have become accustomed to all their life, as the drivers of a change in interview questions being asked by progressive companies.  To read the article visit  the “working around” section of this week’s  www.womanaroundtown.com or simply click on this link, http://www.womanaroundtown.com/working-around/latest-trends-in-interview-questionsthe-“it”-factor-is-the-“fit”-factor.  (If you are reading this from a blog, please visit Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, www.susangoldbergsearch.com ).

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.