Posts Tagged ‘job seeker’

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 or  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 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.   Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at or visit  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   Meanwhile, give a listen: Episode 39 @playit all about job hunting and career management from Susan Goldberg of SGES.


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:

SGES represented at Newark Academy Alumni Panel Discussion

Friday, January 7th, 2011

On January 6, Susan Goldberg spoke as a panelist in a discussion on networking and career development at the Penn Club, presented by Newark Academy Alumni Relations.  It was one of the networking nights Alumni Relations sponsors in Manhattan for Newark Academy alumni and their families.  The event was attended by former students enrolled in a university currently as well as those who attended the private school in Livingston, New Jersey, years ago and already have well-established professional careers.  Some of the topics discussed by the five panelists included networking tips, overcoming career obstacles, increasing the chances of having your resume noticed, and career lessons learned.   Susan was selected to speak by Nancy McGaughan, the Director of Alumni Relations, who organized and managed the event.

Nancy’s thank you note follows…..

“Dear Susan,

    Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to be a part of Networking Night. Your comments were so helpful to our alumni and I really appreciate the time you spent talking individually with people after the panel presentation. Many of the younger alumni told me that you were so warm and engaging when they spoke with you. I hope we can stay in touch as we grow the program as I welcome your expertise.

Again, Thank you so much.


“Who is Going to Help You?”, article for job seekers and decision makers, written by Susan Goldberg, published this week

Saturday, December 4th, 2010

After many discussions and countless emails and phonecalls about the subject, Susan Goldberg of  SGES,  a retainer based executive search firm, wanted to write a helpful article detailing the differences between recruiters, agents, headhunters, search professionals, and employment agents; that article was published in the December 3 issue of  “Woman Around Town”.   Many professionals assume they understand the differences between the titles, but a lot of misinformation exists in the marketplace.  For instance, ” I receive a lot of emails requesting that I represent an individual emailer in the job market.  I am a people person.  I want to help everyone.  But that’s not my role.  What the emailer doesn’t understand, in a search situation, as a retained search consultant, I don’t work for an individual, I work as the representative of a client’s organization”.  “Who is Going to Help You” was written in an effort to explain situations just like this one.   The article is a primer on the various recruiting titles: explaining what each one does, how they get paid, who employs them and who they represent, and how they work.  The media and entertainment industries have the widest variety of these types of titles.   However, the piece was written for anyone and everyone who wants to learn more about hiring and/or seeking employment.  You can read the entire article in the “living around” section of or simply click on this link:  You can learn more about the details of conducting a retained search by visiting, and you can read about Susan Goldberg and Susan Goldberg Executive Search Consulting, SGES, by visiting:  or .

“Discovering and Repositioning Your Skills for a New Market” workshop and conference calls

Saturday, July 10th, 2010

June 16th, SGES presented a workshop at Carlisle Collection’s Manhattan showroom targeting professional women who were planning a career change in the near term or within the next few years.  The specific workshop was part of the event, “Trying It on For Size”,  which included three separate presentations, networking, and refreshments.  Providing the atmosphere of a traditional salon for gathering and sharing ideas, the workshop including handouts, a sample exercise, and then targeted exercises for the attendees to break into groups of 2 for informational feedback, with additional time for questions and findings.  Follow-up conference calls took place on Wednesday, June 30 and Thursday, July 1 to discuss suggested research each attendee accomplished on their own time, and specific career coaching questions that emerged from the attendee’s involvement in the workshop.  There was consensus that the workshop was successful and inspiring for the women.  As a result, all participants communicated an increased determination to pursue their new career goals and many mentioned an increase in their confidence level as well.   There has been interest by professional women in other areas of the country for the workshop to be offered outside the New York area, but nothing has been planned yet.