Posts Tagged ‘SGES’

Living a Childhood Dream

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

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Have you ever had a dream as a child that you wanted to fulfill so much that it stayed with you as you got older? Perhaps you wanted to produce a film, act on Broadway, curate an art exhibit?  Or maybe you wanted to be responsible for saving a life, setting an athletic world record, or creating something that enhances a number of people’s lives?  They’re all wonderful.

I’m Susan Goldberg .  I’ve always wanted to be an author.  I even had a pen name chosen.  Years passed,  my life became more practical.  I had two careers, the current one kept me very busy and fulfilled and I felt good about all the companies and individuals I have helped  in my business, but I wasn’t an author.  Time went by.  I wondered if I would ever see a glimpse of that dream become a reality.  It only had to be one book.

July 18, 2016 the kindle version of my book was released (the paperback will launch in early Fall).  And, what made it even better is that I had a co-author, Rebecca Lacy, who helped make it happen.  In fact, because she rekindled that spark and challenged me that we could do this, that we did.  We worked together seamlessly, with one voice, and with much joy.

“Leadership in Wonderland”,  available on Amazon Kindle is a work of fiction with a workbook attached.  The book was written for young professionals, first time entrepreneurs, creatives and other non-traditional leaders to discover or reinforce your leadership strengths and be alerted to the things you were never taught but it was assumed you knew .   It involves self-evaluation, problem solving and coming to terms with preconceived notions and biases you may not be aware that you hold.  But the book is also for the dreamer who lives in all of us.   Perhaps not a coincidence that the main character in “Leadership in Wonderland”, Alice, drawn from Lewis Carroll’s “Alice in Wonderland” was also a dreamer.  Hmmmm.

Got a dream?  It will never go away until you make it real.  Come on, take that first step.

The Necessity of Reinvention

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

industry  Change is a way of life.  Reinvention is necessary to stay relevant, current and valuable.  No advertised brand uses the same ad campaign year after year.  No product stays the same without upgrades, new ingredients, new features even if they are not mentioned in marketing.  No business stays the same.  Many of you may have seen content changes to reflect our rebranding within our social media, the Susan Goldberg Executive Search facebook page or Susan Goldberg’s linkedin account page .  Those changes have now hit our website .  Who is Susan Goldberg Executive Search or SGES?  What do we do?  What is our specialty?  Who do we work with?  Why are we different?  The rebranding is all under one roof in our website. Simply and cleanly. Our core values are the same, but our focus has narrowed and we’ve added an additional service due to what we were experiencing within our client industries, retention strategy/ keeping your people.  We hope you like the site.  Let us know.

First Interview Playbook

Monday, February 15th, 2016


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: 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:

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 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. Still have questions, feel free to email Susan at or visit  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 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.


PowerPlay NYC: Supporting Young Leaders

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

PowerPlay NYC, a wonderful non-profit focused on empowering girls through play, is celebrating the girls in its annual gala. SuperSTARS Celebration Reception. Susan Goldberg of SGES is an event co-chair. You can read why PowerPlay NYC is so close to Susan’s heart through the site:

Along with the help of Dana Ostomel of Deposit a Gift, we developed a crowdfunding campaign, to bring our fundraising efforts to social media and spread the word of what marvelous offerings that PowerPlay NYC provides for girls of all ages. The great things about crowdfunding are: you don’t have to know the person who launched the crowdfunding site in order to donate, you can donate any amount, it’s easy to spread the word about the cause through social media.

Help us keep up the momentum! Visit

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 ( 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:


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?