Pace University had its annual Fall Mini Career Coaching night on Wednesday sponsored by Dr. Barry Miller, Manager Alumni Career Programs and Services. SGES was invited to attend as a professional coaching and executive search firm. During the evening, Susan found she was giving the most advice to people who were employed but were looking to transition into another field. The one assumption that they all were making was that they were at a disadvantage because they didn’t have much, if any, experience in the industry they were considering. Their attitude of fear and doubt dissipated into an alternative mindset of confidence and determination after speaking with Susan from SGES for a few minutes. “The best part of the evening was watching faces move from apprehension into smiles. Repositioning their thought process and assumptions were what these people needed and weren’t receiving from friends, colleagues or other coaches. It helps when I can talk from my own experience: having changed fields a couple of times and also having executed searches in a wide variety of industries.” It was a very satisfying experience for Susan to be able to give back to the university where she attended the graduate program in business and received her MBA. We hope that the people Susan met will be able to reinvigorate their job searches with a positive spin which will be a great push toward them achieving their desired results. We welcome feedback from Pace Alums.
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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
It’s common sense that if you want to be known for communicating original ideas and keeping “on top of” current issues and trends, your image should reflect that. Your words will not create the degree of impact you intended if your appearance doesn’t fit with the strength, innovativeness, and relevance of your ideas. Appearance is important. According to psychologists, you have less than 30 seconds to make a good first impression, with 55% of it being based on appearance alone. Susan addresses this in her article, ” The Stylist, A Fairy Godmother to Your Inner Cinderella” by Susan Goldberg published in “Woman Around Town” this week. Making an attractive appearance never hurts but it may communicate more than just plain “nice-looking”. According to some experts, who take neuromarketing seriously, a person should update their appearance every few years to reflect an image that is rooted in the immediate times and not grounded in the past. Susan worked with a style consultant to update her closetful of clothes while keeping true to her personality and taste. She shares the personal story of her experience in http://www.womanaroundtown.com/sections/shopping-around/the-stylist-a-fairy-godmother-for-your-inner-cinderella . Working with the stylist proved to be more intense than expected, however the article is written in a light informal style for the women’s lifestyle newsletter that is distributed in the New York City and Washington DC metro areas.
The article written for this week’s addition of “Woman Around Town” addresses two life changing events: getting married and changing one’s job. The title “Change is Good: Are You The Bride or the Cellphone” incorporates the two topics discussed in the article: planning a wedding while not jeopardizing your job, and, when and why to consider a job change. The wedding topic was part of the week’s special edition devoted to June weddings. The job change topic was a response to a reader who asked, “why interview, if your job isn’t broken”. It includes a list of reasons to change jobs despite the fact that the current job may be adequate. The cellphone is used as an analogy that refers to an individual and their career and is explained in the piece. To learn more, read the article in the “working around” section of this week’s www.womanaroundtown.com or click on this link: http://www.womanaroundtown.com/working-around/change-is-good-are-you-the-bride-or-the-cell-phone. If you are reading this from a blog, you can learn more about Susan Goldberg Executive Search at www.susangoldbergexecutivesearch.com