Archive for the Career Counseling Category

I Call Shotgun!

I had a twenty-something professional colleague give me an eye roll the other day that led me to a question of insidious intent, “Is it time to start thinking about hanging it up?”   It’s only been within the last few years that professionals who are my kids’ age started joining the workforce en masse. […]

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How to Get Noticed by Executive Search Firms

John Touey shares a few tips to help candidates get noticed by executive search firms and get on a recruiter’s radar. Watch it here:

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Vlog – Common Interview Mistakes

Sally Stetson, Denise Christman, John Touey and Donna DeHart discuss common interview mistakes and give suggestions on making a good impression and successfully marketing yourself to prospective employers. Watch it here:

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Vlog – Job Searching in 2017

In this episode of SSG’s ongoing vlog series on topics of interest regarding executive search and recruitment, John Touey gives advice on entering the job market in 2017 Click the link: Vlog Series – Job Searching in 2017

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Moving Ahead in the HR Field

You Learn by Doing: Eight Steps to Get Ahead in the Human Resources Field Human resources is an exciting and dynamic field.  It is common to see a high potential employee from sales or marketing or operations rotating through HR to gain additional experience and leadership insight.  Conversely, there are many up and coming HR […]

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Crucial Concepts: Tips for the Emerging Professionals of 2016

I remember spending my mornings after graduation glued to my computer screen, repeatedly clicking refresh with the hope of seeing any sort of positive update. I wasn’t tracking fantasy football stats, nor was I waiting excitedly for a delivery notification from Amazon. Instead, I was compulsively checking my inbox, eager to hear back from potential […]

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Career Development Tips – The Secret is `F.O.A.M.’

Picture this: you’re sitting among an audience filled with employees of all ages, waiting for a career development seminar to start. The seminar begins with a speaker, who opens his presentation by exclaiming, “The secret to successful career development is … F.O.A.M.,” before spraying an entire can of shaving cream on the podium in front […]

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Why Networking Is So Important As We Get Older

They may have more experience, but job seekers over 50 are unemployed 5 to 8 weeks longer than 30 to 49 year olds.  That’s according to a study by Professor Connie Wanberg at the University of Minnesota.  We may immediately think the reason is age discrimination.  Although that may be a factor, it is also […]

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One Space or Two?

I recently read an article whose subject was how to tell if someone online is over 50. Two of the telltale signs listed include having an AOL email address and putting two spaces at the end of a sentence. Some others include using “thou” in place of “you” or inviting your colleagues for lunch at […]

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Why the Small Things Matter

Our firm has just completed the process of filling two new positions with recent college graduates.  It took us a few months, and, at the end of the day, we were very happy with the outcome.  Along the way, we were surprised by a few things and frustrated by others.  I thought it would be […]

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