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Facebook IconApril 21, 2017 at 8:45 am

Resignations are a natural part of the job cycle. They don't have to be contentious or dramatic. Follow our tips to keep your exit cordial:

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Resign Professionally - Susan Graham Consulting

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We always tell our candidates, “You know the minute you resign, your employer is going to suddenly feel you were worth more than you were yesterday, and they are going to offer you more money to stay”. Nine times out of ten, this is the case. Prepare yourself for this. How will it make you …

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Facebook IconApril 20, 2017 at 12:45 pm

For all our Penn State grads and fans out there, here's a guide to this weekend's #BlueWhite Game. Hard to believe it's already that time of year!

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Fan guide to Penn State's 2017 Blue-White game: Kickoff time, schedule, TV broadcast and more

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Penn State's Blue-White spring football game is slated for a 3 p.m. kickoff Saturday at Beaver Stadium.

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Facebook IconApril 19, 2017 at 7:51 am

Even if you're not an entrepreneur, any professional can benefit from adopting these 7 habits of the highly successful. Hint: Being an early bird helps.

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7 Things Every Entrepreneur Should Do Before 7 a.m.

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Success always takes time, which is why the most successful people start early.

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April 18, 2017 at 10:04 am

SGC (Susan Graham Consulting) shared Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA's photo.

Want a fabulous way to get some fresh air AND help give back to a favorite local charity? Put May 16 on your calendar.

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Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central PA

We are 5 weeks away from the @Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community on May 16th at HACC's Harrisburg Campus! Register now at http://hcf.convio.net/site/TR/Harrisburg/HighmarkWalk… . We are one of 46 non-profit organizations participating in the walk. Highmark Blue Shield underwrites the cost of the walk so that organizations keep 100% of the money raised by their walkers. Help us keep families close to their sick or injured children by participating in the walk!

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Facebook IconApril 17, 2017 at 3:58 pm

Yes, it's still Monday for a few more hours. Here's a powerful #MondayMotivation quote to help carry you through the rest of today and this week:

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Facebook IconApril 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm

Are you one of the 2.6 percent of Americans who work from home full time? Are there any disadvantages to telecommuting?

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More Americans now work full-time from home than walk and bike to office jobs

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Telecommuting has grown faster than any other way of getting to work—up 159% since 2000.

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Facebook IconApril 12, 2017 at 1:43 pm

Maybe you already finished your taxes (good for you!) or perhaps you're still collecting those receipts. We were surprised to find out that this year, taxes are not due until April 18. Why? Time magazine explains:

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The History Behind the Holiday That's Pushing Tax Day Back to April 18

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The Emancipation Day holiday in D.C. has moved the deadline

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Facebook IconApril 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

Have you taken a look at our job listings lately? We have some wonderful opportunities for people at every experience level--check them out and get in touch! (And sign up for our email list to keep up to date on new job listings, too.)

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IT Job Search | IT Jobs & Recruitment | Tech Employment PA

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Open IT and Technology positions in Central PA. Companies in Harrisburg, Lancaster, State College and in between. Contact SGC Today & Find Your Dream Job.

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Facebook IconApril 10, 2017 at 4:23 pm

Are you hosting Easter dinner, or are you required to bring a dish to someone else's house this year? Food Network has compiled a list of the very best Easter recipes. They look irresistible!

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Our Best Easter Recipes

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Find our best recipes for Easter brunch and dinner, from deviled eggs to perfect ham and sweet desserts from Food Network.

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Facebook IconApril 7, 2017 at 8:58 am

Looking for some fun #Easter activities this weekend? Pennlive has a great list of egg hunts, spring-themed family activities and more to help you plan (and hurrah, they're free!):

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Free things to do: Easter egg hunts and spring events this weekend

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Most of this weekend's events deal with Easter egg hunts and the like, but there are some spring events and craft shows, too.

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Facebook IconApril 6, 2017 at 11:07 am

Are you considering going for your MCSE or CCNA? They're deeply different, in terms of the structure of the network. Here's a terrific overview that may help you decide which option is best for you.

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MCSE or CCNA - Which is better Certification ? Find your ans here

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To become a computer professional, expertise is the highest requirement that must be achieved. This comes from years of practice and study. Indeed,

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Facebook IconApril 5, 2017 at 1:01 pm

Whether you're in healthcare, IT or another field, you probably have to do some writing on the job. Our Anita Zook dug up these great tips on how to make that writing more readable -- cut out these six "crutch" words (guess what they are first in the comments before you click!).

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Six words that can ruin your sentence by Dictionary.com

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Facebook IconApril 4, 2017 at 9:56 am

So how's your work-life balance? If it's out of whack, maybe some of these tips will help you get back on track:

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Work Life Balance

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With so many of us torn between juggling heavy workloads, managing relationships and family responsibilities, and squeezing in outside interests, it's no surprise that more than one in four Americans describe themselves as “super stressed.” And that’s not balanced—or healthy. In our rush to “get it…

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Facebook IconMarch 31, 2017 at 1:26 pm

From Inc. magazine, some great tips on being happy at work. A lot of it has to do with how you approach your job, not just what you do in it.

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15 Proven Tips to Be Happy at Work

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Want to be happier at work? Try taking time out for these proven techniques.

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Facebook IconMarch 29, 2017 at 1:20 pm

Need lunch plans on Friday? Stop by the Food Truck Invasion on East Park Drive in Harrisburg for what sounds like an awesome event to benefit a good cause. In fact, our stomachs are already grumbling ...

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Facebook IconMarch 28, 2017 at 11:23 am

Where's the beautiful spring weather? Looks like it will return tomorrow, though today's going to stay wet and rainy. (Sounds like a great reason to go for a walk at lunch tomorrow!)

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Showers and t-storms today, sunshine returns with a breeze for Wednesday

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More rain on the way by the end of the week…

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Facebook IconMarch 27, 2017 at 11:26 am

In case you needed a reason to smile and keep up your spirits today:

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Positive Patients Exercise, Live Longer -- Go Red For Women

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Heart disease patients with positive attitudes are likely to exercise and live longer, according to new research.

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Facebook IconMarch 24, 2017 at 11:16 am

Hoping for some nice weather this weekend (go away, rain clouds!) because this event sounds like so much fun!

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March Winds Bring…Kites!

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Celebrate both the last winds of March and the arrival of spring! Naturalist Mary Ann Schlegel will assist as participants […]

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Facebook IconMarch 23, 2017 at 11:14 am

Here's an interesting perspective on achieving work-life balance.
Especially love this: "We allow employees to bring their dogs in, which honestly, really makes for a much happier office." (It really does!)

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How This Millennial CEO Of 4 Companies Handles Work Life Balance

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Millennial CEO of three companies shares his insights and experiences with balancing work, life, and a growing family. He also shares some advice for other millennials trying to have it all.

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Facebook IconMarch 22, 2017 at 9:20 am

Our latest blog post: How to #network if you're shy. (No shame in it -- everyone feels that way sometimes, and we have the tips to help!)

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The Shy Person’s Guide to Networking

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It can be difficult to speak up at networking events if you’re shy—but it's an important way to boost your carer. Tips on how to overcome shyness.

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Facebook IconMarch 20, 2017 at 8:22 am

A little #MondayMotivation to get you revved up this morning:

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Facebook IconMarch 17, 2017 at 9:16 am

Have you ever had a dream about work? Apparently you're not alone -- two-thirds of Americans have dreams about work (and, sometimes, dinosaurs are involved).

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65% of obsessed Americans dream about work, poll finds

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Americans take work home with them, and right into their dreams. A new Harris/Career Builder poll finds that 65 percent of the work force actually dream about work, for better or worse.

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Facebook IconMarch 16, 2017 at 12:14 pm

Don't forget to carve out time on your family calendar this weekend for the annual Harrisburg St. Patrick's Day Parade:
http://www.harrisburgstpatricksdayparade.com/

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Facebook IconMarch 15, 2017 at 10:11 am

LinkedIn can be a great career tool, but it can also teach lessons about successful business techniques. Here's the fascinating backstory on LinkedIn's successful IPO a few years ago:

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The Management Framework that Propelled LinkedIn to a $20 Billion Company

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LinkedIn CEO Jeff Weiner on the huge difference having a defined mission and vision can make for your company.

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Facebook IconMarch 14, 2017 at 3:09 pm

We all want to be more efficient, on the job and in life. Here are 21 steps you can take to maximize your efficiency. We especially love No. 2 -- remember, "Immediate action fuels a positive feedback loop that drives even more action."

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21 Tips to Become the Most Productive Person You Know

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Today I'm sharing 21 tips to help you become the most productive person in the room.

About Susan Graham Consulting

OUR MISSION

At Susan Graham Consulting, we’re a bit like treasure hunters.

We look for the hidden gems in the huge IT talent pool, and we connect them with the right jobs. Our goal is to make connections. Whichever side you’re on, we make the process easy. Whether you’re an employer with an urgent staffing need or someone considering a new career, we get to know you first and then find the best possible fit.

  • We’re selective.
  • We aren’t afraid to make tough choices.
  • And we educate and coach our clients through the entire process.

We help people uncover their career goals and guide them in their quest during this major life decision. Full-time managers, short-term contractors, project teams that need one more critical piece — we’ve aided them all.

Susan Graham Consulting is the premier IT recruiting firm in Central Pennsylvania, and we can walk you through any transition, no matter which side of the hunt you’re on.
SGC: Dedication, exceeding expectations, giving back. That’s our pledge.

What Makes Us Different From Other Recruiting Firms Near Harrisburg, PA?

SGC is a certified woman business enterprise. We deal directly with the biggest corporations, non-profits and businesses in the area. Our office in Hershey, PA, is conveniently located near Harrisburg, Lancaster and State College  to serve anyone looking for an IT recruiting agency in Central Pennsylvania.

Our culture is unique because that’s how Susan envisioned it. Her passion and enthusiasm for what she does is contagious!

We offer the attention to detail of a small firm and the results you’d expect from a big one. And we have fun getting things done along the way.

If that sounds like the type of firm you want to do business with, contact us today.

March 22, 2017

The Shy Person’s Guide to Networking

Whether you’re just starting your first job out of college or the CEO of a large company, networking plays an important role in any career.

As you move up the ladder, networking helps you meet new and find out about upcoming opportunities. Once you’ve climbed that ladder, networking helps you find the right people to fill the roles beneath you, to discover fresh talent and connect with employees you really …

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