My Name is Susan and I Am a Former Curler

It is with much amusement I watch the sport of curling making headlines during these 2018 Olympic winter games.  Even funnier is a Youtube video of people using a Roomba vacuum and a swifter to imitate the curling “stone” and “broom”.  I crack up every time I see it.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1W8EBLYPdI

Even MORE amusing is the fact I used to curl.

Those who know me are probably laughing at that image, …

The Right Way to Dress for an Interview

This little guy sure knows how to dress, doesn’t he? From his dapper tie to the matching colors to the neatly buttoned vest, the son of one of our recruiters absolutely killed it on “Dress for Success” day at his kindergarten last fall.

We’re here to tell you: When dressing for a job interview, keep little Jaxon in mind. He gets right what too many job candidates get wrong.

Dressing …

Ways to Practice Thankfulness Throughout the Year

With the Thanksgiving holiday upon us, you have probably seen a lot of people posting on Facebook or other social media sites this month about what they are thankful for.

We love this annual practice and the idea of taking a moment of time out to appreciate the truly good things in your life. Even if you are going through a difficult time, this can be a valuable way to …

How Team Building Helps SGC (And How It Can Help Your Team, Too)

We had the absolute time of our lives.

For one hour, the Susan Graham Consulting team worked together to solve a series of puzzles to help us “escape” the room — and we made it with 10 seconds to spare on the clock!

Going in, we weren’t sure what to expect. No one at SGC had done an escape room before, and we were all a little nervous about putting …

How to Hone Your Elevator Pitch

Have you ever heard of an elevator pitch? It’s an explanation people use to sell an idea, boiled down to 10 or 15 seconds — you know, the time it takes to go from the first floor to the second on an elevator.

While you often hear people ask for the “elevator pitch” regarding new business concepts and alliances, it can also apply to selling the most important thing you …

Staying on Target With Your New Year’s Work Resolutions

You’ve probably seen statistics like this before—92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. But you can still be among the 8 percent who succeed.

Earlier this year, we laid out four New Year’s resolutions for your work life, things such as delegating more and finding new ways to network.

Now here we are nearly six months later, and it’s time to see if you have stayed on track …

7 Fun Central PA Day Trips for Your Family This Summer

You’ve been to Hersheypark, the Crayola Experience and Sesame Place. While they were fabulous, your family is ready to expand its weekend adventures in Pennsylvania.

Great news: There are tons more fun places to explore across the state. These hidden treasures range from zoos to water parks to even a place where ice forms in the summer.

Fill up the gas tank, pack a few snacks and head off on …

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 …

How to Be More Positive at Work (and in Life)

During the dreary days of January and February, when the holidays are well behind us and the excitement over New Year’s resolutions has worn off, it’s easy to lose your positive outlook at work and even at home. The lack of sunlight and the cold days are enough to leave anyone a little down.

While you don’t need to be Susie Sunshine every moment of the day, keeping a generally …


Anyone who flies has heard the Flight Attendant’s instruct passengers with this safety information: “In the event of an emergency and the oxygen masks deploy, put your oxygen mask on first, then assist others”.

I was at a meeting yesterday – all women who are Presidents of their companies (WPO) , and one of them made mention of this drill.  What a great thought to start the New …

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