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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 …

PUT YOUR OXYGEN MASK ON FIRST

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 …

Work Resolutions for the Coming Year

Happy New Year!

By now you’ve had a few days to get back into the swing of things at work (hello, 500 items on the to-do list this week!) and maybe get perspective on what you really want to do in the coming year (more power to you if it involves fighting the first-week-of-January crowds at the gym).

It also means it’s time to get serious about the coming year …

What a Difference a Year Makes!

Last night we celebrated our 3rd annual SGC staff children’s Christmas party.  Our tradition continued by starting off at a matinee (Moana was this years’ choice) followed by dinner and ending with each of them telling me how they “gave back” this season.  What a difference a year makes!

I’m not sure who looks forward to this night more – me or the kids.  After the movie we …

How to Prepare for a Performance Review

The words “performance review” can cause panic in employees. But we promise, there’s nothing to worry about as long as you’re well-prepared.

Performance reviews offer a chance for employees and employers to get on the same page. You go over your work from the past year and discuss both areas where you did well and areas where you can do better. They sound scary, but they’re actually designed to help …

Win with Humility, Lose with Grace, and Do Both with Dignity

by: Ali Weiand, Director of Recruiting and Business Development

How does this apply to you the “Candidate” or you the “Employee”?

It has been an interesting election year to say the least and I know many friends and colleagues have very different views of whom they wanted to see in office.  After the results were in I spent a lot of time reading comments and posts in favor or against …

Veteran’s Day – It’s More Than Having Free Breakfast at Bob Evans

My Dad served in the Korean War.  This entitles him to lots of freebie’s this Friday November 11th (Veterans Day)  I know Bob Evans, IHop, Applebee’s, and Chili’s, to name a few, offer a free meal to the men and women we salute on Veteran’s Day.  Some establishments are handing out complimentary movie tickets.  Others offer no charge for the entrance fee into a museum or …

12 Fun Halloween Activities for Families in Central PA

Halloween is sneaking up on us! If you’re like the parents at SGC, you’re excited to partake in all the fun festivities surrounding this spooky holiday, from selecting costumes to trick-or-treat night to (OK, we admit it) stealing a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup or two from your child’s haul.

In between all that, why not make time for a night or day of Halloween-themed family fun? Here are 12 great …

Celebrating 10 Years of Susan Graham Consulting

 

On September 6, 2006, Susan launched Susan Graham Consulting. She had a vision of a company where people worked hard, worked well together and gave back whenever possible, a place where her employees would enjoy themselves and her clients would place great trust.

Over the years, SGC has grown and grown. We’ve been more successful every year, but we’re not just about the numbers. We’re also about connections and …

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