Since Strategic America opened its doors almost 40 years ago, finding a way to help others has been at the core of our business. As we approach a season full of gratitude and appreciation, it’s also a time where we are reminded of the importance of giving back. SA and our employees have partnered with a number of organizations to find meaningful ways to give back to the community – whether it be serving on a board, providing our talents and services, volunteering time or raising funds.
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The job hunt after graduation can be brutal for young professionals looking to get started in their career. There’s a lot of pressure to find a job in your field that pays well. On top of that pressure, there’s a rush to get there in under six months so you can be part of your college or university’s “successful graduate” rate.
Alternately titled: All the things you can do with spaghetti and a marshmallow By Dawn Buzynski and Jill LaBarre Can we ask you a question? What motivates you? More specifically, what is it about your professional occupation that drives you to give your best every day? If something did not immediately jump to mind or if you cannot really vocalize—even to yourself—a meaningful purpose to your work, chances are you are disengaged or simply disinterested in your job.
Dear College Graduate…. Spring has sprung and with it a new crop of college graduates looking to land their dream job right out of the gate. We’ve all been there and we all know how hard it is to get the attention of a hiring manager. As I see my inbox fill with the resumes of so many hopefuls fresh out of the classroom, I do make note of who is interested in our agency.
The growth of any organization brings a level of excitement and, honestly, apprehension for all team members. Why? Because it means change – change to the physical space they sit in, who they sit next to, how far it is to the printer, what they do and even how they do it. Growth typically requires a review of the organization’s physical space needs.
It might sound strange, but I like to see team sports participation on a resume. Don’t get me wrong, it’s never going to impact a hiring decision, but it does say something about experience. It doesn’t matter the sport. The higher the level, the better—but I think team sports are best. The lessons learned are lifelong: preparation, accountability, trusting others to do their part, a focus on the fundamentals, and of course, teamwork.
Being a good team leader means you must know your team. You’re observant of everyone’s strengths and you let them know you notice their strengths. You understand how to make them happy and that’s what drives you to lead. I liken leading a happy team to leading a pack of dogs. Trust me, there are many similarities.
Get ready for the aromas, the family activities, making memories at this special holiday. Yes, it has special significance so I wanted check on some who had found clarity, like… “Got no check books, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks — I got the sun in the morning and the moon at night.’ ~Irving Berlin “What we’re really talking about is a wonderful day set aside on the fourth Thursday of November when no one diets.
Employee engagement activities are often considered the bike trails of the work place. You see, the best cities are great places to do business and raise a family. To attract the people that are going to work at and run those businesses and raise those families, a city has to have amenities like bike trails (and parks and pools and public transportation and plumbing and pharmers markets—it’s how they spell it in Europe).
Take time to complete time sheets. Check. Attend SA’s fiscal year end party. Check. Let all know that SA clients and leadership appreciate their talented commitments. Check. Take a deep breath, appreciate and enjoy. Check … This past fiscal year has allowed us to experience our share of special moments, like – The privilege of working with and advancing America’s best companies – in strategic branding, field marketing, digital and full service assignments to help each achieve their goals.