Friday, January 18, 2008

How about some FREE online backup space?!

As everyone knows, I'm a huge proponent of "paying it forward". And, in the spirit of paying it forward, I thought I'd share this with everyone.

Did you know that Mozy (an EMCCorporation) is giving away 2GB of FREE online backup service? It automatically backups documents, spreadsheets, images,whatever you choose from your PC when connected to the network. Well, it encrypts it first (DUH!), so nobody but you can have access to it. There are NO setup fees, no credit cards, no monthly payments, no expiration.

To access your FREE 2 gigs of backup, click on the link below:

Happy backing up, everyone! And, remember, PAY IT FORWARD IN 2008!!


Mary Stewart McGovern
Stewart McGovern Enterprises

*****Coming soon... CLEVELAND CAREER GURU. End the Brain Drain!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Study: Lose weight, gain productivity

I came across the article below on The Cincinnati Enquirer's website. Not sure if I truly believe it (I've represented, and worked with, several obese people and they were some of the hardest working people I've ever met), but I'd like to hear your thoughts.


Mary Stewart McGovern
Stewart McGovern Enterprises

Study: Lose weight, gain productivity

Workers who are moderately to extremely obese have reduced productivity on the job even when compared to overweight or mildly obese workers, according to a University of Cincinnati researcher.

Donna M. Gates measured productivity in a random sample of 341 manufacturing employees.
Most of the workers were overweight or obese, and the study found that employees with moderate to extreme obesity had increased health-related absenteeism compared with other workers. The number of days employees are at work but performing at less than full capacity was also higher.

Health-related losses in productivity averaged 4.2 percent for workers with moderate to severe obesity and 1.8 percent higher than for all other employees, the study found. Based on an average hourly wage of $21, the annual cost for moderately to extremely obese workers working at less than capacity was nearly $1,800—about $500 higher than for other workers.The study's results found that a weight loss of 10 percent would bring substantial health and economic benefits."Even modest weight loss could result in hundreds of dollars of improved productivity costs per worker each year," Gates reported in a press release on the report.

The study was published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.

Monday, January 7, 2008


Women Advancing Women of Cleveland is pleased to present a free seminar by top executive recruiter/networking expert Mary Stewart McGovern, president of Stewart McGovern Enterprises, entitled Networking 101: The Most Important Class They DON’T Teach at School.

This seminar will help women learn the “how’s” and “why’s” of professional networking, and how developing a solid network can boost your confidence and advance your career.

Ms. Stewart McGovern’s seminar is being presented January 30, 2008 at the offices of Smith Barney, 100 North Main Street, Suite 300, Chagrin Falls, OH 44022. Registration and networking starts at 5:30pm, and the seminar begins at 6:00pm.

In order to attend this free seminar, participants must register with the Women Advancing Women website (

Women Advancing Women is a Cleveland, OH-based organization that seeks to help professional women in the Cleveland community achieve success through education and relationship building.

For more information on Women Advancing Women, please contact Andrea Shea ( For more information on Stewart McGovern Enterprises, please contact Mary Stewart McGovern (

Friday, January 4, 2008

My way to help eradicate Cleveland's "Brain Drain"

Everyone knows that Cleveland is experiencing "brain drain." However, every day I am bombarded with resumes and requests for contact from local people, looking to make a career change. These same people are the ones who, when they aren't able to find an ideal job here, will leave and *thus* add to "brain drain."

With that in mind, I entered a contest at Should I actually win the $10k prize, I would use the money to advance my recruiting business.

So, I'd like to *blatently* ask for your help with this...

Please click on this link and vote for my idea:

I'll be sure to keep everyone posted on the status of my entry.


Mary Stewart McGovern
Stewart McGovern Enterprises

*****Check out Mary's new ebook, I've Graduated from College. Now What? Or, How to Go About Starting Your Career and Not Finding Just Another JOB. Now available for purchase on our website,!

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Happy New Year!

Hello, and Happy New Year! Now that the craziness that was 2007 is behind us, I am anxiously waiting to see what 2008 has in store.

Any New Year's Resolutions, folks? Mine is to write more - whether it's new articles and/or eBooks (in fact, as we speak, I'm writing my new one - Networking 101: The Most Important Class They DON'T Teach in School) or passing along some great tips (with my notes/comments) I've found. I plan on, at least, ONE NEW BLOG POSTING a week. And I plan on holding myself to that. I've been bombarded with so much new information, both original tips by me as well as ones from trusted sources, that I feel I must share.

Well, it's getting late so I'll write more tomorrow.

Here's to a Happy, Healthy 2008!

Best Regards,

Mary Stewart McGovern
Stewart McGovern Enterprises

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Position - Inside Sales Associate (Purchase, NY)

Below is one of the quality positions currently available with our clients. To be considered an applicant, please send cover letter and resume (Word format only) to

Inside Sales Associate – Purchase, NY Job #1297058 Salary: $30,000 - $40,000

Client is a closely-held, profitable software company located in the New York City suburb of Purchase, NY.

The candidate will be persistent and focused with the desire to build & sustain business relationships while developing new ones. We are looking for a candidate with 1-3 years experience, recent college graduates are invited to apply. This role is an entry level role for an Account Executive position.

*Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience
*Extremely strong follow-up skills on generated new sales leads is critical to the success in this position - qualify and close opportunities
*Must be able to work independently, self-starting and driven to succeed
*High attention to detail
*Microsoft Office Skills (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)
*Outstanding verbal communication skills/diction.
*Strong presentation skills

Position: Accountant (Mentor, OH)

Below is one of the quality positions currently available with our clients. To be considered an applicant, please send cover letter and resume (Word format only) to

Accountant – Mentor, OH Job ID #1297057 Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

The Accountant position will perform general accounting duties including, but not limited to, the following:

- Prepare monthly journal entries, account reconciliations, accruals, intercompany reconciliations
- Calculate and record Bad Debt and Customer Complaints reserves
- Administration of Customer Rebate Program (accruals and payouts)
- Amortization of Corporate Allocations to multiple divisions
- Monitor AFE related projects at Headquarters to ensure timely capitalization
- Track and monitor equipment and building leases
- Monitor accounts payable match exceptions and work with buyers to resolve and improve processes to prevent future exceptions
- Various analysis
- Completion of quarterly Corporate Schedules
- Support external audit requirements
- Support Sarbanes Oxley requirements (testing of controls for compliance)

The ideal candidate will have:
* Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance, CPA a PLUS
* will have worked in public accounting, manufacturing, and/or with companies with at least $250 million in revenue
* have 2+ to 5 years of experience

Position: Financial Consultant (Canton, OH)

Below is one of the quality positions currently available with our clients. To be considered an applicant, please send cover letter and resume (Word format only) to

Financial Consultant – Canton, OH Job ID #1297059
NOTE: This is a COMMISSION ONLY position. Most consultants average $90k to $120k per year in commissions.

Responsible for obtaining, retaining, and managing semi-affluent clients with the objective of advancing the client to the private banking area. Recognizes clients' sales and service needs. Advises clients by providing solutions or referring them to experts. Manages a portfolio and cross-sells to clients and prospects. Develops and maintains strong relationships with and coach branch partners. Provides referrals and cross sell opportunities to branch partners.

Requires Series 7,63, LA&H licenses; 65 a plus.
Requires a Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience.
Advanced degree or CFP a plus.
3+ years investment sales experience.
Heavy travel.

Position: Director of Accounting (Chicago, IL)

Below is one of the quality positions currently available with our clients. To be considered an applicant, please send cover letter and resume (Word format only) to

Director of Accounting – Chicago, IL Job ID #1297060 Salary: $100,000 - $140,000

Director of Accounting needed for a newly created position.

The company seeks a highly motivated, energetic, and results-oriented leader to aid the company in managing several accounting functions. The Director will be in-charge of streamlining processes and strategically creating the appropriate staffing structure to facilitate the increased volume of transactions. This is a highly visible role within the company that requires timely, concise, and frequent communication with management.

* College degreed in accounting or finance, CPA mandatory, Sarbanes-Oxley experience ideal
* 5 years of experience, preferably Big 6, with a minimum of 2 years demonstrated leadership experience
* Ideal candidate will have experience in software/ sales or healthcare.
* Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the company and with customers.
* Ability to promote cooperation and coordination between Finance, Operating, and Corporate

Thursday, August 16, 2007

I need your input on my new eBook subject

Earlier today, I had a conversation with another person regarding how to properly search for the next position in your career. While talking, I had some ideas for new lectures and/or eBooks, and I would like everyone's opinion on these topics.

Would you, or someone you know, be interested in attending lectures or reading about either of these topics:

1. How to use the power of networking to help you get into your first-choice college, and to help you decide on your dream career? (targeted to ages 15 to 20)

2. How to tap your existing personal and professional networks, to help you if you have been downsized out of your existing position, when you are particularly close to retirement? (targeted to ages 50 and above)

I've already written an eBook and deliver lectures on how to network your way into the career of your dreams (I've Finished My MBA. Now What?) What about the people who have been established in their careers and are looking for one last "hurrah" in their career that their current position doesn't allow? Or, what about the high school student who wants to attend an Ivy League school but cannot unless they either win scholarships, incur tremendous debt (via student loans), or know "someone"?

I'd think that either of these two scenarios would benefit from either of my two lecture ideas.
So, folks, I'm asking for your honest opinions. Would you or someone you know be interested in either attending a lecture or reading a book about these topics? Or, is there another topic that you think would be useful to your particular career? Tell me!! Send your emails to:

And, as my way of thanking you for your help, I'm going to give a FREE, AUTOGRAPHED copy of Keith Ferrazzi's book, Never Eat Alone, to ONE lucky responder! Keith's book has been a constant source of inspiration to me and it's one I highly recommend to everyone. The drawing will be held September 01, 2007 and we will notify all entries the name of our winner!

Also, 5 lucky responders will be chosen at random, to receive a copy of my eBook, I've Graduated from College. Now What? Or, How to Go About Starting Your Career and Not Finding Just Another JOB, just for participating!

Kind Regards,
Mary Stewart McGovern


Stewart McGovern Enterprises

*****Check out Mary's new ebook, I've Graduated from College. Now What? Or, How to Go About Starting Your Career and Not Finding Just Another JOB. Now available for purchase on our website,!