This is Why The Invictus Group, Inc is Growing Rapidly!

The Invictus Group, Inc has been recognized as one of the Best Places to Work 2017 by the Philadelphia Business Journal! We’re truly honored to be known among other small businesses in the region as one of the top companies. This year, there was a record number of applicants to the contest which just makes this, that much sweeter.

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Here’s a little more information on how the contest works:

Every company had to meet a high statistical benchmark to even enter the contest. Once that was evaluated, current employees were given a survey about their company culture, working environment, overall job satisfaction and more. In August, our President will be attending the official award ceremony at the Fillmore Philadelphia.

Allowing our values to guide us through business has not failed us yet! We work together to achieve our goals, operate with integrity and continue to better ourselves every day at The Invictus Group, Inc. The passion we have for helping one another succeed is unmatched and we seek out the fun along the journey. With our people-oriented culture, philanthropic involvement is a perfect match! Our incredible team is always coming up with great ideas as to how we can continue to improve our community and give back to others in need.

“Being selected as one of the Philadelphia Area’s Best Places to Work is very humbling and rewarding.  We take pride in our continuous growth and truly value our team that helps contribute to this growth on a daily basis.  Our team gives their all everyday and we give back to them by helping them personally develop to be a better overall individual.  We are tremendously thankful that our team helped contribute to this achievement and we will continue to help each and every one of them conquer their personal and professional goals and aspirations!” – President of The Invictus Group, Inc

To learn more about our company culture and what it’s like to work at The Invictus Group, Inc be sure to follow us on Facebook. 

 

 

 

Living Our Values at The Invictus Group, Inc

At The Invictus Group, Inc (Cherry Hill, NJ) we know that the values of a company help give employees guidance for their work and give clients an understanding of the type of effort and results they would receive working with them. Knowing how important this is for all avenues of our business, we have decided to really evaluate and clarify our company values. We want our clients to know what we stand for. We want our employees to have a clear focus and direction. And we want anyone who wants to work with us in the future to know what they will be getting from us.

The Invictus Group, Inc Stands for 7 Core Values

WORK ETHIC: The principle that hard work is intrinsically virtuous and worthy of reward. This is listed first for a reason. Working hard is non-negotiable. Regardless of what skills you have, you can always work hard. And that be the main factor that allows you to be successful.

LEADERSHIP: Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less. Without a leader, everyone and everything would remain stagnant. It’s important to have that guide and influence to strive to grow and be better.

INTEGRITY: Be true to yourself and everyone else around you. Without integrity, we would have nothing. Always do right for the people around you.

TEAMWORK: Work collaboratively with a group of people in order to achieve a goal. We can accomplish more by working together but its also more fun having a group of people to celebrate your success together.

PASSION: Be fully committed in the heart, mind, and spirit to everything we do. When you do something with passion, your results are better and everyone around you feeds off of that energy.

EDUCATION: Everyday better yourself. It’s a journey, not a destination. It is important to continuously be learning and growing because that is how you will separate yourself from everyone around you. Every day, every week, every month try to learn something new and once all of that new knowledge is compiled, you’ll be a whole new person.

FUN: Smiling, enthusiasm, and laughing are what gets us going. Life is short. Enjoy what you do. You’ll be happier longer.

These values serve as a compass for our thoughts, words, actions, and destiny. We encourage anyone who has a connection with our firm (and even those who don’t)  to wake up and reflect these values in their personal life and professional life. We believe that when someone is truly practicing these values then they will constantly be growing, bettering the lives of themselves and the people around them and achieving overall happiness. To get to know more about the team behind the values, visit The Invictus Group, Inc on Facebook.

The Invictus Group, Inc Takes On LA!

At The Invictus Group, Inc (Cherry Hill, NJ) we value rewarding performance and providing personal and professional growth opportunities to our employees. In May, we were able to do both… our President Gary flew to Los Angeles with top-performing employee Jeff Muthas! Every year the company looks forward to this weekend; an organizational event that gathers successful like-minded businesses and their top employees. If you’ve been paying attention to our company, Jeff was spotlighted in November as well for his leadership and the value that he brings to our company (you can read about that here) however this time he got more than a gold star, he got an all-expenses-paid trip to LA!

This was Jeff’s first opportunity to travel to the west coast with the company and fortunately, the weekend was jam-packed with opportunities to be a tourist. Gary and Jeff were able to go sightseeing at the Hollywood sign and visit Mel’s famous diner which felt like taking a step back in time. There is definitely no place like that near our hometown of Cherry Hill, NJ! The most memorable tourist event though had to be the TMZ tour. The group had an elite tour around Los Angeles stopping at different locations to try and see a celebrity sighting. There weren’t that many celebrities out that day but it did give them the chance to see more of Los Angeles, even the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

When it comes down to business, the highlight for Jeff was the opportunity to network with people from all over the country and to hear from client executives about the future we are building at The Invictus Group, Inc. He took pages of notes and lessons on business and leadership but we wanted to share the Cliffnotes version:

  1. Always lead by example. The only way to gain long term success is to hold yourself to high standards and be the pacesetter.
  2. Proper planning is worth your time and investment. Imagine coming up with a plan of attack about how you will succeed today. Plan your attack and then attack your plan. Taking the time to do this is crucial and simple to do, you just have to do it. It takes all the thinking out of the day to day stress and helps create a clear path for success.

This was an unforgettable trip for Gary and Jeff and we are more excited to see what the rest of the year has to offer. We see great success for Jeff in the very near future at The Invictus Group, Inc and are looking forward to seeing what other employees are going to step up and earn the opportunity to travel for the rest of the year. Watch the highlight video from their trip below!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Interviewing

This time of year, many people are graduating from college and starting their job search so we figured what better time to share The Invictus Group, Inc’s tips on interviewing. You can catch up on the conversation in our previous blog, “Do You Stand Out on an Interview?”  That article was to help you project yourself as the perfect candidate for the position. Of course, that is important but there are also some simple rules we think you should follow in general. Keep in mind, when looking for a job you should set up multiple interviews with different companies. You might not know where your next job will be but you also want to make sure that you are practicing your interviewing skillsets in real time so when you are on the job interview of your dreams, you ace it! With that in mind, here is some advice.

The “Do’s” of Interviewing

  • Dress the Part – First impressions are everything and if you show up to the company in the wrong attire, you will not seem like you will be a good fit for the company. Some jobs require business casual, some require business professional and some allow for you to just come in everyday clothes. Make sure you are dressing for the job you’re interviewing for. The Invictus Group is a business professional business so we take this very seriously. This all starts from when you drive into the complex. You might park next to an employee getting back from their lunch break in the department you’re interviewing for. Be ready for your interview the second you step out of your car.
  • Be Prepared – Knowing about the company is important but it’s also important for you to be prepared about multiple aspects of the interview. Research the website, charities the company supports, all social media platforms as well as your interviewer if you know who they are. This will give you multiple talking points and show your interviewer the time and effort you put into this interview which, in turn, will show them how you will treat your job if they hire you.
  • Ask the Right Questions – There are two people involved in an interview. The interviewer is making sure you are a good fit for the company but you are also making sure the job is a good fit for you. On your job search, you should know the values and environment that you are looking for and ask questions to discover if that company has it.
  • Be Honest – An employer wants to know who they really are hiring. Answer questions directly and do not portray yourself in a manner you think they want to hear, but in a way that you are.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to take interviews seriously. You want a career, the company wants the best person for the job, and neither want to waste each other’s time. Keep a look out for the next part in our interviewing series for the “don’ts” coming soon!

Do You Stand Out On An Interview?

When The Invictus Group, Inc is hiring, we receive numerous applications from candidates with many different backgrounds, degrees, and employment history. We want to find the right person who not only will be 100% committed to the position but will help the company develop because they are an integral part of the team. You can imagine the challenge we have with a large pile of resumes that tend to look a lot alike. We believe the best way to get to know a candidate is through an interview where we can truly talk with someone. But then you ask yourself, how should you stand out on the interview?

Match your skills with the skills we’re looking for. We don’t want you to run off all of your skills and accomplishments that have absolutely nothing to do the open position. For example, one of our focuses at The Invictus Group, Inc is customer service. If you were a teacher, we want you to talk about your experience being a tutor and needing to help each student understand problems on a one on one basis and working with them patiently to find the solution while making them feel good along the way. We do not take hiring a new employee lightly and we want to see how someone’s skillsets will correlate into our company.

It’s important to come to the interview being knowledgeable about the company. You should bring up something you read about on the website or ask about the post you saw on Facebook that you are interested in. When someone does research about the company, it shows that they are diligent, invests time in what’s important to them and brings value to where they are. This will also show the company your level of commitment and excitement. We want someone to be excited to work with us.

Don’t forget to be unique. Find a way to stand out amongst other candidates. What specific skill sets or character traits do you have that no one else has. What makes The Invictus Group, Inc successful is the diverse group of people who make it up and we want to keep growing strong that way. If you are looking for a job now or going to be graduating this upcoming year, keep these few key points in mind. To see more about the amazing team that makes up our company, visit The Invictus Group, Inc on Facebook!

5 Ways to Adopt a Growth Mindset

Here at The Invictus Group, Inc (Cherry Hill, NJ), we help our team develop (or strengthen) a growth mindset on a daily basis. But many people are confused as to what it is, and how they can do it too. So we’ve laid out some tips and best practices for you.

To understand a growth mindset, you first have to understand what a fixed mindset it. Someone with a fixed mindset believes that people are born with a certain amount of intelligence or ability and there isn’t much that they can do in order to change that. These people tend to focus on looking successful rather than truly learning, and becoming successful. Typically, they tend to view giving a lot of effort as a negative and don’t tend to well when facing a challenge (give up easily.)

On the other hand, those who have or adopt a growth mindset, believe that intelligence or ability can be developed. They focus on learning on learning and mastering the skills to help them be successful, believe that continuous effort is the key to success, and thrive in the face of a challenge. At The Invictus Group, Inc there are many ways we help our team develop this thought process, but here are a few of the top examples!

  1. Embrace any challenge – do not shy away from new experiences and challenges. Accept that it may not be easy but you will grow in the process.
  2. Never give up – just because something doesn’t come naturally to you or is uncomfortable at first, do not quit. When you are uncomfortable, that is when you are learning and growing the most! Over time, you will get better and it will become easier.
  3. See effort as a journey – do not look down on putting in a lot of effort. Any successful person will tell you just how much effort it took to get there, although you may only see the result of said hard work.
  4. Learn from all criticism – positive or negative, criticism and feedback will help you grow personally and professionally.
  5. Be inspired by others’ successes – rather than being bitter towards other people’s success, celebrate it and learn from it! Find out how they were able to become great at what they do and apply it yourself.

For more business and career advice, be sure to connect with The Invictus Group, Inc on LinkedIn.

The Invictus Group, Inc Selects Q4 Top Mentor Awardee

The Invictus Group, Inc (Cherry Hill, NJ) would like to introduce you to one of our newest and most promising employees: Kevyn Goodwin!invictus-group-inc-ldrd5

Kevyn has been employed by our company for only 2 months and has already been surprising everyone with his early success. After studying Business Administration at Camden County College, Kevyn found himself working at Cherry Hill Dodge for 4 years. He had a lot of great experiences there but he was looking for a company that could provide more growth than he already achieved. Fast-forward to September 2018 and that is when Kevyn found The Invictus Group, Inc. When he came in for his initial interview, he told us the biggest thing that stuck out to him was the opportunity for career growth as well as the “family-like” environment after meeting some of the employees.

invictus-group-inc-pizzaThis family-like environment was then confirmed for him when he found himself playing ping pong and Wii with the team before heading home for the day. We believe that your personality should be reflected in your work so when we learned that Kevyn’s interests were in football, fishing, and MMA we knew he’d fit right in with our company’s culture!

After seeing the contributions that he brought to the company in a short amount of time, Kevyn was recently recognized for being a Top Mentor in front of peers and colleagues at a recent conference. This meant a lot to him because Kevyn is looking to accomplish more than the average employee at The Invictus Group, Inc. He appreciated the individual recognition but said he wants to see everyone succeed. He is currently working on developing himself to be more replicable so others can continue on the same path of success as him. In channeling his MMA and football background, Kevyn strives to use his work ethic, student mentality, and competitive nature to open up his own independent business within the next year. We encourage this type of thinking because it can only mean that the contributions Kevyn is going to bring in 2019 will help our company accomplish big goals as well.

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Invictus Group, Inc Spotlight

At The Invictus Group, Inc, it is one of our top priorities to ensure that are employees are shown that they are appreciated, valued and are rewarded for their performance! Today, Alejanadra (Allie) Caban is in the spotlight!

invictus-group-incAllie moved to Cherry Hill, New Jersey from Duluth, Minnesota, where she studied Communications at St. Scholastica. Prior to The Invictus Group, Inc, she worked as an Administrator/Executive for a Non-Profit Organization Nueva Esperanza. Her goals being a part of our team are to help the company expand and help provide opportunities for growth to the other employees.  Some of Allie’s interests include photography, traveling and giving back to charities. She also enjoys attending her son’s soccer games, great coffee shops and her favorite snack are almonds!

In a few short weeks, Allie has already been making a big impact in our Human Resources department. If you’re coming in to see us, or happen to speak with her on the phone, be sure to share with her your favorite local coffee shops! Thank you for all that you do, Allie and keep up the great work!