Testimonials and Stories of Job Search Success
Thousands of executives and professionals, clients of SET, have shared their stories of job search success with us. This sampling represents a cross-section of locations, industries and positions given for the encouragment of those in similar situations.
Stories By Position
Director Level in IT (14)
Customer Service (8)
VP Operations (18)
Sales - Other Titles (20)
VP Marketing (21)
VP Sales (29)
A Random Selection of Success Stories
Alec C Now $96,000 Controller for Health Club Chain in Northern California -- Likes New Field, Location -- Praises Surfacing of Skills by SETTitle: Controller
Field/Industry: Health Club Chain
Reporting to the owners of this 19-operation company, Alec will be responsible for financial management and technology in the firm. He told Marketing Director David D that he was pleased to be in a new field, in a job close to his current residence. He volunteered that, of all the SET resources, he felt the identification and evaluation of his personal skills and strengths was particularly helpful in his case
Stan D Now Senior Managing Director with Turnaround Management Consulting Firm in New York -- Confident of SuccessTitle: Senior Managing Director
Field/Industry: Turnaround Management Consulting
Location: New York City, New York
Stan's campaign gave him enough confidence to join a startup. Reporting to the Partners, he will be the lead manager for a six-partner consulting firm focused on turning around underperforming companies. He described the situation to his Campaign Manager Frank B:
"A new business, we have six partners in total, each being a senior executive with broad industry experience and expertise in a particular discipline, i.e. marketing, operations, sales, technology ( and as you would guess I'm the finance guy).
"We manage underperforming companies. Our clients are Boards of Directors, owners, stockholders and creditors. We offer management expertise in any of three ways - advisory work, augment existing management or supplant existing management. Through certain investment banker relationships, we also can bring private equity financing to an engagement."
Isadoro H Wins $102,000 Project Support Leader Post in Texas with IT Provider-- Sees Growth, Likes Compensation, No Relocation-- Credits Several SET Resources, Marketing Director Lucy C, Technical Support by Chris FTitle: Project Support Leader
Field/Industry: IT Provider
Compensation: $102,000 base
Reporting to the Program Support Manager, Isadoro will apply comprehensive and in depth knowledge of Project Management and administrative support concepts, practices and procedures to the most complex/sensitive or highly critical contracts, project tasks or similar stand alone groups.
He will also oversee one or more on-site projects by assembling teams and or individuals and acquiring resources as needed. He'll also serve as liaison between team members and functional area management. He's highly pleased and offered this:
"This is a Senior Project Management position, and I like the compensation, and the client facing opportunity. It's a growth company, and there is limited travel (35-45%). Also, no relocation is required.
"Lucy C was integral to my success throughout the whole process. The coaching and guidance that she provided helped keep me motivated, focused and sharp. The partnership we had helped provide me the support I needed to exceed my goals. She knew how to relate to my strengths and weaknesses and managed me and my needs extremely well.
"The job agents, resumes, database services and Chris F were all resources that I leveraged during the search process. The service was very professional and first class. All of these components played an integral part in the process from an educational and strategic perspective."
Isadoro also praised the resumes, letters and resume distributions, solutions for concerns, Industry Characteristics Profile, communication strategy and several other resources.