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
Albert H Creates $100,000 Sales Manager Position with Digital Camera/Imaging Equipment Maker in Pacific Northwest-Successfully Follows SET Principles for Creating a JobTitle: Sales Manager
Field/Industry: Imaging Equipment/Digital Cameras
Compensation: $100,000 base
Reporting to the President, Al will be starting a new division for the company, responsible for sales and business development of digital cameras and imaging equipment. He's enthused, and describes his achievement this way:
"I went to this company and presented a proposal to them about a market they were not covering. I essentially created a job for myself in their company. I am on commission with the real opportunity to earn in excess of $100K annually."
Jim T Wins $72,000 Animal Facility Manager Post in Gulf States with University Health Science Center-- Likes Location, Work/Life Balance-- Credits SET Website, Marketing Director Don M, Other ResourcesTitle: Animal Facility Manager
Field/Industry: University Health Science Center / Biomedical Research
Compensation: $72,000 base + incentive income
Reporting to a Director, Jim will manage 6 research buildings supporting biomedical research at the Center. He offered these comments:
"I like the location, and the work/life balance is important, leaving me time for my family. Don M was a big help, as were the SET interviewing tips, and the website access."
Jim also praised the guidance on the communication strategy, solutions for liabilities, the plan for developing interviews, the resume and sample letters, and the website access for finding openings and employers, and getting information on prospective employers.
James T Wins $120,000+ Engineering Manager Position in Southeast with Leading Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Firm-- Sees Growth--Praises Job Market Access Center, Research, Marketing Director Gerry B--"Helped Me Maintain a Positive Attitude"Title: Engineering Manager
Field/Industry: Healthcare and Pharmaceutical
Compensation: $120,000 + 15% bonus
Reporting to the Director of Technical Support, James will be responsible for Plant Utilities, Project Engineering and Facility Engineering. He sees growth ahead, and noted the helpfulness of SET resources:
"I like the growth prospects here. Responding to opportunities located on the SuperSearches produced the most feedback. The database service was very helpful once an interested company was identified. The phone calls from my primary consultant, Gerry, were also very encouraging and helpful. He helped me maintain a positive attitude."
James also praised the solutions for concerns, resumes and letters, ongoing team services, resume distributions to recruiters and guidance on interviewing.