Stories of Job Search Success
From Clients of SET
Here we have assembled a selection of job search success stories as reported by our executive and professional clients. This sampling of the many reports of success we have received represents a cross-section of locations, industries and 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
Dennis C Wins $80,000 Director of Operations Position in Midwest With Cabinet Manufacturer-- Overcomes Obstacles of Age and Unemployment-- Praises Resume, Website, Other Resources, Campaign Manager Bill MTitle: Director of Operations
Field/Industry: Cabinet Manufacturer
Compensation: $80,000 base
Reporting to the President, Dennis will be responsible for day-to-day manufacturing operations, with P&L responsibility for them. He's quite pleased:
"I'm pleased with the location, and the challenge of potential growth. I was able to overcome age (63) and unemployment. I attribute my success to the resume, intro letter samples, and the resources of companies to contact."
Dennis thought most SET resources were helpful, and also mentioned the solutions for liabilities, the communication strategy, the website for several purposes, the resume distributions, ongoing support from his team, and the relationship he enjoyed with his Campaign Manager Bill M.
Kevin M Now $70,000 Executive Director of Flight-Based Non-Profit in Upper Midwest-- "A Job Made In Heaven"-- Praises SET Resume, Interview Preparation, Campaign Manager Sue WTitle: Executive Director
Field/Industry: Flight-Based Non-Profit
Compensation: $70,000 base
Reporting to the Chairman of the Board, Kevin will be responsible for growing new missions, funding, getting new pilots, and total operations of the charity. He's very pleased, and offered this:
"I accepted because of the wages, responsibilities, and the fact that it allows me to fly my own plane in a job-related aviation environment. In addition, the Board allows my wife and me to continue our extensive speaking engagements around the country.
"In fact the goals of the organization and our speaking engagements are synergistic, as we speak at hospitals, and my job as Executive Director requires me to call on transplant nurses, oncology social workers and general social and financial services staff at major treatment centers. A job made in heaven.
"The process of capturing my accomplishments then writing a resume helped me prepare for any potential interviews and prospects. Knowing that Sue W was backed by a staff of professionals, from technical to generalists, was comforting."
Kevin also noted other helpful resources - the surfacing of all his skills, the SOAR stories and communication strategy, the resumes and letters, and the website for finding advertised and emerging openings, contacting recruiters, finding growth firms and employers to contact. He also mentioned the resume distributions and the ongoing services from his team.
Patricia H Wins $85,000+ Supply Cost Planner Position with Manufacturer of Communications Equipment Systems in Northeast-- Sees Growth Potential-- Credits SET Resume, Website, Campaign Manager Don MTitle: Supply Cost Planner
Field/Industry: Communications Equipment Systems and Services
Compensation: $85,000 base + 12% bonus
Reporting to the Director of Operations, Patricia will be putting in place a formalized cost analysis system for all product lines. She said this job will provide her experience in a sector where she did not have previous experience, increasing her value, and she sees future growth potential. She gave credit for her successful move to SET resources:
"The solid resume and excellent web resources were most helpful. Don was always there for me to coach and counsel."
Patricia also praised the interviewing strategies and the help on negotiations.