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
Parnell D Now $110,000 (annualized) Liquid Natural Gas Consultant with Natural Gas Facility Maintenance Firm in Texas-- Praises SET Negotiation Guidance, Recruiter Mailing-- Overcomes Heart Problems-- "Gerry B Stuck With Me!"Title: Liquid Natural Gas Consultant
Field/Industry: Natural Gas Facility Maintenance
Compensation: $110,000 annualized + expenses + option for permanent employment
Parnell will be working as a consultant, developing a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the maintenance of a new Liquid Natural Gas Facility in the Sakhalin Islands North of Japan, a $2 billion project (Sakhalin II Project). He was pleased to accept, especially because he could conduct this work at home. He gives SET a lot of the credit for his success:
"With SET, I gained experience on Negotiation Techniques where the job would have been lost since I could not go to Japan at this time. I negotiated to do contract work at home with the option to go there later.
"SET's ability to reach to large number of recruiters helped land this opportunity for me. I had some heart health problems in the middle of the job search and was not able to handle the stress of a total new job and relocation out of state. SET's Gerry B stuck with me and gave me the encouragement to get back into the search when I was more able to handle the campaign."
Parnell commented on many other SET resources as well -- solutions for liabilities, the resumes and letters, the website for finding advertised and emerging jobs, and the ongoing services of his entire team, including Information Services and Client Services team members.
Harold Y Wins $60,000 Human Resources Manager Post with Building Supplies / Home Repair Retailer in Northeast -- Sees Bona Fide Career Opportunities -- Praises SET Marketing Materials, Campaign Manager Jim ZTitle: Human Resources Manager
Field/Industry: Building Supplies/Home Repair Retailer
Compensation: $60,000 base
Reporting to the Store Manager, Harold will fill an HR Generalist function, supporting the employee relations, performance management, training and career advancement needs for all associates within the store. He is pleased with this move and anticipates personal growth:
"The position is a strong match for my skill set and specific experience.
Additionally, the career advancement opportunities appear bona fide."
Harold volunteered positive comments about SET and his Campaign Manager Jim Z:
"I found the one-on-one time spent with Jim was extremely beneficial.
Jim's ability to lay out a campaign strategy, alongside the well-conceived marketing materials, provided a solid foundation for success.... Jim's support reduced my anxiety level and enabled me to gain a richer understanding of my campaign objectives."
Pierre L Now $120,000 Vice President IT in Southeast for Leading Provider of Travel, Real Estate and Financial Services-- Likes Location, Salary-- Calls SET a "Great Service... Appreciated the Persistence to Find the Right Job"Title: Vice President IT
Field/Industry: Provider of Travel, Real Estate and Financial Services
Compensation: $120,000 base
Pierre told Marketing Director Steve S that he'll oversee IT operations and development for this leading organization in its field. He volunteered that he was pleased with the job, the location and the compensation. He called SET's resources a "great service," and said that he appreciated the persistence to find the right job.