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
Mark C Wins $200,000 Group Chief Credit & Risk Officer Post with Commercial Bank in West Indies-- Overcomes Employment Gap-- Credits SET Resume, Approach-- Praises Many ResourcesTitle: Group Chief Credit & Risk Officer
Field/Industry: Commercial Bank
Reporting to the Group Managing Director, Mark will be responsible for enterprise wide risk management (credit, operational and market risk) for the group. Operations comprise wholesale, retail, Brokerage, Asset Management and Insurance. He's pleased with the move and SET, and volunteered these comments:
"This is an ideal position and company, the location is perfect, and the compensation is quite good. I'm very pleased that I was able to overcome a three-year gap since my last full-time position.
"I owe it to the development of a powerful selling resume, correspondence, and organizing and executing the campaign."
Mark also noted the helpfulness of the guidance on interviews and negotiations, the letters, the website for finding recruiter, advertised and emerging openings, the three-day workshop on audio, and the support of his Campaign Manager Peter R.
Malcolm N Now $510,000+ President and CEO of Maintenance / Sanitary Supplies Distribution Firm in Southeast - "SET Marketing Materials Were a Big Help"Title: President & CEO
Field/Industry: Distribution of Maintenance and Sanitary Supplies
Compensation: $510,000 (salary + bonus) = 4% equity
Reporting to Board of Directors, Malcolm will be responsible for the financial turnaround of a $325MM national distribution company that is owned by a private equity firm. He is highly pleased. Here are his comments about the job and SET:
"This is a desirable CEO level position with a significant equity ownership position. Based upon a successful turnaround, the company will likely be sold to a strategic buyer within three years. SET's marketing materials were a big help."
Arnold W Now $100,000 High School Principal in Midwest-- Pleased With Location and Compensation-- Praises Resume Distribution, Team SupportTitle: High School Principal
Compensation: $100,000 base
Reporting to the School Board, Arnold told Marketing Director Steve S that he will oversee the high school operations, student curriculum, staffing and resources, and that he'll interface with the School Board and parents. He told Steve he likes the location and compensation, and made special mention of the effectiveness of the resume distributions.
He also expressed appreciation for the support of his team.