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
Dan G Wins $105,000 Software Product Manager Position in California with Provider of Molecular/Cellular Biology Products and Services-- "Excellent Company... New Career Challenges"-- Praises Campaign Manager Sue S, SET ResourcesTitle: Software Product Manager
Field/Industry: Molecular/Cellular Biology Products and Services
Compensation: $105,000 base
Reporting to a Clinical Marketing Manager, Dan will oversee all software strategies and tactical implementation of new software projects. He will also provide support in development of a unified software architecture/base. He is pleased with his prospects and SET:
"This is an excellent company, with a comfortable atmosphere and work environment, and new career challenges and growth opportunities for me.
"Sue S was most helpful, in her advice and as a sounding board. This included ideas and suggestions during interview processes and the drafting of the acceptance letter. The other services ... helped the most to get me back in the frame of mind to 'sell' myself."
Dan also mentioned the communication strategy, SOAR stories, guidance on interviewing and negotiations, solutions for concerns, and the resume and resume distributions.
Jason N Wins $129,000 Research Fellow Position with Pharmaceutical Firm in Northeast-- Says SET Team "Helped in Several Ways"-- Praises Campaign Manager Gerry BTitle: Research Fellow
Field/Industry: Pharmaceutical Firm
Reporting to a Director, Jason will set up a new discovery group within the firm.
He'll identify strategy for entering this new area and plan a complete program. This includes defining internal resource direction as well as collaborations with external resources. He told us this is an area he is very interested in scientifically, and he's pleased with the location. He volunteered this about SET:
"The team has been very pleasant to work with and has helped in several ways. First, providing context and direction for my job hunt. Second, I have found the information from the databases to be helpful. Finally, Gerry has been very encouraging even when my drive was flagging."
Jason also mentioned the Industry Characteristics Profile, the resumes and letters, the website for finding advertised and emerging openings as well as recruiters and growth firms, the communication strategy, the resume distributions, ongoing services from his ream, and guidance on interviewing and negotiations.
Steve Y Remains $125,000 Area Sales Manager for Truck Leasing Firm in Indiana After Productive Campaign, Increase in Responsibilities-- "SET Is A Truly Professional Firm With the Client's Best Interests In Mind"-- Praises Campaign Manager Gerry BTitle: Area Sales Manager
Field/Industry: Truck Leasing
Reporting to the Area VP, Steve decided to remain with his current employer despite a productive search because he was given the opportunity to have additional responsibilities and duties. He now sees greater growth potential both personally and financially. He was very pleased with SET's resources and offered this comment:
"SET is a truly professional firm with the client's best interests in mind. Gerry B has been most helpful in motivating me toward being persistent in my search."
Steve also specifically mentioned the helpfulness of the resumes, sample letters, the website for a variety of purposes, the resume distributions, and the ongoing services from his entire team.