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 of Operations, Director of Manufacturing (22)

Manager, Senior Manager in Finance (11)

Engineering (20)

Director Level in IT (14)

VP Level in Finance, Treasurer (10)

Director of Sales, Director of New Business Development (32)

Architect, Engineer in IT (10)

Business Mgr, Business Unit Mgr, Business Leader, Manager, Sr Manager (8)

Legal (8)

Product Development, R&D (any level), Technical Scientific (12)

Director Level in Finance (13)

VP Human Resources (5)

Business Manager - Miscellaneous (15)

Uncategorized VP Level Positions (14)

Other HR Positions (4)

Partners & Principals (6)

Project Manager or Director, Program Manager or Director (31)

Customer Service (8)

Manager Level Positions in Marketing (12)

Regional VP, Regional Director (11)

Controller (18)

VP Operations (18)

Director, Other Marketing Positions (9)

Regional Manager, Area Manager, Branch Manager (13)

Sales Account Manager, Account Executive, Sales Representative & Related (21)

Analysts, Others in Finance (19)

Sales - Other Titles (20)

Product Mgr, Sr Product Mgr, Brand Mgr, Other Mktg Positions (12)

Chief Financial Officer (20)

CEO, Owner, President (34)

General Manager, Division President, Executive Director (24)

CIO, VPIT, VPIS, CTO (8)

Director Level Positions in Operations - Specific Functions (24)

VP Marketing (21)

Positions Below VP in Supply Chain, Purchasing, Logistics, Materials (11)

Uncategorized Director Level Positions (12)

Other VP Level Operations - Specific Functions (6)

Sales Manager - All Other Designations (18)

Director of Marketing (15)

National Sales Manager (17)

Other Positions in IT (21)

Plant Manager, Plant Supervisor (5)

VP Sales (29)

Manager Level in Operations (39)

Uncategorized Other Positions (6)

Operations (Other) (5)

COO, EVP, Managing Director (32)

Vice President, Division Manager (8)

Engineering Management (17)

Director Level in HR (9)

Manager Level, Project Manager, Project Leader in IT (28)

Consultant (25)



A Random Selection of Success Stories


Doug T Wins $200,000 Director, Drug / Mass Retail Marketing for Maker of Chewing Gum and Mints in Northeast-- Delighted With Compensation and Career Advancement-- Overcomes Obstacle with SET Communication Strategy-- Praises SET Resources, Campaign Manager Peter R



 Reporting to the VP Sales, Doug will be tasked to achieve annual sales objectives and manage annual budget in the drug store and mass merchandiser channels, execute business initiatives aligned to brand strategy, provide feedback on current national programs and input for future programs, provide opportunities for colleague development and growth, and mentor direct reports.

     "I am happy with the combination of career advancement, future development, compensation, company culture and environment. I had an obstacle in that I had previous employment with an associated company and they were looking for "fresh new ideas." I successfully overcame the issue by emphasizing the diverse and extensive experience I accumulated outside of the company and, following the communication strategy, pointed out that my background uniquely qualified me as having fresh, new ideas, along with a very short learning curve due to familiarity with the business."

 Doug had several positive things to say about SET:

     "For me the most helpful aspect of the relationship with SET was the opportunity to work closely with Peter. Beyond the web-driven and hard copy resources, Peter had tremendous experience that he brought to bear on specific situations related to interviewing, managing offers, and negotiating. His responsiveness and willingness to customize his services to my needs was a great differentiator between SET's services and those of competitors."

 Doug also mentioned the resumes, and the website for finding growth firms, employers to contact, advanced strategies, and other purposes. He noted too the ongoing services from his team, and the overall professionalism and expertise of SET's people.


Stuart T Now $135,000++++ Associate Director with Pharmaceutical Firm in Northeast -- "Challenging and Rewarding" -- Praises Many SET Resources



 relocation + 401/pension Reporting to the Vice President Marketing, Consumer Medicines, Stuart will develop national retail strategy for the consumer medicines division. The primary project will be to lead the creation and retail execution of two major disease management category launches. Stuart was pleased to accept for many reasons:

     "It's challenging and rewarding work, there is generous compensation, family friendly benefits, rapid advancement opportunities, I'm expanding into a new industry (pharma), and there is the ability to find quality of life living in the area. The people are also smart and passionate about the projects."

 Stuart found many of SET's resources effective for him: Claire's clear advice regarding how to structure my search and how to manage some of the issues and questions was very helpful. Having Claire review some of the job descriptions that most interested me and getting her advice on how to best position myself against them during interviews helped considerably to generate two of the offers.

     "2/3 of the responses were from SET's distribution, while the other 1/3 were from my personal efforts. I am pleased with the quantity and overall quality of the responses, and pleased with the ongoing counseling I received. I firmly believe Claire's counseling gave me the understanding and reassurance to ask for more money (between $25K-$35K more to my offers) and understanding to ask for more time to complete the assorted negotiations.

     "The tools created and provided my SET were also helpful -- I used the assorted contact letters daily, the SOARs allowed for streamlined customization, and my 'two minute commercial' helped my preparedness. All of these tools helped my total presentation to future employers."



Rhonda M Wins Mortgage Banker Position in Southeast With Mortgage Bank  Pleased For Several Reasons - Overcomes Physical Disability  Credits SET Letter  Praises SET Marketing Director Gregg S



 Reporting to the Sales Manager, Rhonda will be responsible for origination of residential mortgage loans. She is pleased and offered these comments;

 I accepted this position because it is commissioned (growth), a new experience and the company appears to have mentoring management, unusual at this time. My sources showed too that it is and has been a very ethical company in the industry. It is also ideal in that the challenge does not require more suits, reams of expense reports, four door auto, portable electronics or overnight travel, all of which I was trying to avoid and still have a money making, interesting, consultative sales position.

 The firm is also highly automated, so typing is not a big deal for a disabled typist. Reporting is there, but minimal, allowing time to sell. I hope I make a fortune at this, because I enjoy the work. Should have been here ten years ago. Obstacles were age, unemployment, lack of business contacts from being in one spot too long, no family near, and a disability (you never know how someone will react, especially in sales, to someone with only half of a left hand!) Nothing bothered Gregg, he just kept encouraging me!

 SET marketing manager Gregg dropped a mailing with a resume style letter that landed on the desks of decision makers who appreciate my kind of work ethic. Gregg has experience that reminded me of having coffee over the Wall Street Journal with business associates in the past. A partnership. Same goal. Trust.

 An operations manager here gave the letter to his second in command and it was evident, in spite of my reservations about the mortgage market then and now, that they wanted me very badly. The SET tech team and my salesman GW were topnotch and responsive in their roles, as was Gregg S. SET work got me exactly where I needed to be, and in record time. Thanks Gregg!

1-877-796-7644, SET, executivejobhunting, tapitworldwide.com, www.executivejobhunting.com, SET, Mortgage Banker,Banking: Commercial,Louisville, Kentucky

Rhonda M Wins Mortgage Banker Position in Southeast With Mortgage Bank  Pleased For Several Reasons - Overcomes Physical Disability  Credits SET Letter  Praises SET Marketing Director Gregg S , SET, Kentucky,Louisville,Banking: Commercial, Mortgage Banker, SET, www.executivejobhunting.com, tapitworldwide.com, executivejobhunting, SET,1-877-796-7644

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