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
Lonnie K Now $70,000+ National Account Manager in Northeast for Manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment-- Notes Several Helpful SET ResourcesTitle: National Account Manager
Field/Industry: Manufacturer of Material Handling Equipment
Compensation: $70,000 base + Commission
Reporting to the VP and General Manager, Lonnie will establish a direct customer base, apart from the company's normal distributor/dealer base. He noted that the website was especially helpful for many reasons, including finding openings, getting information on companies, and for interviewing guidance. He also mentioned the resumes and sample letters, and ongoing services from his team.
Darrell Y Wins $150,000++ VP Marketing Position with Venture Capital Backed Internet Services Provider in Pacific Northwest-- Praises Guidance on Interviewing, NegotiatingTitle: TBD - VP Marketing
Field/Industry: Internet Services Provider
Compensation: $150,000 + 20% bonus + $40,000 relocation package
Reporting to the CEO, Darrell will oversee all marketing efforts for this VC-financed startup. He appreciated the guidance on interviewing and negotiating, and also in dealing with recruiters. This position came to him originally through a recruiter.
Terry U Remains with Firm after Productive Campaign-- Given Greater Responsibility-- Praises SET Resumes, Resume DistributionsTitle: Program Manager, Worldwide Remote Control Planning
Field/Industry: Digital Technology
After a productive campaign, Terry decided to remain with his current employer, the world's largest provider of integrated technology solutions for the creative/entertainment/ media and consumer markets. He said that he had been given greater responsibility by his current company. The employment environment had stabilized, he said, and he was no longer concerned about imminent layoffs.
Terry said the SET Asset, Liability and Marketability evaluations were helpful, and he praised the resumes. SET's multiple resume approach combined with broadly ranging but highly targeted resume distributions, particularly to recruiters, were very effective, he said.
The SOAR concept, and guidance on what to say and what not to say during interviews and negotiations, were also very helpful in his opinion.