Sari, The tips you provided me to help me during interviewing process I have listed below:
1). Organization. You made me get everything in order for an interview before the interview happened. There wasn't anything I missed. I had a resume, examples, strategic plan and even thank you letters before the interview. 2). I was PREPARED. The tips you provided me prepared me for any question. I had those real life situations down pat. Whatever question thrown at me I was ready. 3). Great advice. I need someone that is going to be honest with me. Not someone to tell me what I want to hear. I could use my mother for that job. I wanted someone that was going to tell me NO if the situation wasn't right. You did that everytime. 4). Focus. You gave me a focus. I knew what I wanted to accomplish because you had me focused on the prize. You had my resume geared toward medical sales positions and that helped open the doors. My resume was not generic and that made a difference.
These were the main things that you provided me. I never would have been able to find a job in 5 months without medical sales experience without your help. Not only did I have 1 job offer I had 2. I am working for a great company and have job security. I feel so much better about myself and my confidence is sky high. I finally in working in the field I have wanted to be for the last 15 years. It took your guidance to get me there. Hope this helps with others looking for a job. Thanks and have a great new year! Sheila S.
I appreciated your presentation and it helped in ways you can not imagine. Like I said that was probably the best career oriented event I have attended because of the beneficial information I gained from it. If it is not too much trouble I would like to know if I could have your e-mail address so that I could possibly keep in touch with you and just keep you posted on things. Once again thank you and I appreciate it. Maurice, Truman State University
Sari, No sooner did I send this and I received a call from Ventiv. After some careful negotiating, I got what I wanted and took the position, starting on Feb. 1st! I am so excited......
I keep telling everyone that it wouldn't of happened without your help. You do have an amazing talent for coaching troubled people like me through the process. You even got me the job on the first try! I will let you know how things pan out over the next few weeks. But I did want to drop you a note to let you know I am on my way. Again, thank you so much for the help. I am so happy. Jeff Yeager Sanofi-Aventis
I wanted to thank you for working with me yesterday. I felt the session was very productive and beneficial to my future. The information and techniques we discussed will be invaluable throughout my career. I will be much more prepared and confident for my next interview. Keep up the good work! Jim
I just wanted to thank you again for all of your wonderful advice and being there for me when I needed the little confidence boosters! You've been a HUGE help and I'm glad to have met you. Take care! Sincerely, Barry
I appreciate you taking time out of your day to meet with me and instruct me to become a stronger candidate for the interviews that are soon to come. There was a lot of information that I was unaware of and there were several points that I felt were very valuable, not only for interviews, but for the every day tasks as well. The revised resume look great and I will be sure to begin working on compiling my brag book as soon as I get the chance. Andrew
YOU ARE BRILLIANT! I know you hated taking my check, just like I hate to toot my own horn, but TOOT! TOOT! I love it. It's to the point and just strokes my ego to the fullest. I'm reading it and saying, "I did that! You go girl! Go for Yours!" I will keep you in the loop. Toinetta
I'm sure you have heard the good news by now. I just was hired for a very elite medical sales position. It was a long interviewing process but we got the outcome we wanted. I have started some preliminary training and will receive my formal training in the next couple weeks. I wanted to take some time to thank you for all of the time and energy you put into helping make this possible. I must admit that I had some mixed emotions about spending some money for resume/interview consulting. Looking bask, that was the best decision I could have made. After you reconstructed my resume, I literally got interviews with about 90% of the positions that I pursued. It was also invaluable to have an ex hiring manager to consult with during the final stages of the interviewing process. Many times you were able to help me make sense out of some of the "cat and mouse" games that go on in this stage of the process. It was a pleasure getting to know you over the last several months. I don't think I would be where I am today without your help. I'll keep you posted on how things are going with my new position. Best Regards, Brian
I wanted to take a moment to thank you for all of your help. With your assistance I landed my dream job. I was so comfortable answering the difficult interview questions because you prepared me in advance. That preparation enabled me to relax during the interview and to focus on the things that really mattered to me such as compensation and benefits. Speaking of compensation, the job-search tools you helped me create had an enormous impact on the outcome of my interviews. The hiring official left the room with my business plan and brag book in tow. When he returned he closed the door, offered me the job and guaranteed my pay for the first three months of employment. As this is a base-plus-commission sales job, the guarantee of salary for three months was unprecedented with this company. Sari I can't begin to tell you how much I appreciate the time you spent preparing me for the interview process. I will recommend your services to anyone I meet that could use your help. Similarly I will gladly endorse your services to anyone that inquires. Sincerely: David
Dear Sari, Thanks to working with you, I am now eight months into my tenure with Apple Medical Corporation, my first position in the medical device industry. I could not have made it through the interview process without your guidance and support of my efforts. Before I utilized your services, the task of getting into this industry seemed overwhelming, and I was beginning to feel discouraged. Not only did you help me prepare for my interviews in a way that made sense, you also helped me gain an edge over my competition. Suddenly, it seemed possible that I could really do this! After we worked together, I made it to at least the second round with each and every one of my interviewing opportunities. Even though I was the one doing the heavy lifting to prepare myself, it was you that gave me all the tools I needed to be successful.
Thank you so much for sharing your passion for sales and knowledge of this industry. You helped me believe in myself and to see that my goal of getting a job in medical device was attainable, as long as I put in the necessary time and effort. I am happy to announce not only that I have won my company's sales contests for April, May and June but that I have also won first place in the Apple Medical sales contest for new business this quarter.
Jennifer Sales Representative Apple Medical Corporation