It is my pleasure to announce that Bonnie has accepted the position of EHS Manager position with XXXX. Bonnie came to us from a very long, successful career with a Fortune 500 company. She took an early retirement package from them as a result of corporate restructuring, but was not happy just sitting around. Bonnie wanted to get back into manufacturing in the area of her passion: environmental sustainability.
Bonnie came to us after she had unsuccessfully conducted a job search on her own. Since leaving her company, she had only two lower-level interviews and began to feel that she was not positioning herself very well, but did not know how to do it better.
Bill Temple, as her coach, helped her define her “added product value”, and SC&C created a solid presentation package with her resume and folio. After “going to market” with the information, we tweaked the key words to highlight the sustainability areas of her background. Almost as soon as she posted her new materials, and worked with SC&C to update and properly re-brand her LinkedIn profile, she started getting notices for positions of significant value.
She applied for a Facilities Manager position XXXX, got called for an interview 30 days later, and worked with Bill on developing her interview strategy. Despite not being all that intrigued by the job, Bill reinforced the need to “explore the possibilities,” rather than pre-negotiate the outcome before an offer was made.
The interview went very well, leaving Bonnie more interested than she had expected. After some follow up discussions with the company, Bonnie was offered a position, not as Facilities Manager, but as Environment, Health and Safety Manager for the plant – exactly the position she wanted! She was presented with an initial offer within 12 days of her interview. Bonnie and Bill went over the conditions of the offer and strategies for increasing the contract value. Bonnie followed Bill’s advice, went back to the company and presented her thoughts, and they provided a significant increase in the starting package that put the deal over the top.