There are 212 case studies in this section. These describe the issues our clients faced as they approached their job search and how we helped them with securing new positions and negotiate better packages. At the beginning of many stories, you will see a video or audio symbol. Click on that and listen to or watch the client speak about their Stewart, Cooper & Coon search experience.
Rick came to SC&C to help himself transition out of a very senior SES position in the Federal Government, where he had been promoted multiple times over his a 20+ year career. He became eligible for retirement with full pension and decided to use his remaining career life to get into the commercial sector, even though he was being pursued by his agency for various important executive roles. The President of the United States offered him a position as head of one Federal Agency, however, Rick declined it. Although he enjoyed his work, he felt it beneficial to enter the private sector while he still had an age advantage.
Based on discussions with his Campaign Director, the logical … Read More
I’m pleased to announce that Matt Brand has accepted the position as Senior Operations Manager, to head up XXXX’s newest distribution center. Matt came to us having left his previous position due to a 45 mile commute in heavy traffic. Prior to that, he had spent 20 years with his former company moving around the country for various positions. His challenge was
a) he did not want to move from his new home and did not want another bad commute,
b) he hadn’t really interviewed for a job since graduating from college.
We worked together on defining his product, developing his packaging, identifying his target audience given his preferences, and also on networking, interviewing and negotiation. He began interviewing with … Read More
Here is a note from our client Dennis who shared his story about his struggle and his success in placement. “Hello Sylvia, I am writing to share with you the good news and good fortune I have had recently in the career search.
I was extremely pleased at how well the resume turned out as well. It is a very strong resume containing positive elements of past work history while showing future growth. Thank you to SC&C for my exemplary resume. It proved to be a winner.
As you may recall, I interviewed with XXXX Industries in a first interview when they flew me to the eastern U.S. to sit with the Director of Operations of their main operating … Read More
Mike had a 20+ year career in city administration and management. His most recent assignment ended when there was a change in elected City Commissioners who terminated his agreement, which is not uncommon in a political environment.
Mike connected with SC&C to explore gaining assistance in his sudden job search. While managing a city was something Mike would certainly consider, he was also interested in exploring opportunities in the private sector, representing an industry change, a challenging task for someone who had single industry experience in the previous two decades.
From the start of his engagement, Mike attacked the tasks required to initially gather the material needed to develop an impactful, value-driven set of marketing materials. After seeing an … Read More
A note from David’s SC&C Campaign Director. I am pleased to announce that David has accepted a position. In the last two weeks, David interviewed for the role of General Manager of U.S. Operations for a global company headquartered overseas. During this time, he was interviewing with six different companies for senior-level positions.
Throughout his interview processes, David and I discussed all possible options. With SC&C, he had a constant sounding board to work through each situation. Continually stressing that he should hold out for the best fit for him, I discussed with David what this entailed for each of the companies.
Ultimately, it all culminated in an interview whirlwind, David interviewed for the position Friday. They liked him so … Read More
I’m pleased to announce that Pat has accepted the position of SVP and GM for XXXX in Atlanta. He will run a $400 million division with 27 plants and about half the company reporting to the CEO, which is precisely what he had hoped to achieve.
Patrick was an outplacement client who joined us in June from a Fortune 500 company through SC&C Executive Consultant, Robert Walsh. He had discussions with XXXX earlier in the year; however discussions intensified this past week. He initially had outplacement support from the second largest outplacement company in America and was dissatisfied with them, negotiating for additional support from his former company, so he could work with us. He had been with his … Read More
I am pleased to announce that Bruce has accepted the position of SVP of Banking Solutions for XXXX, running deposit products, digital banking channels, payment systems and contact centers. Bruce came to us through Tom Kelsay He had a very unusual employment situation in that his most recent employer was a company that was under contract with a company that had him assigned to Microsoft. One of our challenges was in how to articulate this work experience in a way that was accurate but not confusing to potential employers. He also admits to being an introvert and needed assistance in selling himself in interviews and getting comfortable in networking.
He accepted a contract position at Starbuck’s HQ and that … Read More
Mack G. is a former Lt. Colonel in the Air Force who moved into a successful business career culminating as Director of Federal Programs at XXXX. Mack had gone as far as he wanted to go with XXXX, and sought other more challenging environments. Excellent networking and persistent follow up positioned Mack to get an interview for a consulting position with YYYY. Mack even went so far as to learn what golf clubs some of the key “players” in YYYY belonged to and leveraged that information to break the ice in conversations.
The key to Mack’s success in landing his current position with YYYY was the interviewing strategy he learned from Stewart, Cooper & Coon. In his very last … Read More
Here is a note from Jo Ann Moser, Dan’s Campaign Director. “Dan is placed and here is his story. Dan came to us in late May. He had started his career as an Electrical Engineer for XXXX in 1986 and worked there until 2006 (20+ years) where he progressed to a VP level position. He left XXXX after 20 years to lead a start-up company. Early this year he sold his company’s technology to investors because he had found himself at a decision crossroad – invest significant capital to grow or sell the company. He chose to sell.
He came to us worried that he had been away from corporate America for nearly five years and he was … Read More
Eric has accepted a new role! Eric began with us in July and was seeking a CEO-level role. Even while we worked through his Worksheets and documents he was busy with his networking activities.
He was considering two opportunities and has opted now to accept a position with a XXXX that he had previous dealings with. He had worked with this particular firm to write the software that propels a major national website. XXXX is a global company; however, he will be working near his home in one of their branch offices, for sake of his negotiated package.
He has been told that he is under consideration for the CEO position. Eric had very positive things to say about … Read More