Darren initiated discussions with Fred Coon to begin exploring what his career options were. Four months after he began working with his SC&C team, Darren was employed. The discussions centered on what Darren really wanted to do going forward and ways to enhance his future career possibilities. Bill Temple, Darren’s SC&C Campaign Director helped him develop both strategies and tactics for conducting a successful search and outlined the tactics required to make those possibilities a reality.
Darren had a solid background in consumer product marketing, but was having difficulty penetrating new opportunities due to declining economic conditions, and an especially hard time getting to the state desired by his family which was one of his primary search objectives. He explored a number of companies in various geographies and had good interviews with all of them.
His first position, though, came from a family referral. The company had an opening for a SVP of International Business that Darren was made aware of. After the usual telephone interviews, during which Darren presented his SC&C WebFolio, he received very positive feedback.
Then, the company flew Darren down to their headquarters and, using the interview control tactics and interview skills he learned from Bill Temple, the company offered him the position of SVP, International Business. Bill worked closely with Darren and that collaboration resulted in an offer of $250,000 or, 39% more than his previous compensation.
Taking to heart Bill’s advice, Darren kept his name in circulation and continued to accept interviews, realizing the need to “always be looking for the next move,” Two and a half months into the first position, he received an unsolicited call from a multi-billion energy company located in, of all places, the exact town where he wanted to raise his family. He couldn’t pass up to opportunity to make his family happy.
They had just started a new marketing division and, based on their conversations with Darren, said that he would be a perfect fit for that job and asked him to accept the title of Chief Sales Officer initially with a comp package worth $675,000 and, within two months, Darren was asked to accept the title of President.