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How Execu|Search Put Me To Work: Sherrie Gonzalez

This is part of a series of testimonials from candidates who have successfully been placed by The Execu|Search Group. This testimonial comes from Sherrie Gonzalez; you can find our past testimonials here.  

When Sherrie, a web developer, lost her job due to company-wide layoffs in February, she viewed the situation as an opportunity to move forward in her career. After connecting with Lisa Samson, a Technical Recruiter within The Execu|Search Group’s IT division, she quickly received an offer for a full-time job from a leading software solutions company. She started her new position in April, and was happy to speak with us about her job search experience:

On her background…

I originally studied graphic design at MassArt in Boston, but decided to transition into development after taking a few coding classes. I worked for several companies in the Greater Boston area after graduating, including Boston Magazine. A little over 2 years ago, I was given an opportunity to move to New York City for work. I’ve been in Brooklyn ever since!

On what she was looking for…

Prior to being laid off, I was working as a front end developer for a company in Manhattan. I used my time off as an opportunity to assess my goals for the future. Though I still wanted to do coding, I ultimately decided to look for a more senior role with increased responsibility.

On how TESG worked to meet her needs…

Because Execu|Search took the time to learn about my background, they were able to position me for roles that made sense for my career. When Lisa reached out to me about my current role, the opportunity felt tailor made for me. Additionally, Lisa conducted the process with a sense of urgency—something that was important for me since I was out of work.

On preparing for the interview…

Lisa regularly followed up with me leading up to the few interview rounds I went through at my current company. She answered all the questions I had about the organization and ensured I knew how to approach each stage of the process. Due to this prep, she gave me the confidence I needed to successfully land the position.

On her overall experience…

Lisa’s proactivity made what could have been a stressful and drawn-out search into a very efficient process. Most importantly, I always felt that she had my best interests in mind when presenting me with opportunities. With her support, I found more than a job. This opportunity feels like the next, natural step in my career and I’m excited to see what doors open as a result.

“Sherrie and I had an open and honest relationship throughout the entire process, which made the hiring process so much smoother,” says Lisa. “I’d have to say she’s one of the best candidates I’ve worked with thus far in the development field!”

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