27 April 2017

Four Degrees of Separation

Four Degrees of Separation

James Barnard

This success story came in last month. Just getting a chance to post. Notice that networking through four degrees of separation was the key to landing this great job. Congratulations and all the best to you, James!

– Dave O’Farrell

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Hi Dave!

Great news! Berlin Packaging made me a job offer! It’s a little higher than what I was making at my previous employer. I used some data from the school of Industrial Engineering at Georgia Tech to negotiate a better base. After relaying that information and throwing in a few other things, we settled on a fair number and I accepted the offer. With a quarterly bonus that seems to be pretty attainable, a review in six months in addition to an annual review that could lead to a raise, I’m happy! I start on Monday.

This offer started with an ad on LinkedIn. Within a few days the ad was closed. I got with you and you put me in touch with Debbie Jones who is now at Eaton but used to be a customer of Berlin. Debbie was able to get me in touch with Berlin Atlanta’s District Sales Manager who put my resume in front of the hiring manager. That’s four degrees of separation!

Thank you for your help and thank you for all you do!

Keep Smilin’,

– James Barnard

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