Marc Shaver, JTI
"Dear Svetlana, last week, I began my new position as General Manager of Russia for Japan Tobacco, International (JTI). By any measure, this is a tremendous job with one of the leading multi-national companies in Russia. In fact, I've told some of my colleagues that I believe this could well be the best senior management position in Russia.
However, I would be remiss if I did not take a moment to tell you that I honestly believe I would not have earned this position had it not been for the outstanding assistance you provided during our outplacement discussions. I'm an intelligent person; like most people, I thought that I had done a pretty good job of preparing my resume. But during our meetings, I quickly realized that I had to swallow my pride and accept the fact that you knew exactly what you were talking about. The counseling you provided in the areas of resume preparation and interviewing skills was, quite simply, excellent.
And so, Svetlana, the purpose of this letter is to say, "Thank you" for your outstanding assistance. I have a new job with a tremendous future-and you played a large part in it.
With best wishes for your continued success, Marc Shaver, JTI"
"I want to deliver special thanks for ex-Dell employees training that was
held by Svetlana Tolmacheva - she greatly helped us to understand major
details when submitting to new vacancies.
Personally she helps me a lot how to prepare effective cv".
Vladimir Tkachev, Enterprise Solutions Consultant , Dell Inc
Thank you for care and help. I've got a job. Today is my first day in office.
Slightly far from home, but nevertheless it seems OK to me (salary too).
I have enjoyed your work with our team, thank you again.
I wish to you great success now and in the future".
Evgeniy Larin, Senior Software Engineer, Intel Corporation
"Thank you a lot for supporting us with all that CV and interview trainings and advices during this challenging period of time. Your seminar and e-mail consulting helped me a lot with creating a good and competitive CV and preparing for interviews. Now I'm inspired to find new opportunities to make a career".
Anton Banchukov, Technical and Sales Representative, Dell Inc
Irina Sarkissova, CFO, DirectNet Telecommunications:
"To whom it may concern
I had a position of Chief Accountant/Financial Manager and had an agreement with the employer of upgrade to the top financial position. All my hopes to future carrier growth failed in June, 2002, when my employer, the worldwide telecommunications operator passed through bankruptcy and contraction of the business in many countries. The Russian legal entity was closed and the procedure of its bankruptcy began.
Like any other person loosing a job, I lost confidence in my future and felt myself not required by anybody. I began to send my CV to all employment agencies I knew, but received only a couple of telephone calls without any further offers to visit potential employers. ST Management Consulting contacted me on behalf of the Head Office of my former employer during this difficult time.
During the first preliminary conversation they found out my plans and skills. Their first step was to change my opinion on the event. They convinced me that such period is my chance to upgrade my previous position to the top financial position I had in prospect and that my skills conform to my plans to upgrade my previous position. Their second step was to improve my resume and to adjust it to the position I am search. We did not change any facts of my biography but changed some accents and indicated the goals. After the CV was ready they began to prepare me to the meetings with the potential employers and to search of the potential employers directly.
In the meanwhile I visited several headhunting agencies offering me the positions equal to my previous or below. ST consultants persuaded me to follow my career plans and to continue to look for the position I wanted. They tracked my job search process and we discussed the opportunities.
Very soon I received a job offer to take a CFO position with one of telecommunication companies and took this position.
The support of ST Management Consulting helped me to survive in a very difficult period of my life. They gave me a support that is necessary to many persons engaged in the commercial business.
I hope this company will help many people in future. This business is necessary in the commercial environment we have now in Russia, and ST Management Consulting are extremely skilled in this business".
Direct Net Telecommunications
Vyatcheslav Maltchevsky - Vice-President NPC BYSTROFF:
"After the crisis of 1998 Tetra Pak top management decided to close in 1999 the production enterprises in Russia which made 126 employees redundant. Many employees lost confidence in the future and in themselves.
At this time I was the Manufacturing Director for Tetra Pak Lutch (City of Podolsk, Moscow area). The enterprise had a very strong management team and was producing the lines for packing liquid food products for CIS and all over the world.
Under those difficult circumstances we made the right decision to address ST Management Consulting. The consultants proved to be the high class professionals, who eventually became not just advisers, but partners for every redundant employee.
I can't but accept that the performance of ST Management Consulting appeared to be far above our expectations. Nowadays many former managers of Tetra Pak Lutch are holding top positions with leading world and Russian companies. Consultants of ST Management and Svetlana Tolmacheva personally have contributed to it greatly. I am sure they will successfully proceed their highly needed activities".