On Behalf Of David Belcher
Sent: October 25, 2009 5:01 PM
To: HappenLink
Subject: [happenlink] Success story

About 3 weeks ago, I posted a job opportunity on The happenlink site that I received from a recruiter that I knew. Well what do you know. Five (5) HAPPENITES applied, 3 were interviewed and one got the job!!

The recruiter phoned me this week to tell me that this person starts November 2, 2009. I have no idea who the candidate is and I am sure I have never met them.

Now the background info....
I have been out of HAPPEN since I "landed" 20 months ago but I will never forget the emotional roller coaster I went through during my 6 months of job search. Even though it was almost 2 years ago it feels like yesterday and I always vowed that when I landed, I would always make an effort to help those who were in the same situation that I was in. Well I have kept my word. I do so not for recognition or financial gain but for the warm feeling I am feeling now to offer help to those in need. Something I ashamed to say, I had little time for in my previous life.

To all those who have landed, don't forget your brothers & sisters who are still looking for the helping hand I am sure you received to reach your employment success. A brief email or networking session can make all the difference in the world.

Thanks for the opportunity to give back
David Belcher

Follow Up:
Thank you David.

I am the successful candidate who accepted the position late last week. I indeed start next Monday and I look forward to be part of the work force once again. I will keep my eyes and ears open for any other opportunities I can pass on.

Thanks again
Alex van |Kooten

What a wonderful story about HAPPENITES helping their fellow members!!
Congratulations to both David and Alex for sharing.