"I had decided to take an early retirement and enjoy travel and golf, but the recession hit, and I lost a lot of money on my investments. I realized that my savings would not last, and I decided that I had to go back to work. How do you find a job when you are 73 and haven’t worked for 8 years? I tried on my own for a few months, and I got nowhere, so my anxiety became substantial. I own 2 large homes with substantial mortgages, and my wife was becoming worried about our future as well. Decades found my resume on a job board and called to see how my search was going. The representative was very easy to talk to, and she spent a lot of time discussing my options and how she thought Decades could help me. I discussed this with my wife, and we decided it was the right thing to do. I started working with Decades and was delighted that everyone took the time to explain what he or she was doing to assist me. I talked with mentors who interviewed me as if I were in a job interview and coached me when my answers weren’t as positive as they could have been. We went through my whole career, and they made me realize I had a lot to offer. They stressed that my accumulated wisdom was very valuable to companies, particularly startups and firms that were growing rapidly. They also told me about interim positions that were available that I could fill while looking for a more permanent job. I interviewed with a venture capital firm and realized that working with them would be ideal. I helped with due diligence on companies they were considering buying, and, when they purchased one, they put me in as Interim CEO to turn it around. I did this for 6 months, and they sold it at a big profit, and I was quickly placed in another acquisition. We did so well that they decided to keep the company, and I have stayed on as CEO."
- Frank T