Testimonial: Former Basketball Player Finds New Role In Eyewear Industry

At NexGoal, we take our athlete career placements very seriously – which is why our Project Coordinators spend so much time working with each candidate to put them in the best position to succeed. Once our candidates are placed, we like to take the time to share that candidate’s journey with all of you.

Our client is an innovative eyewear designer dedicated to bringing relief to thousands of patients across North America. In their quest to assist independent optometrists, they sought an experienced Clinical Operations Manager to implement their company vision and sales strategies to area branches. They looked to NexGoal to find the right fit for their team.

Our client got the right person for the job in Steve Givens. Steve, a sales professional with a unique background in spine and disruptive technology, had the proven leadership and market growth experience our client was searching for. With over $80 million sold through his career, a strong history of training new sales reps, and unique experience in the operating room, Steve was an ideal candidate for our client’s needs. Steve was also a former four-year varsity college basketball player, further enhancing his team-building and leadership skills. It was abundantly clear that Steve was an ideal NexGoal candidate.

Steve worked with our recruiter, Brittany Brady, through the job search process and lauded their immediate connection. “Working with Brittany was a very enjoyable experience in what is a stressful time. I was constantly fed updates and she would have timely responses to all my questions,” Steve said.

It didn’t take long for Brittany to position Steve as the ideal candidate for the role. Once the two connected, it only took a few interviews for Steve to land the coveted role. Not only did Steve praise NexGoal’s thoroughness and professionalism in preparing him for these interviews, but he also appreciated the personal touch along the journey.

“She [Brittany] was also thoughtful enough to text me the morning of an interview offering encouragement. The personal touches and the constant communication was extremely reassuring and helpful as moved through the interview process,” Steve mentioned.

Over the past 10+ years, we have specialized in placing former athletes in careers with our various corporate clients. The core of our business surrounds athlete job seekers, and Steve was quick to recommend that other former athletes like himself and competitive-minded job seekers come to NexGoal when looking for their next opportunity.

The NexGoal team would like to thank Steve for his valuable feedback and encouraging words, and we wish him continued success in his new role as Clinical Operations Manager.

Are you looking to work for an industry leader and advance your career in the medical device sales industry? We have the opportunity for you! We look forward to placing you in your next career. You can get started by filling out our Athlete Candidate page here.

Employers: Are you looking to bring on highly qualified candidates like Steve, who may not find you on their own? Reach out & discover how quickly we can connect you with top active & passive job seekers near you!

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