I have changed some details to protect the identities - lots of people read this blog you know!
I hope you have been doing great.
It is just to let you know that last month I started as a junior broker at (name withheld but one of the larger firms) European dry cargo desk. This is the opportunity I have been fighting for. This would not have been possible without having kept fresh in my mind what I read from your e-books and learned from your great advice; therefore, I thank you.
Notwithstanding getting this opportunity was quite a challenge in itself, the real challenge starts now. Therefore, what I have learned from you will remain of great help and guide me forward.
Once again, thank you.
Hi VS! Hope all is well. So it has been almost a year since I have ended the VS course and I figured I would just let you know where I am at.
If you recall, I was able to enter the industry by getting an internship at (name with held but one of the worlds largest shipbroking firms). Well, that went well and was a great experience, but it ended up being a dead end. I No bitterness as I was fully aware some of these shops work in political ways, so when it came time to move on, I did.
I had a little bit of difficulty re-entering the industry once I left. It took some time but I barked up every single door until two great opportunities came my way. Both offers were about equal, but I decided that I would take up the role with (name with held but one of the biggies). There were many reasons but the primary reason was that I believe to have found a mentorship type relationship with the individual who hired me. I hope I made the right decision but I will only know in a few months.
And all of this wouldn’t be possible if I hadn’t taking your course. Thanks for everything VS. I hope to be fixing soon. So be ready to receive another email once I get my first fixture.
Two very wise dudes on the path to shipping greatness....and very nice people too!
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