In January of this year, Chance Whitlow decided to uproot her life and relocated from small-town Charlottesville, Virginia to Seattle, Washington.
She had six years of banking experience under her belt, and had some experience in operations as well.
Chance began applying for jobs on her own but knew that it would be to her benefit to have more options.
“I thought it would be wise to utilize as many resources as possible. I did an internet search for staffing agencies and TERRA was on the list. I read over a few reviews and decided to schedule an interview.”
She went to TERRA’s Seattle office and met with Recruiter, Jennifer Alongi.
Chance made a great impression on Jennifer. “She was friendly, genuine, had great ambition, and had some great work experience, too!” Jenn said.
She thought Chance would be a great fit for a direct placement position she was looking to fill for one of her clients.
“She had an administrative and finance background,” Jenn shared. “My client was looking for a receptionist/administrative assistant to provide heavy support to their accounts payable team.”
Jenn arranged an interview for Chance with her client and the rest is history.
Just four days after meeting with Jenn, Chance had a new job!
“Chance interviewed with me on Tuesday, interviewed with the client on Thursday, and had an offer by Friday!” Jenn said happily.
“The client loves Chance,” Jenn added. “They love her ambition and her previous finance experience. She had also explained to the hiring manager how she was very good at remembering member’s first names during her time at the bank. Since the employer is a 7th generation, family-owned business, they found this to be exactly what they needed!”
This was Chance’s first time working with a staffing agency. We asked her to tell us about her experience.
“My experience with TERRA extraordinarily exceeded any kind of expectation I had going in,” she began. “I’m not a bragger, but I must brag here. I went into TERRA for my appointment a day after landing, and by Friday, I had interviewed and accepted a job offer at the most incredible company. Not even a week of living here and I had a JOB! Not only a job, but one that I genuinely am excited about and love. I can’t give enough thanks to TERRA Staffing Group.”
She also wanted to thank Jennifer. “She is a miracle worker! She interviewed me in all the right ways to ensure that she got to know my strengths, weaknesses and character. This was all in an effort to find a company that was a fit for me and for the company. It was a huge breath of fresh air…I was over the moon and my mind was blown!”
Chance ended by saying, “TERRA, you have made a huge impact on my new life and experience here in Seattle. I honestly feel like I could hug you all (especially Jennifer) a million times over. And to anyone apprehensive about utilizing a staffing group, please don’t be. It will only help you in bigger ways than you could imagine. I am working for a company that has the best people, culture and work environment. This is honestly a first for me and it feels SO good!”
Thank you for the kind words, Chance! And thank you for trusting us with your job search. We wish you continued success in your new role!
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