I Needed a Change and TERRA Helped Me Find a Career That Suits Me

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on November 12, 2018

Sometimes people crave a change in their life. And it’s that desire for change that sparks motivation.

That was the case with Jessica Combs.

Jessica had a background in retail and operations management. For eight years, she was store manager for a large corporate beauty store. Jessica was successful in the role, and always gave her best, but nothing excited her about going to work every day.

Something was lacking – a love for her job.

When she realized that, her desire for change caught fire. It was time for something new.

Jessica was unsure of exactly what type of position she wanted, but she was open-minded. She just wanted to get out retail and move into a more administrative role.

She’d had success working with a staffing agency in the past, and knew that they were the best way to get connected to multiple opportunities. So, she decided to partner with one again.

Jessica opted to look into working with TERRA. She’d heard of it back when she worked at a spa – some of the recruiters were regular clients there.

She decided to check the TERRA website to see what types of positions they had available. Several job opportunities piqued her interest.

She submitted her resume.

Chelsea Bollman, Kirkland Recruiter, contacted Jessica and scheduled an interview with her for the following day.

After the interview, Chelsea said, “Jessica was absolutely wonderful – very outgoing and personable. We were able to connect right away. I loved that she was easygoing yet very thorough in all of her answers.”

Chelsea was working with a local bank that was in need of an Administrative Assistant. She thought Jessica would be a great fit for the position.

She said, “Jessica had a great sense of humor, gave great examples of being organized and detail-oriented, and loved the idea of working for a company with a ‘family-feel.’ She also had great longevity and was looking to grow her career in an administrative environment, which is exactly what my client was looking for in a candidate.”

Chelsea was right. The client loved Jessica.

And we’re happy to announce that in just three months, Jessica has been hired as a full-time, regular employee and has received a bump in pay!

Jessica said this about her new job:

“This job puts me in my element and suits me perfectly. I love working with a small team – we’re more like a small family. It’s fun, and I get to be detail-oriented. The best part is the work-life balance.”

Her supervisors are thrilled to have her as part of their work family, saying, “Jessica is well-organized, quick to learn, fun to work with, and continues to impress.”

We asked Jessica about her experience with TERRA compared to other staffing agencies. She said her experience with TERRA was more fulfilling.

“I felt like I was listened to, and the process was more thorough. I was placed in the perfect fit for both my personality and job history.”

If you don’t feel fulfilled at work and have a burning desire for new employment, Jessica had this to say: “Don’t get hung up on every little detail. Be open. There’s a lot of opportunity out there.”

Thank you, Jessica, for trusting TERRA to help you transition careers! We wish you continued success.

How TERRA Can Help You

Are you craving a change in your career?

We can help connect you to many opportunities in your area.

Getting started with us is simple. Just check out our current job openings.

We have offices in the Seattle-Puget SoundPortland-Metro, and Phoenix-Metro areas and our expert recruiters are waiting to speak with you!

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