Temporary Work Led Me to an Amazing Job Opportunity

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on December 4, 2018

Vandy Sy, TERRA Success Story

Vandy Sy was a go-getter from an early age. After graduating high school, she started working and building her professional skill set.

Less than a year later, she found herself working as a general manager of a major  pizza chain restaurant.

She gained several years of experience in customer service, retail and hospitality.

While she enjoyed customer-facing positions, Vandy wanted to branch out into a new field. She wasn’t looking for a job in a specific industry, and was open-minded to new opportunities.

An online search for staffing agencies led her to TERRA. She saw that TERRA filled administrative, production and technical roles and thought that teaming up with TERRA could help her find a great opportunity.

Vandy created an account on the TERRA website and uploaded her resume. It immediately caught the eye of Kirkland Recruiter Mandy Vichas.

Mandy called Vandy the next day to arrange an interview, and found herself impressed after their meeting.

She said, “Vandy had a very positive attitude, a lot of energy and a great willingness to learn.”

Mandy was working on filling temporary assembly technician roles at a high-end fitness equipment manufacturer. She thought it would be a good opportunity for Vandy to learn a new skill.

She offered her the position and Vandy eagerly accepted, not concerned that it was a temporary assignment.

We are excited to share that Vandy proved to be an exceptional employee.

She was so exceptional, in fact, that she was hired on as a full-time, regular employee – the first employee to ever be converted to their team!

Her supervisor said, “Vandy’s a rock star.”

But there is more to celebrate. Vandy She is also currently being mentored by one of the manufacturing engineering managers because they found out she wants to be an engineer!

We’re so happy to see this temporary role has given her so many opportunities.

Vandy loves that the job is straight-forward and different from retail. She loves her coworkers and flexible schedule compared to working in hospitality.

Mandy said, “I knew Vandy would be great for the job. She wasn’t afraid to learn how to use power tools. I remember her telling me that she has a drill but never had a chance to learn how to use it and has been wanting to learn.”

We asked Vandy if she would recommend TERRA to family and friends and she exclaimed, “I actually have! My brother got an amazing job in the computer field with TERRA’s help.”

Vandy also had this advice to share with job seekers looking to change jobs:

“Don’t be afraid to try temporary work. You get an opportunity to test things out and see what works for you.”

Great job, Vandy! We can’t wait to see the heights you reach! Thank you for letting TERRA guide you to a successful career.

How TERRA Can Help You

Interested in doing some temporary work to learn new skills and find the right fit? TERRA can help.

We can connect you to many employers currently hiring in your area.

Check out our current job openings.Don’t see what you’re looking for? Call us. New jobs become available daily and the sooner we know of your interests, the sooner we can work with you to find the right fit.

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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