Jose Mateo knew that staffing agencies were a valuable resource for job seekers. That’s why he partnered with them whenever he needed a job.
As a matter of fact, a staffing firm actually helped him find a great job with a manufacturing and distribution company. He worked there for five years.
When he heard there was an internal opening for a Logistics Supervisor, he decided to apply. He was ready to take the next step within the company.
It came down to Jose and one other candidate. They went with the other candidate.
Wondering the deciding factor? A bachelor’s degree.
Many people would feel defeated. But not Jose. Instead of giving up and staying in his current position, he saw this as an opportunity to grow.
Knowing that most companies now want to see administrative skills, Jose decided to go back to school.
He took a temporary job as a delivery driver while finishing his associate degree in business administration. He saw this as a great opportunity to strengthen his network while growing academically.
It was during one of his deliveries that he discovered TERRA.
With graduation around the corner, he knew he would be seeking a long-term position. He went home and looked at the TERRA website.
Jose saw a job opportunity that he thought would allow him to grow – a Production Supervisor role in the Portland area.
Portland Branch Manager, Josh Byrnes, saw his resume and set up an interview for later that week with Jose.
After meeting with him, Josh was confident Jose was the ideal candidate for the position.
“The company had a lot of growth opportunity and a need for middle management. Jose had both the attitude and track record of doing just that,” Josh said.
“I could tell that he is the kind of employee that dedicates himself to improving the work process beyond his role. His experience was progressive and his attitude was infectiously positive.”
Josh coordinated a meeting for Jose and the client. They invited him to come to the warehouse so he could see his potential new work environment.
Wanting to showcase his skills, Jose put together a Production Supervisor portfolio for his interview. The client loved the presentation! It just might have been the thing that sealed his offer.
That’s right – he got the job!
His supervisor said, “We were looking at company growth and needed someone like Jose to help us achieve it. His preparedness, thoroughness and positive energy made him the ideal candidate for the job.”
Want to see your career grow the same way Jose’s has? Here’s his advice:
“Get out there. Start talking to people. Get out of your comfort zone. There’s no better way to express yourself than in person. You show interest, get the opportunity to connect with people and see how you fit. It’s a great opportunity to learn about other industries as well.”
Jose thanked Josh and the entire Portland team. “I looked at over 100 companies to work for and TERRA found me the perfect one! Thank you for seeing the potential in me and for giving me this opportunity. I wouldn’t be where I am without you,” he said gratefully.
Thank you for trusting TERRA with your job search, Jose! We wish you continued success!
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