I Moved to Seattle Wanting a Fresh Start and a Great Job – I Have Both
By Jezabel Southard
Posted on October 19, 2018
Sometimes it’s time for a fresh start.
Ashli Hysell worked for the state of Texas for over two years, as an investigator for the Department of Family and Child Protective Services. She often found herself working more than 80 hours a week and living on the road.
The job was taking a toll on her.
When her boyfriend received a job offer he couldn’t turn down in Seattle, Ashli chose to go with him. She was ready for a fresh start.
Ashli applied for multiple government positions, but heard nothing back. She was surprised by how difficult it was to find a good job in Seattle.
She thought, Why not try a staffing agency?
Ashli had experience working with a staffing firm before in Texas. As a matter of fact, they had helped her land her previous investigator job.
While searching the internet for top-rated staffing agencies in Seattle, she discovered TERRA.
Ashli registered with TERRA and Seattle Recruiter Jennifer Woods called her to schedule an interview.
After the interview, Jenn said, “I had a great first impression of Ashli. She was very professional, outgoing and personable. I knew I needed to place her right away. Her previous work experience and ability to handle serious pressure made her capable of anything.”
Ashli called Jenn the next day. Right as Jenn was about to offer Ashli a position, she informed Jenn that she had accepted a data entry job with another company.
Disappointed that she’d lost a great candidate, Jenn let Ashli know TERRA would still be a resource if she needed job help in the future.
About four months later, Jenn received a phone call from Ashli.
“She told me she was unhappy in her current role. She wanted out,” Jenn shared.
Luckily, Jenn had a new position available – with the same company she’d wanted to place Ashli at initially.
She started the position almost immediately.
Ashli wanted Jenn to know how much she appreciates her. She said, “Jenn has been fantastic and has gone above and beyond. She checks in with all the employees and even came to visit everyone around the holidays. From her involvement and interaction, you can tell she cares about her candidates’ happiness and her relationship with her clients.”
And Ashli would know best. Since taking the job, she’s not only been converted to a regular employee, she was promoted to supervisor! She is now TERRA’s point of contact at the company for onboarding new employees.
That’s right. Ashli went from a candidate to a client!
She likes the flexibility of the job and enjoys not being chained to a desk. Every day feels different.
Her new role also allows her to do some investigating, which she enjoys. Only now, it’s regarding fraud, e-commerce and protecting the consumer.
If you’re looking for a fresh start, Ashli has this advice:
“Have patience. That’s most important. Do your research, ask questions, make connections and build your network. It takes hard work. Be prepared as best as you can to make things happen in a timely way.”
We couldn’t be happier about Ashli’s growing success!
How TERRA Can Help You
Are you ready for a fresh start? TERRA can help.
We can help connect you to many opportunities in your area.
Getting started with us is simple. Just check out our current job openings.
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