Lane Jones graduated from University of Oklahoma in May of 2017. Eager to move somewhere new after graduation, she and a friend decided to relocate to Seattle.
She applied online with several companies, wanting to have a job lined up before making the move. Ideally, she was looking for an entry-level admin role in which she could also provide website support.
Unfortunately, Lane did not have much success finding a job in Seattle on her own. She never heard back after submitting her resume.
When she and her roommate came to Seattle to find an apartment, Lane decided to use the quick trip as an opportunity to search for jobs in person.
“It was tough trying to find a job without connections,” Lane confessed.
She decided to reach out to a staffing agency for help. Her mother had partnered with one to find her first job and Lane thought that it wouldn’t hurt for her to do the same.
An online search for job opportunities in Seattle led her to TERRA’s downtown Seattle branch. She signed up and was called in for an interview with a recruiter the very same day.
Lane met with Branch Manager, Anne Skaar, who was impressed by Lane’s professionalism.
“Anne told me, ‘I have the perfect job for you,’”she shared.
Anne introduced Lane to Recruiter Cat Metcalf, who was working on an administrative job opportunity with a local company.
Cat agreed with Anne and thought Lane was perfect for the position. She arranged an interview for Lane, for the day after she officially moved to Seattle.
The interview went really well – the client even introduced Lane to the staff later that day!
“It all happened so fast!” she exclaimed. “Finding a job was new for me. And it was a struggle not knowing how long it would take me to find a job in Seattle. Being able to have a face-to-face connection with a TERRA recruiter was so helpful.”
We’re happy to share that Lane loves her new job.
“I do a little bit of everything. I help with a variety of things – project admin work and I even get to help with the website. Everyone I work with is so nice. We immediately became family.”
She went on to say, “TERRA really impressed me. I was pleasantly surprised and really just blown away by the whole experience. It was just great. Whenever I meet people who are looking for a new job, or who want to make a change, I recommend they reach out to TERRA.”
Hesitant to work with a staffing firm? Lane had this advice:
“You don’t have anything to lose. Their job is to find you a job and they are in tune with what companies are looking for. They can put you in touch with a company that is a perfect fit for you. They could find you a job that you didn’t even know you needed. So don’t be afraid to work with a temp agency and explore all your options. And above all, trust the process.”
That is great advice, Lane! We are so glad we could help kick off your success story by helping you find a great job in Seattle!
How TERRA Can Help You
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