TERRA Changed My Views on Staffing Firms – And Found Me A Career Close to Home

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on March 8, 2016

We are so pleased that we were able to help Kevin find a job he loves AND change his perception of staffing firms!
We are so pleased that we were able to help Kevin find a job he loves AND change his perception of staffing firms at the same time!

Kevin Bailey was working at a bank as a Business Systems Analyst when the financial market crashed. By April of 2009, he was unemployed with little chance of finding work. To pay the bills, he and his wife started their own business, which lasted three years before they had to shut it down.

In 2012, Kevin decided to go back to college for his Master’s degree in Project Management. And from the moment he graduated, in 2014, Kevin dedicated himself to job searching. None were the right fit. All of his job offers would have forced his family to move.

So why didn’t he reach out to a recruiter for help?

Kevin was uneasy about working with a staffing firm. You see, his previous experiences with staffing agencies weren’t the best. He’d receive invitations to apply to jobs for which he had no experience. Sometimes he would apply to a job only to never hear from a recruiter again. Often, his calls and emails went ignored.

But one day, Amber Low, Manager of TERRA’s Technical Division, reached out to him. She had seen his resume and wanted to discuss a Business Process Analyst position with him, thinking it might be a good fit for him.

He had never heard of TERRA before that phone call, but Kevin was intrigued by the fact that the position Amber wanted to present him for was located just a few miles from his home. So he agreed to work with her.

Secretly, Kevin assumed that he would never hear from her again. Instead, not only did she contact him to tell him about his upcoming interview, she also told him that she would call him the day before the interview to prep him, something no other recruiter had ever done.

After the interview, Amber was in contact with him on a regular basis, and completely unlike his previous experiences, never once did he have to follow up with her for information. She kept him up to date throughout the entire process.

Not long after, Kevin was extended an offer that he accepted.

When asked about his time with TERRA, Kevin said, “My experience with TERRA Staffing was incredible and I’m not just saying that because I got the job…Amber went above and beyond anything any other recruiters ever did for me. She was amazing and I would sing her praises whether I got the job or not. She was the only recruiter, out of the close to a hundred I have talked to, that has taken the time to understand her client’s needs and does not leave a job seeker abandoned.”

He added, “If you are looking for a job and like to deal with people who care about you, then I would consider dealing with TERRA Staffing Group. They aren’t concerned with sending a company thousands of applicants; they want to send the right applicant.”

Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need assistance with your job search. We’d love to help you find the right fit.

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