When something feels right, it probably is. And it was that gut-feeling that led Megan Otterstrom to leave Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was born and raised, and move to Seattle, Washington.
“I was able to do a lot of traveling and often came to Seattle. I was hooked – the weather, the people, the sports, but above all the arts. I knew one day I wanted to land here,” Megan began. “Years later, I made the leap. I packed up a few things, along with my grumpy old cat, and hit the road. No job, no idea what I had waiting for me here, but I knew I wanted to make the jump. So, well, I jumped.”
Once in Seattle, she immediately began searching for a team of recruiters she could partner with on her job search.
After all, she had found her most recent job in Tulsa by going to a temp agency directly after graduating from Oklahoma City University. She worked for that cross-country pipeline company for 11 years, doing damage prevention. And it was in that job that she discovered she had a passion for keeping people safe.
Unfortunately, the recruiters she was working with were not matching her to the right jobs.
Megan said, “I knew I had luck with my last temp agency so I literally googled ‘best temp agency in Seattle’ and TERRA came up first. I sent in my application and immediately had an in office interview with Jennifer. I came in very nervous, thinking if I couldn’t find a job soon, I’d have to return home. And she was wonderful. So enthusiastic and cheerful. I came out refreshed and thankful. I knew I had someone great in my corner to finally help.”
Megan made a great impression on Seattel Recruiter, Jennifer Along, as well.
Jenn shared, “I could not help but smile the entire time I was talking to Megan. Her positive energy is simply contagious!”
Not only was Megan incredibly engaging, she had excellent experience. Experience that Jenn quickly realized made her a great fit for one of her clients.
“While talking to her about her previous role, Megan kept returning to the issue of safety. I had a client who was looking for an office manager, and safety was incredibly important to them. My client has employees working on the outside of tall buildings and I knew they would see value in her passion for safety, as well as her experience.”
Jenn was right. They did see value in Megan’s skill set and demeanor and hired her right away as a full-time, regular employee!
Less than a month after moving to Seattle, without a job lined up, Megan was happily employed!
Megan said, “She found a perfect match for me right away – exactly what I was looking for: a small company with years of stability and an office job that fit my skills.”
Jenn made sure to add, “This was not an easy position to fill. It is a family-owned and operated company. But my client let me know that they felt instantly connected to Megan. They also appreciated her positive nature and personality.”
People sometimes hesitate to partner with a temp agency on their job search. But Megan would argue that a staffing firm is a great resource for people looking to find the right fit. She not only had success back in Tulsa working with one, she had immediate success with TERRA Staffing in Seattle as well.
And if you are looking for employment opportunities in Seattle, Megan highly recommends reaching out the expert team of recruiters at TERRA.
She shared, “I felt that the staff at TERRA wants everyone to succeed. Every time I went in, they all greeted me, made sure I had what I needed, listened, and offered help if I needed it.
I would hands-down recommend TERRA Staffing to anyone, and would love for them with to work with Jennifer. Without her hard work and follow-through I might be looking at packing up to go home. I am very thankful for her and the awesome job that I have now.
Thanks for giving me the chance to share my story. And to let Jennifer know how happy I am, and how thankful I am that Google got it right!”
We are beyond happy that we were able to help Megan find a job she loves – and that keeps her in a city she loves! Thank you for letting us play a part in your success, Megan!
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