TERRA Helped Me Go From 'Overqualified' to Completely Satisfied in My Post-Retirement Career

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on June 24, 2015

Chris Weaver
Chris turned a project assignment into a full-time, regular employment opportunity!

Chris Weaver had a long, successful career working for a national food wholesale distributor and had worked his way into Controller, VP of Finance and VP of Business Analysis roles. Shortly after retiring, he realized that he wanted to continue working (for at least 10 years), but he did not want to do the same thing he had been doing.

Unfortunately, everywhere Chris went, and every job he expressed interest in, he was told he was “overqualified.”

A Craigslist ad brought him to TERRA’s Everett office. He met with Recruiting Coordinator, Kaitlyn Rengen, who recommended him to Everett Recruiter, Patty Stoddard.

As it so happened, one of Patty’s clients had recently reached out to her wondering if she knew anyone who could help with a one month project, supporting their logistics team better manage their growing inventory.

“I called Chris, he met with my client, and now he is a full-time, regular employee of the company!” Patty said.

We are so pleased that things worked out for Chris and that he is happy in his new role and doing something that he wants to do.

We asked Chris to share some thoughts on his experience with TERRA.

Tell us a little about you and your background.

I spent 28 years of my career working for a national food wholesale distributor in various finance, accounting and IT roles. I retired and soon realized that I missed working and needed to get back to it.

How did you hear about TERRA?

I saw a job ad posted on Craigslist.

How did your experience with TERRA compare to what you expected or experienced from other staffing firms?

TERRA took an interest in me and what I was looking for. I’d contacted several staffing agencies, but most of them didn’t understand that I wanted to do something different and not necessarily a high level management position. I just wanted to get back into an operational role, based on my vast experience in the food distribution business, and TERRA found that for me.

Is there anyone specifically at TERRA you would like to thank?

All of the recruiters were helpful, but my initial interview was with Kaitlyn Rengen, who was very professional to work with and had my best interests at heart. She listened to what I wanted and built my profile accordingly.

What else would you like us to know?

I contacted several agencies during my job search and TERRA seemed to show more interest in my situation, and me, than any other agency.

Thank you for sharing your story, Chris, and for letting us play a role in it!

If you are looking for employment, don’t hesitate to reach out to the expert recruiting team at TERRA Staffing Group.

We can help you find the Right Fit™!

Contact us today.


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