TERRA Saved Me From a String of Unrewarding Jobs and Found Me One I Love

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on April 25, 2017

A happy Amy (L) and Nicolas (R) pose for a photo together.

Have you ever worked a job that wasn’t right for you, but you just didn’t know how to find something new, or better?

That was the case with Nicolas Laine.

He had worked several retail and restaurant jobs throughout his career, but he was not happy.

When he left his most recent job, he was determined to find something different.

Nicolas said, “I knew I had to find a job where I would fit better.”

Getting started on a job search can be difficult. Luckily, a friend recommended that he reach out to TERRA’s Seattle office for help.

He met with Recruiter, Michelle Reyes, who quickly noted that Nicolas was eager to learn new skills and get out of the food industry.

She spoke to her colleague, Amy Walvatne, Seattle Staffing Specialist, who was looking for people interested in entry-level manufacturing roles with an aerospace company.

Amy met with him and thought that he seemed extremely capable, and he struck her as someone who would be dependable as well. And reliability is the key to success with her client.

Nicolas was offered a job there on a contract-to-hire basis and he proved to be a great employee.

The client shared, “He asks great questions and suggests great ideas on ways to improve processes. He has a great attitude!”

The proof that they loved having Nicolas on the team came in December of 2016. He was, unfortunately, part of several layoffs during that time. When the client was able to hire people on again, he was the first person they wanted back!

And we are so happy to say that he was recently offered full-time, regular employment!

Nicolas had never worked with a staffing firm prior to TERRA, and he was apprehensive. He said, “I was afraid that I would wind up with another string of unrewarding jobs, only in faster succession than before. But TERRA found me a manufacturing job that I really enjoy.”

He added, “I like making stuff a lot more than I like working a cash register!”

“And, unlike my job before TERRA, my new job has plenty of opportunities for promotion.”

Amy said, “I have personally witnessed an increase in Nic’s self-confidence, and that has really shown on the job. He has been a real joy to work with”

Nicolas also had some special words for Amy. He shared, “She isn’t just really kind, she also gets stuff done! Although I wish I had more opportunities to interact with her – again, really kind! – she did her job too well and placed me in new job promptly!”

And in case you doubted his sincerity, Nicolas made sure to add, “For the record, I mean every single word. Y’all really helped me out. That’s my story and I am sticking to it! Thank you again!”

Nicolas, we appreciate your kind words and are so happy we could find you a job that is a better fit and that offers professional growth! We wish you continued success!

Changing career paths can be hard. But having the right staffing agency on your side can really help open the door to great companies and opportunities you may not have otherwise.

If you are looking for a new job opportunity, let us help!

Getting started is simple. Just check out our current openings.

We have offices in the Seattle-Puget Sound, Portland-Metro, and Phoenix-Metro areas and our expert recruiters are waiting to speak with you!

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