TERRA Saved Me From Being Stuck in a Bad Job and Found Me My Dream Job

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on May 26, 2017

A steady income is necessary for many reasons: to pay the bills, buy food, support a family, and much more.

Often times, these responsibilities and necessities lead people to take jobs they don’t love, but that offer financial stability.

And while there is certainly a bright side to a bad job, no one should ever feel “stuck” in a role they hate.

Aaron Silva is a great example of someone who was tired of working jobs that weren’t the right fit.

He shared, “I’ve worked all over the place. It was always a struggle to find something better than odd jobs or grocery store jobs.”

Rather than simply “accept his fate,” he decided to take action. He made a plan and followed through with it.

First, he went to school to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree in Administration.

The next step of his plan? Reach out to TERRA for help.

Aaron met with a recruiter at TERRA’s Seattle office and shared his story. He let her know what he was looking for and shared that he was flexible and willing to take on temporary assignments in order to build his skill set and maintain a steady income. But his goal was ultimately to find a job that was the right fit.

Being that TERRA’s offices work together to help find people opportunities, Aaron was soon contacted by the Kirkland TERRA branch.

Erin Nolan, now Everett Branch Manager but who was a recruiter at the time, found Aaron a temporary project for the holidays.

Shortly after that project ended, Erin was able to get Aaron another temporary assignment. But this time, it was as an Administrative Assistant in the video game industry – an industry Aaron is extremely passionate about!

This was exactly the kind of opportunity Aaron had been waiting for. And he was not throwing away his shot!

He was determined to make a great impression on the client. And he succeeded. He did such an amazing job, in fact, that in less than three months, they made him an offer to join their company on a full-time, regular basis!

Erin shared, “They love how Aaron is always willing to help and how he stays busy. He constantly takes on additional tasks and many departments benefit from his work ethic! He also has a great passion for the industry and the company’s products. He is really a great culture fit!”

Aaron couldn’t be happier. “I came to TERRA with very little office experience and was quickly set up with potential opportunities. It wasn’t long before I was working as a temp in the video game industry. In the coming months, I developed office skills and was hired full-time. I’m very grateful for the opportunities that TERRA Staffing gave me and I’m very happy that I was able to find my way into such a great company.”

If you find yourself struggling to find a better opportunity on your own, we can help.

We work with a variety of companies across multiple industries and may have an opportunity that is right for you.

The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can help.

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