TERRA Saw the Me Beyond My Resume and Helped Me Find My Dream Career

By Jezabel Southard

Posted on April 7, 2016

We are so glad that we were able to help you find your dream career, Shelby!

Shelby Coleman had been doing customer service work since the age of 15.

But when she was in her 30s – already married, with three children – she decided to go to college to pursue an Associate Degree in Accounting.

After Shelby graduated (with a 3.9 GPA!), she went on many interviews looking for an opportunity to put her degree to work, but she always received the same feedback from potential employers. She had a great skill set and understanding of the field but no real-time experience.

She was discouraged, until her uncle told her to try TERRA.

She met with Tukwila Branch Manager, Lance Fischbach, and he found Shelby to be a great candidate. She was upbeat, polished and had a great attitude. She stood out as a person who could make an immediate impact for any company, and he told her so.

Shelby had only been to one other staffing firm before TERRA and, to her delight, TERRA was nothing like them. She was treated like a person who mattered. TERRA made her feel valuable to the working world.

As it turned out, Lance had a client in need of hiring someone with experience in implementing change and processes into a busy office setting, someone who was a self-starter. Lance knew Shelby was the right fit.

He was right. In Lance’s words, “The owner of the company loved her energy and can-do attitude. He was convinced from the moment he met her that she would mesh well with his office.”

In just one month, Shelby went from discouraged to happily employed!

In Shelby’s words, “The staff at TERRA is very professional, kind, and thorough. Even after finding me employment, Lance still contacts me to see how things are going. And he always leaves his door open if I need an ear for professional reasons.”

She added, “Lance, I finally have my dream career and it’s because you saw the me beyond my resume, knew what the client was looking for, and had the ability to fit a very intricate puzzle together.”

Shelby went on to say, “No matter who it is – a stranger I’m engaged in conversation with, a friend, or even a family member – if I hear anyone say they can’t find a job, I always refer them to TERRA!”

Shelby was right about good career placement being like a puzzle. It takes patience and effort.

Now that Shelby’s finally found where she fits, she’s an important part of a much bigger picture.

Contact us today to learn how we can help you find your right fit.

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