For the last few years, Brenda Gonzalez has primarily done part-time and seasonal warehouse work. When her latest job assignment ended, she was hoping to find a job that offered full-time hours.
A friend of hers suggested that she reach out to TERRA Staffing Group, a top temp agency in Phoenix, for help with her job search.
Brenda met with Recruiting Coordinator, Jeniffer Toledo, and discussed her needs and wants.
While most of her experience was in the warehouse industry, Brenda had done some office work back in college and was interested in expanding her clerical skill set. Her experience and her professional manner made the Phoenix team think that Brenda would be great fit for a short-term receptionist role they had available with a large third-party logistics company.
Not long after being brought on as receptionist, however, the client needed more warehouse support. Since Brenda had previous warehouse experience, they asked if she could help out there.
She didn’t hesitate and jumped in to help wherever she was needed.
“I was a floater, working in different areas,” Brenda said. “I did some inventory, picking, shipping, and am currently doing packing and production.”
Despite not being the job she was initially hired for, Brenda enjoys the work she is currently doing.
“I like that the job is challenging. And though the job can be demanding, the stress stays at work – I don’t bring it home with me. The work is consistent, and every day is different. This is also a full-time job, and pays more than I had been previously making. I am happy to go to work.”
The best part of the job?
“It works great with my schedule and my kid’s schedules. It’s perfect for my lifestyle.”
The client is glad to have her on their team.
“Brenda is very much loved by her supervisors – and her peers,” Rhonda Maio, Recruiting Coordinator, shared. “She is very flexible and always willing to help out whenever they have a need. Brenda really has a great attitude and a desire to learn.”
We asked Brenda to tell us a little about her experience working with TERRA.
“I’ve worked with other staffing firms before. They found me work, but it was repetitive and didn’t let me use my skills. The job they told me about was it. – and they hired anyone. I wasn’t going anywhere with them. But TERRA has more structure. TERRA tries to fit your needs. They actually want to know what you are looking for.”
She added, “I would recommend TERRA to people looking for work. I had a good experience and they did great at finding me a job.”
Her advice to job seekers who are considering working with a staffing firm?
“Be clear about what you want. Give feedback to your agency. Be honest. Be flexible with your expectations. And remember, just like you are testing an employer, they are also testing you.“
Brenda has done a great job of showing her employer all she has to offer and is sure to have a very successful career with them. We wish you all the best, Brenda!
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