After working in the construction industry for 12 years, Jim Ryckman decided that it was time for a new job.
He didn’t love what he was doing, but more than that, he was tired of not having steady work to support his family.
He made a decision: he was going to get welding certified.
For the next two years, Jim spent his nights and weekends in school.
Once he completed his certification, he quickly, and eagerly, began looking for new employment opportunities.
Jim found a new job on his own, but it didn’t feel right. The facility appeared unsafe and, despite being close to home, it just didn’t feel like a place where he wanted to work. He decided to trust his instincts and look for a job that was a better fit.
An online search led him to TERRA Staffing, a top temp agency in Tukwila.
Jim met with Tamika Williams, Staffing Specialist. Based off his work experience and demeanor, Tamika thought that Jim would be a great fit for a welder position that Recruiter, Stephanie Launius, was working on.
Tamika recommended that Stephanie meet with him and she did – that very same day.
Stephanie shared, “Jim had great work history and presented himself in a professional manner. He was straightforward, earnest and eager to find financial stability for his family.”
She arranged an interview between Jim and her client and they quickly brought him onboard.
Jim was starting his new job within 48 hours of his TERRA interview!
His new job makes him happy. He shared, “I enjoy the people I work with and the job is fun. It’s hands-on and allows me to think, use my head. There are new problems to tackle each day. The environment is safe and the job pays well.”
The client loves having Jim on their team. “Jim makes sure things are done correctly the first time around. He’s quick, and if he’s got a question, he’ll ask for help to make sure the job gets done. Jim is dependable and gets along well with everyone. He’s a great hire.”
“I never worked with a staffing agency before. I was hesitant and not sure what this would turn into. But Stephanie was great. She was excited and enthusiastic from the get-go.
I would recommend TERRA 100% if you are looking for work. Plus, a staffing firm can get you in the door of a company.
A short-term job can always become a long-term one. Prove yourself. Show the value you can provide. That’s what it all comes down to.”
We are so glad that we were able to help you find the right fit, Jim! We wish you continued success in your career!
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