When recent college graduate, Benicia Brogan, came to TERRA’s Seattle office looking for help with her job search, she had no idea what surprises awaited her!
The first surprise came when the recruiter, Suzette Nedervelt, stepped into the lobby to greet her. They both paused.
“Are you Nicole’s mom?” Benicia asked.
Sure enough, Benicia and Suzette’s youngest daughter played soccer together – over 10 years ago!
The next surprise came during the interview itself. Benicia told Suzette about her experience campaigning, doing research and volunteering.
Suzette informed her that based off of her experience and skills she had a job that might be a match for her skill set… five jobs to be exact.
Benicia was surprised. She hadn’t had much luck job searching on her own and in her first meeting with a staffing company that she’d found completely at random, she now had options!
After discussing the various opportunities with Suzette, Benicia told Suzette which job sounded the most appealing to her.
Suzette contacted her client that day and the next day Benicia had an interview.
And the rest is history.
The client hired Benicia to be their office coordinator and front desk attendant.
We’re also happy to report that she was recently converted to full-time, regular employment!
Benicia was so happy with the service she received from Suzette and the rest of the TERRA team that she referred her cousin who just graduated from college!
Read on to learn more about Benicia’s experience – from Benicia!
First, tell us a little bit about you and your background.
I recently moved back to Seattle. I went to Idaho State University in Pocatello, ID. I double majored in Political Science and International Relations. I was a college athlete on the women’s soccer team for three years. I also worked for a non-profit group on environmental issues at Conservation Voters for Idaho.
How did you hear about TERRA?
I heard about TERRA online. I googled temp agencies near my house and it was the first one that came up.
How did your experience with TERRA compare to what you expected or experienced from other staffing firms?
I had never had a previous experience with a staffing firm so going into my interview I had no expectation because I was not familiar with a staffing agency and how it really worked.
Is there anyone specifically at TERRA you would like to thank?
I would like to thank Suzette Nedervelt. She has been so supportive and instrumental in my success at my current employer. After my interview she called me with five different work opportunities, which was much more than I had after submitting some odd 20-30 job applications. She always followed up and checked in on me to make sure that everything was going well and that I had all the tools at my disposal that would allow me to be successful at my job. Diamond Kelley was also very helpful in answering all my questions when Suzette was not available. And helping on the back end to set up my online profile when it was not working correctly!
What else would you like us to know?
TERRA was more than I expected and I would highly recommend them to anyone that is looking for a staffing agency!
If you are a recent college grad looking for employment, or know someone who is, don’t hesitate to reach out to the expert recruiting team at TERRA Staffing Group.
We can help you find the Right Fit™!
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