My Career Longevity and Skill Set Helped TERRA Land Me a Great Job

People say when one door closes, another one opens.

And that’s exactly what happened for Mark Spooner.

He was placed at a production job through TERRA Staffing Group back in 2015. For almost three years, he built and tested chairs and equipment for medical and dental offices.

In his time there, his hard work led to a promotion to a lead role. While he enjoyed that his job was close to home, he didn’t really find the work challenging.

Eventually, the company lost their sales team, causing business to drop dramatically. This loss led to major layoffs within the company.

Unfortunately, Mark was one of them.

He began searching online for new employment opportunities. That’s when he, coincidentally, received a phone call from someone at TERRA.

Beaverton Staffing Manager Sam Skach was calling former TERRA employees to see how they were doing in their current roles. Mark informed Sam of what recently happened at his previous position and let her know that he was looking for a new manufacturing job.

Sam said, “He is professional and has the skill set one of my clients was looking for. And the job lined up perfectly with Mark’s needs! Because of this, I arranged an interview for him with the client.”

While at the interview, Mark noticed the production team at work and expressed an interest. Though they didn’t have an opening in production, the production manager wanted to meet Mark anyway. He ended up wowing them. He got an immediate full-time offer to start on the production team!

“Mark had amazing longevity and wanted to find a work family, not just another job. I knew he’d be a perfect fit for my client. They have a reputation of having a tenured staff. It really seemed like the right fit on both sides,” Sam shared.

It looks like Sam was right!

“Mark is a very competent mechanic and is not afraid to admit when he doesn’t know something. He is a solid fit for our company and is learning more each day,” His supervisor said.

Mark really enjoys the variety of his new production position. He likes that there’s so much to learn and that every day is always different. The people, atmosphere, schedule and location all make this an ideal job for him.

We asked Mark if he would recommend TERRA to someone looking for work. He said, “I would! It’s hard to find the right job on the first try. In partnering with TERRA, they will work with your skill set to find a position that fits your individual needs.”

Mark has this advice for people looking for new job opportunities:

“Everyone has different skills. It’s your responsibility to develop that skill set with the knowledge and training you get on the job. The more you learn, the more you can prove to your supervisor. It’s also great to specialize or learn a trade, so that you always have something to fall back on.”

Thank you Mark for the great advice! Keep up the great work and we wish you the best in the future!

How TERRA Can Help You

Are you looking to take your experience to, and find longevity with, a new employer?

We have multiple positions available across various industries and we can connect you to employers currently hiring in your area.

TERRA has offices in the Seattle-Puget SoundPortland-Metro, and Phoenix-Metro areas and our expert recruiters are waiting to speak with you!

Want to see our current job openings? Download TERRA’s mobile app. (Available for iOS and Android.)

The app allows you to search for – and apply to – jobs in your area. You can also get in touch with a recruiter at your convenience, 24/7.

It’s free and easy to use.  Download the TERRA Staffing Group mobile app today.

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