Administrative Assistant, Denver, CO

Event Planner Makes the Transition to a More Stable Career in Office Administration


Temp-to-Hire Administrative Assistant

Danielle, a proud Denver native, moved to New York after completing her Associate Degree in Hospitality Management. She worked in the restaurant industry in NYC for a couple of years and then decided to return home to Colorado as she was getting ready to have her 1st child.

She spent almost the next 5 years working for an event planning company where she was able to continue to interact with the public and put her great people skills to work. But with the onset of the Covid pandemic and cancellation of nearly all events, Danielle was laid off. She realized that she needed to make a career change to something more stable.

Good event planners have excellent organizational skills, high attention to detail, and are responsible for many administrative tasks to successfully execute each event. So switching careers to administrative assistant work was a natural and easy decision for Danielle.

J. Kent’s corporate client is a regional flooring and carpet company who has successfully utilized J. Kent Staffing’s temp-to-hire model for just over two years, making 8 hires during this time. Their administrative assistants support their Denver headquarters and their retail stores throughout the Denver metro area.

Danielle was quick to impress both her J. Kent Recruiter and our client’s hiring manager. She had her initial interview with J. Kent Staffing in early November, interviewed with our client later that same day, and started in her new temp-to-hire role the very next day!

She quickly succeeded in getting her department caught up and then – just 2 weeks later – was called upon to switch gears and move to another administrative position in the company following the promotion of another employee. Danielle’s a great example of the value of being flexible, hard-working, and always bringing a positive attitude to work.

Great Job, Danielle!

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