It’s not always easy to find a job in a new city – with no connections and especially before you move there. With upcoming plans of relocating to Denver for graduate school, Rachel began her job search early while still living in California – and it paid off.
With a BS in Public Health and 10 years of retail experience, Rachel decided to continue her education at the University of Denver in pursuit of an MS in Nonprofit Leadership. She needed to work while attending school, but couldn’t risk having too demanding of a position or work schedule.
Rachel applied to one of J. Kent’s temp-to-hire opportunities – a 4 day/week Receptionist/Administrative Assistant position with one of J. Kent’s nonprofit clients who works with developmentally and cognitively challenged adults and their families. It was the perfect chance for her to gain experience in the nonprofit sector, but in a role where she could leave her position at the end of each workday to attend classes and focus on her studies.
The challenge to J. Kent Staffing’s Recruiter was convincing our client to interview Rachel. They were hesitant to interview an out-of-state candidate. Fortunately, our client trusted J. Kent’s recommendation and scheduled a phone interview with Rachel. That went well and was immediately followed by a video interview. The result – J. Kent Staffing was able to offer Rachel the temp-to-hire position! Two weeks later, Rachel had relocated to Colorado and started her new job.
Rachel’s Placement Snapshot is a great example for both Employers and Job Seekers:
Employers – in today’s tight labor market, keep open to out-of-state candidates who are planning to relocate to Denver. The best time to find them is BEFORE they are here!
Job Seekers – if you don’t yet live in Denver, but are planning to move here, give your Denver job search a jump start – you never know when it will pay off.