In June, 2019, we placed a Temp-to-Hire Administrative Assistant at a Denver condominium complex managed by a Dallas-based property management company. Since then, the company has continued to build their portfolio of properties in the Denver metro area. Due to this expansion, the Administrative Assistant hired last year was recently promoted to be General Manager at one of their newly acquired properties.
This created an opening for yet another Administrative Assistant. Since the first placement was such a success, they trusted J. Kent Staffing to find the right candidate for the role a second time around.
Kelley had recently moved back to Colorado to be closer to family and, after a layoff due to COVID-19, found herself looking for a new position. With a bachelor’s degree in Business Management and 3 years of administrative experience, she was one of four J. Kent Candidates selected for an initial phone interview. Phone interviews can be difficult but Kelley’s communication skills impressed our client and she proceeded to a final video interview.
Although Kelley had no previous property management experience, our client was impressed with her strong customer service orientation. At the same time, they also felt she was “thick-skinned” enough to handle the complaints often fielded by the resident owners – a trait she acquired in her previous position working with truckers in the oil & gas transportation industry!
Kelley got the job and started immediately at her new temp-to-hire position. She’s enjoying getting to know the property’s 238 resident owners, and also learning all the nuances of property management.