Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

July 1st, 2019

 

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Diving into the unknown with an open mind seems to have worked for the Philly Temps and Perm Employee of the Month for July 2019, Courtney L.

A BS in Marketing from Penn State led Courtney to a Digital Marketing Campaign for a boutique hotel in New Orleans and a stint as an Engagement Coordinator for a community Farm in San Jose before bringing her to Philadelphia.

Philly Temps is glad she made the journey. You can read more about Courtney here:

 

Philly Temps (PT): How long have you lived in the Philadelphia, PA area?

Courtney L (CL): After graduating from Penn State University last May, I decided to move in with my sister Kaitlyn. I officially made the move in the Fall so I’ve been here for about 9 months now. My family lives in California so I have had a lot to get used to living in the City. I love walking everywhere!

PT: What are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

CL: I enjoy spending time outdoors: hiking, kayaking, swimming, just being around nature and near any body of water. I am also an avid yogi — I especially enjoy going to hot yoga even in the summer, but man it’s hot! All in all, I try to spend my free time enjoying life to the fullest by learning new skills, as well as, traveling and immersing myself in new cultures. I really hope to travel more in the future!  IMG 2064 300x225 - Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

CL: I heard about Philly Temps after searching for temp agencies on Google, actually. My mom was a big advocate for using a temp agency especially being from out of state and not knowing many people in the city. Ultimately she urged me to apply. She said she had a “good feeling” about it, I finally listened to her and applied. Then Stef reached out for an interview and got me my current job. I guess my mom was right about that feeling!

PT: What was your work experience prior to working with Philly Temps?

CL: I did not have a lot of professional work experience prior to working with Philly Temps. The summer after my junior year in college I completed an internship with an organization called Veggielution in my home town San Jose, CA. Also, I worked as a barista at Starbucks after graduating from college. However, my lack of professional experience made finding a job difficult, but Philly Temps filled that void. Stef said my skills were strong and promised to find me an opportunity with room to grow. I can say she definitely

delivered.

PT: Please share your most memorable experience working for Philly Temps.

CL: One of my most memorable experiences would have to be when Stef showed up at our office on administrative appreciation day with cookies for all the employees. The gesture was extremely thoughtful and made me thankful to be working for Philly Temps. Working with Philly Temps allows me to step outside my comfort zone and embrace a completely new industry. Courtney at Altitude Group 300x169 - Being in Uncharted Waters Means You Are Free to Blaze a Trail.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

 

CL: As I gain more experience, I realize how strong my interpersonal and problem-solving skills are. I can see myself working as a project manager coming up with creative and innovative solutions to solve customer problems. I have always bee

n good at gathering research, interpreting data, and collaborating to come up with the best options. In order to reach this goal, I need to continue to grow my work portfolio by engaging in diverse, interesting projects that showcase my ability to adapt. Through my time with Philly Temps and The Altitude Group, I now have the confidence to pursue greater career opportunities.

PT: What advice can you give to prospective candidates that want to work with Philly Temps?

CL: Do not let fear hold you back and embrace the unknown! In the words of every finance person out there, “the higher the risk, the higher the reward.” Honestly, it’s true. I was afraid to work with Philly Temps at first. I could not stop thinking what if I do not like the job — or what if it is not the right fit for me? The employees at Philly Temps take the time to listen to you and your goals, they evaluate your strengths, and as long as your honest with them they will find a position that fits what you are looking for. Yes, starting at a new job can be scary, but remember Philly Temps has your back no matter what!

Honestly, I started my current job knowing very little about the company, but I put my faith in Stef and Philly Temps and I know I made the right choice.

 

Helping The University of Pennsylvania Freshmen Student Move-In!

August 24th, 2015

Philly Temps was proud to help the Incoming Freshman move into their dorms for the third year in a row.
Is it work? It sure is!! But it is all about the people, and we couldn’t be prouder of the staff this year! They GOT IT DONE!

Our event staff proved once again, that when you come together as a team, anything can be accomplished. It is also worth mentioning that not everyone can pull off Neon Yellow with such style.

Thank you University of Pennsylvania class of 2020 for giving us the privilege of helping you start your journey and thank you to the hardest working team of event staff out there today!

Check out more pictures of our staff one our Facebook page!!

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                               Some of our Team Leaders

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Philly Temps’ Staff at the Marriott!

May 19th, 2015

Day 4 of our convention and event staff registering attendees, giving directions and answering questions!

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Philly Temps & Perm is a great team of staffing experts who value our relationships. Philly Temps & Perm takes the time to get to know your business, its culture, and the unique demands of your available positions. We provide staffing solutions for office support, customer service, catering and event staff.

Philly Temps at Brick Fest Live!

April 28th, 2015

Philly Temps had event staff at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center in Oaks this past weekend for Brick Fest Live!

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Interested employer looking to fill some positions for an event or hospitality staff position? Contact us online, or reach out at (215) 995-2607. Philly Temps & Perm is an industry leader in helping to identify, evaluate, and recruit the strongest and most experienced workforce for our customers.

Philly Temps’ Staff in Action

March 13th, 2015

For the week of March 9th, we had event staff throughout Philadelphia!

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Pre-conference materials distribution

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Directional Staff at the University of Pennsylvania

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Tina, our on-site Supervisor going over Leon’s tasks for the day.

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Walter and Reggie waiting for session Attendees

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Conference Registration at Houston Hall

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Trevor assisting at a booth at The Society of Mosaic Artists Show

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Erin working hard through tax season at our favorite Accountants office!

Day 3 of the AAHPM Convention

February 26th, 2015

Day 3 of our convention and event staff at the AAHPM Convention – The attendees are exceptionally nice and our client is a joy to work with.

 

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If you are an employer and are interested in hiring for a position such as a convention or hospitality event, please contact us online, or by calling us at (215) 995-2607. We specialize in delivering contingent and permanent staffing solutions in the a variety of industries, such as administrative, catering and event industries.

AAHPM Convention

February 25th, 2015

The AAHPM convention is in full swing at the Pennsylvania Convention Center and Philly Temps is there.

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Snow Day? Not in the Convention business!

February 17th, 2015

The snow won’t keep Philly Temps from the Convention Center!

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Philly Temps Welcomes ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show and PACK Expo East!

February 16th, 2015

The weekend weather did not deter the ACRE Wholesale Crafts Show or PACK Expo East at the

Convention Center, OR Philly Temps!

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Tips for Temps – The Follow Up Phone Call

August 1st, 2013

The phones rings often here at Philly Temps. People calling to see what we staff for (full time office support primarily; we also provide part-time as needed customer service and event work,) clients calling with jobs, registered temps calling in with their availability, workers on assignment, and people following up on their application. The follow up phone call is about a quarter of the total calls we answer every day. With that in mind, I want to give all of our applicants some tips to make the most of their phone calls to and from Philly Temps, or with any temp agency. In fact, many of these guidelines hold true for all job seekers, regardless if they are contacting an agency or a business.

Take some time out of your job search to google banana phone. There are some great stock photos.

Take some time out of your job search to google banana phone. There are some great stock photos.

We try very hard to get resumes entered into the system as swiftly as possible, usually within 3 business days. We also try to ensure that every applicant gets an email confirmation. Philly Temps understands how stressful the job search process can be and that candidates engage with us in good faith. We try our best to treat all applicants with equal speed and consideration of their qualifications. Most of our postings get hundreds of responses in the first days alone. We input tens of thousands of resumes each year.

This post will focus on tips for the initial follow-up phone call. In the future I will cover best practices for the possible phone interview. So how can you make the most out of any follow up contact? You have applied to a job you are very interested in. Common protocol dictates the next step is the follow up phone call. When should you make it? Read the rest of this entry »

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