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.

 

It’s not just the flowers that are bright this April

April 2nd, 2019

The Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for April 2019 is a lot of things, but foolish is not one of them. Dedicated, hardworking, funny, polite and engaged are all better words to describe Mark L. AND he is from the same town where Smarties Candy are made. THAT is kismet when you realize how intelligent Mark is.

 Mark has been representing us since 2014 and it is high time, we were smart enough to acknowledge the great job he does and learn a little more about him.

 

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Marks positive attitude consistently impresses our clients

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

Mark L (ML): 21 years

 

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

ML: I was an insurance Auditor

 

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

ML: Through a dear friend of mine. One of my favorite people

 

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

ML: I work mostly conventions, so every experience is different. But they are all great

 

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

ML: I enjoy walking and discovering new things about the city. And I never turn down a cup of coffee with a friend

 

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

ML: If you show up on time, pay attention to the details and communicate, work can be a lot of fun

 

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Mark is a natural team leader

A Great Employee By The Numbers

February 1st, 2019

1 interview, 2 languages, 74 assignments, 179 texts, 2 Batmans (that’s right), 1 son referred for work, and 12 social media action shots. Add the countless friends made and the myriad smiles shared and it totals Stephanie W., the Philly Temps & perm Employee of the Month for February 2019.

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It may be impossible to quantify the full value Stephanie brings to the team with her work ethic. She knows when to listen, when to ask questions, and what questions to ask. She has an ability to envision each clients plan and instinctively know how to best execute it.  Perhaps most important ofIMAG1558 218x300 - A Great Employee By The Numbers all: she quietly insists that everyone get along and keep a positive attitude while on assignment.

Thank you Stephanie for all that you do and for taking the time to answer some questions for us, we appreciate you!

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

Stephanie W. (SW):  Since January 2007.

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

SW: I am a former Substance Abuse Counselor and after School Teacher for at-risk youth in both my birthplace of the Bronx, N.Y. and my new hometown of Philadelphia, PA.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps?

SW: A friend of mine saw the recruiting event for the Freshman Welcome on Craigslist and informed me.

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

SW: The Freshman Welcome is my all-time favorite. However, the International Association of Police where I was able to meet police officers from around the world and Shaquille O’Neal was a wonderful experience also. All jobs I’ve been assigned to have been absolutely wonderful. The clients who hire us and the IT folks from Experient are the absolute best!!

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

SW: I’ve accomplished so many different things that I’ve become settled with my assignments from Philly Temps. My goal is to always do and be my best to, and for, everyone I come in contact with. I’m happy with my supervisors and co-workers. 

 PTWhat are your hobbies and interests outside of work?

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

SW: Work diligently; go above and beyond for all clients so they’ll always want to hire US as a team. Interact with and get to know your co-workers who can be very helpful in leading you when given a new assignment. Learn to speak German with Tina, and always have a comeback for John’s crazy sense of humor!!

 

 

First Impressions Last

December 4th, 2018

Meet the Philly Temps & Perm Employee of the Month for December 2018, Katie M.

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Before moving to Philadelphia earlier this year, Katie had spent much of her time earning a living by making a difference. She has made a lasting impression on the Philly Temps Team by being professional, polite and positive and we are excited to get to know her a little better.

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

Katie M. (KM): I have lived in Philadelphia for four months–I moved here from Boston in August.

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

KM:  My background is in the nonprofit sector, where I worked on issues from climate change to homelessness. My most recent full-time position was as the membership and resource development manager for an international association of private funders dedicated to preventing and ending homelessness.

PT: How did you hear about Philly Temps? 

KM:  I learned about Philly Temps through a good ol’ google search.

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

KM:  I’m not sure I have a particular experience to point to (too many to choose from), but Philly Temps’ remarkable responsiveness and constant communication has made them really stand out in my eyes.

PT: What are your long-term career goals?

KM:   I would love to eventually work in philanthropy. I have been lucky to have the opportunity to spend a lot of time learning from incredible grantmakers from across the US and beyond. It is a dream of mine to one day work for a foundation that is dedicated to using their funds in creative, catalytic ways to create systemic change.

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

 KM:  Outside of work, I love to read, paint, and garden.

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

KM:  Keep an open mind and don’t be afraid to ask questions!

 

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