I think it is important as a job seeker to not be too narrow in your search. If you are not open minded in your job search you can potentially pigeonhole yourself and miss out on great opportunities. It is vital to consider every aspect of the job and not focus solely on pay rate and job title when choosing a position. I have found that the more open and positive job seekers are, the happier they are with their career choices ultimately.
Unemployed job seekers far too often underestimate the benefit of contract work due to a negative preconceived notion of what a "temp" is. Several times a day I speak with job seekers who quickly reference why they don't want to contract while completely overlooking how it can give them an edge over their competition. Contracting is an excellent way to keep a person's skills fresh and relevant, eliminates resume gaps, shows future employers they are hard-working and, above all, is a great way to get a job seeker's foot into a door that would have otherwise been closed to them. We have seen on more than one occasion a temporary worker go into a company for a short term assignment for a predetermined amount of time and once given that opportunity to show their skills the company realized what an asset they were and extended a full-time permanent offer. For every con a job seeker has regarding temping we have at least one pro, just ask us!
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I think the most rewarding part of the job is feeling confident that you made the correct match between a job seeker and a position. There are endless factors that interfere throughout the staffing process and it takes a lot of work to create an ideal match. The satisfaction that comes from finding a candidate that you've been working with a great job and making a client happy makes the grunt work it takes to get to that point worth it.
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“It took me less than a week to get a job. Elizabeth was super-efficient and I am so happy that I got to know her. She is really good at her job. I had never met a recruiter as involved as she is. Elizabeth still keeps in contact with me and she is always asking me how are things going and how I am feeling about the job. It makes me feel that she cares. Thank you Elizabeth.” - Laura L.
“I'm very grateful for the attention my employment search has been given by Elizabeth Webster Felix and her colleagues. I'm enjoying my role and feel valued by my coworkers as well as by WinterWyman. It is with confidence that I look forward to being placed in a permanent position and/or future temporary assignments.” - Elizabeth A.
“Elizabeth Webster Felix reached out to me immediately with leads and always followed up promptly to my emails for additional information and requests. She was very patient with my requests and made sure I was excited about the opportunities that she presented before forwarding my profile to her clients.” - Mo
“I wanted to acknowledge Elizabeth Webster Felix for her fantastic help with finding me a contract/temp position. She was so thorough and supportive throughout the entire search process. I am ever so grateful.” - Alessandra M.
"I have applied to many staffing agencies and worked for three besides WinterWyman. Most never get back to you or respond to your initial contact/meeting. My contact with Liz has been pretty consistent and whenever a position came up that she thought I might be interested in, she contacted me both via email and by calling. That is rare, based on my experience with other firms, most I have never heard from again, once interviewed. I look forward to my 9 months at my new company. I have already met many that I worked with there back before retiring from there in 2003 and renewed old acquaintances. I appreciate the opportunity to give kudos to Liz and others that I've been in touch with for problems logging in to put in my timecard, etc. Your team is solid from my point of view." - Nancy K.
"Elizabeth Webster Felix was excellent; she got me three interviews in fifteen minutes of talking to her, one of which I landed and am now at full time." - Alex S.
"Thus far I have completed one assignment and I am hoping to be able to complete more. Elizabeth has been awesome and all my interactions with her have been great. I would definitely recommend her to anyone. She is both friendly and professional and seems to love her job which is great. I have nothing bad to say about here. When I went to your Boston office to fill out the paperwork all the staff that I interacted with were friendly and nice. I had a great experience there as well." - Brandon N.
"Liz has placed me in two wonderful firms and I enjoyed both immensely. Her communication with me was great during the assignment and she showed appreciation for the feedback I got from each firm." - Nancy K.
"Liz Webster Felix really listens to my needs and provides extremely helpful feedback. She is awesome!" - Lauren O.
"Ms. Webster Felix has been GREAT! Of all the other recruiters I have been in contact with, she is the the most friendly, warm and easy to talk to. There's no wonder that you are doing so well in business!" - D.B.
"Liz Webster Felix keeps me in mind period. That is the main thing that will continue to build the confidence of someone that is unemployed. She updates me with positions and helps me with interview / client preparation in such a professional way! Liz want me to shine, plain and simple. KUDOS!" - Terry J.
"Working with Elizabeth Webster Felix has been such a pleasure. With all of the stress and uncertainty that comes with finding a first job after graduating college, Liz made it a very calm, pleasurable experience. She provided me with countless opportunities and always sent me different positions that she thought would be up my alley. I have recommended WinterWyman to countless people that I know that are in the same boat that I am (just graduating college and looking to get their foot in the door) because of Liz. She is phenomenal and I can't give her enough credit. Thank you for the job opportunity and thank you Elizabeth for the dedication to helping me land my first job." - Jake L.
"My recruiter, Elizabeth Webster Felix, was very helpful and would always call or email me with updates regarding potential job positions, interviews, and job offers. Liz also emailed me on a regular basis asking how I was doing at my current position. I had a great experience with WinterWyman and would highly recommend them to a friend." - Jennifer C.
"Elizabeth Webster Felix has worked tirelessly on my behalf. I felt completely confident that Liz was actively working to connect me with positions that matched my experience and abilities." - Andrew O.
"Elizabeth Webster Felix was personable and friendly when I interviewed with her. The follow up emails have been just as informative and supportive. Liz is very knowledgeable and quick to respond. I definitely feel like she's looking out for me." - Alex Y.
"Liz Webster Felix found me my perfect job - she was great!" - Donna M.