David Rodriguez had stopped working to pursue more education but decided to return to work to take care of his family in 2016. The holiday season was fast approaching when he called Reliance Staffing in November, and, shortly after this phone call, this bright and talented associate was permanently hired by our partner organization, COATS Staffing Software.
Rodriguez, who has a background in management and accounting, seemed like a great fit for the COATS technical support team and has hit the ground running.
“I had left work to go back to school for awhile and I wanted to get back to a good company,” Rodriguez said. “Sometimes it’s hard to find a good company and I didn’t want to have to hop from job to job. With Reliance Staffing it was great because of my placement specialist, Margie Minnix, found me a position that matched my skills.”
The process for Rodriguez to be hired was fairly straightforward and quick. Following a Google search for “staffing” in which Reliance came up first in the results, he called our Chesapeake branch and was in for an interview the next day.
“It was very easy. I called Reliance up and asked, ‘Hey, how does this work? I’ve never used a staffing agency before.’ They then walked me through the process and I was able to fill out almost everything online. They told me to come in with my resume the next day.”
When Rodriguez arrived for the interview, Minnix already had two options ready for him to choose from, provided the interview went well. He chose COATS.
“Once I met with Margie – she was very nice, very helpful – she explained everything to me. She went ahead and set up interviews with the company right away and she let me know every step of the schedule. Despite it being the Thanksgiving holiday, she still managed to have me interviewed on a Tuesday and I was able to start the following Monday.”
With a permanent career, Rodriguez feels rewarded both professionally and personally. Not only does he find the work interesting and challenging, but he also feels he has more time for family.
“It’s a job that works really well for me with scheduling,” he said. “Now, I can actually spend time with my family and not have to worry about working crazy hours that I might have had at a different job if I hadn’t gone through Reliance.”
And his co-workers appreciate his work ethic and ability.
“David has a great personality for customer service – he’s also been a very fast learner of the technology that we work with daily and of which he has to know to support customers,” said Jessica Barber, a supervisor of Rodriguez on the COATS Staffing Software Technical Support Team. “He’s been performing very well.”
Having gone through the process and now in a permanent career, Rodriguez has the following advice for job seekers:
“Definitely give Reliance a call if you are looking for a job. Go to Reliance and let them know what you can do, what your background is, and they’ll help find a good fit for you. If they have it, they’re going to present it to you. And then, just make sure you fill out all of your paperwork and they’ll get you a job as quick as they can.”Share this Post