Mary Beth H.
Mary Beth’s Story
In the wake of the 2020 pandemic, Mary Beth’s company began downsizing in July 2021 and Mary Beth was one of many in her department to begin a fresh job search. She wasted no time starting her search and connected with Kelsey Spillane at Bridge shortly after.
“Kelsey was very professional and encouraging and knew exactly which position would work best for my experience.”
Company culture and environment were two things that were very important to Mary Beth in her search; she wanted to find a company where she truly fit in as part of the team. In just over a week after meeting with Kelsey, Mary Beth accepted a new position and started in August 2021.
“Working with Kelsey at Bridge Personnel [has been] one of the most positive experiences of my working career. …At Bridge, they keep you well informed of any updates or changes in your position…I am pleased that Kelsey reached out to me. I have and would recommend Bridge Personnel to anyone else looking for a job.”
Mary Beth H.Finding Your First Corporate Job
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Illinois State in Communications, Samantha began her job search in May 2021. Client Manager, Jeimi Alanis, reached out to Samantha and discussed her job search, found out what her goals were, and presented her with a customer service opportunity aligned to her interest in gaining corporate experience.
“Once I decided to go with the opportunity, Jeimi walked me through the interview process. After receiving an offer, she communicated when my first day would be, where I would be going, the time I needed to be there, and everything I needed to be successful on my first day. Jeimi walked me through the whole process and was very helpful!!”
In her new role Samantha remained committed to her professional development. After six months of hard work and dedication she received and accepted a permanent position!
“My experience with Bridge Personnel was very good, I got my first adult job out of college, and went from being a temp employee to now a full-time [permanent] employee.”
Congratulations on your new position, Samantha! We are so excited we were able to be a part of your journey!
Samantha UpshawFinding Your First Corporate Job
Nate, like many other college graduates, found himself looking for a full-time job after graduating from college. After filling out application after application, Client Manager, Amanda Hanson connected with him. Although fresh out of college with no “corporate” experience, she saw his potential and thought he would be an excellent fit for a job opportunity with a Fortune 500 Company. After connecting in December 2020, Nate interviewed and ultimately accepted an offer in January 2021.
“When I started [working with Amanda], she went the extra mile to prepare me for my interview, which led me to be hired and changed my life for the better!
In his new role, Nate continued to work hard and remained committed to his professional advancement. His dedication and hard work didn’t go unnoticed. In November 2021, he was presented with an offer for a permanent position.
“ [Amanda] was very considerate and informative, just a great employee all around. The other staff at Bridge was also super helpful and supportive during my time with them. I could not recommend a better agency than Bridge!”
Congratulations Nate, it has been a pleasure working with you and we know you will do great things with your career!
Nate JamesFinding Your First Corporate Job
Eliseo “Cheo” Herrera
Cheo moved to Illinois with his significant other in May 2021. Shortly after, he began his job search looking for a company where he could find a “home”. In August, Cheo connected with Client Manager, Amanda Hanson. Upon first connecting, there wasn’t an opportunity that was the right fit, but she didn’t give up and continued her search for him.
“In working with her to be recruited, she was very responsive and immensely helpful. She was very professional and built a wonderful rapport with me.”
After only a few days since they first connected, Amanda was able to find a remote opportunity that matched what Cheo was looking for. She was able to get him scheduled for an interview shortly after. Cheo accepted the company’s offer and started in his new position in September 2021.
“Amanda saw me as a good fit for the position and she was definitely right… I would recommend working with Bridge and Amanda in particular.”
Eliseo “Cheo” HerreraFinding a New Professional "Home" After Moving
After working in the educational field for almost a decade, it was time to make a change. She wanted to make a move into a corporate environment but wasn’t sure how to get started.
“Megan helped me think outside of the box when it came to my skills and experiences. She was able to see my talents and skills beyond the job titles I carried and she helped me position them so that not only were they relevant, but they also made me stand out against other candidates. I felt empowered and confident thanks to her guidance and advice.”
In August of 2020, Andria connected with Bridge Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist, Megan Johnson. With Megan’s help, Andria was able to reformat her resume and highlight her transferable skills to successfully move into a corporate operations role.
In exactly one week, Andria had secured a job as a Compliance Specialist –earning even more than she thought someone new to the industry could make.
I would highly recommend Megan as a competent guide in the complex and stressful journey of job searching. I really appreciate her support in helping me take my first step into a new industry. Thanks to her, I secured a pay rate that is more than what I would have thought to ask for as a newbie in the field. I really appreciate her cooperation and support.
Andria L.Switching Industries after 10 Years
The pandemic left many professionals suddenly looking for a job. Abigail was no exception. Like many others, she began her job search in early 2020. Abigail connected with Bridge Client Manager, Amanda Hanson, in March 2020. Despite her reservations about working with staffing agencies, she took a chance on Bridge.
“I was apprehensive with the idea of working with an agency… I had heard some unappealing stories of people’s experiences with other agencies. Now, I rave to my friends about Bridge all the time.”
Immediately after connecting, Amanda was on the (job) hunt. Amanda stayed in contact with Abigail and would regularly discuss employment opportunities with her that would be available once businesses began hiring again. In August 2020, Amanda found Abigail a match; she accepted and started her new position. After 5 months, Abigail was hired permanently!
“I was hesitant about working with agencies until I met Amanda. If you’re a job seeker who is at all worried about working with a staffing agency, go with Bridge. I can’t say enough about the positive experience I had.”
Abigail KimCompany Downsizing (COVID-19)
In August of 2020, Kalah graduated from Sam Houston State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. She was looking to start a career where she could combine her 4+ years of customer service experience with her love of helping people.
In December 2020, Kalah was contacted by Bridge Recruiter, Amanda Hanson, regarding an opportunity in the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
“Moving through the hiring process for any prospective job can be overwhelming and stressful…Amanda was very patient and willing to work around my schedule. She made sure I was prepared [for all my] interviews [which led me] to get an amazing job offer.”
After only two weeks of working with Amanda, Kalah had accepted a new position.
“Bridge Personnel is such a great company to work with. Amanda Hanson is amazing and made the process of transitioning to my new job so smooth and easy. She made sure I was prepared for all my interviews and gave me an abundant amount of tips and tricks to make sure I nailed the hiring process every step of the way.”