Victoria is a goal-driven, ambitious person who doesn’t let obstacles stand in her way. Led by the desire to become financially independent, she embarked on a new career path that would prove to be more challenging than she anticipated. However, with sheer determination and the help of Leddy Group, she’s landed a position in her new field that ensures she’s well on her way to achieving many more successes.
When Victoria decided she would be better served by switching her focus to accounting, she immediately hit a roadblock. Without experience and education in the field, her job search came to a halt. Resolved not to let that stop her, she enrolled in the local community college and earned a degree in accounting. She then took a seasonal position with a tax preparation service to give her the real-world experience she needed.
Armed with experience and knowledge, Victoria met with Leddy Group and was placed in several temporary positions where she could gain even more skills and test out the waters in different administrative and accounting roles. When she was placed in her current position as a bookkeeper in January of 2018, it didn’t take long to figure out that it was a perfect fit. In fact, within a few short months, she was hired on as a full-time employee of the company.
Victoria gives the following advice to job seekers who have never worked with a staffing service:
- Find an agency that supports and encourages you. “I think the problem with staffing agencies is that, at times, they look at candidates as bodies, as people who can work. With Leddy Group, you’re viewed as an individual who wants to find meaningful employment, and because of that, they really get to know you and support you.”
- Don’t expect to get the perfect job right away and don’t stop looking for opportunities on your own. “Even though I was working with Leddy Group, Becky [Fecteau] recommended that I continue to look at other sites and apply to other jobs. She encouraged me to be persistent, patient, and to believe I would find the right role, and it happened. I really like the company I’m with and feel fortunate to be in the position I’m in.”
Becky Fecteau, Regional Vice President of Leddy Group, commented, “When we’re working with a candidate, we want to be a resource and a partner, and whatever we can do to help the candidate find a job, whether that’s advice or providing interview feedback, we’ll do, to help the candidate succeed in finding a job.”
She continues, “Victoria was a wonderful candidate to work with. We gave her constant feedback, she took every ounce of it and ran with it. She really is exceptional, and I never doubted she would succeed in her pursuit of a new career.”
Victoria says, “Leddy Group’s help has changed my life. I am so thankful for everyone who has been on this journey with me, including my family and all the people I have met along the way. Good or bad, those people taught me valuable lessons like staying true to my beliefs and always having solid goals in my sights. We are always learning.”
Congratulations, Victoria! Victoria is a success because she sets goals and works hard to achieve them, and we are happy to be part of her story.
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