Contemporary Staffing Solutions celebrates
Once a month we will feature a “first job” from one of our employees, clients, or contractors, posing questions often asked in job interviews. They will share many things like what they learned from their first job, how they feel it’s applicable to their job today, and something they learned from their first job they wish they knew then.
Maggie B., a CSS Staffing Specialist, shares her first job:
Where was your first job & what was your title there?
“My first professional job was with Apple Vacations. I started in their Reservationsdepartment but was promoted to Team Lead and promoted again to Consumer Relations Specialist”
What were your daily responsibilities?
“As a Consumer Relations Specialist I was responsible for resolving escalated issues related to post travel.”
What was a “stand out” moment that was fun/interesting/memorable”?
“The Consumer Relations department was not entitled to travel on FAM trips (FAM trips are familiarization trips) because our department did not generate revenue. I wrote a letter to the president of the company outlining the benefits of our department traveling on FAM trips. The president acknowledged and approved my request, and the Consumer Relations department traveled on the first FAM trip in the history of the company.”
What did you learn from this job that you apply to your current job?
“The relationship building between clients. It is so important to maintain and continuously develop client relations.”
What do you know now, that you wish you knew then?
“I learned I cannot succeed on my own.”
What is your current job/title?
Maggie is currently a Staffing Specialist with Contemporary Staffing Solutions in our New Castle, DE office.
Thank you Maggie for all your great responses to Contemporary Staffing Solutions “Throwback Thursday!”
CSS Wants to know:
What did you learn from your first job?
If you would like the opportunity to be featured in our
“Throwback Thursday” blog posting in future months,
email your responses (with the above questions) to Marketing.