A strong Executive Assistant is hard to find, but we’ve found several here in the Seattle area, and that includes Sean Glynn. Sean has been working in an administrative assistant capacity for more than four years, but had only just discovered Parker in 2016. After seeing Sean’s previous experience, our recruiter, Grace, placed him in an Executive Assistant job in Seattle. So far, the partnership has been successful!
Sean’s first contract with Parker was at the Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County (EDC), where he worked as an Executive Assistant. In the time since we conducted the below interview with Sean, his assignment with the EDC was completed. He is now working on a brand new contract with the Space Needle Corporation as an Executive Assistant to the CEO.
I sought temporary work for a few months after applying for graduate programs. I was placed as an interim Executive Assistant for The Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County. They are doing a search for a permanent EA and need an experienced person to hold down the fort until the placement is complete. A great organization to work for and a timeline that works perfectly for me!
I actually stumbled into my career as an EA. I took a temporary assistant job after college and ended up being hired full time. I enjoy the work because there is always something new and different on the table and I get to make connections with a wide range of people. Advice for a potential EA? Play more Tetris!
I am happy to have found Parker through an internet search. The staff is incredibly efficient and friendly and the opportunities they provide are really valuable.
I’m on a temporary contract, so I appreciate being able to do work at this level without having to be tied to a permanent position. The EDC is a small non-profit that does a lot of work, and I enjoy being an integral part of the team.
For those looking for temporary work, I would suggest being discerning. Other agencies will have plenty of opportunities below your level of qualification and it really pays to wait for a good agency and the right opportunity.
Tank you for being such a vital member of the Parker Team – Sean, you are a rockstar!