When we asked our recruiter, Jacob Mahoney, about Grace Talen, he mentioned her fun sense of humor. Humor is something they connected on – Jacob is often the comedic relief around our office. After Grace went through the Parker process, Jacob found her a role as an administrative assistant with Northwest Asset Management in Gig Harbor.
We had the opportunity to catch up with Grace a few weeks into her assignment. Learn about the work she does, how she felt about the Parker process, and her time studying abroad!
I was placed in an administrative assistant position at an investment advisory firm. I do clerical work, CRM management, and client account management.
My favorite things about my new job are the learning and growth opportunities! Everyone has also been very nice and welcoming.
I found you on Indeed, I really enjoyed the Parker onboarding process, everyone I talked to seemed to have my best interests as the number one priority especially Jacob Mahoney who was my main point of contact.
My favorite part of studying abroad in the Czech Republic was my Independent Study Project and traveling around Europe in my spare time. In my independent study project, I completed an anthropological study of the Vietnamese Czech community in Prague, specifically with a concentration on how they interacted with the other Czech people and Czech people’s views on them. I was very interested in how race is viewed in a European country, it is very disparate from how we view the issue in the United States so my study was very fascinating to me.
I think my time spent abroad increased my critical thinking and analytic skills as the classes were focused on viewing subjects from multiple angles and I was exposed to so many different experiences that I had to process extensively.
I spend a lot of the time outside (if it’s not raining) and exploring the PNW. I’m not a PNW native, so being out here is a whole new experience that I’m trying to experience to the utmost!
Thank you so much to Grace Talent for providing us a few minutes for this Q&A. Grace, we’re proud to have you represent Parker Staffing Services!