Allison Fecher moved to the Seattle area all the way from Indianapolis, Indiana. After facing a recent layoff, Allison discovered Parker Staffing Services, and our Senior Recruiter, Gayle immediately recognized her skill set. Allison was sharp, coming to the table with a background in scheduling and project management; ultimately, her skills and personality were a welcome fit on Swedish Medical’s Talent Acquisition Team, where she is now on assignment as a Talent Acquisition Coordinator.
Between the fast-paced work day, Allison was willing to speak with us a little about her experience. She also discusses her background in music, and advice for others interested in relocating to the Seattle area.
Parker placed me in a recruiting role since I have a background in scheduling and database management from my previous job.
I stumbled across Parker on Indeed and didn’t realize they were a staffing company until I did some research before my interview. They were easy to work with and wanted to help find the right fit for me.
This is my first contract job and I was a bit nervous about it… I had to look for a new job since I got laid off in August. I’ve always been a huge planner when it comes to my life and not having a permanent place was nerve racking to me. Overall, I feel comfortable as a contract at this point and have been able to work out a few days that I can take off for the holidays.
I would love to work in the music industry someday. My main background is in nonprofits with a focus on music and I would love to open a music venue someday or work for a Symphony planning events.
I would recommend looking for a job in Seattle before moving. My boyfriend did this before we moved here and at that time I worked remotely which helped so much in the long run by having a steady paycheck during the move.
Personally, I like to stay busy but prioritization is key. Know your limits as well and when you need to take a break make sure you do or you will get burnt out. Band always felt more like free time to me which helped so find something you love and find a way to have that in your everyday life. For me back in Indiana I joined a Municipal Band for adults in the evenings and I’m still looking for one in Seattle, but for now I play my flute and listen to music during work.
Thanks so much to Allison Fecher for agreeing to interview and for being a valuable member of Team Parker. We look forward to continuing to hear about her ongoing success on assignment!