Employee of the Quarter – Renee Combs

by | Nov 9, 2017

Once again, it is time to name our Contemporaries Employee of the Quarter! We’re pleased to present Renee Combs as this quarter’s winner. Everyone is our office agrees that Renee is dependable, bright, kind, and always a pleasure to interact with. Renee has been on her current assignment for nearly a year now, where she is described as an indispensable asset by our client. Renee always gives her best effort to any assignment she is placed in. Congratulations Renee, thank you for continuing to add value to Contemporaries, as well as our client.

We could go on and on with so many wonderful adjectives to describe Renee, but we’d rather share some of her own words:

Why did you apply to Contemporaries?

“I had never worked with a temp agency before, so I did some Googling and saw that Contemporaries had 5-star reviews. So that convinced me to reach out and take a chance on this particular agency.”

What roadblocks did you face in your job search before applying to Contemporaries? Were you applying to permanent jobs too?

“I have a very specific background in books, and there’s not a lot of demand for that here in Boston, so I wasn’t exactly sure how to market myself to other industries. So, I was lucky to meet up with you guys, and you were able to place me despite that and show that my skills are transferable. A lot of employers don’t want to take chances on that, when they see such a specific resume like mine.”

What skills and experience have you gained from your placements through Contemporaries?

“I definitely think I’ve become more adaptable. I have had a few placements since being here, and for the first few I was pretty nervous. But, I feel more confident in my ability to switch between positions and office environments now.”

What show are you watching currently?

“I just finished bingeing The Bold Type, which I really liked!”

What is the most interesting book you’ve read recently? I’m sure there are a lot to choose from, given your background!

“I just started The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet, which is a sci-fi, group-dynamic on a spaceship adventure. It’s pretty good so far.”

In comparison to college versus the real-life experience that you’ve had through us, do you feel that college prepared you for the professional world?

“Yes and no. I personally learn best by doing, which isn’t something you can really pick up in a classroom. But my college played a huge role in my personal development, which I bring to each role I’ve been placed in.”

From whom do you derive inspiration?

“I have very creative friends that definitely inspire me everyday to bring more creativity to my job, and to life. I think thinking outside the box is applicable to all industries, and I’d like to continue developing that.”

To wrap things up, how would you describe the partnership between you and Contemporaries?

“Contemporaries has been super supportive and has really worked hard to make sure that I’m not only maintaining positions, but that I’m happy there. I think that really inspires loyalty to the agency in return. So I’m very thankful to you guys!”

Renee, we are very thankful to you too! You are a delight in all ways and we are so happy to have you. You exemplify what it means to be a great employee, and we are pleased to recognize you as this month’s Employee of the Quarter.

 

Copyright: Contemporaries, Inc./Michael Durickas

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