job seeking client (Former Employee) – kelowna, bc – 28 January 2015
Have been called in several times over past 10 years to meet and discuss my resume with not one interview to go on. Each and every time I have had zero results and zero follow through even after I requested updates on unposted jobs discussed in initial meeting. Doubting any such jobs exist since every initial meeting with Platinum results with no word back after being told I would receive a follow up to meet with an employer. I'm not sure how they are still in business with low inventory of positions to place and no placement of talent that take the time to register and meet with them with no results. There are other agencies I will stick with that have produced results for me. As a result, will no longer respond when they reach out to meet with me.
This is a temp agency so I was called into a few positions. I was a administrator for each position and a typical day would consist of: Answering phones, greeting clients, processing invoices, filing, booking travel for co-workers, processing travel claims for co-workers, ordering office supplies, scanning documents for ED in Vancouver etc. I learned that each office was unique and each office staff had different dynamics and therefore needed to be changed accordingly per office. I needed to make sure that when addressing each office co-workers that I showed respect and new what they needed with what their personalities were. For example when booking a travel, what side of the seat they liked on the plane, what kind of car for rental, what hotel in what city they liked. This is what is expected of a administrator no matter what office you work in and it is expected of you to know. Most enjoyable part of the job, was to be working. because it was a temp agency. I only worked when they called me. Sometimes it was a one day call. Sometimes it might be a week, or a month, or even a few months. I never new on day to the next.
Getting to know new people
Not knowing at first the staffs likes and dislikes.