A Positive Day with a Temp Hiring Agency Recruiter

Another good morning just like yesterday with my blood glucose level again at 81, but weight dipping down slightly to 169.4. I ended up doing 30 minutes on the treadmill yesterday in the late morning but did not work any resistance training. I remember posting several months ago that I felt I was having problems with inflammation when I was do cardio. It turns out that this was wrong. The inflammation was because I was pushing the cardio to the limit by walking a hard 5 miles at a time. Since I have dialed that back to just 2 miles or about 30 minutes it is working well.

Today the sun will be shining brightly and I am looking forward to temperatures in the low 70’s. It will be a perfect day to get out and do a little hiking or mountain biking. I haven’t decided which to do yet, but either way I will be spending some quiet time in nature. Without a job to go to each day I have in the house a little too much longer than desired and it will feel good to get out.

iStock_000017512509XSmallYesterday I met with a recruiter from a company called Aerotek. They specialize in finding good employees for companies who support the airlines industry. It was a positive experience as I sat down with Joe and discussed the whole process of how his industry works and I now have a better understanding of why I was having so many problems with finding employment. For a company to go through the hiring process they cave to have a human resources department with employees who are very well educated in the process. There are so many legal issues now that makes it very difficult to just hire someone. The staff and the process itself is expensive. It actually costs less to use a temp agency like Aerotek to do this work for them. Once an employee is hired they continue to work for the temp agency for around 90 days and they company then has the opportunity to hire the individual at that point or ask the temp agency to replace them. The company can do this comfortably until they find the right person for the job and not have to worry about legal ramifications of letting the person go. It makes perfect sense and it seems that this is the way the job market has been heading and it’s becoming more popular.

For the individual seeking employment a temp agency makes the whole process so much AerotekUSTwitterAvatar_400x400easier also as they are only working on their resume and screening process once, rather than doing each time they apply for a position. Once they sit down with a recruiter and do all of the hard work the recruiter takes it from there and uses the information on hand by creating key words that would apply to the individuals talents and qualifications for certain position.

Now before I give bragging rights to this whole process lets see how well it actually works as to finding me a place to hang my hat.

Blood Sugar- 81, Weight- 169.4

Treadmill- 30 Minutes

Bowflex- BACK
Pulldowns- 270 lbs – 15
Rows- 310 lbs – 15
Reverse Fly’s- 80 – 15
Situps – 23
Leg Lifts – 15

Meals
Breakfast- Sausage, Peppers & Eggs
Lunch- Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots
Dinner- Fish, Broccoli

About SimpleLivingOver50

At 53 years old I am starting to realize how life changes both physically and emotionally. I strive for a life of simplicity. I am winning the battle with type II diabetes, created a plan to have all debt paid off in 4 years including the house, taking advantage of every opportunity to live life to it's fullest through adventures in nature, hiking, biking, loving and learning.
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12 Responses to A Positive Day with a Temp Hiring Agency Recruiter

  1. KerryTP says:

    Positive start! That’s great news 🙂 Rooting for you over here.

  2. julie blue says:

    Good luck! Twitter is a weird animal – I share automatically to it through WP, but that’s about it.

  3. anxiousandafraid says:

    Good luck! I’ll be watching your experience with a temp agency. Mine wasn’t as good so you’re motivating me to try another!

  4. James says:

    When I was developing my career as a technical writer, I did a lot of temp work. Some jobs were better than others and a few worked into long-term gigs. I prefer a “regular job” such as the one I have now, but you get a lot of variety doing temp work.

  5. Glad to see that your blood sugar levels are coming done. It’s a daily journey and you have to be willing to experiments, like you are, to see what works on an individual basis. I KNOW not working is a challenge to keep the depression under control. Maybe you aren’t supposed to have a job right now so you have the time to inspire the rest of the blogging world. I look forward to your posts and following you journey. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you! It is snowing here in Denver. Bummer!

  6. Tessa says:

    Aerotek is available where we live and my son is currently at a job for them, but they can be a problem depending on your recruiter. Hi recruiter gets a request from this company quite often and they specifically ask for my son and unless he is working a great job (rarely he is) he takes it. He looks forward to it unfortunately they run out of supplies and he is laid off again. The last tiem they called he said yes, he was jobless at the moment and went in and took care of drug test and background check. Then waited. Nothing came of it and he found several low-paying jobs to at least make some money. When he got there this time he found out they were waiting for him, but someone else in the company sent someone, 2 someones before my son was finally given the chance again. He quit the job he was currently doing to go back for as long as it lasts, but we don’t fully trust Aerotek. Just a friendly warning. Maybe you will be luckier and not have office politics mess you up.

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