May 09, 2018
Otis Francis wins our first Temp of the Quarter for 2018. Otis was looking for a new office based role and registered with us here at Prince Personnel.
We quickly realised that Otis was very positive and enthusiastic and had picked up some great customer service skills, which meant that he'd be a good potential candidate for a variety of different temporary roles.
We initially placed Otis on a short-term administration role helping at a financial services organisation and he tackled the role with a really great attitude. Although our client didn't have a long term opportunity for Otis they were so impressed they wanted to utilise him in a longer term role within their sister company, a newly formed law firm.
The company said that during his placement Otis was a friendly, professional individual who brought a ray of sunshine even on a grey day and was a fabulous team member. Whilst our client at the law firm found his positive attitude was making a huge impact on the team he works with.
So let's find out a bit more about Otis and his experience with Prince Personnel.
Tell us about yourself?
I'm Otis, I'm 36 and I live in Telford with my young family. I enjoy tennis swimming and running as I'm preparing for the Amsterdam marathon in October. I really like helping and supporting people as it makes me feel good.
What is your current role?
I work as a Portal Handler for a law firm, so my duty is to help clients over the phone and gather and process information required by insurance companies. It's a busy job with lots of variety and every day is different.
How did Prince Personnel help you prepare for this role?
I was nervous but everyone at Prince Personnel made me feel very relaxed. Steve really listened to me and helped me understand what sort of work I was interested in. He made me feel comfortable and confident and was able to speak to potential employers about my skills and qualities.
What's your Top Tip for securing a good temp job?
Looking for a job can be a tough emotionally because of the waiting, but my top tip is to have a positive and can do attitude as it will help in a big way!
How did you feel about winning Temp of the Quarter?
I'm one of those people that don't really win in competitions, so when I was told I honestly thought they were playing a joke on me. Once I realised I had won I was really shocked and humbled.
What's next for you?
I am building my client base rapidly and really learning as much as I can, I am going to continue to work hard and I hope to secure a permanent job here.
Can we help?
Every quarter, Prince Personnel makes an award to the candidate they believe has been outstanding in their placement - someone who has really stood out in a crowd and excelled in their chosen role. If you want good quality temporary candidates why not give us a try?
Contact Steven Wakeley on 01952 299 844 or come into our office in Telford and have a chat about your future requirements.