Abbie Medlin, Analytics Consultant

Abbie Medlin wasn’t having much luck finding a job.Yes, she had relocated to Charlotte, N.C., after getting married. After the move, sending out resumes was getting her nowhere.A call from Signature Consultants’ Alan Stiven (who found her on a  job board) changed her paradigm. Medlin had not been a consultant before and was skeptical of Stiven’s commitment, but he found her a position within two weeks.

He did a few things:used his experience and contacts to land her the right gig. “Alan held my hand the whole way; he answered every question I had,” Medlin says. “I got into Wells Fargo, got into a group, had great pay; Alan started following up with me right away.” And where many staffing firm representatives might have thought their job done, Stiven did not.

He continued to follow up. In addition, Signature’s Ashley Curry stepped in to help make the transition to Charlotte easier, setting up weekly meetings and introducing her to other consultants and people.“She kind of just became this friend that I have never made it without,” Medlin says. “Not only did they help me with the job, they helped me fit into Charlotte.”