Brock Koch

My Abel Story – Brock Koch

My Abel Story – Brock Koch

Brock Koch

I am a central Pennsylvania native who first approached a local staffing firm for help job hunting, but they weren’t getting me in anything that really stuck or anything that fit. Because nothing seemed right, I thought I would give Abel Personnel a try. There, I worked with Barb and noticed the difference immediately.

Barb worked wonders for me. She got me into jobs that actually fit what I was doing. If it wasn’t going to fit, she would tell me about it but make it clear that it might not be something I want. Abel let me make the decision, as opposed to the other firm, where they’d say, “Here’s a job, go do it.”

Some jobs were quick fill-ins, but then Abel placed me in the call center of a major regional employer. Dealing with the public is not always the easiest thing, but it’s what I’ve done most of my life; it comes naturally to me.

After that, I worked for a third-party collection agency for five years, rising through the ranks but frustrated by the lack of health benefits, especially with the birth of my son looming. That’s when Barb called out of the blue. “Are you looking for a job?” she asked. To which I said, “I’ve been here five and a half years, but what do you have?”

Abel got me a position with the state agency, where I work today. My new employers accommodat1ed me with some time off when the baby was born. My supervisor even threw a baby shower. Since 2015, I’ve capitalized on opportunities to climb the career ladder. I started in a temporary-to-permanent job and within five weeks, I proved myself and had a permanent job when a colleague left.

I have kept in touch with Barb, out of gratitude for her kindness and thoughtfulness. To anyone struggling to find work, I say that a dedicated agency like Abel offers a helping hand. They know where the jobs are, and at the same time, you don’t have to stop job searching.

I definitely recommend Abel Personnel. The other firm I dealt with wasn’t as personal or outgoing. They just wanted you to fill jobs whether they were right for you or not. Because Abel gets to know clients as well as they do, that can mean a phone call even when you don’t expect it – but just might happen to need it. If you want a job where you can advance, in a field that you’re interested in, Abel is spot on.