Your Skills Are Needed!

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014

Your Skills Are Needed!

Guest Post by PReP Intl Consultant

Finding myself unemployed after 30 years in the electrical utility business as a System Operator and not yet quite ready to retire, I met Matt Sadinsky and PReP Intl via a social media site. Matt encouraged me to consider temporary contract employment with a large utility in the south as a means to acquire new skills, contacts and help his client manage a set of large changes and challenges.

Being from the West Coast, I was initially hesitant to make such a commitment. I was concerned about what being an independent consultant means after a career/lifetime as an employee and was unsure if this would work out. After a few sleepless nights, I agreed to take on the challenge. Matt guided me through the pre-employment processing in days, and setup a meeting with the company. In a few weeks, I signed a 3 month contract with an option for an additional 3 months. I worked in two locations as an operator, managing various duties, using my knowledge of operations and history of experiences across operations on desks and in an area of the country that was brand new. During these six months, I learned how to be an even more effective operator and found my opinions and experience were quite valuable, appreciated and needed. I helped the operations teams at this major utility transition through a complex time, assuring reliability and compliance while mentoring some newer operators and making new life long associates and friends.

Matt is very thorough and knowledgeable when it comes to system operations and the operator’s job. He really understands the unique aspects of the position. Additionally, he knows the recruiting and human resource aspects of the industry and has the personal contacts to get your foot in the door. PReP Intl is like having your own professional agency when it comes to landing a System Operator position.

After completing my 6 month engagement with the company, I was able to parley my experience and contacts into several job interviews and job offers. I owe a great deal of this success to Matt, and the PReP Intl organization for affording me the opportunity to get right back into the game. I am now in a much better position to call the shots when it comes to my career options and opportunities.

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