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Featured Employer

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During the month of February, Jordan Timm, Corporate Relations and Reunion Giving Specialist for Coe College, had the opportunity to sit down with Julie Albert, Cedar Rapids Branch Manager and Assistant Vice President of Robert Half.

Founded in 1948, Robert Half is the world’s first and largest specialized staffing firm. They aim to help businesses grow by finding the right talent match for their staffing and consulting needs, while building rewarding careers for the job seekers they place.

Robert Half pioneered the idea of professional staffing services over 70 years ago. They started as a specialized accounting and finance staffing firm, but expanded to include administrative, legal, technology, creative and management staffing. Their various lines of business serve job seekers from different professional backgrounds. For instance, the Robert Half Technology team helps place IT professionals, while OfficeTeam helps place administrative professionals. In Cedar Rapids, they specifically work in placing accounting and finance, administrative and tech professionals in all industries.

As a company, part of Robert Half’s core mission is to help job seekers build their dream career by finding them jobs with local employers. They help with resume preparation, interview coaching and marketing candidates to companies that are hiring. They pride themselves on maintaining an environment where ethics always come first and innovation is prized. 

Julie Albert began working for Robert Half after graduating from University of Northern Iowa in 2010. Over the last eight-and-a-half years, Julie has had the opportunity to evolve and grow through various roles in the company. Starting as a Staffing Manager in OfficeTeam and now overseeing several other lines of business at the Cedar Rapids branch, she offered some wonderful insight and valuable perspectives. 

If you were approached by someone at a career fair or similar event that had no prior knowledge of Robert Half and the work that you do, how would you explain the company to them?
“I like to help them understand that we are an additional resource to partner with during their job search. We can aid in providing them with a variety of different opportunities. Maybe they’d like to find a summer job specifically related to their field of interest, or maybe they’re looking to test the waters in a couple of different roles after graduation before accepting a full-time position. We would help them understand that we fill positions that are temporary or temporary-to-full time. 

For students, one of the largest benefits of working with Robert Half is that we are another set of eyes and ears in the marketplace. It's risk-free to partner with us, and through that partnership, you gain valuable interview experience, access to all our free online tutorials to strengthen your skill sets, communication with marketplace experts and access to free resources to help you stay current on marketplace trends.”

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