Jessica Strickland is Staffing Manager at The Lee Group, focused on identifying and carefully screening qualified candidates for open positions – always with an eye for making just the right match between candidate and employer.
In her role, Jessica manages incoming resumes and conducts preliminary interviews with potential candidates, getting to know them and gaining an understanding of their previous employment, goals for future employment and their fit for The Lee Group. For qualified candidates, Jessica arranges interviews with The Lee Group staffing managers, working closely with them to ensure that potential candidates meet the needs of valued clients.
For Jessica, The Lee Group difference means taking valuable time with every candidate to not only ensure that client needs are met, but also to understand their individual needs. It’s important to her to listen to every person she speaks with and understand who they are, what they are looking for, and what they would truly enjoy doing. Jessica knows that when you take the time to ask the right questions, you can help find a person a position that really fits them in every way.
She recalls a woman she met while representing The Lee Group at a local job fair. The woman approached Jessica before the event started and explained how she came to The Lee Group in 1989 after struggling to find work on her own. The Lee Group immediately placed the woman in a clerical position at NASA and she has happily been there ever since – always loving her job while working her way up in the organization. Witnessing how grateful the woman was for what The Lee Group was able to do for her, Jessica says it’s a story that has stuck with her ever since.
Ultimately, Jessica believes that finding people the right position offers them so much more than just a job. In many cases, it gives people a second chance, enabling them to take care of themselves and their families while giving them hope for their future.
Away from the office, the York County native enjoys being with her wonderful husband and three young children. She and her husband are very involved in their children’s sports and even help coach their daughters’ cheerleading team. You can usually find them at the football or baseball field every Saturday in their current home town of Poquoson!