The TAD PGS Career Success post features candidates that TAD PGS has placed in many different positions. By them sharing their stories with you, you will be able to see how working with a recruiter has its benefits as well as get a sense on how the candidate was able to secure a certain job and the road they took to get there.

Thank you to all of the candidates who have agreed to share their stories with us! We wish you all continued success in your careers!

In this post we are featuring Tyrone Cloyd. Tyrone has used his out going personality and love for IT to work his way through the ranks of the technology field. He learned at an early age the value of experience and networking. Here is Tyrone’s story….

Name: Tyrone Cloyd

New Position: Systems Engineer

City/State: Baltimore, MD

Education: I actually left college about 90 credits short of a degree and started working directly in IT.

Summary of your professional experience:
I started down the IT path in college during the internet boom in the late 90’s. Recruiters were contacting me during this time because IT professionals were badly needed. One recruiter convinced me that it would be a good idea to ‘get my feet wet’ and gain some experience. I decided that I really enjoyed working with computers and after my assignment finished, I continued working with recruiters in the IT field.  I gained experience in everything from Helpdesk to System Engineering, and worked with CCIE’s (Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts) along the way. All of this experience and networking has helped me to get to where I am today.

Length of time in IT/Systems Engineering: 14 years

Length of time in current position: 4 months

What led you to enlist the help of a recruiter in your job search?
Since college I have worked with recruiters, most of whom have contacted me directly. This was the case with TAD PGS as well. I was working on a short term assignment at the time and looking for the right position when a TAD recruiter contacted me after finding my resume on Monster.

What was it about TAD PGS’s work on your behalf that made the difference?
Honestly they didn’t have to do much! This job is only 15 minutes from my home and I am able to work the latest and greatest technology. TAD was able to get me a decent rate and they were honest.

What do you like most about your position as a System Engineer?
The best part is working with the latest and greatest in technology.

What do you do in your free time?
Have fun! I like to watch sports, especially football and of course I love to spend time with my family and friends. You have to enjoy life…..Work hard play hard!

Summarize your overall experience with TAD PGS.
Overall I have had a good experience with TAD. This is the first time I’ve worked with them and I like that they are in constant contact with me. Someone reaches out at least once a month to check in and make sure that everything is going well. I would definitely work with TAD again on future assignments.