March Success Story

March Success Story: Chelsea Maderer


This month we caught up with one of our previous candidates, Chelsea Maderer. We first met with Chelsea back in October when she was seeking a career change. Originally from Orchard Park, Chelsea is a graduate from Fredonia State College where she received her bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics.

With a background in retail and sales, Chelsea came to us eager to get her foot in the door with a great Buffalo company, where she could gain valuable experience and grow as an employee.

Chelsea Maderer“I first heard about AP Professionals from close friend of mine Andréa Lefler. When I found out that she was an employee it was at the same time that I happened to be thinking about a career change. I asked Andréa, ‘what exactly does AP Professionals do for their candidates?’ From there, she helped me get scheduled for an interview and begin the process. It was so nice to have someone walk me through their procedure and help me feel at ease.

After I was set up with the interview, I met with Kayla Bajak. It was a very comfortable experience. She got to know me and was aware of what I was specifically looking for. The task of looking for a job was no longer as stressful as it typically can be when you are looking on your own.  Kayla would pose different job opportunities to me, and if there were any I was interested in we would work together to figure out if it was the right fit!”

Through a bit of searching for a good position for Chelsea, Kayla had a great opportunity at Bryant and Stratton College that she felt Chelsea would be a perfect match for. After presenting the opportunity to Chelsea, they decided to move forward with the interview process. She excelled in all aspects of interviewing, and soon after was offered a full-time role working in their recruitment department.

“Currently at Bryant and Stratton I work as High School Coordinator. Primarily, I work with High School students scheduling beneficial workshops. It is my job to expose and inform them of what Bryant & Stratton College can offer as they begin to consider their options for college.”

When asked what one of the best parts about utilizing AP Professionals for Chelsea’s job search she said:

“I loved that I was able to outsource my job search to AP Professionals. At the time I was searching, I was still working a full time job, and the thought of coming home and looking for a different job seemed daunting at times. It was so nice to have someone else in my corner looking for me and helping me so that I could still concentrate on work. AP really helped me get to where I wanted to go without being on my own.”