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JobGiraffe Overview

Chicago, IL
1 to 50 employees
Company - Private
Staffing & Outsourcing
$1 to $5 million (USD) per year
For 50 years local companies and organizations have relied on JobGiraffe's experienced recruiting and staffing professionals to provide the best selection of qualified candidates to fill positions efficiently, effectively and with total ... Read more

Mission: Whether our clients are hiring for a specific position, completing a special project, covering for illness or vacation, handling a peak season or staffing an entire department, JobGiraffe connects the very best job seekers with the companies who need them.

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JobGiraffe – Why Work With Us?


Founded in 1964 as Paige Personnel Services, JobGiraffe is the largest, locally-owned office staffing company specializing in direct hire (full-time or part-time ‘permanent’ placement) with multiple branch offices conveniently located throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

Each year JobGiraffe places thousands of job seekers in:

Direct Hire: Full-time or part-time 'permanent' positions at client companies.

Temp-to-hire: Start as a temporary and become a direct hire employee of a client company.

Temporary: Short-term or long-term temporary assignments at client companies.

Contract: Work on special projects at client companies lasting up to 24 months in length.

Organizations in Chicago and the suburbs rely on JobGiraffe to provide the best selection of pre-screened and qualified candidates to fill office positions with speed and confidence.

Whether hiring for a specific position, completing a special project, covering for an illness or vacation, handling a peak season or staffing an entire department, JobGiraffe connects the very best job seekers with the companies who need them.

JobGiraffe is a certified Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).


At JobGiraffe we believe it is very important for you to understand what to expect when you apply for one of our client’s positions. Let’s look more closely at the JobGiraffe process...

Five Facts About Working With JobGiraffe:
  1. JobGiraffe’s services are always FREE to the job seeker.

    All fees are paid for by our clients in return for our sourcing, pre-screening, testing, reference and background checking services.

  2. Not every job seeker will be selected for an interview by JobGiraffe.

    JobGiraffe will review your resume and determine whether your skills and qualifications are appropriate for our client's available position. In the event your resume is one of those selected, JobGiraffe will contact you about the application and interview process.

    This process is highly selective, so please note - given both the high volume of resumes we receive daily and the wide variety of client positions that JobGiraffe actively recruits for at any given time, the resume you have submitted today will be reviewed in relation to the position you are applying for today.

    If your resume is not selected for the position you are interested in, do not be discouraged. If you would like to increase your chances of being selected by JobGiraffe for client positions, we suggest that any future resume submissions be done carefully and appropriately on a position-by-position basis.

  3. If you are selected for an interview, JobGiraffe will want to know a lot about you.

    If you are invited into our offices, you will be asked to complete an in-depth application and have a personal interview with one of our consultants. Bring another copy of your resume and have important personal information and dates relating to your education, certifications, degrees, military service and past employment well organized and at hand. Eventually, each component of your education, military service (if any) and previous employment will be discussed and verified, and, in most cases, you will also be subjected to some amount of skill testing and other background checks*.

    But, if you are currently employed, your employer WILL NOT be contacted without your permission. Your job search will be handled with care and the utmost confidentiality.

    Please allow up to two hours for this very important part of the JobGiraffe process.

    *Background checks may include: criminal background, DMV, national wants and warrants, verification of education and degrees, previous employment, and reference checks. Our staff is well trained to help you through this process.

    *Testing may include: general skills, computer skills and software knowledge. These skills can be accurately assessed and even developed, if needed, by our web-based testing and training system.

  4. There is no guarantee that JobGiraffe will find you a job.

    It’s a highly competitive job market these days and getting the initial interview with JobGiraffe does not guarantee you will be hired by the client. Because we feel honesty is the best policy, in the current market, only approximately 1 in 10 of all the job seekers we interview and refer will be placed their first time around. So please, do not feel bad if you are not hired for the position you applied for.

    What JobGiraffe does guarantee is that we will use our considerable experience, energy, and professional resources to connect you with those clients who are looking for candidates with your type of education, skills and/or experience if you are not selected by the original client company.

  5. If we are not able to place you the first time around, we will keep your application and resume in our database and you can update your information every 90 days or apply again if you see a new position listed on our site that seems to suit your qualifications and we have not contacted you. Many years of experience have taught us that the market changes continually, so although we may not be able to place you today, that can easily change in the near future.

    And if we feel that it is truly unlikely we will be able to place you with one of our “for fee” clients we will tell you openly and honestly.

    If you’re not comfortable with this process, we understand, and JobGiraffe may not be the best choice for you at this time.

JobGiraffe – Reach Higher®

undefinedJobGiraffe is a unique team of highly trained and extraordinarily experienced permanent placement consultants who are dedicated to placing as many job seekers as possible each and every day in a wide variety of positions throughout Chicago and the suburbs.

The JobGiraffe Team

Over 20 years...that’s the average length of employment of a JobGiraffe consultant. No other firm can offer you this level of office staffing expertise. We will get to know every aspect of your education, background and skills and then work tirelessly to assist you in finding not only the right position, but also the right company to help you Reach Higher and achieve your career goals.

Our Clients

After almost 50 years in the staffing business, our client list keeps growing. Organizations of all types and sizes rely on JobGiraffe for their staffing needs. In fact, many of the positions that clients list with us are exclusive and cannot be found through any other source or on any other employment sites. We gather extensive information on each and every position and our clients themselves in order to make the best match possible for the best candidates available in the market today.

No Fees to Job Seekers – ever!

In return for our guarantee to fill all client openings with the best pre-screened, qualified, tested, and reference-checked candidates available, all placement fees, skill testing costs and background checking charges are paid by our clients.

That’s the JobGiraffe difference.

JobGiraffe – Reach Higher®


The positions we fill range from the most entry-level opportunities for job seekers who are just starting their careers to those positions requiring advanced levels of education, skills and experience paying up to $100,000.00 per year in the areas of...

  • Administrative Assistants, Executive Assistants and Personal Assistants
  • Experienced Office and Clerical Staff
  • Experienced Accounting and Bookkeeping Staff
  • Customer Service and Call Center Specialists
  • Data Entry and Order Entry Specialists
  • Receptionists, Greeters, Front Desk Staff and Light Security Personnel
  • Mailroom and Document Management Specialists
  • Filing, Records and Archive Management Staff
  • Entry Level with High School Diploma or GED
  • Entry Level with Two-Year or Four-Year Degree
  • Department Managers and Office Managers
  • Project Managers and Account Managers
  • Sales – Inside Sales, Outside Sales and Telemarketing Specialists
  • Degreed Accounting and Finance Professionals
  • Experienced Credit and Collections Specialists
  • Banking and Financial Services Professionals
  • Mortgage and Lending Professionals
  • Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants and Paralegals
  • Criminal Justice and Law Enforcement Support Staff
  • Advertising, Marketing and PR Professionals
  • Human Resource, Compensation, Benefits and Payroll Professionals
  • Recruiting and Training Professionals
  • Insurance Professionals
  • Experienced Medical Office, Medical Billing and Medical Claims Staff
  • Real Estate and Property Management Professionals
  • Experienced Association and Not-for-Profit Staff
  • Professionals for Charities, Development and Fundraising
  • Travel Planners, Meeting Planners and Hospitality Professionals
  • Trade Show and Convention Staff
  • Bilingual, Certified Translation and Transcription Specialists
  • Distribution and Operations Staff
  • Purchasing and Procurement Specialists
  • Inventory and Supply Chain Management Professionals
  • Import and Export Professionals
  • Warehouse, Shipping and Receiving Support Staff
  • Transportation and Logistics Specialists
  • IT, Network and Help Desk Professionals
  • Graphic Designers and Artists
  • Editing, Copywriting and Publishing Professionals
  • Web Development, SEO and eCommerce Specialists

JobGiraffe – Reach Higher®

“I had a wonderful experience with JobGiraffe. I worked with Julieann Zych and she is the BEST! She is the sweetest, kindest, and most down to earth person. She reached out to me when I had applied for a job and worked me with to find the right one. She would call me after her work hours, text me with any news and emailed me promptly. The initial job I applied for was unavailable but that did not deter her from working to find me the right fit. In a matter of 2 weeks, if that, I found a great job and I give all the credit to Julieann and her team.”
Nicole A.

“Had the pleasure of working with Brandi in the Oak Brook location, she was super helpful the entire process. She helped me apply for 2 different positions and encouraged and coached me the entire way. Also, she was letting me know what was going on and gave me lots of details once I got the position. She gave me a great starting experience with the company. Thanks, Brandi!”
Lety A.

“My experience with Patty was great. I had my resume up on Indeed. She contacted me. I sent her a copy of my resume and they did some minor editing. Then she sent it on to the company. Once they asked me in for an interview Patty gave very helpful tips and advice. After the interview, she constantly followed up with the company and me. I did get the job. Highly recommended.”
Dorothy S.

“My recruiter was very helpful and went above and beyond in guiding me in my next career move. As a recent college graduate, it was very beneficial to have that insight and perspective. I recommend JobGiraffe for their persistence and clear communication throughout the job interview process.”
Current Employee

“I worked through JobGiraffe for four years on a couple different occasions. They found two temporary positions for me that ended up lasting 1+ years. The interview process was very straightforward and the consultant presented multiple job opportunities that I would be a good fit for.”
Temporary Employee

JobGiraffe Reviews

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    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor
    Current Employee - Warehouse Supervisor

    I have been working at JobGiraffe full-time


    Patty helped me through the whole hiring process. She was a great help and was a pleasure to work with.


    I have no cons about this company.

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JobGiraffe Photos

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JobGiraffe Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at JobGiraffe (Chicago, IL) in June 2019.


    This started with an email to Karen Rae Horwitz the President of Jobgiraffe in April, 2019. I was preparing to move to Carol Stream and seeking employment in the area. I was shocked when Karen reached out to me and made suggestions on bettering my resume. I was put in contact with Kris Piet who advised me to take the Data, Excel, Typing and Word assessment.
    She had my back and encourage me to retake the Data (93%) scoring much higher.

    I spoke with Kris Piet about this job June 27, 2019. I received an email a few days later letting me know that a decision would be made the following week. I start July 8th, 2019. I absolutely adore Kris Piet. She is a true professional and I would differently recommend her.

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