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OBJECTIVE: Contract Recruiter Position (W-2 or 1099)
Placements – contract, contract-to-direct, consulting, direct, permanent, temporary.
Fields – IS/IT/technical, healthcare, engineering, accounting, finance, HR, banking,
manufacturing and high-technology start-ups.
Sourcing – active, Internet, job/resume boards, networking (active and social), passive,
professional groups, referrals, relationship building, pipeline development, search
engines, user groups and warm/cold calling.
Job/Resume Boards – CareerBuilders, ComputerJobs, CraigsList, DevBistro, Dice,
Engineering Central, Free-for-Recruiters, Go2WorkSource, HotJobs, ITJobs, Jobvertise,
JobWarehouse, Jobs-for-Programmers, Monster, Nettemps and SmartHunt.
Search Engines – AIRS Oxygen & SourcePoint, Altavista, Ask, Ask3D, Bing, Dogpile,
Exalead, Fazzle, Google, HotBot, Kaxy, Mahalo, Rollyo, Vivisimo, WiseNut and Yahoo.
Applicant Tracking Systems – eRecruit, Hodes IQ, Microsoft XP Ten, Open Hire,
Profile RPM, REXX & proprietary.
Memberships – AIRS, ERE (Electronic Recruiters Exchange), FaceBook, Healthcare
Recruiters, LinkedIn, Plaxo and Washington Recruiters.
Training – AIRS (SearchLab, XtremeLab, Googling for Candidates, Customized
Search Engines, Twitter, Social Media, MetaSearch Engines & LinkedIn), Dallas
Training Team (Technical Recruiting), LinkedIn Seminar and Twitter Seminar.
Customized Career Consulting, WA Jun 2001-present
Owner, Senior Recruiter and Career Consultant
–Work as an independent, third party recruiter.
–Also work onsite as full-cycle contract recruiter and off-site contract sourcer for various
clients (as reflected in below entries from June 2001 to present).
–Consult and train onsite corporate recruiters on Internet and best practices recruiting.
—Provide career consulting and advice to individual clients in areas of resume
review and rewrite, job search, interviewing, salary negotiation and networking.
–Recognized as networking expert in the Greater WA Jun 2008 – Jul 2009
–Sourced, phone screened, interviewed, extended offers and reference checked qualified candidates for hiring managers at Visible Technologies, high tech company developing highly innovative, leading-edge Internet search techniques within social media content and consumer-generated media communities.
–Positions included administrative support specialists, business developer, business systems analyst, client relationship development specialist, client services analysts, client services specialists, creative analyst, data analyst, data entry clerk, human resources manager, inside sales representative, IT operations manager, program managers, project manager, research analyst, senior creative analyst, senior software engineers, software engineers, systems engineers and software engineer lead.
–Placed 33 candidates to bring company staffing strength to 91.
–Contributed to recognition by Washington Technology Industry Association of Visible Technologies as 2009 Winner of Industry Achievement Award in â€œAnnual Product or Services of the Yearâ€ category.
Greythorn, Bellevue, WA Apr 2008-May 2008
Sr Technical Recruiter, Permanent Placement Desk
–Sourced, qualified and submitted technical candidates to recruiting account managers for several different clients for Greythorn, a global IT staffing and placement agency.
–Positions included all levels of technical expertise, such as developers (C++, C#, LAMP, SQL database), engineers (security, software development, software development test), information security analysts/engineers, managers (product, program, security risk) and SQL Server DBAs.
Regence Blue Shield, WA Nov 2007-Feb 2008
Sr Sourcing Recruiter
–Sourced, phone screened and recommended technical candidates for hiring managers and team interviews for IT and PMO departments, located in Washington, Oregon and Utah. .
–Positions included business systems analysts, Java/J2EE developers, SAN/Storage administrator, security architect, senior financial analyst, senior technical project managers and UNIX administrator.
CSR/Tech Staff, WA Oct 2007-Nov 2007
Sr. Recruiter and Recruiter Trainer
–Trained two recruiters on all aspects of full cycle recruiting, especially passive candidate search techniques.
–Sourced and successfully placed a senior recruiter/HR consultant/business developer to join CSR/Tech Staff to expand Tech Staff’s industry expertise to healthcare and HR.
–Sourced for engineers (civil and structural), IT program manager, IT recruiter, database analyst, SQL Server analyst, planner/buyer and SW/Web developers for job requisitions and pipeline building.
–Revised phone screen and face-to-face interview formats to improve interview process.
Bank of America, WA Jul 2007-Sep 2007
–Sourced, screened, conducted online assessments and qualified candidates for interviews with corporate recruiters in Global Consumer Staffing for positions as Personal Bankers and Sales & Service Specialists. Activity has thus far resulted in
10 permanent hires with 31 other candidates in first and second stages of interviewing.
–Supported 11 recruiters and 11 recruiting coordinators in 4 states (Arizona, California, Nevada and Washington).
–Highly commended by candidates, recruiters, recruiting coordinators and my two senior staffing vice presidents responsible for Western US Division of Consumer Staffing. Received Bank of America Spirit Recognition as the â€œbest contract recruiterâ€.
SchemaLogic, Kirkland, WA Apr 2007-Jun 2007
Sr. Technical Recruiter
–Sourced, qualified and placed permanent hire candidates, account executives (federal
sales, inside sales, publishing and media), consultants (industry solutions – taxonomist,
SharePoint), engineers (API application, Java client/server software, sales, software
test, technical support), managers (regional account, technical account, technical
product) and solutions architect.
–Provided full cycle recruiting, including assistance and advice on recruiting strategies,
methodologies and best practices to CEO, President, CTO, VPs and managers.
Zetec, Snoqualmie, WA Sep 2006-Apr 2007
Sr. Technical Recruiter
–Sourced, qualified and placed permanent hire candidates, including accounting
supervisor, cost accountant, electro-mechanical assembler, electronics service
technicians, HR assistant, managers (product and program), directors (field services and
regional sales), service/calibration technician, SW engineers and technical writer.
Aquantive, WA May 2006-Aug 2006
Sr. Technical Recruiter
–Sourced, qualified and placed permanent hire candidates, including accountants
(payroll and senior), analysts (financial and functional & reporting), buyer (HW, IT
and SW), coordinators (contract, investor relations, public relations), developers (lead
web and SW), engineers (quality assurance, security and software development), legal
file clerks, managers (accounts payable, advertising operations, CRM, media relations,
online account, payroll and security), paralegal and project managers (acquisitions &
mergers and financial systems).
Microsoft, Redmond, WA Aug 2005-Jan 2006
Technical Sourcing Recruiter
–Sourced for DB administrators, engineers (network, network security, software
development and systems), managers (process, product, program and project) and
Children’s Hospital & Regional Medical Center, WA, May 2005-Aug 2005
Sr. Technical Recruiter (working directly for and with CIO)
–Sourced, qualified and placed permanent hire candidates, including five director-level
positions (Clinical Systems, PMO, Revenue Cycle, Shared Services and Technical
Services), analysts (business, information, PACS, process, production support, security
and systems), implementation specialists (Cerner and Lawson) and managers (program
–Provided full cycle recruiting, including assistance and advice on recruiting strategies
and methodologies to the CIO, directors, managers and supervisors.
Fujitsu Consulting, Bellevue, WA Dec 2004-Mar 2005
–Sourced, submitted and placed contract consultants to Boeing as architects (data,
technical and system), developers (Cognos/ReportNet, Java/J2EE, Lotus Notes,
software, and WebLogic portal & apps server), functional analysts, managers (project
and program) and programmers (C, C++, C#, .Net and PowerBuilder)
Pace Staffing Network, WA Oct 2000-Jun 2001
Onsite Contract Manager at Adobe Systems for sourcing, placing and providing employee relations for contract technical staffing positions, including helpdesk, receptionist, software test engineers, technical writers and technical support. Also converted some contractors to permanent employee status.
Recruiter (IT, IS, Engineering, Healthcare and Administrative)
–Searched, sourced, interviewed, qualified and placed candidates for contract/temporary,
direct/permanent and contract-to-direct positions in IT/IS, technical, engineering,
administrative and healthcare areas.
–Positions included analysts (business and systems), assistants (administrative and
project), coordinators (EDI and HIPAA), developers (application, Java and web),
documentation specialist, engineers (mechanical and software test), mechanical
designer, programmers (analyst, COBOL, EDI and Java) and receptionist.
–Participated in job fairs in Western Washington.
–Extensively networked with recruiters, technical companies, professional associations,
and healthcare organizations. Attended numerous business and networking events.
Volt Computer Services, WA Mar 2000-Sep 2000
Recruiter (Technical, IT, IS and Engineering)
–Processed contract job requisitions for Boeing, Weyerhaeuser, Paccar and retail
accounts in the U.S., especially Washington State.
–Searched, sourced, interviewed, qualified and placed candidates for numerous contract
positions, including analysts (business and program). mechanical design engineers,
PC (repair and support), programmers, support (helpdesk, PC repair, multi-lingual
technical, technical and workstation), technical writers and Web (designers and
–Processed contractors through the whole cycle of sourcing, submission, interviewing,
job start, employment paperwork, background checks, drug screenings, follow-up
support (contractors and clients) and terminations.
–Participated in job fairs in Eastside and Washington locations.
ITT Technical Institute, WA Oct 1999-Mar 2000
Representative and Admissions Recruiter
–Technical curricula included Computer-Aided Drafting, Computer Network Systems,
Computer Visualization Technology and Electronic Engineering Technology.
–Conducted interviews, tours and admission paperwork for prospective students.
–Coordinated with high schools for education fairs, literature and presentations.
–Participated in education and job fairs throughout Western Washington.
Earlier Employment History included 20-yr military career as Naval Officer.
M.P.A., Public Administration, City University, Bellevue, WA.
B.A., Psychology, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, WA.