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Technical Recruiter Resume

Elgin, IL

Experience Summary:

  • Fifteen plus years of demonstrated Technical Sales, Staffing, Account Management experience.
  • Nine plus years of Human Resource experience in areas of Permanent and Contractor Staffing, Compensation and Benefits, Career Development, Training, and Recruitment Process Outsourcing.
  • Exceptional negotiation skills with proven accomplishments in Vendor Relations, Account Management, Technical Consulting and Writing Contracts.
  • Strong written / verbal communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage several high level projects simultaneously.
  • Hands on and conceptual knowledge of most network platforms, programming languages and operating systems.
Education:
  • Bachelor of Science in Marketing

Professional Experience:
Technical Recruiter
Confidential,Elgin, IL (2010 to present)

  • Responsible for “end to end” management of all recruitment activities; maintain metrics on cycle time from candidate identification through client placement and track all candidates activities through Sendouts applicant tracking system.
  • Primary negotiator for all contract activity; from candidate identification to rate negotiation through contract execution.
  • Confer with key hiring leaders to identify personnel needs, define requirements, outline sourcing strategy, and perform market assessment to ensure competitive pricing based on findings.
  • Recruit high caliber professionals in the areas of mechanical / electrical / industrial engineering, quality, IT, purchasing, testing, manufacturing, operations, and HR.
  • Creatively utilize internet sourcing, social media, networking, cold calling, direct sourcing, referrals, and campus recruiting to identify and recruit top-tier talent.
  • Responsible for on-boarding process of new hires.
  • Mentor and coach junior recruiters: sourcing techniques, recruitment strategy, and process administration.
  • Remain flexible and focused in a fast moving, dynamic environment.
  • Able to organize, manage and deliver on multiple projects simultaneously.

Manager
Confidential,Woodstock, IL (2007 to 2010)

  • Sales, Installation and Service of Commercial and Home Audio, Video, Computer, and Networking Products and Solutions.
  • Manage and support 2 contract installers.
  • Diagnose and repair computers, remove viruses and spyware, upgrade systems, and boost overall computer performance for customers.
  • Wire business and residences for all types of low voltage wiring including cat 5, cat 6, coax, audio, security, and phone.
  • Install wireless security systems for small business and homes.
  • Set up secure home wireless networks and train users on operation.
  • Build computers custom tailored to user needs.
  • Design custom home theaters and sound systems to fit individual budgets maximizing performance and quality.

Senior Staffing Specialist
Confidential,Madison, WI (2006 to 2007)

  • Provided full lifecycle recruiting resources for various levels of IT and Management professionals across a 4 state region.
  • Developed an implemented creative sourcing and retention plan to increase contract labor headcount.
  • Managed sub-vendor relationships that provide contract labor on 1099 basis.
  • Administered Technical Assessments of candidates to ensure quality of candidates.
  • Prescreened, Interviewed, and submitted an average of 40 fully qualified candidates monthly.
  • Negotiated salary and other compensation / benefits with candidates on behalf of clients.

Senior Recruiter
Confidential,Chicago, IL (2006)

  • Provided full lifecycle recruiting resources for contract and full time positions across the Chicago land area.
  • Managed sub-vendor relationships that provide contract labor on 1099 basis.
  • Negotiate salary and other compensation / benefits with candidates on behalf of clients.
  • Administer Technical Assessments of candidates to ensure quality of candidates.
  • Performed on-boarding services for employees and contract resources including orientations, benefits overview, corporate policies and procedures, and new hire paperwork.

Field Operations Manager
Confidential,Hoffman Estates, IL (2002 to 2006)

  • Started as an Account Manager and established office in Chicago market to support SBC and develop new accounts.
  • Recruited and managed over 70 consultants at SBC with in the Chicago land area in first year.
  • Manage the Chicago office consisting of 2 Account Managers and 5 Recruiters.
  • Promoted to Field Manager after 1st year to oversee the day-to-day operation of four remote offices.
  • Responsible for company network integrity as well as administration of sales and recruiting contact management software and database.
  • Provided all levels of technical support both on site and remotely via phone, remote desktop, and terminal services.
  • Responsible for developing and staffing new offices in strategic markets within the continental United States.

Managing Partner
Confidential,Hoffman Estates, IL (1999 to 2002)

  • Managed and provided technical recruiting services across a range of technologies including positions such as Project Managers, Technical Architects, Software Developers, and Desktop support.
  • Provided Managed Care on site services that included Recruiting and HR Process Improvement, Hiring Strategy, Job Description Creation, Compensation Analysis, and Vendor Management for Daimler Chrysler – debis IT services.
  • Qualify Information Systems professionals by conducting in-depth interviews and skill set assessments. Responsible for making offers of employment, conducting employee orientations, and detailing benefit plan / compensation.
  • Hired, trained, and managed contract and permanent recruitment staff. Relationship Management efforts focus heavily on employee retention and maintaining an educational career path for individual employees.
  • Set aggressive weekly and annual goals to further business development in areas of Recruiting and Corporate Sales.
  • Responsible for establishing and implementing strategies on how to effectively recruit IT professionals. Created job description profiles and developed a compensation plan to align with specific skill sets.
  • Vendor Management responsibilities include developing relationships and leads with existing and prospective clients for sales staff.
  • Developed innovative and progressive strategies to exceed client expectations and continually deliver quality, custom-designed consulting services.

Account Manager
Confidential,Hoffman Estates, IL (1997 to 1999)

  • Worked closely with vendors to further develop existing accounts and sell TechTeam’s complete service line consisting of Technical Staffing, Call Center Services, Training, and Systems Integration.
  • Established TechTeam on Ameritech’s Preferred Vendor List, which only consisted of 20 different companies for their five-state region.
  • Developed over 30 new technical staffing openings for the recruiting department to fill over each month.
  • Staffed 80-person project for 3COM/US Robotics with 4 different skill sets.
  • Filled on average 3 Technical Staffing positions per month with various Fortune 500 clients. ( Network Administrators and Engineers; Mainframe Programmers and Operators; Help Desk Levels 1 to 3; Database Developers, Programmers, and Administrators; Technical Writers and Trainers; and Project Managers )
  • Performed employee orientations for new hires, which covered insurance forms, tax forms, employee benefits, employee handbook, and security.
  • Made presentations to local technical and trade schools and colleges to develop strong ties with their career development centers.
  • Developed a personal contact database of over 400 technical people with varying skill sets an experience levels.
PROFESIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

TRN – Technical Recruiters Network
RTR – Regional Technical Recruiters
Illinois Recruiters Association

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