Candidate of the Week

Candidate of the Week – Technical Recruiter – Bellevue

Professional Summary

This Top Candidate is a senior level Technical Recruiter with proven ability to seek out talent within the IT space. Recruiting efforts include Development and Test, Project Management, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Engineering, Business Analytics, Security, Cloud, Machine Learning and more. Much of success in recruiting stems from the capacity to attract and retain talent.  This Top Candidate won’t be on the market for long!

Professional Work Experience

Consulting Group                                                                                                                                                                                   10/13  – Present                                                                                             

Recruiting Lead

  • Hired a team of IT recruiters to support Microsoft, Starbucks, Undead Labs, Pokémon International, and Amazon Game Studios
  • In charge of creating goals, metrics and deliverables, weekly one-on-ones, sourcing strategies and coaching for recruiting team
  • Conduct training sessions that include Boolean search strings, candidate pipelining, cold calling, networking/meetups, and using various job boards and ATS to find candidates
  • Implemented a referral program to attract talent
  • Recruiting focus includes: Software Test Engineers, .NET/Java Developers and SDETs (front, middle, and backend), Mobile (iOS, Android, Windows) Developers, Hardware Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, Data Scientists, DevOps Engineers, UX Designers, BI Engineers, Web Developers, PM’s, and System/Network Administrators

Senior Technical Gaming Recruiter

  • Key contributor in growing Seattle Branch from 200 consultants to over 1,000
  • Recruiter for 3 large Programs within Microsoft – Developers and Test (GTE/Games), Test (Reserves/Games), and Cloud (Azure/Office365)
  • Sole recruiter for a managed service at Microsoft
  • Contributed to 3 major AAA Titles launched by Microsoft Games
  • Responsible for roles within the Cloud Infrastructure Managed service at Microsoft including: Network Engineers, Systems Administrators, BA’s, PM’s, and Security Engineers
  • Attracted talent by attending networking events, conferences, and various IT space meetups
  • Brought in roughly 1.2 million gross profit dollars monthly in billable consultants
  • Ran qualification calls on new requisitions, work with internal staff, engineers, as well as hiring managers to negotiate salary for both contracts and FTE
  • Sourced with strategies such as: Boolean search strings, LinkedIn Recruiter, Stack Overflow, Dice, Monster, Google,, Connectifier, and Facebook


Consulting Group                                                                                                                                                                                     06/13 – 10/13
Technical Recruiter

  • Recruited on requisitions from small to mid-size IT companies
  • Sourcing included various job boards, social media, a proprietary applicant tracking system, and LinkedIn Recruiter
  • Met with Development and Test managers to qualify upcoming needs on their team
  • Maintained relationships with all hiring authorities to improve overall company satisfaction


Consulting Group                                                                                                                                                                                       11/11 – 06/13

  • Full-desk Aerospace recruiter working specifically with: Maintenance, Assembly, Mechanics, Conventional/CNC Machinist, Mechanical Engineers, Hardware Engineers, Quality Assurance Inspectors, Quality Engineers, and CNC Programmers, etc.
  • Reverse market specific skill sets of candidates to new and existing companies
  • Sold Opti’s services to form partnerships with new companies


USDOT                                                                                                                                                                                                               01/10 – 09/11
Business Developer/Recruiter

  • Sold existing and new products to health clubs and wellness facilities
  • Opened new accounts in the greater King, Pierce, Kitsap, and Snohomish counties
  • Maintained an average 2 new accounts per week, resulting in a 15% increase in total sales



Associates of Arts