The Wordsmith, LLC
Fort Worth, Texas 76112
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Mission-oriented IT, Defense, Engineering, Healthcare and Telecom Recruiter/Business Developer with successful customized people acquisition skills within CAMPUS, CORPORATE (in-house) and AGENCY environments. Multi-industry experience in recruiting, account management and client development. Excellent public speaking and presentation skills. Able to utilize Boolean searches and social media for sourcing in addition to old-school methods. Effective in cold market calling and closing. Average placement ratio of 5-8 contractors per month during heavy hiring periods. Handled up to 75 open requisitions. Significant experience recruiting technical personnel with SECRET and TOP SECRET clearance with multi-level accesses. Effective management skills and not afraid to roll sleeves up and work in trenches. Excellent work ethic and not a job hopper. OLD AND BOLD!! Not afraid of technology or new challenges. Excellent attendance record. US Army veteran.
VARIOUS REMOTE ASSIGNMENTS Feb 2018 - Present
Celanese Corporation is a multinational chemical company that recently celebrated its 100th anniversary.
Raytheon Missile System is located in Tucson AZ and is a major government contractor.
The Wordsmith is my Company
While on contract with Celanese Corporation, represented the corporate office in Irving, recruited and placed Maintenance Mechanics and Production Operators for manufacturing plants in other states.
While on contract with Raytheon Missile Systems, Identified and recruited candidates with Secret and Top Secret clearances for Security Systems Group of Raytheon Missile Systems that included embedded systems, anti-tamper experts and early-career engineers. Identified and recruited engineers for other engineering positions such as RF and real-time systems.
At the Wordsmith, prepared resumes for many occupations, from parole officers to Texas Rangers, construction workers, and medical personnel.
DynCorp International – Fort Worth, TX Sep 2017 – Feb 2018
DynCorp International is a US-based, multinational company that supports the US military all over the world in their efforts to accomplish their mission.
Utilized full life cycle to recruit and place personnel going to Afghanistan and Kwajalein Atoll. Supported the LOGCAP Program for the US Army. Briefly supported the WRM program for the US Air Force. Recruited people that held SECRET clearances.
Utilized Taleo to keep in touch with and maintain records on candidates in the various processes. Because these people were going overseas, they had to submit to a background check, physical, dental check and so on.
Answered questions for candidates, communicated changes in status. Created and rescinded offer letters. Ensured that paperwork was complete.
Placed two Information Security Specialists and several security specialists handling biometrics, physical security and computers.
The Wordsmith, LLC Nov 2010-Present
Senior Technical Recruiter
The Wordsmith, LLC is my company and provides technical recruiting and resumes preparation services on a national basis.
Utilized the full recruiting life cycle recruiting with several clients and agencies, including cold calling, utilizing social networks (Facebook and LinkedIn) newsgroups and club membership directories. Able to handle high-volume recruiting assignments and between 10 and 40 job orders at a time.
As a recruiter for Clear/Unicorp recruited salespeople for various local college campuses for sales associates and store employees.
As a recruiter and account manager for The Tatz Group recruited and placed Healthcare professionals, such as nurses and nurse managers, as well as Information Technology professionals.
As a recruiter for American Airlines advised hiring managers through the integration of one airline merging into another. (US Air and American)
Recruited and placed various aviation engineers, along with technicians and non-destruction test engineers
As a business developer/account manager for TechKuber, LLC developed accounts and registered with major national Fortune 500 companies. Recruited candidates to staff Big Data Team.
As part of a team at a staffing agency filled technical positions for Citibank and Wells Fargo. Filled positions that included Core Java programmers, project managers, Oracle database administrators, big data developers, and storage and network engineers, among others.
Recruited and placed clerical and light industrial professionals, including assemblers, technicians and warehouse workers. (Freelance)
Utilized VMS systems to fill technical requisitions for engineering companies and defense contractors.
Developed candidate pipeline for various technical requirements. Positions included Project Managers, Windows Integration Engineers, Business Analysts, SAP Developers, and Oracle Database Administrators.
As a corporate recruiter with Retalix and Glow Networks, worked with in-house managers to place technical and non-technical positions, primarily in Dallas, Texas. Reviewed resumes, followed up with managers, managed the interview process and ensured that candidates were kept within the information loop.
As a Recruiting Director, directed Recruiting activities in the Southwest region of the USA. Scoped possibilities for the setting up of new HEPCO offices and managed VMS program for Northrup Grumman. Assisted offices in Austin, Texas in recruiting for other clients when needed. Clients included Fluor, Schlumberger and Northrup Grumman. Placed aviation and non-destruction test engineers.
Supported SAP practice for CIBER in the New England region of the international consulting company. Sourced, screened and submitted candidates for all SAP modules. These candidates were to be full-time employees working for the consulting company and assigned to their client. Companies supported include US Steel, Astra Zeneca, Accenture, various insurance companies, etc. Also supported Oracle ERP practice on the side. These were also to be consultants working for CIBER and assigned to the client.
Clients supported included, but is not limited to the following companies: Raytheon, DynCorp International, Computer Science Group, Kaman Aerospace, American Airlines, Starbucks, HP, Dell, Northrop, EDS, Perot Systems, AutoZone, Mary Kay, Avon, Wells Fargo, CitiBank, Accenture, Deloitte, Coopers, SHL, Fujitsu, Astro Zeneca, Ernst and Young, and others.
Corporate and Agency Recruiting experience as an EMPLOYEE AND AS A CONTRACTOR. Takes on long and short-term contract assignments. Effective utilization of full life cycle recruiting and sourcing methods. Recruits full-time direct positions as well as contract-to-hire and contract personnel. Experience includes but is not limited to the following:
Technical disciplines recruited include Defense, Healthcare, Information Technology, and Engineering. Specific skills include but are not limited to the following: SAP/ERP (BI, HR, FI, CO, BW, ABAP, MM, PP, PM, WM and many others), Oracle (Financials, Discoverer, Express, development), Java, Visual Basic, VB.Net/ASP.net, Hadoop, Big Data, Oracle, storage engineers, mainframe, SAP, ERP, help desk, technicians, technical support, CIO and CTO, telecommunications, civil, aviation, aerospace, structural, mechanical, electrical, optical, semiconductor and chemical.
Non-technical disciplines recruited include Administration, Legal, Procurement, Attorneys, Accountants, Banking Professionals, Human Resources Personnel, Railroad Logisticians, Crane Operators, Security Specialists, Bakers, Project Control Specialists, HVAC mechanics, Child Care Specialists, Industrial Hygienist and miscellaneous clerical. Recruited in the defense for placements in Afghanistan, Qatar, and Oman.
Account Management/Business Development Expertise
Account Management experience includes actively marketing candidates to prospective clients, discussing potential company contributions with prospective clients and following up on client decisions. Excellent presentation skills. Not intimidated by titles.
Application Tracking Systems Used
In addition to in-house and proprietary systems, I have used the following in my career: Taleo, HR Smart, Smart Recruiter, PC Recruit, eRecruit, Bullhorn, Talent Rover, Ceridian, Job Diva, SendOuts, iCIMS, and several others.
VMS Systems Used
Utilized the following VMS systems: Field Glass, Pinnacle, Ariba, Chimes, IQ Navigator, Glass Door, Brass Ring, and others.
University of Phoenix (expected graduation Jun 2020)
Masters of Science Degree
Psychology with Emphasis on Industrial/Organizational Psychology
Academy International at Santa Barbara California
Bachelor of Science Degree
Minor in Psychology
Graduated with Honors
Santa Barbara City College
Associates in Arts
Minor in German
Worked full time while in school and served in US Army ROTC