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Desired Industry: Executive SpiderID: 41754
Desired Job Location: san jose, California Date Posted: 8/17/2010
Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent Availability Date: 08/23/10
Desired Wage:
U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience Willing to Travel: Yes, Less Than 25%
Highest Degree Attained: Bachelors Willing to Relocate: No


• 11 years of full life cycle recruiting experience, specializing in mid to executive level positions across job families, within progressive fast paced environments.
• Possess highly developed organizational and interpersonal relations skills in diverse settings.
• Proficient at identifying, managing and training recruiters, recruiting, and screening candidates according to client specifications and industry standards.
• Information Technology recruiting for full life-cycle system projects and software development projects for Commercial and Government System Integrators including: Lockheed Martin, DOD, McGuire Woods, Saxon Mortgage, Circuit City, Capital One, EDS, Unisys, Booz Allen Hamilton, Geico, Discovery Communications, CACI, and SAIC.
• Ability to work independently with little to no supervision.
• Proficient in Training and Learning, Compensation and Benefits, Negotiation, Performance Management, and Career Development.
• Knowledgeable on current state and federal employment laws.
• Adept in computer systems management, financial/statistical reporting, sales, marketing, and general program administration.
• Locate Department of Defense Security Cleared US Citizens and Clearable candidates from referrals, Internet job boards, networking and an internal database.

Wachovia/ Wells Fargo - Charlotte, NC
April 2010 – August 2010
Senior Recruiting Consultant

• Responsible for providing human resource consultation in all aspects of human resources with an emphasis on staffing, employee relations, employee development and compensation to the Wealth Management group.
• Provided proactive support to client groups by developing and implement ting sound human resource programs that meet business objectives.
• Partnered with senior managers as an internal consultant to strategize, identify, define and resolve complex issues.
• Responsible for sensitive information using considerable use of tact and discretion.
• Planned and conducted innovative recruiting programs to identify and recruit candidates.
• Conducted interviews and evaluated employment factors such as experience, education and organizational alignment.
• Consulted with executive management to recommend candidates and employment packages.
Nationwide Insurance - Richmond, VA & Charlotte, NC October 2008 - October 2009 Sr. Recruiter / HR Specialist

• Provided operational, staffing and consultative support to the Mid Atlantic Region (VA, MD, DC, and DE) and the NC Region.
- Responsible for integrating HR strategy to Mid Atlantic and NC Regions. - Responsible for all Recruiting and Generalist work in both regions. - Responsible for over 100 Business Partners/ Clients. - Acted as a coach to Business Partners/ Clients in providing direction for complex employee relations issues.
• Responsible for workforce planning, strategic tactical plans, succession planning, training needs, developing and delivering the training, organizational structure and relocation.
• Coached workforce to high performance to achieve and exceed business objectives and to fully adapt to and manage organizational and business changes.
• Represented HR/ Recruiting on task forces, committees and special project assignments.
• Responsible for successfully recruiting on over 200 staffing requests at all times.
• Conducted exit interviews, analyzed turnover trends, salary trends, performance management and made recommendations for improving retention and employee relations.
• Ensured adherence to all federal, state and local regulations governing the employment process.
- Intensely focused on Minority/ Diverse hires.
- Worked as a partner with all Business Partners/ Clients to ensure we have created and maintained a work environment with high morale, respect and productivity.
Wachovia Securities – Richmond, VA April 2008 - October 2008 Sr. Recruiting Consultant

• Conduct meetings with hiring partners to define role parameters and desired candidate profiles, discuss candidate pipeline and define search strategies for continued success; leverage the opportunity to build relationships and establish methods of communication that support a successful recruiting partnership
• Responsible for the successful, timely fulfillment of requisitions and maintenance of candidate pipelines for multiple lines of business within the Financial Services Group; support roles ranging from entry level brokerage to senior leadership positions
• Work closely with line of business managers to identify top talent through strategic sourcing methods, referrals, networks and the online applicant-tracking database
• Schedule, conduct and evaluate candidate aptitude in accordance with job requirements, leveraging the opportunity to set expectations with candidates and gauge overall qualifications, interest and affordability
• Provide hiring partners with a commentary summarizing interview recommendations based on gathered feedback; detailing candidate work history, applicable skill sets, strengths, compensation requirements and overall drivers
• Drive full-life cycle recruiting processes, resulting in the development of employment offers that balance internal equity and budgeting plans while promoting the personal career development of candidates
• Partner with colleagues to leverage departmental expertise to provide a more robust, diverse candidate pipeline; assisting in driving lines of business towards exceeding company objectives
• Support the development of interview skills of leaders by supplying corporate interview materials, ensuring a firm understanding of materials, assisting in the implementation during interviews, providing feedback and calibration sessions
• Provide feedback on process improvements; offering suggestions to improve service levels and gaining the buy in and support of senior leadership to implement change.

Bostwick Laboratories - Glen Allen, VA
February 2008 – April 2008
Sr. Recruiter/ Consultant

• Interviewed, tested, and referred applicants for clerical, technical, scientific, laboratory, administrative and management positions
• Wrote and placed advertisements in newspapers, job boards, and specialized publications.
• Worked with Hiring Managers to schedule and coordinate interviews.
• Handled employee relations counseling and exit interviews.
• Assembled and maintained compliant employee documents (general, medical & confidential).
• Liaison with all company departments seeking personnel information.
• Liaison with area employment and advertising agencies, reported weekly report on employment activity.

Saxon Mortgage, A Morgan Stanley Company - Glen Allen, VA
May 2007 – October 2007
Human Resource Recruiting Manager/ Consultant

• Recruited, sourced, screened, and interviewed candidates for job openings.
• Partnered with management and supervisors to identify job specifications, qualifications and skills needed.
• Developed recruitment programs, budgets, and collateral to attract qualified applicants.
• Developed and maintained relationships with schools, alumni groups, and other public and private organizations to find and attract qualified applicants.
• Worked with external recruiters and employment agencies to identify and recruit candidates. Negotiated contracts for services requested.
• Utilized Internet online recruiting sources to identify and recruit candidates.
• Assisted VP of HR with annual salary and compensation surveys.
• Managed 2 recruiters, a generalist and a HR coordinator.

Capital One Financial - Richmond, VA July 2006 – May 2007
Track Owner/ Full Life Cycle Recruiter for Audit & Compliance - Contract Employee

• Full Life cycle recruiting for Audit and Compliance at Capital One Financial.
• 46f all placements due to referrals from current consultants, potential candidates and leads.
• Collaborated with clients to develop and implement cost effective recruitment strategies.
• Developed and maintained strong working relationships with hiring managers, contractors, associates, search firms, and other HR team members to create a partnership that yields success, results and credibility.
• Directed and delegated work to external service providers and recruiting coordinators.
• Leveraged online recruiting resources and in-house applicant tracking system to identify and recruit the very best candidates, both internal and external.
• Also responsible for Behavioral Interviews, and testing preparation.
• Delivered high quality professional candidates while guiding hiring managers and candidates through the selection process.

Contract Recruiting - Own Company – Glen Allen VA March 2006 – August 2006
• Involved in all phases of recruiting engagements from the initial sales call, solution positioning, project staffing, negotiations and implementation.
• Researched, analyzed, and targeted client corporations for business to provide the most efficient way of conducting business based upon their current needs and future requirements.
• Contacted and technically screened consultants in order to provide client corporations with the best possible candidates for specified positions.
• Negotiated rates/salaries, benefit packages, author contracts, and acted as a liaison between candidates and corporate clients.
• Provided On site Human Resources consulting services.

PRISM, INC. Glen Allen, VA
September 2004 – March 2006
Senior Technical Recruiter/ Branch Recruiting Manager

• Responsible for full life cycle recruiting of IT candidates for Capital One contract positions as well as contract and full time positions at Circuit City and Wachovia.
• Assisted in hiring, coaching and developing of all internal recruiters and account managers. Since September of 2004 Career Cash in of $336,251.15. Reviewed bids, and proposals of all computer services.
• Managed 2 Technical Recruiters.
• 33f all placements were due to referrals from current consultants and potential candidates
• Sourced candidates via Internet, user groups, job fairs, campus career departments, and cold calling.
• Negotiated compensation packages with prospective employees.
• Conducted new employee orientations, benefits information, and ensured proper completion of all required federal and state paperwork.
• Tracked candidate and sourcing data, and made necessary process improvements.
• Counseled and advised managers and employees in resolution of human resources issues; designed, analyzed and implemented policies, procedures and programs; used database software and manual records to compile, manage and report HR management and development data; prioritized own work and used initiative to get work done; multi-tasked and handled heavy, multifaceted workload successfully.
The Richmond Group USA/ Management Recruiters International - Richmond, VA
Client Development Manager - October 2003 – December 2003 Senior Account Executive/ Senior Technical Recruiter June 1999 –October 2003

• Identified markets to be developed that generated 6 to 8 job orders per week.
• Met with 10 qualified accounts weekly to maintain or generate future business.
• Career Cash in of $716,379.27 with a retention rate of 99or placements.
• Assisted in hiring, coaching, training and developing internal recruiters.
• Prepared and presented bids and proposals to President as well as my findings and recommendations.
• Negotiated with clients and prospects.
- Negotiated all contracts with outside vendors for computer services.


Bachelor of Arts - Major in Communications
State University of New York (SUNY) at New Paltz, NY. – Dec. 1997.

Aerotek- Maxim Group - Richmond, VA Senior Technical Recruiter February 1999 – June 1999
Technical Recruiter September 1998 – February 1999

• Extensive cold calling, periodical and professional journal advertising and employee referral plan enhancements were utilized to support staffing efforts.
• Recruited, sourced, screened and interviewed candidates for contract and permanent within Fortune 500 clients nationwide such as Circuit City and Capital One.
• Supported the staffing functions through direct sourcing, Internet searches, database searches, referrals, and job fairs
• Negotiated rates/salaries, benefit packages, author contracts, and acted as a liaison between candidates and corporate clients.


Technical Recruiter of the year for 2005 at PRISM, Inc. Technical Recruiter for the months of January and February of 2006. Account Executive of the month for 4 months in the year of 1999 & 2000. Account Executive of the month for 2 months in 2001. Account Executive of the month for 3 months in 2002. Chosen out of 1000 Account Executives to speak at National Conference on Retaining and Attracting talent, and Candidate and Client Prepping.


Microsoft Windows and Office 2000/XP; Lotus Notes; PhotoShop; Corel Office Suite 2000; various PeopleSoft applications; HTML; Bullhorn, iCIMS, Taleo, PCRecruiter, Kenexa and various internet research engines. I am confident I can master any software application quickly.

Additional Information:
Adria Amaral
463 Jacaranda Way
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
804-543-1682 adria_amaral@hotmail.com

Available upon request.

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