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Geoff Peterson Resume Recruiter Sourcer Staffing

Geoff Peterson Resume Recruiter Sourcer Staffing

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My name is Geoff Peterson, Managing Principal for General Lead (www.generallead.com). My company specializes in Talent Delivery, Advanced Sourcing Services and Custom Recruitment Training. This is my online bio for you to review. Please reach out to me if I can work with you on your unique staffing needs and any other recruiting or sourcing related projects.

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My name is Geoff Peterson, Managing Principal for General Lead (www.generallead.com). My company specializes in Talent Delivery, Advanced Sourcing Services and Custom Recruitment Training. This is my online bio for you to review. Please reach out to me if I can work with you on your unique staffing needs and any other recruiting or sourcing related projects.

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GEOFF PETERSON 324 Osprey Court Wexford, PA.

15090 (724)940-9471-Direct; (443)994-9900-Cell gpeterson@generallead.com; gpeterson23@hotmail.com Connect with me on: LinkedIn | Twitter | RecruitingBlogs; Read my: StaffBytes Blog | ERE Articles Join my upcoming Webinars: The Sourcer’s Playbook | The War for Talent SENIOR RECRUITER, SOURCING SPECIALIST, INTERNET RESEARCHER & STAFFING MANAGER PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY -Founder of General Lead: Premier Provider of Talent Delivery, Advanced Sourcing & Recruiter Training -8+ years full life-cycle recruiting, sourcing and Internet research experience nationwide -Successful engagements with ADP, IBM, GEICO, UnitedHealth Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI & hi5 -Created StaffBytes - Blog dedicated to advanced sourcing and recruiting techniques -Established large contact network across multiple verticals – Information Technology, Information Systems, Finance, Accounting, Sales, Medical, Pharmaceutical, Government, Security and Telecom -Access to and expertise working with a variety of sourcing tools -Proven ability to source passive candidates; expert in cold calling -Built a personal database of over 150,000 screened and interviewed candidates in various verticals -Conduct custom onsite or webinar training and consulting engagements; Train recruiters and sourcers -Major online presence on search engines, social and business networks, blogs, microblogs and more -LinkedIn - Top 150 most connected in world with network of over 15M contacts -Regular contributor to recruiting industry forums including ERE and RecruitingBlogs RECRUITING EXPERTISE -Web Technologies, Client/Server, Software Packages, Mainframe, Networking, Call Center, Sales, Management/Executive-Level, Government, Top Secret Clearances, Accounting, Finance, Payroll, HR -Job Search Strategy, Recruitment Strategy, Recruitment Marketing, Executive Recruiting, Technical Recruiting, Financial Recruiting, Sales Recruiting, Internet Research, Competitive Intelligence, Sourcing, Electronic Recruiting, Name Generation, Blogging, Web 2.0, SEO/SEM, Mobile/Text/SMS Campaigns SOURCING TOOLS -Boolean Search techniques using Google, Yahoo, MSN Live and other search engines; Flip, X-Ray -LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, Plaxo, XING, Ning, ZoomInfo, Jigsaw, YouTube, Jobster, Digg, Ziggs, Spoke, Techies, SalesGenie, RecruitingBlogs, RedBook, HotGigs, Guru, ComputerJobs, Meetup, Craigslist, Medzilla, Joopz, Software Contractors Guild, Ladders, StumbleUpon, JobCentral, Squidoo, Slashdot, Idealist, Scribd, Indeed, SimplyHired, Docstoc, VisualCV, eMurse, Doostang, Pipl, Crunchbase -Various Technology Councils, AIRS, ERE, Associations, Universities, User Groups, Blogs, Job Spiders -Firefox (w/ add-on “DownThemAll”); Diigo, Evernote, Broadlook Diver/Eclipse/Profiler/Mapper, eGrabber -Google Alerts, Skype, PRWeb, FriendFeed, HelloTxt, Koders, Shuzak, Flickr, JobsinPods, Talkshoe WORK EXPERIENCE GENERAL LEAD, Pittsburgh, PA Managing Principal/Sr. Recruiter/Sourcing Specialist


-Lifecycle recruiting experience: research and sourcing; prescreen development, functional and technical assessments, interviews, offer development/negotiation, and onboarding for 100+ clients -Successful engagements with ADP, IBM, GEICO, UnitedHealth Group, Wells Fargo, Verizon, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Hanger Orthopedic Group, hi5, Jackson National Life Insurance, ARINC and others -Sourced for clients nationwide in various arrangements including contract and retained search -Provided sourcing expertise to include Talent Pooling, Candidate Screening and Resume Mining -Recruited professionals for contract, temp-to-perm, and direct hire positions -Partnered with business leaders and human resources staff to assess new talent -Managed high-volume accounts (20+ different openings per month) and multiple projects at one time -Developed step-by-step approach to source and recruit top candidates -Utilize a variety of souring tools to identify qualified candidates -Implemented several effective sourcing strategies for clients to screen, interview and manage candidates -Worked closely with hiring managers and human resources on recruiting issues -Reduced time-to-fill and improved client relationships

-Provided weekly/monthly updates at client meetings -Drove superior results in tight deadlines -Demonstrated ability to lead through change and operate effectively in a changing environment -Developed large network of contacts in a variety of verticals -Proven ability to work with small, mid-size and Fortune 500 companies -Experience working in both agency and corporate recruiting environments -Worked efficiently with teams of all sizes -Secured staffing agencies, negotiated fees and agreements -Managed recruiters; set goals/daily focus and provided hands-on leadership -Regularly attend Recruiting, Job/Career Fairs and networking events; Active in Technology Councils -Consistently met or exceeded recruiting goals per client and/or engagement CIBER, INC., Pittsburgh, PA Technical Recruiter 4/00-4/01

-Recruited information technology professionals in mainframe, client-server, networking, software packages, operating systems, management consulting and web-based backgrounds -Heavy involvement in sales functions – including account management and lead generation -Cold called new clients to gain penetration, and existing accounts to further network -Developed and maintained a large recruiting pipeline -Managed a territory including PA and portions of OH and WV -Interviewed, evaluated and qualified IT professionals -Implemented numerous sourcing strategies -Built and maintained close relationships with potential candidates and clients -Coordinated and participated in multiple technical job fairs -Created a quality technical recruiting process along with the sales team HUB GROUP, INC., Pittsburgh, PA Sales Project Coordinator -Supported sales, marketing and brokerage teams on special projects -Collected data from customers -Managed a complex database -Constructed and implemented a customer satisfaction survey -Performed analysis and created reports -Built and maintained relationships with clients OTHER EXPERIENCE STAFFBYTES, Pittsburgh, PA Founder and Blog Editor 5/95-6/99


-Created news website/blog dedicated to the recruiting industry for recruiters and sourcers -Outline methods for recruiters and sourcers to find passive job seekers on the Internet -Developed short online instructional videos to teach recruiters and sourcers on how to use LinkedIn, Jigsaw, Firefox and other tools to hunt for active and passive job seekers -Created innovative sourcing training manuals -Share knowledge on a wide range of recruiting strategies, Internet sites and sourcing methodologies -Performed live webinars on how to source and recruit using the latest technologies and tools LUCASFILM LTD., THX DIVISION, San Francisco, CA. Sales & Marketing Internship -Selected as sole intern among 2,500 applicants for highly-coveted business internship -Provided support to sales and marketing departments on various developments -Managed three marketing projects -Conducted analysis on penetration of THX in international markets -Researched data pertaining to industry prospects and generated sales opportunities -Built relationships with THX clients and global exhibitors in Germany and the UK EDUCATION Bachelor of Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania Major: Small Business Management/Entrepreneurship 6/99-9/99

TRAINING -Technical Recruiter Training - Steve Finkel -AIRS - Search Lab 3.0 -AIRS - Googling for Candidates -AIRS - Best New Ideas in Internet Sourcing -The Complex Sale – Sales Methodology and Strategy Workshops -Dale Carnegie Training - Sales Advantage -Total Training Network - Sales Seminars SKILLS Technical: Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Office Suite XP, Goldmine, ACT, Siebel Sales Enterprise Edition, MindScope, Vurv, Recruitmax, EZ Access, AIRS Oxygen, Taleo, VirtualEdge, Talenthook, Salesforce.com, e-Campaign, Camtasia Studio, SnagIt, PeopleClick, Lotus Notes, Internet Utilities, Mac OS X, Entourage Professional: Internet Sourcing, Lifecycle Recruiting, Recruitment Workflow, Internet Research, Candidate and Vendor Negotiation, Candidate Management, ATS Selection, Behavioral/Psychological/Technical Interviewing, Vendor Management, Requisition Writing and Development, Project Management, Talent Acquisition Strategies, Back Office Operations, Data Mining, Recruitment Automation VIDEO TUTORIALS -LinkedIn: Find Passive Candidates -How to Build Your LinkedIn Network Effectively -How Recruiters and Sourcers Can Use Twitter -Facebook for Recruiters and Sourcers -Firefox: Get ALL the Resumes -Jigsaw: Uncover Job Seekers -Resume Workshop -Combing Periodicals for Leads -Sourcing Alternatives to Google -Quick Look at Powerlabs Search Engine ONLINE WEBINARS -The War for Talent: 400+ Ways to Source for Passive Talent -30 Recruiting Strategies in a Down Economy in 30 Minutes -LinkedIn for Recruiters and Sourcers -How to Beat the Job Boards and Land More Candidates -Emerging Tools, Techniques, Trends & Technologies for Recruiters and Sourcers -Top Five Sourcing Strategies You Can Use Today -Microblogging: The Hot New Sourcing Tool for Today’s Recruiters -Twitter: How to Bring Your Recruiting to the Next Level ACTIVITIES & AWARDS Member Pittsburgh/Baltimore/DC Technology Councils Member Phi Delta Theta National Fraternity -Held Social and Rush Chairman offices *Ability to work nationwide *Willing to travel or work remotely *Fully equipped home office

Outstanding Community Service-YMCA Dean’s List – Indiana University of PA

*Visit my blog www.staffbytes.com for examples of sourcing techniques I employ daily

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