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1202 Oregon Street 415-246-3698

Berkeley, California 94702

Talented, personable and results-oriented professional with demonstrated ability
to recruit for a broad range of marketing, technical, management and administra
tive positions from Vice President level on down. Adept at creating search stra
tegies and competently presenting client company information and value propositi
on with confidence. I provide excellent service to HR and hiring managers as we
ll as an outstanding experience for the candidates.
MARY KING & CO., San Francisco, CA 2001 - Present
Recruiter/HR Consultant
Built and grew boutique recruitment firm through the development of a contingenc
y-based client list as well as corporate contract clients. Also work with certa
in clients in a consulting capacity, advising on various HR programs and issues.
* Recruit both active and passive candidates, using a variety of sourcing techn
iques including internet sourcing, business networking, user groups, referrals a
nd job boards
* Craft job descriptions and postings, source and screen resumes, conduct in-d
epth interviews, coordinate client/candidate interview scheduling, gather feedba
ck, conduct background/reference checks, and assist in offer negotiations
* When working with on-site with corporate contract clients, participate in rou
nd-table feedback discussions, compose and deliver offer letters, assist with ca
ndidate on-boarding, and prepare EEO and diversity reports as required
Contingency clients include:
Microsoft, Yahoo, Autodesk, Cathay Pacific, Euro RSCG, Doner,
McCann-Erickson, Hoffman-Lewis, Marketing Drive, American Association of Adverti
sing Agencies
Contract clients include:
Cohen Search, Novato, CA Three Months
Three Months
Contracted to source for senior-level market research roles for a Midwest advert
ising agency
The Hive Advertising, San Francisco, CA One Year
Consult with Owner/CEO to develop staffing plans/assignments based on new busine
ss wins, recruiting both FTE and contract employees as needed. Also consult on
various HR and Operations programs including development of employee handbook, a
udit of HR benefits, and selection of new IT Consultant.
CM Recruiting, San Francisco, CA 38 Months
Contracted with staffing agency owner to assist with high volume of requisitions
during peak period prior to Recession, managing average of 25 open requisi- tio
ns. Positions varied from senior level (VP) to entry level (Assistant) in marke
ting, sales, creative and technical.
Kessler Pacific, San Francisco, CA Five Months
Teamed with Managing Director and Department Managers to develop staffing strate
gies and recruit for various positions within the organization including Directo
r of Client Service, Web Project Manager, Studio Artist, AE.
Seismicom, San Francisco, CA Eleven Months
Consulted on a variety of HR initiatives including development of Employee Handb
ook and review/rewrite of several job descriptions. Partnered with CFO in the d
evelopment of staffing plans and then successfully recruited for all open positi
ons, increasing staff 40% within six-month time frame. Positions ranged from Dir
ector of Studio Operations to Receptionist.
WindRiver, Alameda, CA Six Months
Position obtained through Merit Resource Group. The two-month assignment was ex
tended to six months and ended only because of increased workload at Seismicom.
Successfully filled 85% of open requisitions prior to departure.
Executive Recruiter
Joined agency owners in full life-cycle recruiting of candidates -- from positio
n analysis to research and sourcing; presentation of candidates to client compan
ies, reference checking and offer negotiations.
RED ADVERTISING, Mill Valley, CA 1999 - 2000
Human Resources & Operations Director
TBWA/CHIAT-DAY, San Francisco, CA 1995 - 1998
Administrative Services Manager
COHN & WELLS, San Francisco, CA 1992 - 1995
Director of HR & Administration
Mac & PC; Microsoft Word, Excel PowerPoint and Outlook; Filemaker, Taleo,