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Technical Recruiter

Thousand Oaks, California, United States
June 13, 2018

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Lisa Syring

Thousand Oaks, CA *****805-***-**** •

Senior Recruiter and Talent Acquisition Expert

Technical and Professional Recruitment from Entry-Level to Executive

Performance Profile

More than 12 years of corporate and agency experience in all aspects of staffing and talent acquisition including: strategic planning, recruiting, employment branding, sourcing, social media, networking, candidate assessment, qualifying, interviewing, offer negotiation, onboarding, legal compliance and managing the candidate/hiring manager experience. High energy level, excellent written and verbal communication skills; passionate, tenacious, confident, self-driven, and creative.

Core Competencies

Full life cycle recruiting

Talent advisor

Brand ambassador

Talent mining/Boolean/X-ray

Social media


Event and job fair planning

Candidate assessments

Interview scheduling

Experience management

Offer negotiation

Onboarding / Relocation


Microsoft Office

Recruiting metrics


H-1B and occupation visas

Proposal preparation



On-site contract recruiter for the California Consolidation, Electronic Warfare. Provider of advanced, technology-based solutions that solve government and commercial customers’ mission-critical challenges.

Work closely with the hiring team to clarify staffing requirements; collaborate with hiring managers to meet staffing needs, ensure quality of selection and timeliness of hire

Develop and implement sourcing strategies to generate a pipeline of qualified candidates, and to source specific requirements

Recruit/source technical, engineering, operations, legal, and finance candidates using sourcing techniques to include on-line and internal databases, contact lists, and job postings as well as sourcing passive candidates through networking, social media sites, cold calling, complex internet searches and researching and identifying markets to tap for qualified talent

Work with search firms or other placement agencies, and determines optimum recruitment method to develop and maintain a highly qualified and diverse candidate pool

Pre-screen potential candidates for full time employee openings; assess candidates’ qualifications and culture fit through a combination of behavioral based interviews and competency-based evaluations

Interview prospective candidates on consistent set of qualifications and educate candidates on company; submit qualified candidates to Hiring Managers

Prepare salary offers in collaboration with compensation specialists and candidate closeout, and manage applicant flow

Create a semi-structured interview process for the Engineering team; conduct a job analysis, determine the competencies to be assessed by the interview, choose interview format and develop questions, create interview probes, and create interviewer’s guide

SENIOR RECRUITER, JVC WORLD ASSOCIATES, Spring Creek, NV Headquarters – 02/2015 to 08/2017

Contingency and Project-Based Recruiting for Global Project Management firm specializing in IT, Engineering, Construction, Energy, Manufacturing, Defense, Biotech/Pharma, Healthcare, NGO, and Nonprofit

Work closely with client partners, company executives, and HR personnel to achieve staffing objectives by recruiting and evaluating job candidates; provide support for business development activities by attending meetings and maintaining relationships through regular contact with clients and partners

Implement and train staff on candidate prospecting software; manage requisition and document flow; generate consistent, timely, accurate status and financial reports

Oversee the hiring process from start to finish including coordination of interview times, submittal follow up, and feedback

Lead the development of interview presentation materials; coach junior recruiters and outside resource providers on strategic sourcing and candidate engagement techniques

Develop high quality responses to Requests for Proposals (RFPs); review and prioritize opportunities to respond to RFPs, establishing a strategy and timeline for RFP response, assemble proposal content, graphically design submissions, write proposal sections, and edit copy developed by other staff and partners

Proactively work with staff to create master descriptions for new projects and staff resumes; interview technical staff to discern project details, draft content, and collaborate with technical staff and partners to ensure all final content is accurate

REGIONAL RECRUITER, PHOENIX HOUSE, Lake View Terrace, CA – 10/2013 to 01/2015

Talent Acquisition and Recruitment for a national nonprofit focused on recovery and rehabilitation services; manage the high volume full cycle hiring process in California (150+ placements per year) for Healthcare, Medical, Clinical, Executive, Finance, Technical, and Support professionals

Build applicant sources by researching and contacting community services, colleges and universities, professional associations and directories, plan and attend job fairs, champion the employee referral program; create and place advertisements on job boards, media, and internet sites; provide organization information, opportunities and benefits, make presentations, maintain community rapport

Developed innovative outreach strategy to identify and place qualified local, and out-of-area candidates in low population areas throughout the state to staff correctional facility contracts

Nurture strong working relationships with hiring managers, company executives, and HR business partners to anticipate and meet the evolving needs of the organization; retention strategy advisor

Schedule interviews and coordinate travel arrangements for candidate interviews; negotiate offers, compose offer letters, and ensure packets are sent in a timely manner

Create strong relationships with new hires by assisting each new hire during onboarding process and resolving any onboarding related problems by ensuring proper escalation of issues and across multifunctional teams in order to achieve positive, impressionable, and lasting new hire experience.

Track and report weekly / monthly / yearly activity and hiring metrics for assigned requisitions

Maintain compliance with federal and state employment laws, regulations, policies and procedures


Provide temporary recruiting assistance to agency for permanent and contract placements during the following transitions: creation of IT Solution Provider Model, initiation of Health Care Division, attainment of Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) status, and relocation of headquarters to Northern California

Develop a thorough understanding of client companies, their industry, what they do, their work culture and environment; partner with client HR and hiring managers to define job requirements, and to understand the business goals and environment

Perform all related full lifecycle recruiting activities throughout the hiring process including (but not limited to): sourcing, candidate prescreening, interview coordination, salary and offer negotiations, and closing of candidates

Conduct direct sourcing of candidates utilizing standard and creative techniques such as: mining of recruiting sites, internal and external databases, social media tools, and search engines; cold and warm calling of target candidates or companies; networking in various ways for candidates and referrals, etc.

Continually evaluate and apply new sourcing methodologies to actively identify, cultivate and grow target candidate pools of top talent

Maintain the progress of candidate status in both agency and client applicant tracking systems (ATS) throughout the recruiting process

Staff a broad spectrum of information technology, scientific, technical, administrative, and management positions for a variety of client internal business units

Navigate H-1B and specialty occupation visa issues

Primary areas served: IT, Biopharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Engineering, Electronics, Healthcare, Finance, Legal, Semiconductor, Satcom, Gaming, Aerospace, Food and Beverage

CORPORATE RECRUITER, VENOCO, INC. Carpinteria, CA – 05/2011 to 07/2012

On-site contract recruiter for independent Oil and Gas Exploration company with a unique and challenging industry location and technical environment

Act as talent advisor to technical and business leaders at regional headquarters; provide strategic guidance to executive leadership in matters related to top technical talent

Deliver key engineering and management candidates with rare technical skillsets in oil exploration, petroleum engineering, geology, production, and operations to the California regional office

Manage 50+ existing contracted vendors, their inputs, and candidate submissions

Negotiate complex offers including but not limited to: base salary, sign-on bonus, performance bonus, stock options, profit sharing, relocation packages, vacation length, and variations on standard benefits packages

Facilitate the visa documentation process, primarily with NAFTA candidates

Develop marketing materials for corporate branding and image, conduct local area tours, schedule real estate agent tours, arrange entertainment for candidate and family members during extended / multi-day candidate interview process

Represent company at external conferences, industry events, local charity galas, and onsite events


Full cycle recruiting for a distinguished staffing agency providing contract and permanent placement on a national basis for Information Technology (IT), Telecom, Oil & Gas Exploration, Petrochemical, Energy Professionals, Executive, Accounting, Banking, Finance, Engineering, Bio-technology, Manufacturing, Entertainment, Retail, Sales, and Distribution

Build and maintain client relationships through email, phone and in-person meetings to ensure satisfactory understanding of client needs; act as client company ambassador to provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the organization and position

Proactively source candidates from numerous online mediums, social networking sites, job boards, universities, niche sites etc.; leveraging the most relevant and creative tools to discover the best talent

Performed consistently as a revenue leader by developing a large, diverse and technically qualified applicant pool from multiple sources including direct sourcing, competitive information, cold-calling, web sites, referrals, advertising, networking, etc.

Facilitate clients in the hiring process by screening, interviewing, negotiating salaries and benefits, assisting in preparation of offer letters, and conducting reference checks

Directly support clients in research, scheduling, booking travel, and acting as the continuous client/candidate point of contact

Strengthened company's overall recruiting strategy by implementing an applicant tracking system (ATS) and a candidate prospecting management system

Internal advisor for government contract compliance; assist in all aspects of agency proposal preparation


PEPPERDINE UNIVERSITY, The George L. Graziadio School of Business and Management, Malibu, California

Master of Business Administration


Bachelor of Arts



Total Quality Management


Toastmasters – Conejo Valley

Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP)

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