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Talent Acquisitions Specialist

DeBary, Florida, United States
January 21, 2019

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John E. Lewis Jr.

*** **** **** *****. ******, Florida 32713 ● 904-***-**** ●

Professional Summary

Dynamic, top-performing professional with over a decade of results-oriented experience. Continuously demonstrated excellence in sourcing candidates on behalf of clients for specialized positions. Credited with attracting first-rate talent and working to ensure lasting and successful job placements. Proven ability to exceed client expectations and add value to multiple types of businesses.


MBA, Human Resource Management, Keller Graduate School of Management, Expected Graduation 2020

Bachelor of Science, Technical Management, DeVry University, Orlando, FL

Professional Experience

Talent Acquisitions Specialist

Sarai Services Group, Huntsville AL. January 2018 –September 2018

Managed relationships with candidates, hiring managers and others involved in the interview process; ensure all parties are continually updated.

Created job descriptions and interview questions that reflect each position’s requirements.

Planed interview and selection procedures, including screening calls, assessments and in-person interviews.

Handled the On-Boarding process, offer letters and acting benefits administrator.

Staffed and supported military and government facilities as well as internal positions.

Sourced and qualified candidates for potential government contract bids in multiple states.

Maintained monthly EEOC compliance and Hub Zone Reports.

HR Consultant (Contract) October 2011 - March 2013

Guardian Outdoor Surfaces Inc., Secaucus, New Jersey

Assisted with recruitment and hiring process by sourcing candidates, screening, coordinating interviews, and on-boarding new hires.

Managed administration of HR policies, procedures.

Processed all paper work relating to new hires.

Assisted with customer accounts which included accounts receivables, order status, collections and complaints.

Recruiter (Contract) June 2009 - July 2009

Walgreens, Holly Hill, Florida

Conducted Behavior Based Interviews Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians.

Coordinated interview schedules with hiring managers.

Prepared documentation with proper coding according to Policies and Procedures.

Interacted with Store and Pharmacy Managers to coordinate interviewing strategies.

Senior Recruiter (Contract) April 2007 - October 2007

Software Resources Inc., Longwood, Florida

Performed “full cycle” recruiting, utilizing a combination of referrals, networking, the internet, job postings and proprietary database.

Handled national accounts and high profile accounts such as Walt Disney World.

Recruited, interviewed, and reference checked contractors and full-time candidates from Entry Level to Sr. Level positions.

Worked with municipalities throughout the state of Florida.

Corporate Recruiter March 2005 - March 2007

BlueCross/BlueShield of Florida (Incepture), Jacksonville, Florida

Coordinated interview schedules with over 30 management team members.

Performed “full cycle” recruiting. Utilized referrals, networking skills, the Internet, job postings and internal databases such as Prohire/Vurv and Recruitmax.

Negotiated contract rates maximizing gross profit margins.

Scheduled drug screens (15-20 per month) and background checks.

Checked references, initiated offers, presented overviews and orientations.

Developed team-based processes, planned workflow and identified improvements for recruiting processes.

Appointed Benefits Administrator for all contract employees (over 300).

Focus has been on information technology, call center, administrative, and finance.

Recruiter (Contract) April 2002 - February 2005

The Ascher Group, Rosewood, New Jersey

Recruited IT Professionals for Fortune 500, Pharmaceutical and Automotive companies.

Worked with various levels of Security Clearances.

Experienced recruiting for the Department of Defense (DOD) DIHMRS project in New Orleans, and the Navy in San Diego.

Negotiated salary structures for both contractors and full time employees.

Sr. Staffing Specialist January 2000 - January 2002

Consultis Information Technology, Woburn, Massachusetts

Responsible for “full cycle” recruiting of professionals (contract and full-time).

Supervised, trained, mentored and motivated 4 professional recruiters.

Sourced, interviewed, and placed candidates from Entry to Sr. Level for Fortune 500 companies.

Recruited candidates by cold calling, Internet searches, and referrals, leads and utilizing internal database.

Unrelated Work Experience:

Scoring Evaluator (Contract)

Data Recognition Corporation (DRC) April 2017 - May 2017

Worked with various subject matters (language arts, science) ranging from grades 4-8.

Early Voting Poll Worker (Contract)

Orange County Supervisor of Elections October 2016 - November 2016

Maintained, Distributed and audited ballot supply.

Sales Associate

General Nutrition Centers (GNC) Orange City, Florida March 2011 - April 2015

Developed and fostered long-term, trusting relationships, and shared information regarding, health, fitness and nutrition.

Responsible for assessing customer needs and recommending the right supplements.

Trained new hires on selling techniques and product knowledge.

Computer/Software Knowledge

Proficient in the use of MS Excel, MS Word, MS Access, MS PowerPoint and MS Outlook.

Familiar with Prohire/Vurv, Bullhorn, PeopleSoft and Recruitmax.

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