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Senior IT Recruiter

Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
January 09, 2017

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Peter Ernst, CIR

Marblehead, MA *****


Senior full lifecycle Technical Recruiter with experience in both staffing and corporate recruiting

Specialties include the utilization of alternative and traditional recruiting channels as well as the capacity to build strong and productive relationships with internal and external partners

Passion for and dedication to all things recruiting, which result in a drive to accomplish the task at hand and overcome obstacles

Ability in identifying, managing, developing and coaching staff/employees/candidates

Self-driven with excellent skills in finding, selling, and closing hard to find talent


OpenSky Corporation, Tolland, CT 6/2012 - 10/2016

Senior Technical Recruiter (virtual)

OpenSky provides information technology expertise to help corporations optimize IT platforms, protect information assets and accelerate the adoption of strategic technologies. We specialize in transformational IT infrastructure, security and compliance consulting.

oFull life cycle recruiting for: Cyber Security, Network/Infrastructure, Business Continuity and various technology areas

oStrong focus on customer service and driving process to ensure SLAs are met and exceeded

oTraining team members and hiring mangers on new applicant tracking system software

oMentoring junior recruiters on recruiting process, policies, efficiencies, and tricks of the trade resulting in mentee receiving top marks from management and hiring managers

oMet and exceeding goals in high volume metrics driven environment

oStrategic approach to recruiting and sourcing for hard to find candidates

oConsultative approach when working with Hiring Managers

o“Outside the box” thinking for hard to find candidates

oDriving recruiting process, salary negotiations and soft closing candidates

oProven communicator with demonstrated success in building and maintaining long lasting relationships

oExcel at creative problem resolution and solving

Chadco Group, Marblehead, MA 12/2006 - 6/2012

A permanent staffing firm specializing in Construction Management focused upon the ENR Top 400 construction firms.

oIdentifying premier construction management candidates and nurturing relationships over varied periods of time.

oConsistent contact with candidates in an effort to determine their timeline, conditions and restrictions necessary to change jobs.

oMarketing of construction management candidates to the ENR Top 400 construction firms.

oConsistent contact with hiring authorities in an effort to understand their staffing needs.

oCreating trustful long term successful relationships with candidates and hiring clients.

oConsistent research to find top construction professionals through network resources, trade publications; but especially through job site ruses, telephone directory ruses and referrals.

Footbridge Staffing, Andover, MA 11/2005 - 11/2006

Hired to help establish a permanent Information Technology recruiting group including full life cycle development, LAN/WAN and user support.

oResponsible for establishing a network of IT oriented clients.

oSourcing for, qualifying and preparing candidates for interviews.

oAddressing the needs and concerns of both applicant and employer clients in an effort to create a successful hire.

The Dory Group, Salem, MA 2/2003 - 11/2005

Partner and founder of a full service staffing firm with an emphasis on medical imaging.

oResponsible for establishing a network of medical clients.

oSourcing for, qualifying and preparing candidates for interviews.

oAddressing the needs and concerns of both applicant and employer clients in an effort to create a successful hire.

oCreating successful employer relationships through listening to their needs

oScreen, hire and train staffing consultants.


University of New Hampshire

BA Degree History/minor in English

UNH Student Ambassador

Applicant tracking System experience with iCIMS, Taleo, cBiz, and Bullhorn

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