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Office Assistant It Recruiter

Buffalo Grove, IL
January 30, 2024

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Ketki Giri

C: 847-***-**** Email: Location: Chicago, IL, USA

I am an experienced talent recruiter with more than 10+ years of work experience in the USA. I have worked with both Fortune 500 companies and boutique staffing companies in a direct role and as a contractor, in between I took a career break to focus on my parents, family, and kid’s duty. I have a valid EAD to work in the USA, and I am looking for a role in both IT and non-IT talent sourcing positions to work in person in Chicago, IL, remote or a hybrid role.




Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion

Office Assistant (Part Time)

Aug 2023 - Present


IT Sourcer (Contract)

Apr 2022 - Jun 2022

Deloitte Consulting

IT Sourcer (Contract)

Nov 2021 - Feb 2022

Microsoft Corporation

IT Recruiter/Closer (Contract)

Mar 2021 - Oct 2021

Bitwise Incorporation

IT Recruiter/Sources (Full Time)

Sep 2018 - Feb 2020


IT Sourcer (Contract)

Mar 2018 - Sep 2018

Walgreens Boot Alliance

Corporate Recruiter (Contract)

May 2017 - Mar 2018

Viva Corporation

Technical Recruiter (Full Time)

Jun 2016 - Dec 2016

Advantech Solutions

IT Recruiter (Full Time)

Nov 2014 - May 2015

IT People Network

IT Recruiter (Full Time)

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

Work Authorization: Valid EAD

Hiring Tools and Technologies: Workday, Taleo, HCM, ATS, Taleo, Kenexa, RMS, MyNextHire, MY Hire Intuit, and MS-Office


Master’s in management, Mumbai University, India, Apr 2004 - Apr 2006

Bachelor’s in accountancy, Mumbai University, India, Apr 2000 - Apr 2004

Certificate of Human Resource Management, Welingkar University, India, Jun 2005

Work Experience

Twin Rinks Ice Pavilion, Buffalo Grove, IL, USA

Role: Office Assistant (Part Time)

Duration: Aug 2023 - Present

Daily attendance tracking of coaches and skaters.

Oversee the overall daily footfall and manage the roster.

Managing front desk – answering phone calls, queries, and cash counter.

Capgemini, Chicago, IL, USA

Role: IT Sourcer (Contract)

Duration: Apr 2022 - Jun 2022

Sourced qualified candidates through searching tools like Dice, Monster, LinkedIn Recruiter etc.

Posted requirements through system or different Job Portals.

Scheduled interviews with hiring managers through system and outlook.

Created a pipeline of new candidates for prospective requirements/hires.

Sourced for positions like Java, Project Managers, Smart COMM Developers, Automation Tester.

Deloitte Consulting, Chicago, IL, USA

Role: IT Sourcer (Contract)

Duration: Nov 2021 - Feb 2022

Utilized internal technologies and tools such as Salesforce and Avature to efficiently process candidates and offers.

Utilized sourcing tools like LinkedIn Recruiter and Indeed to proactively create talent pipelines, generate referrals, and execute sourcing campaigns.

Identified and engaged passive candidates through various methods including events and targeted sourcing strategies.

Collaborated closely with recruiters to streamline and support the experienced hire recruiting process.

Managed internal transfers using Cobalt, an immigration status tool, ensuring a smooth transition for candidates.

Conducted thorough screening processes and effectively managed offer negotiations thorough screening processes and effectively managed offer negotiations.

Microsoft, Chicago, IL, USA

Role: IT Recruiter/Closer (Contract)

Duration: Mar 2021 - Oct 2021

Performed compensation negotiation and explained benefits to candidates.

Evaluated candidates for closures and moved them through ICMS (ATS) at every stage.

Obtained permission/approval from audit, HM, and HR to process candidate profiles.

Closed positions for Software Engineers, Senior Software Engineers, etc. Coordinated with HM to facilitate offers.

Actively participated in debrief sessions for hire/no hire status.

Bitwise, Schaumburg, IL, USA

Role: IT Recruiter/Sources (Full Time)

Duration: Sep 2018 – Feb 2020

Sourced active and passive candidates through cold calling, complex internet searches, Boolean searches, research, utilization of social and professional networking sites (LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Google Groups, etc.) revisiting archived candidates in applicant tracking systems, blogs, publications, alumni list, etc.

Managed full-life cycle recruiting for companies of various sizes, including corporate, agency, and contract positions in multiple disciplines.

Conducted and reviewed criminal history checks through MYHire.

Developed innovative strategies to create talent pipelines, increase referral generation, organize events, and attract candidates from Mexico.

Identified and engaged passive candidates using LinkedIn, Monster, and Dice.

Created compelling job postings, screened resumes, interviewed candidates, and negotiated offers. Coordinated interviews between candidates and hiring managers.

Managed and coordinated all communication with candidates throughout the recruitment, selection, and hiring cycle.

AmerisourceBergen, Lake Forest, IL

Role: IT Sourcer (Contract)

Duration: Mar 2018 – Sep 2018

Identified and matched qualified candidates by closely collaborating with my manager.

Sourced candidates using job boards, database mining, and ATS (Taleo) and indeed.

Utilized Taleo for application response and effectively identified the right candidates, advancing them to the next round.

Conducted prescreen interviews with candidates and efficiently scheduled interviews.

Updated candidates' records in the system and ensured completion of all required paperwork. Sourced for various positions including Production Technicians, Pharmacy Technicians, Sanitizer positions, Shipping Technicians, Warehouse Associates, .Net Developers, etc.

Walgreens Boot Alliances, Deerfield, IL

Role: Corporate Recruiter (Contract)

Duration: May 2017 – Mar 2018

Participated in intake meetings to thoroughly understand job specifications and requirements.

Assessed talent and generated qualified candidates through cost effective efforts in a timely manner.

Utilized LinkedIn Recruiter, indeed, and Talent Bin sourcing tools for effective candidate sourcing. Conducted screening interviews, effectively representing Walgreens and the Walgreens brand to candidates.

Ensured timely follow-up with candidates to provide a positive candidate experience.

Established a communication pathway that fostered a partnership for acquiring necessary talent.

Demonstrated proficiency in using Kenexa & Taleo applicant tracking systems.

VIVA Corporation, Chicago, IL

Role: Technical Recruiter (Full time)

Duration: Jun 2016 – Dec 2016

Identified resources from various portals (Internal database, CareerBuilder, Dice, Monster)

Accomplished recruitment process including analyzing clients and requirements, sourcing, screening candidates/consultants over the phone with requirement-related technical questions, reformatting resumes, and composing selling summaries to present to clients.

Negotiated candidate compensation from initial hire through pay rate increases.

Sourced candidates for open requirements.

Gained experience in W2, C2C, and CTH positions.

Obtained knowledge of Work Authorizations (H1, L1, EAD, GC, etc.)

Advantech Solutions, Chicago, IL

Role: IT Recruiter (Full Time)

Duration: Nov 2014 – May 2015

Identified resources from various portals (Internal database, CareerBuilder, Dice, Monster)

Accomplished recruitment process starting from analyzing the Clients and requirements, sourcing, screening the candidates/consultants over phone with requirement related technical questions, reformatting resumes, and composing selling summary to present to client.

Negotiated candidate compensation from initial hire through pay rate increases.

Sourced candidates for the open requirements. Gained experience in W2, C2C, and CTH positions. Demonstrated knowledge of Work Authorizations (H1, L1, EAD, GC etc.)

IT People Network, Naperville, IL

Role: IT Recruiter

Duration: Sep 2013 – Oct 2014

Utilized nationwide recruiting methods including internal/external sourcing, direct sourcing, networking, candidate referrals, and cold calling.

Demonstrated expertise with online resources such as job boards, professional networks (i.e., LinkedIn), social networks, Dice, Monster, Tech Fetch, and Vendors.

Thoroughly qualified candidates before submittal to maintain process integrity.

Conducted skills assessments and administered technical screens and background/reference checks Managed the full-life cycle sourcing process, including understanding job descriptions, needs, sourcing qualified candidates, screening/interviewing candidates, and negotiating rates on all employment tax terms (W2, C2C, 1099 basis).

Determined holistic strengths and weaknesses of candidates through technical screening and interviews.

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