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I've been blessed with numerous job transitions. While the pain and challenges have been extensive, the experience and empathy gained equipped me to help other job seekers that struggle. We are all... show more

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Sometimes you see a Jobcaser who goes above and beyond. They see other people's problems, and take them on as if they were their own. At the time of this praise, K.D. hasn't been active on Jobcase...

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Work experience
TechSource Consulting
Senior Recruiter

Supporting full life-cycle sourcing support for primary recruiters of Defense and Intelligence programs (Cyber and Information Assurance Engineers, Systems, Network Engineers Administrators, etc.) with TS SCI CI Poly and FSP.
*Acting as internal consultant leveraging innovative strategies and solutions on staffing augmentation and workforce planning support for Defense and Intelligence programs;

*Effectively communicating with Cyber, Information Assurance and Network Security Hiring Managers to understand recruiting requirements for funded requisitions and upcoming proposal requirements;

*Providing excellent relationship building skills with candidates, hiring managers and external customers;

*Successful in sourcing, screening and submitting viable candidates for Managers to review.

*Schedule interviews, relay post-interview impressions in a coherent, respectful fashion.

*Source, attract and recruit quality talent through proactive recruiting efforts: Boolean search, on/offline networking, job boards, career events, employee referrals etc.

*Generate and maintain accurate documentation and reports for all candidates and searches
through applicant tracking system (iCMIS) to ensure ISO 9000 compliant audit-ready posture;

*Broker salary review and negotiations with candidates and consultants;

*Provide employment recommendations, conduct salary reviews and negotiate offers for full-time and temp-to-perm employees

*Maintain accurate documentation and workflow on all candidates, searches, hiring managers interactions and other recruiting activities in the applicant tracking system (iCMIS);

*Ensure recruitment and talent acquisition process is consistent with OFCCP guidelines and policies;

*Coordinate and participate in on-site and virtual job fairs;

*Collaborate with external customers, vendors, teaming partners and staffing agencies on talent acquisition compliance; monitor performance relative to service level agreements.


Protuo.com Founder
Software AG Regional Sales Manager

Direct sales for a region with no prior footprint. Aggressively competed against larger well-branded organizations. Identified new opportunities. Established trusted advisor relationships with C-Suite, and Senior IT Executives creating a pipeline of 12.5 million.

*Friendly and flexible relationship building with sector C-Levels as a trusted advisor - provided consulting for solutions that fit within project budgets.

*Successful top achiever selling SLG sector on the benefits of AWS cloud computing, enterprise cloud systems and IT infrastructure, Master Data Management (MDM), Business Process Management (BPM), Analytical Platforms, and Service Orientated Architecture (SOA).

*Successful with a proven track record of customer relationship building closed a largest net new deal for state and local government.

*Provide reports to the sales organization that included business plans and revenue forecasts for assigned product lines. Managed order entry for complex sales cycles and contract negotiation for 6-7 figure public sector contracts in a professional manner.

ONE Community Church
Career Services Director

Pursued my entrepreneurial spirit through technology innovation, successful in launching a web-based startup that was the first job board to offer the product innovation of a matching algorithm that provided match results for both the job seeker and the employer.

*Developed technical project budget and schedule - sourced and oversaw the design, technical requirements, product development, and product launch of Americas first job board to incorporate a matching algorithm.

*Orchestrated efforts of marketing firm and public relations agency the generated PR exposure in noteworthy publications such as Inc. Magazine, HR Magazine, Time, Business Week, The Christian Science Monitor, and Motley Fool.

*Agile self-starter with influence over all aspects of IT project management and business operations.OppSecret.com Career Coaching Blog

Having to find employment can be a scary proposition. Especially for those that are not familiar with how the process works. OppSecrets aims to ease some of the stress and anxiety associated with the experience by educating and coaching job seekers, equipping them with information on the recruiting industry.The originator of a careers ministry where I developed a 7 part "JobSeeker Bootcamp" designed to assist individuals in transition. The series was well received and attended by approximately 100 job seekers.

Education
Texas State University
Computer Science

University of Phoenix
Bachelors, Business Marketing
Volunteering
ONE Community Church
Career Ministry Director

This program was purpose driven to serve the church and community by ministering to those struggling to find their next opportunity. Helping people discover their passion so they may better understand their God-given purpose and talent is our prime objective.

People tend to define themselves by their work. What happens when what once defined a person is suddenly removed? Brokenness.

“We have this treasure in jars of clay;” this is a reminder of our human condition. We are fragile jars of clay eventually broken at some point during life’s journey. If the Spirit of God is in us, those cracks in our being as jars of clay, allow what’s inside of us to flow out to the benefit of others.

This is the reason for PotT125. To serve as a reminder that "The Good Master" has given each of His servants talent (Matthew 25:14-30); talent that should produce a return on God’s investment.

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