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  1. 1. Kay Kelison <br />Mobile Phone: 206-714-1595 <br />Secondary Phone: 206-523-6910 <br />E-mail: kaykel69@gmail.com <br />Social Footprint<br /> <br />About Me:<br />I am a Principle Sourcer / Social Media Strategist for staffing specializing in sourcing for both tech and non-tech diversity initiatives. I have 15+ years of exceptional experience with such companies as Microsoft, Amazon, Wachovia, T-Mobile, aQuantive, and a few local start-ups. Currently works as Principal Diversity Program Manager for Bing/Online Division Services for Microsoft. Skilled at partnering with hiring teams to build candidate pipelines, develop targeted sourcing plans, build and manage successful sourcing initiatives, and manage customer/partner expectations. Sourcing techniques include data mining of competitors; retrieving qualified information using various search techniques, engines and tools; and gathering competitors’ people information to develop competitive intelligence knowledge base for recruiting purposes. Create implementation of online media outreach and viral campaigns. Promote messaging that drives traffic to company’s website by establishing and cultivating positive relationships via social networking mediums. Develop and manage social networking profiles on websites including LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc., these are intended to increase brand awareness and drive traffic to the site to build awareness. Proficient internet writer and blogger; able to contribute to and optimize web presence through news and article postings in blogs, news groups, and other social networking platforms. Increased brand awareness by actively engaging in consumer and industry blogs, video sharing, online chats, wikis, etc. Researching and discovering of new media channels and marketing strategies increasing brand awareness on overall visibility. Consulting and support services in online marketing, email marketing, web development and creative development. Encourage quality communications with customers through the execution and implementation of effective email marketing strategies.<br /><ul><li>Developed 2 iPhone Apps, available in the iPhone Store
  2. 2. Search On The Go
  3. 3. Interview On The Go
  4. 4. Trained Recruiters/Sourcers in
  5. 5. Sourcing
  6. 6. Social Media Engagement
  7. 7. Partnering with Clietns/Businesses.
  8. 8. Conference Speaker
  9. 9. Avid Blogger </li></ul>WORK EXPERIENCE <br />International Principal Sourcer<br />10/2010 – 07/2011 <br />Microsoft | Online Services (Advertising, Bing, MSN, Bing Mobile)<br />Focused on International and Domestic sourcing efforts and partnering with recruiters to build candidate pipelines, develop targeted sourcing plans, build and manage successful sourcing initiatives and manage customer/partner expectations. Sourcing techniques include data mining of competitors; retrieving qualified information using various search techniques, engines and tools; and gathering competitors’ people information to develop competitive intelligence knowledge base for recruiting purposes. AIRS Trained - ACIR, CDR. Implementation of online media outreach and viral campaigns. Promote messaging that drives traffic to company’s website by establishing and cultivating positive relationships via social networking mediums. Implementation of website optimization strategies, through search engine submissions. This includes submitting information to key websites and online bulletin boards, PR new channels, through specialty news posts, webzines, podcasts, etc. Develop and manage social networking profiles on websites including LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, etc., these are intended to increase brand awareness and drive traffic to the site to build awareness. Proficient internet writer and blogger; able to contribute to and optimize web presence through news and article postings in blogs, news groups, and other social networking platforms.<br />Senior Program Manager <br />Focusing on Diversity Recruiting Initiatives<br />10/2010 – 07/2011 <br />Microsoft | All<br />As a Diversity Program Manager with Microsoft, I truly believe that diversity enriches our performance and products, the communities where we live and work, and the lives of our employees. As our workforce evolves to reflect the growing diversity of our communities and the global marketplace, we continue to expand our efforts to understand, value, and incorporate differences as we help other realize their potential. At Microsoft Corp. is known for a world’s leading Software Company, and our team was the recipient of the ERE (Electronic Recruiter Exchange) “Best Diversity Program” for 2008. As Diversity Program Manager my role is to promote best practice diversity recruiting standards to the staffing organizations in the Core Technology, Finance, and Marketing across our corporation. My role was to focus on Mid - Directors Professionals. Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to): • Consult with Staffing Consultants from each Business Groups in building Diversity Recruiting Plans and implementing best diversity recruiting practices. • Cary a requisition load with the Front End of recruiting as well as engaging with Candidate Generation responsibilities Through social media, networking at conferences, search engine, job boards, as well internal databases.• Constantly working on innovative sourcing methods and exploring technologies for sourcing specific talent segments.• Integral part in developing and implementing web 2.0 / Social Networking strategies including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc. In addition, our staffing team’s web site was the winner of the 2008 Webby for “Best Employment Site” (www.youatmicrosoft.com). • Developed innovative internal trainings across staffing businesses• Represent Microsoft at multiple career fairs and recruiting events.<br />Principle Talent Sourcer/Trainer/Social Media Strategist <br />06/2007 -10/2010<br />aQuantive,Inc.- Microsoft | Redmond, WA <br />Computer Software utilizing best-practice outbound candidate generation techniques while expanding the pool of <br />talented candidates. Maximized key candidate channels and sources: target company research, industry associations and alumni groups, online resume mining, third party candidate generation firms, niche postings et al. Conduct training on sourcing techniques and educate on passive sourcing. Conduct brown bags on the newest social networks on how to incorporate them within recruiting. <br />Principle Talent Sourcer//Researcher Social Media Strategist <br />12 2006 - 6 2007 <br />Microsoft | Redmond, WA (contract) <br />Internet Services Utilizing best-practice outbound candidate generation techniques while expanding the pool of talented candidates. Maximized key candidate channels and sources: target company research, industry associations and alumni groups, online resume mining, third party candidate generation firms, niche postings et al. Responsible for overall success of the Sourcing function <br />Principle Talent Sourcer//Researcher, India Team <br />10 2005 - 11 2006 <br />Microsoft | Redmond, WA (contract) <br />Computer Software Lead Sourcer responsible for driving strategy and partnership with 10 client groups to build a 2-person Sourcing Team that focuses on filling recruiter pipelines. Sourcing Team supports 5 Account Manager Recruiters; Sourcing Team meets regularly with individual Recruiters to help them best use Sourcing Team’s services. Responsible for overall success of the Sourcing function. <br />Principle Talent Sourcer//Researcher <br />11 2004 - 10 2005 <br />Wachovia | Charlotte, NC (contract) <br />Banking Senior Sourcer for large in-house recruiting organization; generated resumes and names/leads for 30-45 recruiters at any given time. Strategized and partnered with 3 Senior VPs overseeing the creation of a Sourcing Department that focuses on filling recruiter pipelines for multiple client groups. Led sourcing effort for Diversity candidates. <br />Senior Sourcer/Researcher <br />2 2004 - 8 2004 <br />T-Mobile | Bellevue, WA (contract) <br />Telecommunications Services Senior member of an in-house recruiting organization specifically focused on Sourcing. Leveraged best-practice outbound candidate generation techniques to lure passive technical job seekers to current opportunities while expanding the pool of talent hired from. Targeted sourcing for Diversity candidates. Exceeded goal of 5 diverse candidates per month. Maximized key candidate channels and sources: target company research, internal and external lead referral programs, industry associations and alumni groups, online resume mining, third party candidate generation firms, niche postings et al. Drove strategy, goals, process and metrics while managing a highly effective sourcing effort. <br />Lead Talent Sourcer/Researcher <br />Amazon | Seattle, WA <br />5 2002 – 2 2004 <br />Key player in a Sourcing/Headhunting/Cold Calling team. Sourced for a recruiting team of 22 recruiters. Played a major part in achieving company's year end recruiting goals. Researched competitors to develop competitive intelligence, “phone booking” for recruiting purposes. Led tactical group innovating ways to access and create relationships with passive candidates. Met along side recruiters with Hiring Managers to determine search specifications and set sourcing/recruiting expectations. Sourced 250 - 300 technical resumes per week against 30 - 50 priority requisitions. <br />Senior Sourcer/Researcher <br />4 2001 - 5 2002 <br />Netisen Group, Inc | Seattle, WA <br />Management Consulting Services <br />Partnered with Sales and Recruiting teams to source hard-to-find candidates, provide sales leads, and manage all new hire paperwork. Assisted recruiters in writing and placing advertisements in a variety of newspapers. Diversified sources. Reviewed invoices and coded with the appropriate cost center for payment. Negotiated contracts with large and small job boards based on performance to minimize cost and maximize potential resume flow. Manager of main database for the recruiters. Assisted with application/transfer process, reference checks, jobline, and job files; conducted research for recruiters; develop sourcing & networking contacts through schools & community agencies; coordinated job fairs under guidance of recruiter. <br />Senior Researcher <br />2 2001 - 3 2001 <br />T-Mobile (formerly known as VOICESTREAM) | Bellevue, WA (contract) <br />Conducted solution-based queries and searches of available job posting sites and Internet sourcing resources such as resume databases, alumni directories, Usenet groups, etc. to identify potential candidates. Writing, posting and updating jobs for Internet career sites and job posting boards. Developed competitive intelligence strategy, researched organizational charts, etc <br />Sourcer/Researcher <br />11 1998 - 2 2001 <br />Saltmine | Seattle, WA <br />Worked with 18 Recruiters.Developed relationships with the most well known Internet jobsites: Dice, Monster, Careerbuilder, Careerpath, Airs, Seattle Times as well as Colleges, Seminars, and Technical Schools. Sourced candidates for recruiting department and researched leads for Sales. Web Developers, Applications Developers, Software, Database Developers, Software Design Engineers, Support Analysts, Networking Administrators, Technical Writers, Technical Editors, Instructional Designers, Project/Program Managers, Business Development Professionals, Recruiters, Accountants, HR Professionals, etc. Worked with a budget of $80,000 to post on job sites and used the Internet to find “free sites” to increase exposure. Managed an on-line technical screening tool, ReviewNet. <br />AWARDS: (7) Internal Diversity Efforts<br />EDUCATION <br />Associate Degree, <br />0 0 - 3 1992 <br />Art Institute of Seattle | Seattle, WA <br />AA Degree in Visual Communications<br /> <br />SKILLS AIRS Certified CIR, ACIR, CDR Expert Broadlook Technologies Expert Windows 98 – 2000, NT, and Mac OS Expert MS Office, MS Outlook Expert Netscape Navigator, MS Internet Explorer Expert Fire Fox, Safari Expert Photoshop, Illustrator, PageMaker Expert Reviewnet Expert <br />

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