Kristen is a technical recruiter in the highly competitive and active Seattle market. She has full lifecycle staffing experience with large companies such as Microsoft, the University of Washington, and Volt, and smaller entities such as bSQUARE and Varolii, RealNetworks and GameHouse. She has industry experience with Amazon.com, Chico’s FAS, Hill International, Protection One Alarm Services, and Star Banc. In addition to her technical recruiting background, she also has solid experience such as legal and health care recruiting, operations including HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Campus/academic, and Media Services. Kristen loves sourcing because she gets to form relationships with candidates and literally change their lives. In addition, she is a writer with several well-followed blogs and formerly a featured writer on NWJobs.com with a weekly column, “Recruiter’s Inbox”.
She is considered a Subject Matter Expert in areas such as Resume Construction, Career Management, and Staffing issues and trends. Kristen has been quoted in ABCNews, JobPostings (Canada student resource), AOL, The Seattle Times, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been the keynote speaker and panel member for local area organizations such as the University of Washington, Seattle Pacific University, Seattle University, Seattle Hospitality, Seattle Hotel Association, Sigma Kappa Mu Chapter, Year Across America, and the Gonzaga Alumni Mentoring Program. Kristen holds a degree in Classical Humanities from Miami University of Ohio. She can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Plaxo.