Work History

Work History
Jul 2008 - Present

Global Sourcing Manager

Microsoft
Apr 2005 - Present

Lead European Technical Recruiter and Sourcing Trainer

Microsoft
Jan 2000 - Mar 2004

HR Start-Up Manager

Vordel - Web Services Security

Education

Education
1995 - 1996

Masters in Business

University College Dublin
1992 - 1996

Commerce

University College Dublin

Declan Fitzgerald and Media

Summary

High energy HR and Recruitment manager, individual contributor and evangelist with 14 years’ experience specialising in IT startup environments recruiting from Europe and emerging markets. Social media audience manager, strategist, presenter, educator and though leader.

As well as this Declan has been called all of the following on one or other occassion.

A Social Media Punk.An Internet Junkie.A Global Souring Manager with 13+ years experience.A Member of Microsoft's Global Sourcing Training Committee.A Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.A Cloud Recruitment ConvertA Mobile Recruitment EnthusiastEurope and Ireland's first certified AIRS recruiter.A Searchologist.A Gadget Geek.A RSS Roady.An Anarchist Automator.A Cyber Gypsy.A Deep Web Disciple.A Twitter TattlerA Boolean Black Belt He contiues to try to improve his recruitment skills and networks and is constantly looking for opportunities to improve the sophistication of recrutiment in the Irish market place.

Objective

I want to try raise the level of recruitment sophistication in Ireland to that of our peers in the US so that we as a collective community of recruiters in Ireland can get better at attracting the best talent the world has to offer to Ireland.

Testimonials

“Declan Fitzgerald took recruitment networking in Ireland on a new level. By utilising LinkedIN social Network he managed gather around the recruitment agencies, employers, and various services providers, into a very well organised regular events. He also managed to do all that in what is probably the worst economic climate in decades, and when the recruitment industry is on its knees. Declan is extremely (contagiously!) positive, and a great listener. For his networking work the Irish recruitment industry will always be thankful. Anyone from the industry who met Declan will tell you that. From me: Thanks Declan!”  - Ivan Stojanovic , Managing Director , Portal (EmployIreland.ie & eRecruit.ie)

“Declan is a fantastic sourcer with a great understanding of the global technology talent landscape. Being very innovative, Declan is capable of implementing the latest and greatest sourcing techniques to deliver candidate pipelines that meet the needs of the business. He is also highly energetic and collaborative, which has allowed him to partner well and raise the sourcing acumen of those around him greatly. Declan knows the history, economic and socio-political environment native to the talent pools he targets around the world, which enable him to attract and relate to candidates at a deep level. I would not hesitate endorsing Declan!”Dave Hill , Sr Mgr Global Core Tech Sourcing , Microsoft