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Work History

Jun 1994Present

Recruiter

A.W. FORRESTER CO.

Founder of this boutique executive recruitment firm that specializes in the employee benefits consulting arena. Responsibilities include:

Consult with clients/hiring managers to determine job specifications, skill-set requirements, compensation objectives, career progression within the division and other attributes to effectively market the job opportunity to qualified candidates.

Develop marketing strategies to source applicants utilizing internal capabilities and external electronic recruitment tools including social networking job boards, referral programs and variety of Internet related venues.

Initiate dialog with prospective candidates to determine skill-set, motivation, and other qualifications that match the specific requirements of a job opportunity

Mar 1992Jun 1994

Senior Recruiter

WATERFORD EXECUTIVE GROUP

Started the health benefits recruitment division for this boutique search firm.Developed a database of health intellectual talent consisted of Actuaries, Underwriters, Sales and Consultants through networking and telephonic direct methodologies.  Photo

Feb 1990Mar 1992

Recruiter

SEARCH CENTRE'

Developed recruiting and networking skills via cold calling perspective applicants to meet job specification.

Earned Rookie of the Year and Top Recruiter awards.

19821990

Sales Representative

MONY

Sold and serviced insurance and financial products to high net worth individuals and small business owners.

Was a "Million Dollar Round Table" Producer and achieved four "Top Club" awards. 

Education

Sep 1977Dec 1981

BS

Northern Illinois University

Financed 100% of my college expenses through part-time work, student loans and grants.  Only black male student out of a total of over 500 graduates from the College of Business.

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Objective

Apply cutting edge talent acquisition strategies utilizing social media tools and fundamental recruitment techniques to provide human capital solutions for middle market clients.

Working with employers that are not actively advertising available positions.

Apply social media strategies and executive coaching skills to develop effective branding tools that will assist the executive in marketing his skills to the next employer or transition to a new Industry.

Recruiting and placement of individuals who are not seeking employment changes.