Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2000 - Present

Associate Director - Talent Attraction


As the Associate Director for Talent Attraction at AT&T Chris leads interactive and strategic recruiting teams that focus on both the sourcing and recruitment of executive and occupational titles around the world.  Current areas of expertise and accountability are:

  • Leadership of teams focused on Network and Retail Talent Attraction
  • Oversight of cutting edge sourcing team for all high volume and special hiring needs
  • National Search Engine Marketing (SEM) Search Engine Optimization (SEO)strategies
  • Corporate Job Board Negotiation/Management
  • Interactive and Mobile Marketing strategies
  • Oversight and ongoing evolution of award winning career portal,

~~ A Visual CV is a living document - responsibilities and engagements are updated frequently ~~


As a mobile marketing/recruiting evangelist and self proclaimed Social ‘X’ addict, Chris Hoyt has been pushing the boundaries of each aspect of full-cycle recruiting for over 14 years – most recently as the Associate Director of Talent Attraction at AT&T.

In his current role he leads the full scale integration of social media and mobile marketing within a workforce strategy that included search engine marketing and optimization for talent attraction long before it was fashionable.

With a passion for breaking out of traditional recruitment practices and a background that includes training it’s no mystery that the combined teams of recruiters and sourcers working with Chris are constantly evolving and pushing the envelope of non-traditional talent attraction and recruitment.Whether functioning as a coach, team lead, or individual contributor it’s his top notch results using ‘out of the box’ strategies that have established him as a recruiting expert amongst peers and clients alike.

In a time where the return on investment for social media struggles to be defined within the recruiting and staffing world, Chris moves forward in an effort to show impact, scope of reach and brand influence by engaging and tracking both the candidate’s involvement and experience.

It’s this focus on Interactive Recruiting within social and mobile channels, big picture results and measurable gains that make Chris one of a handful in corporate America that can speak with authority on the topic of social media and recruitment.

What People Are Saying...

“Chris is a dynamic individual that brings exciting new ideas to the table. I've been very impressed with his networking tools... His input is highly valued and he shares a common vision with myself and the other members of the group. Chris Hoyt "The Recruiter Guy" gets two thumbs up from me - I find it a privilege to work alongside Chris and would recommend him without hesitation.” 

Brett Nolte, Technical Recruiter, Micron Technology

" his day-to-day corporate leadership role, he will tell you he likes to 'dabble' in social media. He is being modest. He isn't merely discussing the social media as a phenomenon, but as someone who is leading its full scale integration within a corporate workforce strategy. At AT&T, Chris and his online personae, "RecruiterGuy" are pushing the boundaries of each aspect of the full-cycle model with a matured sourcing model that likewise integrates search engine marketing and optimization to his candidate development arsenal. He is one of a handful in corporate America who can speak with authority on the topic but here at the RBC Community he has always been that 'one in a million' who lives and breathes passing it forward and beyond for a profession he is passionate about."

Dave Mendoza, Adjunct Faculty, JobMachine

“Chris Hoyt has an diligent understanding of recuiting methods and metrics that makes his work stand out. He has an understanding of the recruitment marketspace and a technical expertise to make sure that it is implemented and works. He demands the best from his partners and people that he works with. Chris is an excellent resource and is creatively finding new avenues for talent.”

Jon Berglund, National Account Executive , CareerBuilder