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Over a decade of experience in internet researching for the staffing and recruiting industry. Experience in a variety of industries including high tech, manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, medical devices, telecommunications, and public relations. Blogger and social media enthusiast, interested in responsible networking practices.

Honors and Awards

Honors and Awards

  • Runner-up in AIRS' Xtreme Sourcing Games contest: 2007
  • Published in August 2007 edition of the Fordyce Letter (Stephen Covey Applied To Research and Recruiting Prioritization)
  • Chief Editor for SourceCon newsletter, The Source



Heidi Bolinger

"Amybeth is one of the rare finds in this industry, friendly, knowledgeable and willing to share information to help others. That was shown in her leadership efforts with the researcher’s network inside the MRI franchise. Amybeth is more than a researcher, she is a real asset to everyone she comes in contact with."

Tino Langner

“Amybeth is somebody you really enjoy working with. She has an extreme knowledge base and is always there to help. I wish she worked for me!”

Jeremy Sisemore

“Amybeth is a very well connected and detail oriented internet research specialist. I have worked with many people and Amybeth stands out because of her well rounded industry knowledge, attention to the details, and her strong work ethic. If you have a chance to work with Amybeth directly, I highly recommend her!”

Rob McIntosh

“I have had the pleasure of networking, sharing and collaborating with Amybeth over the last year. The first thing that stands out about Amybeth is her sincere desire to learn with no strings attached. She is definitely at the forefront of the next generation of great internet researchers and she even gives the old guard a run for there money today with some of the tactics she uses to find talent in the deep corners of the web.”

Jennifer McClure

“Amybeth is one of the most knowledgeable and creative sourcing strategists out there! I originally connected with her through her blog - - and eventually reached out to her personally to seek her advice and guidance in finding talent, sourcing methods and all things social media. Amybeth is a true professional who represents her profession extremely well by speaking at conferences, networking events and in general being very willing to share her knowledge and experience with others. It's been a pleasure to get to know her and develop not only a professional relationship, but be able to call her my extremely smart and talented friend!”

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker for Cincinnati chapter of OAESP (Ohio Association of Executive Search Professionals) on research topics: April 2007
  • SourceCon 2007 (Atlanta, GA) – What is a True Researcher and Their Value: September 2007
  • Fordyce Forum (Las Vegas, NV) – Using Research Effectively: June 2008
  • PRSA Cincinnati – Why Networking Is Important In These Economic Times: February 2009
  • Fordyce Forum 2009 (Las Vegas, NV) - Incorporating Social Media Into Your Recruiting Plan: June 2009



Work experience

Feb 2012Present

Sr. Talent Sourcer


Working with the Windows Phone team to find engineering types to work on cutting edge mobile technology. I am responsible for all sourcing efforts for our Windows Phone recruiting events.

Jun 2010Feb 2012

Editor, Fordyce and SourceCon

ERE Media Inc.

I was the Editor for The Fordyce Letter ( as well as SourceCon ( duties included:- Finding authors for both TFL and TSN- Managing content for both TFL and TSN- Programming The Fordyce Forum conferences - identifying/vetting presenters- Programming SourceCon conferences - identifying/vetting presenters

I got my start in the recruiting business reading back issues of The Fordyce Letter. Being its Editor brought my career full circle. I have been an Internet researcher for my entire professional career -- I love sourcing and the recruiting community.

Apr 2009Jun 2010

Talent Attraction Manager

AT&T is a Fortune 10 global telecommunications services company. I was recruited by one of the Associate Directors via Twitter for this position.
  • Conduct high-volume searches for Retail, Network, and Call Center openings by creating Bookean search queries, and create templates for similar searches.
  • Project-managed AT&T Jobs: College Connection – AT&T’s college-focused Facebook Fan Page
    • Responsible for determining content for the page, both initial and on-going
    •  Timeline from start to completion: 4 weeks
  • Created and deployed Google Custom Search Engines (CSEs) for use by Staffing team to conduct low-volume searches for internet resumes and profiles
  • Act as an internal Social Media consultant for various Staffing teams, in particular College Relations, to provide ideas and guidance on use of Social Media resources to reach target audiences for recruitment
Sep 2007Feb 2009

Sourcing Strategist

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide

Waggener Edstrom Worldwide is a global public relations agency focusing on innovative technology, bioscience, consumer products, and social innovation and responsibility. I was recruited through an H3 campaign.

  • Conducted passive sourcing for PR account talent and business operations
  • Interaction with internal clients to promote the use of sourcing as an internal resource and alternative to search firms
  • Use social media tools to positively promote the Waggener Edstrom brand to potential employees through daily interaction
    • Designed and launched Careers with Waggener Edstrom – WE’s Staffing Facebook page
    • Recommended use of Twitter from a corporate standpoint; Waggener now has an official Twitter account
    • Blog and bio featured on Waggener Edstrom website
  • Provide valuable market intelligence to various parts of the agency from daily monitoring of conversations within the PR community
  • Work to develop passive talent pool for proactive hiring needs
  • Reach out to contacts via email and develop relationships 
Jul 2006Aug 2007

Manager of Internet Research

SearchPath International
SearchPath International is a talent acquisition company based in Cleveland focusing on franchise expansion and delivering talent to its clients in multiple industries. I was recruited to head up the centralized research department for SPI.
  • Responsible for candidate sourcing for franchise owners
  • Training of new franchise owners on candidate sourcing methodologies
  • Assist in teaching contact management database training classes for SPIU
  • Training of franchise owners and employees in professional networking and identity branding concepts
  • Assist in developing training and operational methodologies for centralized research department
  • Professional networking to create buzz in the recruiting community about SPI's offerings
Jun 2002Jun 2006

Senior Internet Researcher

Jonathan Scott International

JSI is an executive search and consulting firm specializing in the placement of sales representatives and management in the AIDC, barcoding, document management, financial, construction, and healthcare IT industries. I was offered this job while living in Tampa and relocated to Cincinnati to take the position.

  • Perform day-to-day technical duties for the office, including individual PC updates, virus protection, troubleshooting technical problems, and training employees on new and existing software programs
  • Training employees on all Microsoft products in use within the office – this includes Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.
    • Administrate internal network
    • Assist in implementation of Dell PowerEdge – Windows SBS Exchange server
    • Assist in implementation and data migration of new SQL Server 2005 application
    • Network security, passwords, user accounts and monitoring email limits
  • Maintain and update large candidate database
  • Researched, suggested, and implemented the use of new/updated recruiting software and was placed in charge of all duties surrounding the use of the software. This included installation, customization, security access, employee training, restructuring of current website, and overall maintenance of job boards and accessibility.
  • Perform intensive front-line searches and pre-qualify job candidates for positions
  • In charge of all job posting and tracking; determine when additional postings must be purchased based on accurate tracking system which I created
  • Assist in all clerical duties including phone calls, data entry, and the creation of formal business documents
  • Perform recruiting duties including cold calling, screening candidates and conducting telephone interviews to determine job qualifications
  • In charge of mass email marketing campaign for barcoding in which I was required to determine email addresses for approximately 2000+ top-level executives and hiring authorities – many of these addresses had to be determined through extensive website searching and calling in to companies
  • Began a researcher network throughout the MRI franchise system – located other internet researchers, currently moderate discussions/email correspondence, and make suggestions to Corporate to begin an IR training program
  • Contributed to development of curriculum for IR training sessions at regional conferences; asked to moderate /assist in training at these sessions
  • Contribute ideas and aid in creating new graphics for business marketing materials


Aug 1997Dec 2000


  • Graduated Suma Cum Laude in 3½; years: cumulative GPA – 3.53, upper division GPA – 3.87
  • Coursework included: fitness assessments, sports administration, sports psychology, and basic business courses including business calculus, marketing, and management
  • Received Dean’s List recognition for 5 out of 7 semesters


Jul 2007

Certified Internet Recruiter