Sheetal Sonar's Objective:

  • To make her company's objectives her own, to live their values in her every day work, over achieve their targets and effectively deliver against their strategy.
  • Serve as a Human resource manager to achive targets and grow gradually.


Generalist Human Resource, Recruiting & Staffing, Employee Relations, Vendor Management & Client Relationship


More than 6 years of experience in IT recruiting, Staffing and Human Resources, performing recruiting functions across various software skill sets with various positions.

Experience of working on various requirements for various clients in Telecom, Finance, Pharma industries. Experience in recruiting for various positions such as Project Manager, Technical consultants, Business Analyst, Quality Analyst, Network Engineers and various other positions. Experienced with placements in Contract, Contract – to – Hire, Full Time positions, for several Companies in different domains.

Well versed with Cold Calling, RECRUITING, Screening, Qualifying and interviewing techniques. Excellent ability to interface with managers. Good team player, detail oriented and self-sufficient. Excellent communication and presentation skills. Highly deliverable, ability to multitask and get the job done. Coordinating and tracking the hiring process for distribution centre new hires. Conducting induction and orientation programs for the newly hired candidates. Providing front line support for the staffing department for potential candidates.

Booking and administering the pre-employment condition process. Maintaining employee files and candidate progress spreadsheets. Conducting telephone pre-screen and first level interviews. Providing support and participating in job fairs (performing interviews, administering pre-employment tests). Assisting in pre-screening resumes to verify organizational fit of potential candidates. Assisting employees with payroll administration/timekeeping issues. Have dealt with various Clients/Vendors directly making submissions for their needs & also follow up the process for accessing open requirements on a regular basis. Dealt with candidates on various statuses such as H1B, Green Card, EAD, US Citizens, and TN Permit Holder.

Skilled in salary negotiations and compensation administration. Extremely proficient technically, including the entire Microsoft Office Suite. Project Coordinating and Assisting the Project Management team. Proven track record sourcing for hard to fill positions. Experience of working with candidates on various tax terms like Corp-Corp Basis, W2 etc. Particular strength are in developing and implementation of highly-effective full Life Cycle Recruiting programs to collaborating with hiring mangers to the creation and delivery of offers to candidates ranging from entry level to executives. Demonstrate strong leadership, analytical and problem solving skills, as well as exceptional interpersonal skills.

Well Versed with SAP-HR Functional Module-Configuration and Implementation.

Work History

Work History
Feb 2008 - Present

Sr. Technical Recruiter/Resources Delivery Manager/ Account Manager

Pioneer Data Systems Inc. |Capstone DataTech India Pvt Ltd|

Capstone DataTech India Pvt. Ltd is an offshore branch of Pioneer Data Systems Inc. (www.pioneerdata.com) which is located in Edison, New Jersey.

Pioneer Data Systems began in 1995, as a supplier of professional services in the areas of Oracle database development and administration. Over the years, we have leveraged our expertise in client Server technologies and grown in the areas of E-business solutions, ERP, Data Warehousing, CRM and system Integration. Pioneer Data Systems is an Oracle Partner Network Member.

Summary of duties as Sr. Technical Recruiter:

  • Manage FULL LIFE CYCLE recruiting from start to finish including managing and coordinating the communication with Direct and Tier 1 vendor’ customers.
  • Manage a team of 2 Recruiters from India
  • Manage and coordinate communication with candidates and provide complete, accurate, and inspiring information to candidates about the company/ client and the position.
  • Prepare candidates for interviews by providing detailed information on the company/ Client, business strategy, department background, job descriptions, and expectation setting.
  • Conduct Daily status meetings with Senior Management &Sales Team to maintain an understanding of current and future staffing needs.
  • Pre-screen candidates to qualify for open requisitions and check references. Set up interview appointments, working with the internal clients and candidates to schedule different rounds of interviews, obtain interview feedback from both the clients and candidates, reference or background check and finally - Closing the deal!
  • Manage Vendor Relationships.
  • Locating and meeting qualified candidates to be matched against our client needs.
  • Handled resource recruitment for these clients for Telecom (AT&T) and Pharmacy domains (Pfizer Inc and Johnson & Johnson) and Finance (Deutsche Bank).
  • Involved in delivering full spectrum of recruiting strategies: job definition & analysis, job postings, sourcing, salary/hourly rate negotiations, scheduling, interviewing, and signing offers and contracts and post hire follow-up.
  • Responsible for filling all contracting (corp-to-corp), contract to hire and permanent positions by sourcing through internal company databases, job boards such as Dice, Monster and CareerBuilder, Hot jobs, using search engines and Boolean logic searches. Utilized recruitment tools to create job postings and alerts.
  • Evaluated, negotiated and managed contracts and third party vendors.
  • Weekly meetings with the Managing Directors to discuss existing and new positions and to discuss status on filled positions.
  • Handled the entire AT&T account through Procure Staff and managed online feedback of all submitted candidates.
  • Increased company’s employee strength by recruiting overall 9 employees on W2 and 3 H1- B transfers.
  • Recruited candidates on W2, H-1B, H-1 transfers, OPT and independent contractors on 1099 basis for corp-to-corp, contract-to-hire and permanent positions.
  • Sourced and recruited for mid and senior level management, technical (IT), and financial services and Pharma positions such as:

§IT positions - Lead/Architects, Developers , Core Java Programmers, Project Managers, Business Analysts, PHP Web Developers with Flash and HTML, Oracle Functional, Technical and Techno-Functional Professionals for Oracle Financials/SAP and Siebel, Technical Writer

§Financial Services Positions – Sybase Developers with experience in Fixed Income and Equity/Credit Derivatives, Senior Quantitative Developers (C/C++/VC++/C#/UNIX, SQLDB with Cognos Reporting/ Oracle/ Java) with experience in Fixed Income and Credit/Foreign Exchange/Equity Derivatives, Financial Analysts. Accounting Admin with Reconciliation and AR. Ops Support for Sales Support, Hedge Fund and Credit /Risk analyst, Prime Brokerage Front Office Support

§Telecom Services Positions - Network Engineer IVR, VPN, IDS, OpNet,IP Networking, Network Architect, IPCC Engineer/ IPT Call Manager Engineer, Systems Tester, Network Security Engineer, VOIP Engineer/ Tester, CCIE Certified Network Engineer, Firewall Engineer, NOC Engineer, Cisco Router Specialist, Nortel Foundry Switch Specialist, Avaya PBX Technician, Avaya Communication ManagerSharepoint Admin/ Developer, Instructional Designer, Unix Developer with BMC patrol/Smarts, Unix/ Linux Admin, RCDD Engineer, LMS SCORM Developer, J2EE, Oracle, SQL, PL/SQL, Business Objects, Datastage, SAS, ETL, Business Analysts, Project Managers, Remedy Developers, MCSE, CCNA/CCNP/CCVP/CCSP/CCIE Certified Engineers, NOC Engineers, C++ Developers, UNIX Administrators.

§Pharma Services Positions - Asst. Scientist/Analytical Chemist, Jr./ Sr. Admin with vendor Management/ inventory Management, Biology scientist in Vitro, Analytical Scientist with Protein Engineering, SAS Statistics with PRM, Nurse Practitioner, Drug Safety and Regulatory Support, Infrastructure Capacity Management Analyst, Contract Proofreader, Medical Technologist -Specialist, LIMS Developer, Medical Information Specialist, CMM Programmer, Marketing Assistant, Sharepoint Admin, Scientific Process Operator , Contract Researcher with Animal Health , Technical writer, Packaging Engineer, Jr. Accountant, EAMS Application Support with Data Stream 7i , Animal Lab Technician, Lab Process Operator , Lab Support/ Scientist, Associate Scientist (Mammalian Cell Culture), Research Associate, Clinical Research Project Manager, Life Science Support with Stem Cell, Biochemist, Analytical Scientist, Biology Scientist, Life Science with Retinal Disease.

Jun 2006 - Feb 2008

Resource Deployment Executive

Integration Infotech India Pvt Ltd

Integration Infotech is an integral part of Integration International Inc. Parsippany, NJ. [www.i3intl.com]. An ISO 9001-2000 (with Product Design) certified company provides end-to-end business solutions in Infrastructure Management, Application Management, Application packaging, Deployment Solutions and specialized Packaged software implementation. I3 is being assessed for BS15000 certification.

Summary of duties as Project coordinator:

  • Worked as a National Project Coordinator for Deployment projects in US as well as Canada. Handled the clients like Telus, Dell, Getronics, Pomeroy.
  • Responsible for generating reports for the installations on daily basis and communicating with the clients and Technicians.
  • Confirming the Schedules with the client and Techs.
  • Communicating with the techs and client to make sure all the site issues are resolved.
  • Collecting the Time Sheets and Expense reports from all the techs and getting it approved by client.
  • Send the Pay Roll reports to Project Lead and assisted in running the pay through ADP Company.
  • Worked as HR coordinator for the short term and Long term Project.

Summary of duties as Human Resource Executive for US and Canada Projects:

  • Recruited the technicians and Consultants for our Projects as per the project needs.
  • Assisted in getting the paperwork done for the W2 Consultants and Citizens.
  • Negotiated and send them offer letters and also solved issues if any between the consultants and our management.
  • Assisted in maintaining the timesheet and Payroll for them.
  • Coordinating and tracking the hiring process for distribution centre new hires
  • Providing front line support for the staffing department for potential candidates
  • Conducting telephone pre-screen and first level interviews
  • Providing support and participating in job fairs (performing interviews, administering pre-employment tests)
  • Assisting in pre-screening resumes to verify organizational fit of potential candidates
  • Assisting employees with payroll administration/timekeeping issues.

Summary of duties as Human Resource Executive for India/Domestic Projects:

  • Shortlist the resumes on job portals like www.dice.com, www.monster.com, www.naukri.com, www.jobsahead.com etc
  • Screening the Consultants according to the client requirements.
  • Finalize the Consultant having some technical rounds.
  • Negotiating and finalizing the techs and other consultants and close the position.
  • Done Internal Recruitment and taken in person Interviews.
  • Working closely with management and done the Induction Training for the new consultants in our office.
  • Assisted in Personal Appraisals.
  • Representation of Internal Hiring & HR Team in SEI CMM i Level 5 & BS 7799 certification.
  • Monitoring Head count through attendance records from various branches across regions. Ensuring attendance records delivery to payroll team by 24th of the month and hence salary pay outs latest by 1st of every month.
  • Conducting induction and orientation programs for the newly hired candidates for making them familiar with people around, leadership team, company culture and activities.
  • Ascertaining the specific training needs of people and accordingly arranging training programs for improving learning curve.
  • Handled the joining formalities, exit formalities, leave, Employee confirmation, promotion.
  • Payroll inputs to finance.
  • In Staffing services handled requirements from various Clients like Deutsche Bank, First Data Corp, Nortel Networks, HP, AT&T, and Northrop Grumman, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc.
  • Well versed with Indian and US/UK Job boards.
Jun 2005 - Jun 2006

Senior HR Executive/ Sr. Technical Recruiter

Rainbow Infotech India Pvt. Ltd

Rainbow InfoTech is an integral part of Synergy Solutions Inc. Durham, NC. [www.reportinghouse.com]. They are expertise in CRM, Business Intelligence, Reporting Tools, Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Siebel, Actuate, MicroStrategy, Business Objects, SAP, and Crystal Reports.

Summary of duties as Sr. Technical Recruiter:

  • As a team lead I was handling a team of 4 recruiters. Analyze the  performance of the team working on various requirements with following skill sets Siebel, Actuate, Cognos, Informatica, BI, BO and DW, C, C++, J2SE, J2EE, J2ME, ASP.NET, VB.NET, C#, ERP, CRM, QA, Software Testing [Manual and Automated Testing]
  • Train the teams on handling such requirement on Corp-to Corp basis and according to their strengths distribute respected requirements.
  • Set the targets for the team
  • Responsible for leading and mentoring 4 other recruiters on Technologies, understanding technical resumes and the industry.
  • Trained recruiters on internal job database, external job boards and other sourcing strategies.
  • Built and managed a pipeline of active and passive interwoven professionals through job boards, employee referrals, internet sourcing, competitive research, cold calling, direct networking, advertising, career fairs and search firms.
  • Collaborated with hiring managers to understand and gather requirements and partnered with them to customize recruitment strategies to deliver qualified candidates.
  • Managed, trained and delegated work to a team of 4 offshore recruiters.
  • Taken telephonic interviews before submissions and Rate confirmation and negotiation.
  • Interacting with third party vendors and clients regularly like Eagle Creek, Kforce etc.
  • Giving management feedback on team performance and conducting meetings among the team.
  • Follow up and close the position.
  • Working closely with Internal Management team and assisted for personal appraisals.
  • Market our own H1 Consultants on above skills.

Summary of duties as Senior HR Executive- H1-B Visa Immigration:

  • Shortlist the CVs on job portals like www.dice.com, www.monsterus.com, www.naukri.com, www.jobsahead.com etc
  • Screening the Consultants.
  • Interviewing them (in person and telephonic) and taking the technical Tests.
  • Negotiate and finalizing the Payment Terms collected the documents and H1-B Papers and helped them to file the H1.
  • Worked as a single point of contact between the techs and US Management.
  • Taken the Mock Interviews for Visa application.
  • Recruited the trainees and done their Induction and worked as HR for India operations.
  • Maintaining employee files and candidate progress spreadsheets.
  • Acquiring an assortment of sources of recruitment (advertisements, Job Fairs, Campus, Internal Referral Scheme, local & outstation vendor base) and monitoring their cost, quality & performance on a regular basis.
  • Monitoring & Executing offers ensuring Grade wise parity across the levels in the organization.
  • Personally responsible for Sr. Management HR & Recruitment activities along with Auditors’ interrogations or inquiries.
  • Conducting induction and orientation programs for the newly hired candidates for making them familiar with people around, leadership team, company culture and activities.
  • Ascertaining the specific training needs of people and accordingly arranging training programs for improving learning curve.
  • Payroll inputs to finance.
  • Taking care of all necessary documentation for H1B Visa processing, follow up with US office with regard to visa status and briefing the candidates before stamping/consulate interview.
  • Identification of Training (Technical-C++/Unix, HP-Unix Administration, Sun Admin, VC++, Lotus Notes, Sybase, Oracle, Java, VB, SQL Server, ASP, Java Script & Non-Technical) needs by taking the written tests or in person interviews.
Aug 2003 - Jun 2005

Technical Recruiter

DCA Infotech

DCA InfoTech is a leading IT placement consultancy in Pune, having their own job portal www.placementno1.com. The company works for almost all MNCs in Pune with a team of 5 IT Recruitment Executives and 2 Data Entry operators.

Summary of duties as Technical Recruiter:

  • Understand client's manpower requirement.
  • Identify & shortlist profiles from the company database and in competing organizations by head hunting.
  • Perform first line of short listing as per functional / cultural requirement.
  • Interviewing the candidates and submitting the profile to clients.
  • Forward short-listed candidates to HR / functional head.
  • Scheduling interviews.
  • Performed Head hunting whenever required.
  • Administrative Responsibilities.
  • Follow up and close the positions.


Aug 1999 - May 2003

Bachelor of Technology (Electronic and Telecommunication Engineering)

Dr. B. A. Tech. University



Vendor Management / Client Relationship

Generalist Human Resource

Employee Relations

Recruitment & Staffing



German Language Certifications [G1 & G2]

Max Mueller Bhavan, Pune