"Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”- Jim Collins, Good to Great
People are my passion. I began my career in Talent Acquisition six years ago and love being able to say that for a living I am able to connect great people to amazing opportunities. I consider myself to be a Recruiting generalist, with experience spanning
"Great vision without great people is irrelevant.”- Jim Collins, Good to Great
People are my passion. I began my career in Talent Acquisition six years ago and love being able to say that for a living I am able to connect great people to amazing opportunities. I consider myself to be a Recruiting generalist, with experience spanning from Technical, G&A, to Executive searches in Corporate, Agency, and Start-up environments. I pride myself on building strong relationships with candidates, clients, and key organizational stakeholders, acting as a true talent advisor to all I engage with.
I am also Co-founder of the Silicon Valley Recruiters Association. Our mission is to connect the Bay Area’s Recruiting Professionals (both Corporate and Agency Recruiters) for networking and educational purposes. If you're a recruiter in the Bay Area, you'll want to join us! Check us out here: www.siliconvalleyrecruitersassociation.com
Specialties: Full Cycle Recruiting, Passive Candidate Sourcing, Networking, Social Recruiting, Start-up Recruiting, Technical Recruiting, Diversity Recruiting, Compliance and Employment Law, Campus Recruiting, Event Execution, Public Speaking, Client Management, Salary Negotiations, Team Building & Leadership, Talent Mapping, Recruitment Strategy, Lead Generation, Sales and Business Development, SaaS Products, Candidate Closing, Temporary Staffing, Vendor Management, Resume Writing/Coaching, Interviewing, New Hire On-boarding.
Senior Recruiter @ (OpenDNS was recently acquired by Cisco)
**I'm hiring for Marketing, Product, and G&A!!**
OpenDNS is the world’s largest Internet-wide security network. Founded in 2005, the company has evolved from a provider of fast, reliable DNS services into a leading network and mobile security innovator that protects two percent of the Internet’s active users every day.
In 2012, OpenDNS launched Umbrella, a new line of cloud-delivered security services that extend the protection of core network security infrastructure to nomadic workers that roam on and off the corporate network. Umbrella delivers a secure connection from any device, preventing contact with malware, phishing and botnets regardless of application, protocol or port.
Unlike Web filtering, firewall and Web gateway appliances and software, Umbrella is built for today’s world of ubiquitous connectivity. It is easy to deploy and manage, with no hardware to install or software maintain, no need to reconfigure networks and no new latency. Global security settings are controlled from a unified Web interface, and threat protection is updated continuously.
For more information, visit opendns.com or www.umbrella.com. From May 2015 to Present (6 months) San Francisco Bay AreaCo-founder @ Join our group!
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The Silicon Valley Recruiters Association (SVRA) is a professional organization established to serve those in the recruiting profession as a gathering for networking, education, and sharing industry best practices in a non-competitive environment. We strive to offer ways to develop members’ recruiting skills and knowledge in order for them to grow professionally within the recruiting industry and the broader workplace. Membership includes technical and non-technical recruiting professionals (corporate and agency) dedicated to the process of identifying, attracting and hiring individuals to
organizations in the Bay Area. From February 2015 to Present (9 months) San Francisco Bay AreaCampus Recruiter (Contract) @ -Recruited to LinkedIn during a period of hypergrowth in Campus Recruiting.
-Identify, source, and hire top undergraduate and MBA talent from top ranked US Universities.
-Hosted on campus company information sessions, invitational interview days, MBA Tech Treks, and
private events to close candidates.
-Managed a high volume of candidate relationships while delivering a best on planet recruiting
-Iterated campus recruiting strategies on an ongoing basis.
-Successfully hired entry level talent into LinkedIn's Sales, Marketing, and Operations Business Leadership Program and HR Internships. From September 2014 to May 2015 (9 months) Sunnyvale, CaRecruiter (Contract) @ •Full Life-cycle Recruiter for a newly formed Retail Operations team within Google.
•Conduct in-take meetings with Managers and Directors to assess hiring needs.
•Act as a consultant to determine staffing requirements, headcount, and ideal candidate profiles
•Create job descriptions.
•Contact prospective talent (passive and active), conduct phone screens, and interviews.
•Establish business cases for leadership panels to review.
•Presenting and negotiating offers.
•On-going talent mapping projects to gauge staffing trends.
•Provide interview training and guidance on Google staffing best practices to hiring managers.
•Manage a high volume of candidate relationships. Received 90% employee referral satisfaction rate for Q2.
•Partner with clients to create innovative solutions to generate employee referrals.
•Highly strategic sourcing for specific profiles from targeted retail companies.
•Problem-solve within staffing to continue to assess how we can improve staffing processes within Retail Operations. From January 2014 to August 2014 (8 months) Mountain View, CALead Recruiter @ •Mentor and coach a team of junior Recruiters, providing leadership and guidance for all recruiting questions.
•Establish guidelines and expectations for performance expectations of junior recruiters.
•Placed candidates in a variety of roles, including: Director of Information Technology, Director of Systems Project Management, Mobile Software Developer, Software Developer, Program Manager, Systems Administrator, Linux Systems Administrator, Benefits Administrator, Recruiting Manager, Onboarding/Training Specialist, IT Help Desk Administrator, Senior Recruiter, Recruiting Coordinator, Executive Assistant, HR Generalist and more.
•Generate new business through relationship building, networking, and referrals.
•Recommended and developed programs within VitalSource such as employee recognition, quarterly competitions, and more.
•Top producing individual contributor. Consistently has met or exceeded expectations and key performance metrics every month. From April 2013 to December 2013 (9 months) Greater Seattle AreaPlacement Consultant @ Provide Contract, Contract-to-Hire, and Direct-hire staffing services to companies in the Seattle area. I partner with companies to place Software Engineers/Engineering Management, IT Professionals/Management, Product Management, Marketing, Sales, HR and Operations. Special focus on software and internet product/service companies, but work effectively in any industry.
My mission is to help companies locate and hire the best talent available, and help candidates make the best career decisions. From May 2012 to April 2013 (1 year) Greater Seattle AreaRecruiting Business Partner @ TrueBlue, Inc. provides temporary blue-collar staffing services. The Company’s brands include Labor Ready, Spartan Staffing, CLP Resources, PlaneTechs, and Centerline. Its operations are all in the blue-collar staffing market of the temporary staffing industry and focus on supplying customers with temporary workers.
-Manage full-cycle recruitment for over 900 locations across the US and other national locations.
-Interact with management (field and corporate) to develop and implement a nationwide recruiting effort in a timely and cost effective manner.
-Assist in the creation of job descriptions specifically tailored to job market and hiring managers' needs and post job listings internally and externally.
-Search/Source/Cold Call qualified candidates (Corporate, Management, Sales and Customer Service) for existing positions.
-Contact and pre-screen potential applicants to discuss job responsibilities and their fit with our company.
-Route received resumes to the appropriate hiring manager and update and manage applicants’ information when needed.
-Manage vendor accounts and relationships with Account Managers.
-Manage candidate information in the recruiting database.
-Maintaining accurate Excel spreadsheets to track recruiting process per position.
-Report generation based on metrics drawn from iCIMS and Taleo.
-Provide coaching and recruitment process/employment law knowledge to hiring managers.
-Answer applicants’ general questions regarding recruitment process.
-Maintain internal/external job boards.
-Post external positions on external job boards.
-Present Recruitment training content to managers on a monthly basis.
-Interact with both applicants and all levels of management. From June 2010 to February 2012 (1 year 9 months) Tacoma, WAAssistant to Director of Selection (Intern) @ Identify, search, and screen qualified candidates over the phone from various resume sites, including Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com.
• Schedule minimum of 10 interviews per week from internet sources
• Regular phoning of 30 plus candidates a day.
• Schedule candidates onto recruiter’s calendar.
• Prepare all initial and in-depth meeting folders.
• Plan, prepare, and market on campus recruitment activities.
• Maintain relationships with local universities and community college campus directors. From September 2009 to February 2010 (6 months)
Bachelor's, Communication, Business Administration @ University of Washington From 2006 to 2010 Jenna Pilja is skilled in: Applicant Tracking..., Sourcing, Networking, Marketing, Vendor Management, Social Networking, Interviews, Full-life Cycle..., Public Relations, College Recruiting, Talent Acquisition, Recruiting, Onboarding, Talent Management, Temporary Placement, Technical Recruiting, iCIMS, Taleo, MaxHire, Sales, Human Resources, Employment Law, EEO/AA Compliance, Internet Recruiting, Temporary Staffing, Staffing Services, Management, Screening, Employee Relations, Contract Recruitment, Hiring, Permanent Placement
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