Kristen parlays a wealth of full lifecycle staffing experience with large organizations such as Microsoft, the University of Washington (UW Medical Center and Harborview Medical Center) and Volt, smaller entities such as RealNetworks, bSQUARE and Varolii into an expertise she shares with job seekers. She has industry experience with Amazon.com, Chico's FAS, Hill International, Protection One Alarm Services, and Star Banc.
Her experience is broad, encompassing technical arenas such as R & D, software engineering and professional services, technical training, product marketing, project/program management.
In addition to technical recruiting background, she also has solid experience such as legal and health care recruiting, operations including HR, Finance, Sales and Marketing, Campus/academic, and Media Services.
She is considered a Subject Matter Expert in areas such as Resume Construction, Career Management, and Staffing issues and trends. She has been quoted in ABCNews, JobPostings (Canada student resource), AOL, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been the keynote speaker for the Gonzaga Alumni Mentoring Program for three years.
She wrote a weekly column for NWJobs, part of the Seattle Times. The column, "Recruiter's Inbox", is a Q & A format for employment issues of all kinds.
Kristen holds a degree in Classical Humanities from Miami University of Ohio. She can be found on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.