The staffing side of TECHEAD’s business relies on our recruiting team to keep our pipeline full of great talent for our clients. Our team needs to be both highly strategic and tactical when looking for top people for the positions our customers trust us to fill, that will keep their businesses growing and competitive.
Meet Roosevelt King
Roosevelt is presently a Sr. Technical Recruiter for TECHEAD and he was named Terrific TECHEAD Talent for the last quarter of 2012!
Roosevelt joined the company in March 2012, but has been in the recruiting biz since 1995. He primarily recruits IT professionals for contract, contract to hire or direct hire opportunities in the Richmond, VA and Northern VA markets. We’re very happy that Roosevelt’s on our team, and we asked him to share some of his insights with us.
What do you love most about your work?
I love being able to impact job seekers in a positive manner on a daily basis. Even if I am unable to match a candidate with a currently available job through TECHEAD, I am still able to perhaps offer some industry advise or resume writing advise that could potentially help the candidate in some way during their job search.
What’s your biggest challenge?
My biggest challenge (as always) is finding qualified and available IT talent in the Richmond market for some of our more difficult skill set areas; i.e. Java Developers, .NET Developers, IOS Developers.
How did your own career path help you as a recruiter?
Prior to becoming a full-time Technical Recruiter, I worked as a Desktop Support Technician for close to 5 years while an employee of Halifax Engineering and GE Government Services. Those experiences assisted me greatly in understanding computers as well as infrastructure and telecommunications equipment in general, which has since made recruiting in the infrastructure and telecommunication spaces much easier.
What advice do you have for candidates in the IT job market?
Take the time to ensure that your resume truly represents your skill set strengths and interests. Remember, you will likely compete with many others for any job available, whether it is IT related or not, so you will somehow need to differentiate yourself from your competition. A well written resume that truly speaks to your strengths and experiences could easily be the catalyst you are looking for to get an interview.
What was best thing that happened to you (work-wise) in the last year?
I am proud of the success we have generated from our relationship with a large client in the Northern, VA market. Originally a challenging account to service; after working diligently with them, we can now depend on them for prompt and thorough resume and interview feedback.
If you’re a candidate in the IT job market, you can link with Roosevelt on Linkedin
Roosevelt is one of the tops in his field, and he’s certainly #1 on our list!