IT Recruiter (Government/Workforce)

Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 02-19-2014
MicroTrain, an IT training and recruiting provider has an opening for an IT Recruiter (Government/Workforce) .   This is a full-time, internal position (not contract).
 
Position Synopsis
This recruiting position is about helping people. You will be conducting outreach to unemployed professionals in transition. Your goal will be to educate, provide career counseling and assist your candidates to regain employment using federal grant funding options, via The Workforce Investment Act.
 
 
Responsibilities
 
 *   Receives job openings from recruitment staff, analyzes employer technical requirements, identifies and screens job seekers for qualifications to fill open job leads
 *   Assists with the education of the Cook County WorkNet system for technical training trends and employer requirements
 *   Conducts industry research on new technologies, hiring trends, in demand technical certifications and skill sets
 *   Provides advocacy, assessment, and employment assistance services to individual job seekers looking for employment in the IT industry
 *   Completes required assessments for individuals registered in the program to identify needs and barriers associated with obtaining or maintaining employment
 *   Assists participants with practical job search, career development and job-related issues
 *   Helps to facilitate workshops for technical resume writing, social media usage, professional branding, and job search best practices
 *   Responsible for the creation of, update, maintenance, and storage of participant physical and electronic files as outlined by programmatic guidelines
 
Qualifications
 
 *   Be driven by the mission of helping the unemployed back to work
 *   Demonstrated ability to utilize social media and other BI tools to market services and uncover leads
 *   Develop and maintain relationships with employers across the Chicagoland region
 *   Demonstrated ability to not just recruit, but engage candidates
 *   Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint required
 *   Proven knowledge/ability and usage of social media outlets (LinkedIn, Twitter) to disseminate information to multiple stakeholders.
 
What we offer
 
 *   Base salary and commission program
 *   Insurance benefits package; BlueCross BlueShield
 *   401k Program
 *   Vacation time and PTO
 *   Opportunity for growth and advancement
 *   Fun, dynamic company culture
 *   Effectual training and a balance of autonomy and support
 
About MicroTrain
MicroTrain is a leader in the Chicago area, imparting technology and management training to help IT professionals improve their knowledge, gain formal IT training and certification and advance their careers.  MicroTrain is an Illinois State Certified Training organization, as well as Certified Business Partner with the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Microsoft.    We have provided quality training to over 10,000 professionals in the Chicago area, making us one of the largest and most successful training companies in the area.  MicroTrain’s candidates have the knowledge, expertise and certifications that make them the ideal candidate for a range of organizations.
 
For consideration please send cover letter and resume.
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