Business Liaison for IT Recruiting

Location: Lombard, IL
Date Posted: 10-23-2014
MicroTrain is the recognized leader in Information Technology, Project Management and Office Skills training throughout the Chicago-land area and has been so for the past 15 years. Since 2007, MicroTrain has provided technical training and employment-focused services to upwards of 2,500 job seekers. We are the premier resource for employers throughout the Chicagoland area who are looking to hire qualified IT talent.

We provide in-demand skills training, certification, and employment services to unemployed and underemployed individuals to assist them in re-entering the workforce - helping Chicago-area residents stay competitive in today's competitive job market and obtain the skills necessary to obtain their next great job.

The Business Liaison for IT Recruiting is responsible for building new and maintaining current relationships with businesses throughout the Chicago-land area to identify and fill job openings within the IT industry. This technical recruitment and business development position provides an instrumental role in assisting individuals with IT backgrounds get back into the workforce, and works closely with a dynamic team of high energy, like-minded individuals to meet and exceed goals.  This is a full desk position. If you are a confident go-getter looking for a new challenge making a difference in people's lives and in the community that is personally rewarding this might be your dream job.
Essential Skills and Responsibilities:
  • Has the perception and ability to cold call businesses, communicate opportunities, qualification, technology and negotiate opportunities
  • Maintains current and develops new relationships with businesses for IT and related job placement opportunities (accounts), gaining a full understanding of business objectives , employer skill-set needs, and position responsibilities/duties
  • Acts as a liaison with between employers and MicroTrain within the IT industry
  • Consults with employers on job profiles and potential candidates, ensuring that candidates are considered and compared against job requirements and desired qualifications, acting as a resource throughout the process
  • Collaborates with MicroTrain co-workers, as well as the larger workforce system throughout metropolitan Chicago to provide potential candidates to employers
  • Identify, screen, evaluate and present qualified candidates for the available positions
  • Keeps abreast of market trends pertaining to new technologies, hiring trends within the industry, certifications, and overall best practices within IT
  • Obtains and analyzes information about the IT arena, including hiring trends , training/certification, and program feedback
  • Utilizes various internet sites, social media, personal networks and knowledge-base to effectively manage resources
Qualifications: Knowledge of Microsoft, Cisco, CompTIA and other related technical certifications and technologies is required.  2+ years technical IT recruiting/account management experience preferred.  Must be able to generate own leads from approved sources. 
Travel: A valid driver’s license, personal vehicle, and ability to travel throughout Chicago and surrounding metropolitan area

Language/Presentation Skills: Ability to read and interpret documents such job descriptions and technical requirements.  Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, and utilize social media to promote job openings and candidates.  Ability to speak in front of groups and present information in a clear and concise manner.
Location: Position is located in the Chicago Loop
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