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David Nicola
Works at Search Wizards
Attended The Sourcing Institute
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Education
  • The Sourcing Institute
    2014 - 2014
    Sourcer Certification Program - The following individual certificates have been attained within this program: Selecting Keywords, How Search Engines Work, Global Search Engine Commands & Syntax, Specialized Google Commands, Automating Through RSS Feeds & Alerts, Advanced LinkedIn Searching, Building Custom Search Engines (Google CSE, Blekko, Gigablast), People Lookups, International Sourcing, Veteran & Military Sourcing, Natural Language Search, Deep Web Search, Peer Regression Search, Advanced Diversity Searching & Sourcing, Leadership Series: Working Remotely & Managing Virtual Teams
  • William Jessup University
    BS Degree, 1995
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Recruiter/Sourcer, Fan of 80's Hair Bands, San Francisco Giants & The Walking Dead
Introduction
Over 15 years of experience as a Human Services provider within non-profit, government & higher education sectors. Certified Sourcing Specialist with a strong aptitude for research, providing candidate search services & staffing support across multiple industries. Flexible and a quick learner, can adapt to new technologies and function well with diverse and remote teams. Possesses a heart for workforce development with a professional and passionate “Whatever it takes” attitude.
Bragging rights
Completed the 2010 San Francisco marathon in 4:53:18. It was an incredible experience that required no medical attention afterwards - which is always a plus!
Work
Occupation
Recruiter/Sourcer @ Search Wizards ★ @Capt_Careerist
Skills
Sourcing, Recruiting, Candidate Search, Talent Assessment, Networking, Talent Pipelining, Social Networking, Social Media Management, Public Speaking
Employment
  • Search Wizards
    Recruiter, 2014 - present
  • Traba
    Career Advisor, 2014 - present
    Traba isn't just a jobsearch site. We show people how great they really are, and what that greatness means in terms of their career and professional development. People certainly discover new jobs through our site, but there's a lot more to it than that. As a contracted Career Advisor, I respond to and follow up with candidates that have requested individual services such as resume review, jobsearch support, candidate coaching, personal branding consultation, interview preparation, etc. Through supportive one-on-one services, our team is all about finding people happy places to work - places that offer meaningful, inspiring and positive environments filled with great people!
  • Laurus College
    Instructor (PT), 2014 - 2014
    In this function, I'm able to have a direct impact in preparing students and helping them understand topics related to careers, personal branding and jobsearch. By walking students through the process of comprehensive portfolio development (crafting industry-specific resumes, cover letters, etc) and building effective jobsearch strategies, the better prepared they will be as they transition into the workforce. I enjoy increasing my own knowledge base and continually learning all I can about current workforce trends and issues. And in doing so, I'm able to pass on supportive tools and resources to our students to help them overcome barriers. Subjects covered include (but are not limited to): ► Self Assessment ► Sources of Job Information ► Employer Research ► Social Media & Social Networking ► ATS Navigation ► Labor Market Information (LMI) Research ► Interview Preparation ► Personal Branding ► Portfolio Development (crafting effective resumes, cover letters, etc) ► Mock Interviews
  • Helps2 Media
    Digital Content Creator (Contract), 2013 - 2014
    The mission of Helps2 Media is to come alongside businesses and organizations of any size and type to support their goal of developing successfully authentic social and digital campaigns. We provide comprehensive social media management to help promote a dynamic web presence, giving individualized attention to meet customized client goals. We design and implement effective strategies so our customers can continually experience increased audience engagement and promotion of their brand. I contribute to the Helps2 team by creating, researching and curating material that is used across the various social channels of our customers for digital consumption. I also work on internal projects related to business development and Human Resources.
  • Laurus College
    Career Services Director, 2012 - 2014
    In this role, I am responsible for: ✔ Tracking graduate employment ✔ Being a reliable resource to the local business community in helping meet recruiting and staffing needs. This is done by constantly cultivating a growing "warm leads" network of qualified candidates from an ever-expanding talent pool. This includes temporary placement and direct hires. ✔ Providing career advisement to students, working to prepare and assist students in becoming effective, job-ready candidates. ✔ Overseeing all aspects of delivering Career Services assistance to not just the 4 Central Coast campuses, but also the online student population throughout California.
  • Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties
    Community Manager, 2011 - 2012
    Responsibilities included: ● Establishing and maintaining social media platforms for both Goodwill Industries and the Business & Career OneStop system, serving as an information-sharing resource for the local workforce and jobseeker populations. ● Comprehensive management of multiple social media channels. ● Developed, coordinated and implemented specific and targeted social media strategies. ● Directing daily operations and appropriately managing and promoting engagement. ● Created and contributed industry-specific web content; instituted and maintained posting schedules; administration of overall blog function and content. ● Effectively collaborated with other departments to ensure proper online messaging and relevancy across multiple platforms.
  • Goodwill Industries of Santa Cruz, Monterey & San Luis Obispo Counties
    Case Manager, Employment Services, 2010 - 2012
    Shoreline was the Workforce Services division at Goodwill Industries of the Central Coast. Shoreline operated the Business and Career OneStop system throughout San Luis Obispo County. ► Attended job fairs and recruitment events. Networked with local businesses to assess strategic staffing goals and recruitment needs. ► Effectively built an established networking system of viable, job ready candidates to draw from to fill positions as needed. ► Assisted jobseekers in identifying and overcoming barriers to employment. ► Facilitated a variety of monthly public workshops addressing employability issues, including criminal history, general interviewing skills, resume preparation and appropriate use of social media for jobseekers. ► Presented program orientations to the general public, jobseekers, local community groups, collaborative partners and businesses, introducing available and relevant community resources. ► Participated in service outreach efforts to enhance and promote Goodwill's positive exposure in the local workforce community.
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When Kaitlyn gets ready for Easter dinner, she doesn't mess around!
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Now THIS is a better alternative than the dreaded "cone of shame". And only 6 more days until it comes off!
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I'm on the lookout for a Marketing Sourcing Recruiter for our San Francisco client! Know anyone who's available? Hit the link for more info and then ping me: david@searchwizards.com 
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I'm on the lookout for a Marketing Sourcing Recruiter for our San Francisco client! Know anyone who's available? Hit the link for more info and then ping me: david@searchwizards.com 
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Someone is still a little groggy from their "special" visit to the Vet today!
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It's Friday, you have our permission to partake in some office mischief. #tGIF  h/t to +TwistedSifter and +Imgflip
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I'm on the lookout for a Marketing Sourcing Recruiter for our San Francisco client! Know anyone who's available? Hit the link for more info and then ping me: david@searchwizards.com 
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I am looking for a job in Vancouver area, WA. Please let me know if you any opportunity to work in Vancouver.
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Local Recruiters! Check out our next Meetup on April 15th at 6:30pm at the Foothill BlackHorse in #SLO ! It's a great way to network with other pros - see you there!
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Lots of great shots from Spring +SourceCon in Seattle. H/T +Jeremy Roberts, SPHR - well done!
 
Here are some photos I took at SourceCon Seattle 2015. I wish I could have been in every room to take photos of every speaker! 
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