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Kelly Dingee
Works at Strategic Recruiting Manager at Staffing Advisors
Attended Western Connnecticut State University
Lives in Frederick, MD
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Of 2.7 million people who saw a job posting by a Boston agency for a 'director of operations' position, just 24 applied. That's likely because of the brutal requirements.
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Social Networks See Majority of Traffic Coming From Mobile
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Does #CandidateExperience make your organization stand out? Register now for the 2014 @TheCandEs Awards to learn more:
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Way to go +Kerry Noone !
A great job listing is a good start, but attracting top talent requires much more than that.
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Protect yourself from the watchful eye of social media - before a mistake you thought could stay private goes devastatingly viral.
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I firmly believe when you ask me how my computer is working you will jinx me. 
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May 7th WTPF Event...Hands-on Social Media and Social Networking Workshop
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Why picking the Top 4 resumes often leads to hiring failures
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Wow....LinkedIn names company that used bots to steal profiles for competing recruiting service 
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  • Strategic Recruiting Manager at Staffing Advisors
    2010 - present
    I am currently a Strategic Recruiting Manager at Staffing Advisors, leading candidate research efforts in a variety of industries including nonprofit. Staffing Advisors is a retained search firm, engaged by our clients to find the talent they need, in a very short period of time. What is retained search? In our case it means our clients have already paid us, a flat fee, a very nominal flat fee I might add, and we are now going to find them the candidate they need. Specialties: Non-profit, Association, Membership Organization, Network Engineer, Network Administrator, System Administrator, IT consulting, End User Support, For-Profit, Construction, Medical Research, Marketing, COO, CEO, Chief Marketing Officer, CMO, CFO, CHRO, VP, Vice President, Manager, Recruitment Strategy, Social Media, Online Research & ultimate specialty? Bedazzled purple unicorns, the tougher the search, the better.
  • Fistful of Talent
    Blogger, 2008 - present
    Best job ever! I blog on issues related to sourcing and social media.
  • AIRS - A Company of The RightThing
    Sourcing Researcher, Technical Writer & Trainer, 2008 - 2010
  • Thales Communications, Inc.
    Contract Sourcer/Research, 2004 - 2007
  • JDSU (aka Acterna aka TTC)
    HR Jack of All Trades..Then Sourcer, 1994 - 2002
  • GCM Management Partnership
    HR Administrator, 1992 - 1994
  • Grolier
    1992 - 1992
  • RecruitDC
    Board Member, 2009 - 2013
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Frederick, MD
- Northville, Michigan - Cincinnatti, OH - Syracuse, NY - Danbury, CT - Waukesha, WI - Storrs, CT - Gaithersburg, MD - The Fredneck....
Blogger, Sourcer, Fan of HR and Social Media

My official bio - you know - the one they want for speaking gigs and the like: 

Kelly Dingee is a Strategic Recruiting Manager and leads the research team at Staffing Advisors She is also a regularly featured writer on the talent management blog Fistful of Talent. She has been sought out by publications like Workforce Management, and due to her sourcing and social media expertise.  Her previous experience includes contract sourcing and corporate HR roles, as well as working for a well known recruiting training organization as a Technical Writer/Course Developer.  Kelly has extensive experience speaking at local and National HR related events and is also a council member of The Candidate Experience Awards.

Future speaking engagements:

April 2014...VA State SHRM Conference Social Media in 2014

May 2014....WTPF Social Media Presentation Booked...Topic pending

A note from Kelly: Occasionally, the organizations I speak at like to make a charitable donation in my name as a way of saying thank you.  If you'd like to do that, awesome, I love it.  You will make me very happy if you donate to

I do enjoy speaking on topics like sourcing, social media and general recruiting issues.  Over the past few years here are some of the organizations that have booked me...

  • March 2014: Washington Business Journal's "Women Who Mean Business"

  • February 2014: SourceCon Atlanta Presenter 

  • September 2013: HR's Hiring Virtual Summit: Build a Successful Recruiting Infrastructure, Source Winning Candidates Online, and Onboard Brilliantly

  • July 2013....BLR Webinar:  Pinterest for HR/Pinterest for Business
  • June 2013...FistfulofTalent Webinar:  Brains Before Bros: Why Hiring Smart People over Experienced People is a Winning Talent Strategy [Webinar]
  • Dulles SHRM... Social Media & Recruiting 2013...Are We There Yet?
  • Advanced Employment Issues Symposium 2012 (Nashville and Las Vegas)
  • Workforce Management Webinar sponsored by Jobvite: Impress Me or You're Dead: The New Rules for How Great Candidates Judge (and Treat) Recruiters - Host: Kris Dunn (attended as guest speaker) (Aug 2012)
  • MCSHRM - Recruiting on Social Media (June 2012)
  • Mantech - Private Seminar for Recruiting Team (Summer 2012)
  • IBM - Private Seminar for Recruiting Team (Summer 2012)
  • Leesburg SHRM - Sourcing on a Shoestring (Spring 2012)
  • Prince William County SHRM - Recruiting on Social Media (Spring 2012)
  • WTPF - Recruiting on Social Media (Spring 2012)
  • ERE Webinar - Third Party Placement VS Corporate Recruiting: Competitors or Partners? Hosted by Gerry Crispin
  • The Big 7 - Recruiting & Social Media - Oct 2011
  • ClearedJobs.Net - Best Recruiter Event 2011- Keynote - October 2011
  • Client Confidential - Social Media & Recruiting Presentation - September 2011
  • HRA-NCA -September 2011
  • SearchWizards - Private Webinars - GooglePlus - August 2011; Google+ The Next Generation - March 2012
  • RecruitDC - Panel Moderator - Strategic Sourcing - April 2011
  • MCSHRM - February 2011
  • Project SAME - October 2010
  • RecruitDC -Panel Moderator - "Finding Your Purple Squirrel" -  May 2010
  • Project SAME -Featured Speaker - "Social Media in 15 Minutes A Day"- March 2010
  • HCI - Presenter - "You Can Source Top Talent in 15 Minutes A Day" December 2009 
  • #socialrecruitingsummit NYCERE Social Recruiting Panel Moderator - November 2009
  • Project SAME - Featured Speaker - "Using Linkedin, Facebook and Twitter in Your Recruiting" -February 2009

Want to see where I've been quoted or "listed"? I do this for Mom&Dad...Check these out:


Top 25 HR Trendspotters (Hello! #1 on a Sumser list!)

Backbone Magazine (Canada!)

Looking for a job? Build a digital resume

Baltimore Sun:

The Job Hunt Gets Social

Unbridled Talent:

Top 100 HR & Recruiting Industry Pro's To Follow On Twitter

HR Examiner:

Top 25 Online Influencers in Recruiting V3

Workforce Management: Star Search 2011

The Sourcer Knows By Rita Pyrillis


HOW TO: Optimize Your LinkedIn Profile's New Skills Section


Secrets of Job Hunting in a Post-Job Board World By Jessica Stillman;drawer-container

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Top 25 HR Digital Influencer

Top 25 Most Influential Online Recruiters 

And a few others:

My favorite? Mashable item by Sharlyn Lauby

  • Western Connnecticut State University
    BBA - Human Resource Management
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