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Jay Wicker
Works at iCIMS, Inc.
Attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice
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Work
Occupation
Recruiting & Staffing
Skills
Filling niche jobs with great candidates in a timely manner while maintaing a positive environment.
Employment
  • iCIMS, Inc.
    Talent Acquisition Specialist, 2015 - present
    Applicant Tracking System & HR Recruiting Application iCIMS' Talent Platform is the industry's premier talent acquisition solution that enables HR professionals to manage their organization's entire talent lifecycle from sourcing to recruitment marketing to applicant tracking to onboarding all within a single web-based application. Providing innovative HR solutions, iCIMS gives recruiters the necessary tools to make the most informed hiring decisions, every time. The iCIMS Talent Platform is easy to use, scalable, and backed by award-winning iCARE™ Support; it's the ideal applicant tracking software for growing businesses. Recruitment Professionals Whether you are a sourcing specialist, recruiter, hiring manger, or onboarding coordinator, iCIMS' web-based human resources software enables your growing organization to reduce your cost-per-hire and streamline manual processes to present a tangible ROI and strong corporate footprint in the very competitive search for top talent. Founded on a "back-to-the-basics" philosophy, the power of the iCIMS Talent Platform is supported by an unparalleled customer experience making it to be the most robust, simple-to-use, and accessible applicant tracking system in the HRIS space. Experience the difference in applicant tracking with iCIMS.
  • Sirius XM Radio
    Technical Recruiter, 2013 - 2014
  • Tyco International
    Technical Recruiter, 2009 - 2013
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Male
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May the Mu be with you
Introduction

I was asked to answer the below questions for a homework assignment my daughter had about my profession which is staffing. Thought it might make a good introduction here.

What did you want to be growing up?
 
I wanted to be like the Fonz on Happy days he was my idol. I also loved Rocky Balboa and wanted to be like him as a kid. Both made a big impression on me  because they were good guys who still could be cool.

What was your first job? 

I washed antiques in a store when I was seven years old. I was so proud to have earned some money. I remember how my parents reacted to me getting paid for doing work it was a great feeling and a great memory.

What made you apply for this type of job? 
I had a friend invite me into the recruiting industry, at the time it sounded like a good fit so I took his advice and interviewed for the job. I have been working in this field since 1998. 

If you could have any other job, what would it be?
 
Beach Volleyball player or coach. I would also like to learn and teach Permaculture (which is a fancy word for natural organic farming) to people in need of food.  I have a dream called "Volleyball Farm" where both of my passions could be combined to help people who need some direction in their lives.

What kind of schooling did you have to complete in order to land this job?

I attained a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from John Jay University in NYC. A degree is required to be considered for most Recruiting jobs.
 
Favorite and least favorite things about your job?
 
I love the feeling of helping someone get a job, most people are really grateful and I feel as if I am helping out in a small way. Least favorite is the rejection from the hiring mangers that say no to the candidates who really want the job. There is lots of rejection in a Recruiting role sometimes up to 80%. The 20% success is what keeps you going.

What kind of opportunities does your job offer you?
 
I have been involved in training our HR partners on a software system called Taleo. I enjoy training/teaching so this has been a great opportunity for me.
I am learning new things all the time around social networking and how to work with open source social communication which has been energizing. Also beginning to understand the front end technologies better e.g. HTML5, WebServices, Java J2EE, AIP, customer facing applications, Media, streaming, Web Players, Mobile apps, 
Education
  • John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Criminal Justice, 1995
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