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Carmela Kate French

Carmela Kate French

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Castro & Company, LLC

Washington, DC

Recruiter at Castro & Company, LLC

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Castro & Company, LLC

Recruiter

Responsible for sourcing advising and accounting candidates for specialized work in the Washington, DC Metro area. Involved with HR strategy and execution as well as online presence in the recruiting community.

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Banfield Pet Hospital

Veterinary Assistant

Responsible for customer service, client communication, medical history collection, biological sample collection, X-rays, catheter placement and surgery monitoring.
Quickly increased personal inventory of technical skills while presenting updated medical information to the clinic staff and assisting in the transitioning of leadership.
Created a system to ensure every item in the hospital is properly stocked and maintained.
Known in clinic as problem solver, difficult client wrangler, and maintaining strong communication between the doctors and nurses.

Career

OfficeTeam

Staffing Manager

OfficeTeam handles temporary and temporary to permanent staffing for all office and administrative needs, as well as conventions and events. As a staffing manager, I am responsible for recruiting, interviewing, assessing, retaining, and matching candidates to positions that our clients need filled. Finding the right match for a position depends on a variety of factors, including environment, skill level, and personality type.

Responsible for rotating responsibilities of recruiting, screening, interviewing and coordinating candidates for contract and contract to hire positions in addition to marketing and client development. Responsible for ensuring accurate timekeeping and payroll information, contract fulfillment via background, drug, and documentation screens. Negotiates bill and pay rates with both clients and candidates. Manages the local Twitter Handle and leverages Linked In, Google Plus and Twitter by posting relevant articles and offering resume writing and networking services.
 Full Cycle Recruiting
 Resume Writing
 Business to Business Client Development
 Candidate Coaching and Service
 Handled Social Media Platforms for local branch

Career medium 05
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Robert Half International

Staffing Manager

Responsible for rotating responsibilities of recruiting, screening, interviewing and coordinating candidates for contract and contract to hire positions, marketing, and client development. Responsible for ensuring accurate timekeeping and payroll information, contract fulfillment via background, drug, and documentation screens. Negotiated bill and pay rates with both clients and candidates. Managed the local Twitter Handle and leveraged Linked In, Google Plus and Twitter by posting relevant articles and offering resume writing and networking services.
 Full Cycle Recruiting
 Resume Writing
 Business to Business Client Development
 Candidate Coaching and Service
 Social Media Platforms

Career

Sarasota Jungle Gardens

Animal Husbandry Intern

Trained in understanding the demands of exotic animal husbandry, including specific nutrition, shelter, cognitive stimulation, and handling of several taxa.

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Palisades Vet Clinic

Veterinary Assistant

• Responsible for checking clients in, collecting history, dispensing medications and relaying concerns to the 2-3 doctors in the practice.
• Utilized various lab equipment including Idexx (VetStat, VetLab, VetTest), Anesthesia Cart (Iso and f/air), Autoclave, Microscope, EKG, X-ray exposure and processing, and other monitoring and tests.
• Assisted in restraining, medicating, and responsibilities pertaining to traditional veterinary medicine.

Career

Adecco

General Recruiter

Referred by a successful former colleague to lead the recruiting initiative in an underperforming branch. Immediately developed strategy to bring Adecco back into the highly competitive Staffing Market in the Washington Metro area.
Identified major revenue producing lines of business and allocated time appropriately
Identified major former clients and created a strategy with the branch manager to focus on regaining their trust and business
Created a standard interview format along with candidate scorecard, averaged 25 interviews with new candidates per week.
Implemented morning and evening catch-up meetings, keeping our team on the same page
Developed candidate communication initiative to manage expectations.
Improved our system enough to handle large volume projects such as follows:
Cirque du Soleil: >750 food service, customer service positions filled with 8 weeks of lead time in a difficult to reach locale
Wells Fargo: >30 experienced mortgage professionals filled with 4 weeks of lead time in a difficult to reach locale
This work resulted in much higher client and candidate satisfaction, improved efficiency within the team and more trust within the branch.

Career medium 06
Career
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Soma Intimates

Sales Support

Responsible for the experience of customers in the retail location and meeting sales quotas. Consistently outperformed
the retail store in sales and sales goals. Guided customers through the store and provided personal shopping services.
Awarded 4 "Kudo" awards for customer service.

Career

Asolo Repertory Theatre

Administrative / Directing Intern

Organized dictation and stage notes, provided insight in theatrical production. Planned a fundraising gala raising over $10K. Responsible for administrative tasks for the world premiere of a new musical, A Tale of Two Cities.
 Organized and executed a fund raising gala raising over $10,000
 Coordinated press relations and publicity

Career medium 06
Career

New College of Florida

B.A, Biology; Wildlife Rehabilitation; Conservation

New College of Florida, The Honors College of the State University System of Florida

Bachelors of Arts, Wildlife Rehabilitation; Conservation

Norcross High School