DAWN C. KHAN
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: Connecting great people and ideas for business benefit. Full cycle
recruiting/head hunting & sourcing placing talent in High Tech, IT, Legal, Marketing, with Social Media Recruiting,
Internet Search, Boolean & cold candidate sourcing, Job Search Corporate Branding and Business Process
Recruiters Lounge: “#1 Most Influential Recruiter” Solid 10 year National/Global Pipeline of Passive
on Twitter in 2009 Candidates and Influencers in Call Center Customer
Experienced Six Sigma - Green Belt Service, IT & Engineering
Problem Solving/Process Improvement with over LinkedIn Recruiting Professionals Founder &
$30M in Cost Savings Benefits from Programs Moderator of 45,000 Member Group of Global
Directly Managed. Recruiting Professionals
Team Recruited, Trained and Onboarded Help Desk Hosted Social Media, Recruiter Talk Radio Show
workforce growth of 25% in 9 months, while called “Connected”
sustaining existing operations through Job Fairs,
Career Events, and College Recruiting.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Helping Friends Career Network (HFCN) @jobs4friends ,
Recruiter/Job Services/Social Media Recruiter, October 2001-Present: a contingent employment service providing
full life cycle recruiting & talent sourcing, internet recruiting projects.
Managed talent sourcing strategies, within the US, with some overseas work in independent & team recruiting
projects for hard-to-find talent using direct sourcing, social networking, virtual communities, advanced Boolean
Lead Recruiting best practice discussions on sourcing, recruiting, social media search, recruiter tools. Discuss
processes & practices for talent acquisition; create a pipeline of referrals to build a winning culture that retains top
o Hosted Social Media, Recruiter Talk Radio Show called “Connected”
o Founder & Moderator of 45,000 Member Group of Global Recruiting Professionals on LinkedIn.
Sun Microsystems @sunmicrosystems
IT Operations, Service Management -Business Analyst 03/98 – 06/09. IT Help Desk Technical Support to develop
Global Program Management Office team then participate in complex cross-functional global business initiatives
CORPORATE RELOCATION PROJECT: Served on Sourcing Team participated in college recruiting, job fair, contract to
hire labor force, & local outreach. Cultivated relationships to improve Sun brand awareness, identifying local &
national pools to recruit professionals in IT and Service. Worked with HR & direct recruiting to manage a 25% Growth
of our United States IT Help Desk involved in screening, sourcing, interviewing, hiring & training to 120 people from
30, in 9 months while managing customer support of Sun Employees in Canada, America & South America.
Corporate Market Intelligence Executive Administrator. 03/97-03/98. Corporate Market Intelligence Group
analyzed competition & distributed opportunity intelligence, highlighting key industry trends. Managed dashboard
of key business drivers, competitive newsletters tracking hiring, production & key marketing.
Compression Labs (CLI): San Jose, CA. 04/96 – 03/97 Corporate Marketing Administrator
Syntex Pharmaceuticals: @Roche_com San Jose. 1996 Contract Executive Administrator for Financial Department
Directors & Price Waterhouse consultants during Roche acquisition of Syntex.
Media Magic (eMotion): 1995 - 1996 Administrator for Silicon Valley Venture Capital Funded startup
Greylock Venture Capital: Administrator for Silicon Valley Venture Capital Firm. Client Meeting Scheduling, Database
Management, Document Production, Filing, Shipping, & Administrative support.
Verity: Administrator supporting a Client Education, Marketing & Sales Department, & processing division employee’s US
Security Clearance Records.
ActOne Employment Agency: Recruiter. Traditional recruiting, cold calling, client relations. Full cycle employment from job
requisition, to accepted offer closure in retail & corporate Silicon Valley Businesses.
Certified Personnel Staffing and Employment Agency: Administrator. Supported senior recruiter with database entry, client
relationship management, reception, interview preparation & scheduling for a small recruiting agency specializing in Legal &
Accounting placement in the greater Bay Area California from San Francisco to Sunnyvale.
Accent Personnel Employment Placement Agency: Personnel Recruiter. Candidate paid personnel service specializing in mid –
high level career placement in the Reno/Sparks Nevada area. Provided candidate job search profile marketing campaign, career
counseling, resume coaching, assistance, & placement.
Business Marketing from Los Positas College
Critical Thinking and Computer Science from Foothill College
Fine Arts from Illinois State University
Akron Chamber of Commerce @GrtAkronChamber 2009
Stanford Whos Who: @StanfordWhosWho October 2010
Recruiters Lounge: #1 of Top 50 Recruiters on Twitter: 2009.
Help Desk Institute: @ThinkHDI Board Member: 2001- 2005.
o President, board of Directors Greater Denver, Colorado Metro 5/01- 3/04.
o Global committee on Global Support Center Job Certification Standards. 2004
Equal Opportunity Publications: @EOPublications Women Engineer Magazine on career resilience: Fall 2000.
Excellent professional references by request with endorsements on LinkedIn.
http://linkedin.com/in/dawnckhan @dawnckhan @jobs4friends