Erika Evarts, Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist

Overview:

Erika started as a Recruitment Associate with Talon in late 2017 and is off to a tremendous start. She's been cranking out placements, streamlining processes, and has otherwise quickly established herself as a rising star on the team. She is a strong and effective communicator, a team player, and shows strong leadership potential. She was promoted to a Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist in March 2018.

Experience:

Prior to joining Talon, Erika held retail, food service management, sales, and nutrition counseling roles. Through these experiences Erika gained valuable skills that aid her in recruiting across a variety of career fields. Her diverse knowledge base and life experiences help her relate to individuals across the candidate pool, making her exceptionally effective in engaging qualified talent.

Education:

  • University of Vermont

    • Bachelor’s in Dietetics, Nutrition, and Food Science

  • The Sage College

    • Master’s in Applied Nutrition – Spring 2018

Certifications:

  • ERE Training

    • SourceCon Academy, June 2018

Specialized Talent Acquisition Skills:

  • LinkedIn Recruiter

  • Boolean Strings for resumes, profiles, "about me" pages, LinkedIn members and groups

  • Search engine alternatives

  • Email search

  • Sourcing Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest

  • Email messaging and marketing best practices

  • Diversity sourcing

  • Company and competitor search

  • EEOC & OFCCP

  • Candidate engagement and motivation

  • Elevator pitch voicemails

  • Screening questions

  • Telephone sourcing

  • Candidate control

  • Selling the job, opportunity and culture

  • Reference checks

  • Compensation surveys

  • Salary negotiations

  • Visas, work permits, and green cards

  • Semantic and contextual search

  • Email permutators and Full Contact

  • Natural language search

  • Blogs

  • User groups and code sharing

  • Meetup, GitHub, and Stack Overflow

  • Conferences and attendees

  • Associations

  • International sourcing on Xing, Viadeo, LinkedIn and Weibo

  • Patent search

  • Google custom search engines

  • Specific site x-ray

  • Sourcing using Google images

Background:

Erika is a native Vermonter, currently living in Kohler, Wisconsin,  and working with Matt to develop Talon RPO’s second office. She is also pioneering Talon RPO’s Tier 1 search program, designed to support hiring initiatives for positions under $50k/year in compensation. Outside of work, Erika enjoys cooking, skiing, camping, horse-back riding and a variety of other outdoor activities.