Katie Conn, Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist


Katie is a high-energy recruiter who has been held in high-regard in all of her positions. When Katie heard about Talon’s model, she was immediately energized and passionate about the process; having been an internal recruiter for years she understood the benefits of having dedicated time devoted to each search and how that will yield results. Katie joined the team in January 2017 and has since provided recruitment support to Talon RPO’s construction, manufacturing and healthcare clients.


Katie has a background in human resources and hospitality. She worked in the hospitality industry in Vail, CO and transitioned to HR when she moved to Vermont. Most recently, she was a Recruitment and Compensation Specialist with the retail/e-commerce giant, The Vermont Country Store. There she worked across all levels of the organization and established solid relationships with executives, managers, and employees. She specialized in management, staff,  and seasonal recruitment efforts, while assisting with executive-level searches as well.


  • St. Bonaventure University
    • B.A. Journalism and Mass Communication
    • Division I Women’s Lacrosse Team; Atlantic-10 Second Team All-Conference


  • 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
  • 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


Katie grew up in upstate New York and after graduating college, moved out to Colorado for five years where she fell in love with the outdoors. She met her husband there and they eventually moved back East and now reside in Southern Vermont with their two daughters. She enjoys running, skiing, hiking, and anything that involves having fun!