Nancy Burzon, Relationship Manager and Sourcing Specialist


Nancy has delivered exceptional results on Talon's managerial and executive level searches. She has 16 years of consulting experience in the specialty of workforce development for the State of Vermont, 15 years of experience as the Executive Director of the Rutland Region Workforce Development Board, and 17 years of experience as the Director of Workforce Development and Executive Training for GTE Corporation (Fortune 25). She has also served on the Board of Directors for the Governors’ Institute of Vermont and Vermont Adult Learning.


  • Bachelor of Arts from University of Tennessee, Knoxville

    • Psychology Major, Sociology Minor


  • ERE Training

    • Sourcecon Academy, June 2018

  • Indeed Academy, January 2019

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


Nancy is a lifelong sailing enthusiast and splits time between Danby, Vermont and St. Maartin, FWI with husband Steve and Airedale Terrier Wrigley. Nancy finds great pleasure in helping people find meaningful work while simultaneously strengthening our clientele's businesses.