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Meet Tricia Palacios-Moran, wife of Brendan, my fellow colleague, and part of a dynamic duo team of the Moran clan of super recruiters residing in San Jose, California. Today is her day in the sun, a well deserved day to let her talents speak for themselves in her own right, well educated with an MBA, and as a well respected peer with an established record of built over the last nine years with experience within both the corporate world as well as in third party staffing firms.
In her most recent assignment as a Product Marketing Recruiter at Google, Tricia was responsible for overall recruiting in product marketing, positions include: Associate Product Marketing Manager, Group Product Marketing Manager, Product Marketing Manager and Leadership positions in Product Marketing, supporting Google’s Directors and Vice President of Marketing. She led weekly hiring committee. Introduced HCDB (Hiring Committee Database) and acted as a Liaison for international recruiters (EMEA, APAC, Latin America) on Product Marketing Manager offer packets.
In addition, Tricia helped run the Internal Transfer program and assisted Directors with allocation of Product Marketing Managers and Associate Product Marketing Managers. She was Involved in University hiring and planning college batch days. On a broader level, Tricia fostered genuine relationships among peers, acting as a Mentor for other recruiters and coordinators, participating in the Google Buddy program. Her peers have noted the impact she made organizing and running sourcing parties in search of undergrad and grad hires for 2008. At Google. Tricia was teamwork exemplified: She was the one most often seen burning the after hours oil in her cubicle – that ‘can do, whatever it takes’ mantra professed by her actions and words and inspiring her colleagues in the process.
Tricia recently completed her contract assignment and is available if any of you high the corporations in the Bay Area can use an infusion of full cycle recruitment talent. I can personally attest that I recently inquired for references from her peers at Google and elsewhere and the references were without exaggeration * stellar *
Her admirers’ comments, I received first-hand, speak volumes about what she offers her clients in both substance and in terms of teamwork:
“One of the hardest working people ever worked with, she has very high standard of herself, cares about candidate experience – inbox full of people she hired that recommended her highly. Her manager. I would hire her back in a second. She learns so fast – met pipelines totally quickly, different approaches for each business group.”
Bryan Power, Lead Recruiter, Product Management, Google
“Awesome. Very good sourcer, managing her recruitment process, would have loved to have her go full time – she worked for him two different times out of the three she worked at Google. Her clients all ‘went to bat for her” to get her to stay at Google, but their internal processes were restrictive on converting.”
Jeff Ferguson, HR Manager, YouTube
“She’s a workhorse – not kidding you. working at Google is a night and day job – lifted team spirit. professional, creative in applying ideas to resolve issues to meet hiring needs. communication is great. VP was very saddened to see her go. She had impact on quality high level contributors.”
Lynn Sullivan, LiveScribe, former co-worker at Google
Bay Area Full-Cycle Recruiter
Six Degrees: Tell us of your home world Tricia.
Tricia: Yes, we have been married for about 4 years. We have two dogs, a cocker spaniel and Chow named Hannah and Sage. They are the joys of my life! My passion outside of recruiting are gardening and baking. I love things domestic. I absolutely love to be outdoors in the garden. I would probably say that I am Martha Stewart’s number one fan! My co-workers and friends benefit from my passion- they get baked goods very often! They have a nickname for me, Trish Stewart.
Six Degrees: How did you get started as a recruiter?
Tricia: “After I received my MBA I had a couple of jobs in the sales which definitely were not satisfying. I decided to look into other things. A friend who was in the staffing industry thought I would be a good in recruiting which is pretty much a sales job especially in a staffing firm. He thought I had the perfect personality and drive to get into recruiting. So I got my start in recruiting at a staffing firm in Cupertino called Centennial Associates (now Oxford). I’m still friends with some of them till this day. I actually went back to work for my old boss from Centennial later on in my career.”
Six Degrees: What single event had the most impact on your sourcing/recruiting career?
Tricia: “I think just my last two years ago Google have been an eye opening experience. The whole staffing process/organization was completed different from what I have ever known. The staffing organization was tremendous. We had support for almost every aspect of staffing- job postings, sourcers, sourcing training, compensation etc. I’ve learned so much from such an intelligent and talented group of people. The thing I liked best about recruiting at Google was all the support we got from client groups. Recruiting comes before everything else and everyone (and I mean everyone) from administrative levels to VP etc. were required to interview. People for the most part were able to get their feedback in- in a timely manner. I loved how much Google as a whole greatly valued recruiting. After all, they wouldn’t be able to grow and function without hiring the best possible talent.”
Six Degrees: Detail your position, responsibilities, size of your staffing organization:
Tricia: At Google, I was a recruiter for the Product Marketing Department. I did full cycle recruiting from sourcing to candidate/client management. Our recruiting organization is huge- I would say in the hundreds. I supported a Vice President and five directors and all of their managers. I recruited product marketing managers, senior managers, and directors. I was the main point of contact for Product Marketing recruiters from around the world in South America, China, India and Europe. I was also surrounded by an amazing team- my managers, fellow recruiters, sourcers and especially the best coordinators anywhere!
â€œTrish would be an asset to any team environment. She is a dedicated team-player that has a can-do attitude and a work ethic that is second to none. She understands the entire recruiting process and is a steadying force even under the most trying of situations. In short, Trish is confident and talented recruiter.â€ December 4, 2007
Chris Herder, Recruiter, Google, Inc.
â€œTricia has a professional, responsive, and informed approach to working with candidates and new hires. She invests the time to explain detailed procedures, with patience and good humor that reflect well on her employer. Tricia is thorough and effective in building consensus between colleagues and is an asset to her team.â€ December 1, 2007
Maureen Bradford, Product Marketing Manager, Google
â€œFor two years, I had the pleasure of working first alongside Tricia and then as her manager. She has an exceptional work ethic — she’s responsive, takes ownership of her clients and her candidates and let’s her wonderful personality shine through with everyone she touches. She is capable of managing a very high number of both candidates and requisitions without sacrificing the candidate’s experience. In addition to her performance, she is one of the most helpful, cheerful people you will meet in staffing in Silicon Valley. She has quite a fan club filled with people she’s hired and worked with at Google and I look forward to the chance to work with her again.â€ November 13, 2007
Bryan Power, Lead Recruiter, Google
â€œTricia and I connected right away. I appreciate her positive, happy demeanor, and the thoughtfulness she applies when handling candidates-balanced with a work ethic that makes all of us double check our standards. You can’ t go anywhere on campus without someone calling out her name with a wave. Literally, she’s the Google mascot. She is everyone’s favorite coworker.â€ July 30, 2007
Beverly Friedman, Recruiter, Google
â€œI have worked with Tricia for the past two years and she is amazing. She is very detailed, well spoken and enjoyable to be around. Tricia always goes above and beyond what is expected. She is very knowledgeable and seasoned in the recruiting field. I have been impressed with her passion for the job, demeanor and professionalism.â€ July 30, 2007
Karri McKinney, Recruiter, Google
â€œI’ve worked with Tricia; she is the best of the best. Tricia has a strong skill set to assist candidates and managers, with a warm side and great laugh! She is tenacious without being intrusive – and has a great eye for talent. Tricia consistently exceeds expectations.â€ July 18, 2005
â€œTricia has a rare gift. She anticipates challenges and needs, often before others notice or act. I have seen her work with clients and solve problems elegantly and simply, even when the challenge was difficult. Behind the scenes, Tricia has a phenomenal work ethic and is a great team player. I was lucky to have worked with Tricia and hope the chance comes again to team up with her.â€ September 20, 2006
Michael Manoske, Director of Ecommerce, Oxford Global
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