Interview with a Recruiter, Shaunta Russell, St. Michael’s

Posted by Rob Riggins

Shaunta Russell, St. Michael'sShaunta, tell us about yourself

I am a retired Marine working at St. Michael’s Inc. as the Director of Administration. I am responsible for recruiting, planning, organizing, prioritizing, and directing the administrative activities of St. Michael’s – I specialize in back office support, taking care of and supporting all company vendors and personnel. I orchestrate and implement operational policies, goals, and objectives in accordance with federal, state, and local laws/regulations. I assist in recruiting and hiring of personnel and in developing and implementing short- and long-range plans to support client engagement requirements.

Why do I want to work for St. Michael’s

The heart of St. Michael’s success is our Core Values: Excellence in reputation; Commitment; Candor; Teamwork and Dependability. These five core values act as a compass that directs our actions and guides us towards our goals. Core values help us to inform our clients what we stand for and what to expect from us. Great things come out of St. Michael’s Inc. Our workforce is known for bringing outstanding service and proven performance to our clients.

While we are a small business, St. Michael’s employees enjoy big company benefits. Among these benefits are a competitive salary, health insurance, paid time off and holidays, company retirement plan with a company match, tuition assistance, long- and short-term disability insurance and more. We offer and provide the tools necessary to become leaders in a professional environment.

Tell us about the hiring process with your company 

We generally look for job seekers from various sources and it normally takes about 5 – 10 interviews. Depending on the position it may take 2 months.

Do you target transitioning military

Yes, St. Michael’s Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and we love our Veterans. We attend jobs fairs on military bases and assist in helping military members in writing and reviewing their resumes. We assist our Veterans as well as those that are new to the work force. We assign each new hire a mentor and make all necessary classes available for orienting them into their new environment.

What types of cleared positions do you fill

We look for candidates with clearances that range from Secret clearances to Top Secret Clearance with Full Scope Polygraph. The majority of our openings are finance related positions.

View St. Michael’s open positions

Do you use search engines or social media to screen job seekers at any point in the hiring process 

No, not usually.

St. Michael'sWhat are the toughest security cleared positions for you to fill and why      

Top Secret Clearances with Full Scope Poly it’s hard to find people for any positions with this level of clearance, because they are fully vested with the company they are working for.

What’s the most inappropriate thing you’ve seen on a resume

I came across a candidate who had on his resume that he had gotten a position and after being there for a week he didn’t feel like the company met his expectations so he left.


This entry was posted on Monday, November 02, 2015 7:45 am

5 thoughts on “Interview with a Recruiter, Shaunta Russell, St. Michael’s”

  1. I like your whole right up on your company. The part of the most inappropriate thing you have seen on a resume… No other word but WoW.

  2. Good afternoon
    I am an Agency employee w TS/SCI clearance and looking for employment in or around Savannh GA on or about April 2016 time frame.
    Should you have any openings please let me know.

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