Episode 12 - Jessica Hermanstorfer, Sr Manager, Talent Acquisition Operations, Eqlipse Technologies

Transitioning Service Members: From the perspective of a corporate recruiter, you might be wondering:

• What does it mean when offers contain language like "contingent," "funded," or "unfunded"?

• Is there a way for a veteran to find a company that matches their skills and cultural values?

• Do all companies have their unique culture, and is it important to interview the company as much as they are interviewing you?

This week, we're excited to welcome Jessica Hermanstorfer, the Senior Talent Acquisition Operations Manager for Eqlipse Technologies, who has been recruiting since 1997.

Jessica is an avid supporter of veteran and military spouse hiring and has worked with large and small businesses across the Intelligence Community, DOD, Not-for-Profit Research Organizations, and Healthcare. Throughout her career as a recruiter, Jessica has honed in on understanding compensation as the foundation of hiring. This vital skill set expanded her ability to advance into more complex organizational roles.

By 2011, Jessica was the lead HR and TA for a startup organization that supported the US Army and the NSA. There, she learned to focus on building the company's culture, running Human Resources, and growing the corporate team. Towards the end of her tenure with that organization, she led the Veterans and Military Spouse hiring initiatives.

Jessica then accepted a position managing the recruiting team at Leidos for their NSA programs. In addition, she built their new business recruiting function supporting all proposals and new awards across all Intelligence Agency proposals.

Currently, Jessica is serving with Eqlipse Technologies, helping to lead and build the Talent Acquisition functions of a new company, specifically Eqlipse’s hiring processes, applicant tracking system, candidate experience, and metrics.

This week, Jessica shares her perspective regarding what senior recruiters look for and how you can become more attractive to organizations. Connect with Jessica on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jessicahermanstorfer/