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KAREN A.

BROWN
P. O. Box 10216
San Jose, CA 95157
408 984-4930
karenb@sbcglobal.net

CONTRACT RECRUITING SERVICES

Strong technical and management recruiter for biotech, biopharmaceutical, genomics and hi-tech
industries. Seasoned senior consultant with in-house experience capable of working in all areas of
recruitment. Able to hit the ground running as sole staffing person or member of a staffing team.
Experience in start-ups to multinational corporations.

• On-site contract recruiting services including sourcing, screening, interviewing, and preparing
offers.
• Focus on driving the process and helping identify qualified candidates in a timely fashion.
• Manage corporate recruiting programs.
• Train managers and teams in interviewing and recruiting skills.
• Provide cost-effective sourcing strategies including: internet postings, applicant tracking systems,
in-house resume retrieval, employee referral programs, college recruiting programs,
researchers/sourcers, agencies, and retained search.
• Supports legal compliance for both state and federal requirements.
• Coach employees in resume writing, interviewing and job search skills for outplacement.

Areas of Recruiting Experience

Corporate Departments
Executives and Managers Toxicology Accounting
Scientist & Research Associates Marketing Finance
Manufacturing Materials IT/IS
Engineering Purchasing Legal
Research & Development Contracts Human Resources
Regulatory Affairs Operations Service
Business Development Packaging Facilities
Clinical & Pre-Clinical Biostatistics Sales
Program Management Quality Administrative

Industries
Medical Lasers Military Electronics Online transaction processing
Pharmaceuticals/Biotech Lasers & Electro-optics Semiconductors
Reagents Public Accounting Video Teleconferencing
Genomics Internet Appliances Investments & Insurance
Medical Diagnostic Equip. Computers Semiconductor Processing Equip.

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BUSINESS BACKGROUND

CONTRACT RECRUITING 1990-Present

Human Resources Consultant


Providing contract recruiting and outplacement services. Clients include: BD, CV Therapeutics, Actel,
Mariah Power, XenoPort, Cepheid, Sugen, NuGEN Technologies, Syva/Dade Berhring, Cooper Labs,
Scios, Compression Labs, SDL, Southwall Technologies, RMS, Applied Materials, Stratus Computer,
support.com, Seagate, Force, Xicor, SEEQ, Vestel, Actel, SiTime, Coopers & Lybrand, The Benham
Group/American Century, AAA, and Career Action Center.

COOPER LASERSONICS, INC.

Human Resources
Medical and scientific laser company. Responsibilities included corporate employment, employee
relations, compensation, training, safety, outplacement, supervision, and affirmative action.

WATKINS-JOHNSON COMPANY

Human Resources
Military electronics company. Primary focus was employment. Additional responsibilities included
employee relations, compensation, and affirmative action.

EDUCATION

B.A. Sociology
San Jose State University

Human Resources Management Program at SJSU, Supervisory and Management Training,


Compensation Training ACA

M.T.C.M.
Five Branches Institute