Michelle Somenek – CEO

“The most important tool for any recruiter to have is LISTENING.
Recruiters must be willing and able to hear what is being said
as well as what is not, for that is the most important thing in communication.”

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Michelle Somenek started her career in 2001 when she began working with a local staffing firm in sunny Phoenix, Arizona. She began working at the front desk answering phones, greeting candidates, putting together files, assigning assessments and assisting the recruiters in the office with administrative needs. Not long into her career with the firm Michelle was promoted to Recruiter, which is when she realized that she had truly found her calling and has never steered from her passion of placing someone into their dream career along with helping companies find top quality candidates for their open positions. In 2008, when she met her Husband, Michelle moved to Chicago, IL where she continued her passion of recruiting.

Through her 18 years of experience Michelle has been able to create the secret formula when it comes to sourcing and recruiting. Because of her passion to make sure someone is doing what they truly love and at the same time give a company the person they have been searching for, she has developed a one of a kind personal and hands on approach to recruiting. Michelle realized that companies want someone to really listen and care about their organization and have someone deliver that perfect match. Michelle knew that relationships and trust are built over time and she did not want to be known as “just another recruiter”, but rather as a friend and trusted partner for both the candidate and the client.

CK National Recruiting was created to service the client and candidate to ensure they have a perfect partnership with each other. Keeping a career…that is why she made CK National Recruiting what is today, a search firm like no other that takes a consultative approach to finding you the right person for the job as well as matching the right organization to the person. Recruiting is no different than match making, it is about matching a company/career to a person as well as a person to a company/career.

Over the years Michelle has worked in various industries such as Manufacturing, Engineering, IT, Administrative/HR, Customer Service, Advertising/Media, Sales/Account Executive and Accounting/Finance where all open positions are always full time and direct hire.

Currently, Michelle lives in St. Charles, IL with her loving Husband of 10 years, Dan Somenek, her 2 boys, David and Daniel along with their 2 dogs Waffles and Oreo.

– Michelle Somenek