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Leif Blomquist

Leif Blomquist

Recruiter (Consultant)

Viggle Inc.

I help organizations scale.

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Viggle Inc.

Recruiter (Consultant)

Back at it again...
View all our open positions here: http://bit.ly/1007Vyc
Email me: leif @ viggle.com

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International Sabbatical

Teacher

My future wife and I lived the good life in the South of Spain for five months.

We taught English to primary school children through the Spanish Ministry of Education, traveled to seven countries, and learned:
(more) Spanish;
how to windsurf (from the 2010 World Champion's father);
about Spanish history, culture and cuisine;
how to relax (o sea vivir sin preocupaciones);
etc.

Career

Viggle Inc.

Associate Director, Recruitment

Viggle® was launched in early 2012.

Simple idea - Watch TV, Get REAL Rewards.

Read more about the launch here - http://bit.ly/K0IS7j - and all the nice things the press/bloggers have been saying about us here - http://bit.ly/KiFUG9

I'm focusing on connecting talented technologists with the jobs they will love in our NYC, San Francisco and Santa Monica, CA based offices.

Have a look at all our job openings here: http://bit.ly/LhqoOR

I've built an entire mobile development team (iOS and Android developers), audio development team (C/C++ developers), web development team (JavaScript/HTML/CSS developers), Platform/Software development team (Java developers) and Data Warehousing team (Java, Bash, SQL, Hadoop developers) from scratch.

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Barnes & Noble

Recruiting Consultant

Consulted for Barnes&Noble.com - the digital arm of Barnes & Noble.
Actively searched, sourced, connected, screened, negotiated and closed for mainly IT related positions.

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Spanish Ministry of Education

Teacher

I taught English at a primary and secondary school in Cuevas del Almanzora, Spain. I also prepared lessons for a conversational English class for English Teachers. Lastly, and most importantly, I learned the language, about the culture and more about myself; it was a truly rewarding experience.

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Connections of New York

VP

Managed the Web Development Recruitment Team
Sept. 2008 – Oct. 2009
Promoted from recruiter to team-manager to assist in the development of new hires specifically for the web development team.
Managed a team of three recruiters.
Helped set both team and individual goals for each recruiter.
Worked to establish new leads for business growth. Implemented strategies for company best practices; set in place new systems for company growth and efficiency.
Trained and mentored newly hired recruiters.

Technical Recruiter for Core/Web Development Team
Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2008
Full life cycle recruiting (both permanent and consulting positions); searching, sourcing, connecting, tech-screening, developing, cultivating, negotiating and closing.
Gathered requirements from hiring managers and sourced the appropriate candidates
Sourced candidates from referrals, forums, Boolean search strings, paid and unpaid job boards, blog’s, user groups amongst other Web 2.0 applications.
Sample roles recruited for include: Software Engineers, Web Developers, Web Designers, Internet Engineers, Project Engineers, Graphic Designers and Entry-level Developers.

Management Trainee Program
Sept. 2005 – Sept. 2006
Completed an intensive management trainee program which allowed me to attain all the requisite business acumen to become a successful recruiter.
Trained to assess professional’s hard and soft skills, evaluate their career objectives, manage expectations of both applicants and clients and finally, negotiate salary and compensation packages.

Career

Hunter College

Spanish

Borough of Manhattan Community College

Spanish

French Institute/Alliance Francaise of New York

French

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-New Brunswick

Bachelor of Science, Finance, Geography