Heather Gardner

Heather Gardner

Work experience

Work experience


Lookyloo Designs

Proprietor of online business ~ www.lookyloodesigns.com ~ Successful 100% customer satisfaction rating.

2007 - Present

Regional Professional Placement Recruiter

Actively recruit qualified candidates for corporate in-house positions. Work directly with hiring managers to identify and qualify the "perfect" candidate. Candidate presentations include prescreened, referenced and qualified talent. Assist local branches to recruit and source Direct Hire candidates for the company's customers. Continually source and network to find talent within a variety of industry verticals for future openings.

1999 - 2002

Professional Placement Recruiter

Successfully established Volt’s Professional Placement business in the uniquely located Scotts Valley branch in addition to supporting the San Jose territory. Negotiated all fee agreements with new and existing clients. Prospected, cold-called, and marketed to establish and expand business opportunities. Responsibilities included: direct recruiting, Internet searching, web postings, and networking as on-going recruiting efforts to source the “right” candidates for customers. Established and continued to maintain direct hire candidate database. Screen, reference, and qualify all direct candidates prior to submittal. Negotiated and closed all temp-direct candidate fees with existing customers. Responsible for observing newly hired Volt recruiters for training purposes. Promoted in the last year of employment to Branch Manager, taking on the Temporary Staffing Business responsibilities and staff management duties.

1997 - 1999

Project Specialist

Member of Client Integration team, which has successfully implemented three separate business units totally over $55 Million in annual revenue. Wrote specifications for new business units reporting requirements and updated with client feedback and changes. Tested Rainmaker’s fulfillment software when enhancements were created to meet new client requirements. Identified to IS staff, incorrectly programmed enhancements. Wrote sales training documents for new processes and procedure including system and manual processes. Trained sales team on all system enhancements. Identified and developed relationships with outside technical recruiters in order to fulfill expanding software development personnel needs. Created and implemented tracking and rating method for managing recruiters to Rainmaker requirements. Managed the development, acquisition, approval and implementation processes associated with all client-related media.



Results oriented “Jack of all trades” professional with experience sourcing talent, products, venders and service providers. Extreme serial networker. Strong sales, recruiting and project management skills.  Expert in recruiting, branding and marketing using social media forums.