WELCOME TO Barb's World.

Where the bass is thumping and the coffee is hot.

Resumé

My Life Reduced to Paragraphs

Experience Summary (Have you ever been experienced?)

Managerial experience includes supervision of groups up in both retail and call center environments.

Project management experience includes retail marketing campaigns and website projects of varying scale and complexity.

Technical skills/knowledge include relational database concepts, SQL, MS Access, MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Dreamweaver, image capturing and processing, HTML, XHTML, ASP, CSS, JavaScript, UML, WAP, technical documentation, web site construction, Microsoft Windows (9x, 2000, XP, Vista, Win7).

Experience Details

CNIC Health Solutions

On-line Services Specialist; Check Run Specialist
Primarily responsible for timely running of extracts and provider checks, but also rebuilt and redesigned company intranet; redesigned company's public-facing website for efficiency and currently working on incorporating elements of responsive design. I am also responsible for keeping documents on our member portal site up to date, and creating custom portal sites when necessary for business reasons. I designed and implemented a database for tracking our employee incentive program.

Internet Connection, LLC

UI Designer, Technical Writer, Technical Support
Primary job duty was designing sites compatible to mobile platforms (WAP/WML); however, I also provided tier one technical support for DSL and dial-up customers. I also created, and updated existing, technical documentation regarding procedures.

Standard & Poor's

Document Specialist I
While in this position, I served as functional Ops Support for our production staff;this included database changes, troubleshooting and repairing desktop applications. Admin duties for ImageNow (document management system), departmental databases and technical documentation.
I was responsible for timely and accurate sourcing of company financial data from the Internet and direct company contact. Direct contact usually involved the ability to convey ideas in a multitude of languages, as well as [mostly] accurate translations from English into French, German, Portuguese, and Spanish, including correct honorifics and idioms.

Education

B.S. in Electronic Business ManagementWestwood College 2005
A.S. in Software Engineering Westwood College 2003


So Why Should you Hire me?

That's ... a really good question. I work hard; I enjoy being useful. In a work environment, though initially shy, I try to make people smile and feel good. I am very much a self-starter when it comes to learning opportunities. I have the capacity to become a SME in a variety of things. I am generally agreeable and am the type to figure out how to accomplish something rather than whine about how it can't be done.

About Me

Actually, know what? I was trying to revamp this area so it wasn't in the third person... but either way, I sound pretty boring on paper. So let's skip the so-called "professionalism" and get down to brass tacks. All an employer really needs to know about me is that I am dependable and I take pride in a job well done. Also that I am legally allowed to work in the United States.

Life is a role-playing game; we simply try to fill the niche that is needed at the time and level up appropriately. Some stats are higher than others. I am working on leveling up all the time.

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Ramblings

I have been made redundant. Sad face. It isn't effective until 2/28/18 so I have time, but still... I have streamlined my resumé. I have also started putting in applications. This is the hardest part of any job, for me. I am not big on blowing my own horn; just let me prove myself. Job hunting is a sales position; part of me wants to hire a sales professional to go out and interview for me. I also thought about inviting 5 or 6 HR directors to lunch, then interviewing them as to why I should work for their companies. It would be a financial setback but it makes just as much sense as me going hat-in-hand from (virtual) door to (virtual) door.

In other news, the band is starting to get booked; I do miss performing originals but at the same time, hard to get regular bookings doing originals until you gain a following and/or hit it big. Also, no pay involved. I don't perform for the money but it is nice to be appreciated, and unfortunately my mortgage company doesn't accept "exposure" and "goodwill" as legitimate currency.

My hands are healing up; left one better than the right. The right went a bit deeper so there is still a lot of numbness - and between my old knee surgeries and my hand surgeries, I am now The Human Barometer. Unfortunately weather has been weird here the past couple of weeks so I have been experiencing a lot of pain. Well, it will get better eventually. Peace out, homeslices!