Friday, January 18, 2008

My Strange Life Through My Resume

As I transverse through this celestial highway called life. I came to the interesting conclusion when looking at my resume that I took the scenic route to self discovery. Unfortunately it has hinder my marketability because folks think I will up and leave if I am dissatisfied.
Oddly I am not frustrated because life is funny like that. Adversities is the spice of life. If life seems impossible just right down your accomplishments and you will see that you have accomplished a lot. I am still amazed at what I have accomplished considering my upbringing.
Anyway check out my resume or as I call it a peek into the stratosphere

OBJECTIVE: To contribute to an environment that promotes cultural diversity and collaboration with underserved populations, and to foster my continued interest in education, training and customer service.


Excellent customer service skills
Experience working with diverse customer groups
Conflict management/resolution experience as performance counselor
Strong cultural sensitivity and awareness, as indicated by time served overseas in the military
Ability to work well in busy team environments
Commitment to excellence
Strong self-direction and work ethic


2006- present Liberty University Lynchburg, VA
B.S. in Religion candidate. Currently have Senior standing. Credits include coursework transferred from other colleges and military educational activities. Expected coursework completion – Spring 2008

1990 Jefferson High School Jefferson, IN High School Diploma


Apr 2007- Present Substitute Teacher
♦Attended substitute teaching assignments as available and assigned at various schools in the Metro school system. ♦ Secured a two and a half week assignment at H. G. Hill Middle School teaching 7th grade math (general math and pre-algebra). ♦ Secured a four and a half week assignment at H.G. Hill Middle School teaching 7th grade English (language skills, remedial English and reading).

Apr 2007- Present Services, Air National Guard
♦ Improved work methods and procedures to ensure proper operation and customer satisfaction. ♦ Resolved complaints ♦ Operated base facilities that provide food, fitness and lodging.

Dec. 2006- Apr 2007 Campus for , Shift Coordinator
Maintained shift log ♦ Ensured resident behavior compliance ♦ Dispensed
resident medication ♦ Administer urinalysis for drug screening.

2004- Nov. 1, 2006 Personnel Specialist,

Site Security Manager of ID Card facilities for military and dependent ID cards ♦ Supervise 1-4 ID card staff in procedures for entering data into the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) ♦ Generated monthly reports on ID card issuances ♦ Provided explanations and interpretation of military benefits rules, regulations and requirements to ID card customers ♦ Resolved military members’ and dependents’ personnel issues ♦ Ensured efficient operation of computer networking throughout the mid-south region, including computer repair and troubleshooting ♦ Set up ID card equipment, including programming and activation of Common Access Cards (CAC) ♦ Added new IP addresses to ID card computer network.

2001-2004 Culinary Specialist, US Navy - USS

Operated and managed mess desk for ship of 80+ personnel ♦ Performed cost control procedures ♦ Ordered and maintained stock inventory ♦ Initiated and performed evaluations and counseling ♦ Supervised staff of 1-4. ♦ Served as head baker ♦ Coordinated training for staff of 12 ♦ Coordinated culinary responsibilities for all ship special events and holidays.

2000-2001 Dispatcher, Ready Staffing

Matched applicants to available job postings throughout lower Indiana region ♦ Conducted drug testing/evaluations ♦ Coordinated processing and distribution of employee pay for 100+ employees.

1999- 2000 Personnel Coordinator, Adult Rehabilitation Center

Coordinated culinary food program for disabled residents ♦ Provided instruction on living skills for disabled residents.

1997- 1999 Psychiatric Attendant, State Hospital

Developed project management skills through creating individualized personal living/job skill plans for hospital patients ♦ Created and implemented recreational programs ♦ Maintained progress report documentation.

1996-1997 Café Manager, Java Beans Evansville, IN

Managed kitchen production ♦ Maintained supply inventory ♦ Coordinated in-store performances with local talent groups ♦ Supervised two staff members.

1995-1998 Combat Medic, US Army National Guard Evansville, IN

Served as independent medical field supervisor ♦ Conducted emergency medicine classes.

1990-1993 Boatswain Mate, US Navy San Diego, CA

Performed ship security watches ♦ Operated cranes ♦ Participated as member of Communications Crew during ship docking and when underway.


Navy Knowledge Online – accumulated over 40 hours of human resources/customer service training through this web-based online learning portal, 2004-2006
E-5 Leadership Training, Ingleside, TX, August 2004
“Nutrition for Foodservice and Culinary Professionals” – National Restaurant Association Course, St. Augustine, FL, 2003
Completed online American Culinary Federation nutrition course, August 2006

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