I am looking around at applying for a new job. This then is my current resume. If you have any comments, or suggestions let me know. I am feeling a bit stumped as to how else to organize/put forward myself. If this helps, I would prefer to have a job with a non-profit agency, or do something that uses my educational background, skills as a teacher, and/or lets me work with people. However, at this point, even a good paying clerical job for the right place might suit me. So here is my most recent resume... (minus the contact info)
Used abilities to multi-task and strong leadership skills to enhance the daily operation of the Family Teaching Model home as the teacher in charge.
Displayed flexibility by adapting to different educational settings and fulfilling each department’s requirements.
Demonstrated my skills in writing by completing a creative thesis, as well as high quality research essays for my graduate work.
Displayed excellent interpersonal skills as a customer service representative and as a baker.
Type 45 wpm. Familiar with Microsoft Works, Microsoft Word, and Macintosh computers.
Learned quickly to use various company-specific computer programs.
3/2005 to present: Teacher: Community Living Opportunities: Lawrence, KS
Taught life skills and worked with a small caseload of individuals with severe developmental disabilities to maximize their independence at home and in the community. Used my background in the arts to enhance the recreational activities of my caseload. Provided active treatment by engaging consumers in age-appropriate, functional activities. Served as the Teacher in Charge to maintain and ensure implementation of daily schedules, appropriate documentation, and ensuring the safety and care of consumers in the home and out in the community.
10/2004-1/2005: Clerical and Receptionist positions—Corestaff Services: Overland Park, KS
Performed detailed fact checking for several clients. Used general clerical skills—answering phones, filing, photo copying, and data entry to meet the needs of Corestaff customers.
6/2004-9/2004 Mail Room Clerk and Data Entry—Kelly Services: Lawrence, KS
Opened, sorted, and processed incoming mail. Photocopied needed documents for archival purposes.
Prepared IRS filings for scanning. Entered corrections to scanned data, keying from scanned image.
Performed data entry of tracking numbers for correspondence.
3/2003-5/2004 Customer Service Representative--Pearson Government Solutions: Lawrence, KS Handled in-bound calls about immigration and naturalization matters. Provided information to customers on a range of questions with one of the highest levels of accuracy for my team in information captured and in information provided to customers. Navigated complex intranet database of information and maintained my knowledge as information changed.
5/1993-7/1995 Lead Baker—New Pioneer Co-op, Iowa City, IA Full time baker producing a full range of desserts and breads for the deli at New Pioneer Co-op. Helped double profits from catering due to the high quality of my catering desert and cookie trays. Won best chocolate cheesecake award in a local competition.
4/1992-5/1993 Youth Care Worker--Youth Homes Inc., Iowa City, IA Night Staff-- direct care worker in a therapeutic foster care setting for teenage girls. Caught up the backlog of computer records and maintained current files. Followed up on filing and necessary paperwork as well as critical household maintenance.
2/1992-7/1995 Temporary Positions in Data Entry, Clerical, and Test Scoring—Kelly Services, Iowa City, IA Entered data from application forms into computer database. Worked as a receptionist on several temporary assignments. Prepared documents for further processing. Holistically scored sixth grade writing tests.
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8/2004-12/2004 Adjunct Faculty, Composition—Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS 8/2000-12/2003 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Composition and Literature—University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS 8/1998-5/2000 Part-time Instructor, Composition and Literature—El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX 8/1998-5/2000 Part-time Instructor, Composition—University of Texas at El Paso, TX 8/1995-5/1998 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Composition—University of El Paso, TX 8/1991-2/1992 English Teacher—St. Johns High School, St. Johns, AZ
*Revised my course design in include more material centered on popular culture texts to increase student interest and investment in learning. *Encouraged students to use the process approach to writing and aided students in writing essay’s that fulfilled the requirements of the assignment and used their own knowledge and interests in their essays. *Coached students through individual writing conferences and by teaching various techniques to increase their fluency, ownership, and confidence in their own writing. *Graded essays and provided students with information about how to revise their essays. *Used various teaching practicum’s to learn about different methods to teach composition such as auto-ethnographic writing assignments, group research for argumentative essays, different ways to use peer-review of drafts, and different uses for portfolio assessment.
2000-2004 MA in American Studies, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.
1995-1998 MFA in English, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX
1986-1991 BA in English and Theater Arts, University of Iowa, IA
PUBLICATIONS and COMMUNITY GROUPS
Stories of Oak and Ash. M.F.A. thesis, University of Texas at El Paso: 1998. Forcing Branches. Original play reading. University of Texas at El Paso: 1996.
Eudora Quilting Bees, Eudora Quilt Guild, membership—10/2004 to present.