Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Searching for work in this broken economy...

I am a recent college graduate with a BS in Human Communication. I live in a rather depressed area in terms of employment. I search daily for employment with little to no response from employers. I know it is not because I am not qualified, but because there are so many people applying for the very same position. Even though I am qualified, dependable, mature, and motivated, I cannot seem to attratc the attention of potential employers. Since I have tried everything else I can think of up to this point, I have decided to post my resume on this blog hoping to catch the attention of an employer who wants a dedicated and loyal employee who is intelligent and not afraid of learning new skills. I live in the Medford/Ashland, Oregon area. The formatting of my resume did not translate properly to this post, but I will be happy to send you a copy. Feel free to contact me with any questions. Please see a copy of my resume below:

Leslie Painter

Professional Strengths
▪ Demonstrated leadership abilities
▪ Strong written and verbal skills
▪ Great organizational and prioritizing abilities
▪ Ability to work independently and as a member of a team

Office & Computer Skills
Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect, MS Works,
Peachtree, Accounts Payables, Accounts Receivables,
Standard office equipment including:
Copier, fax, 10-key, and multi-line phone system

▪ Southern Oregon University 9/06 to 6/09 Ashland, OR
BS: Communication

Mediation & Conflict Management Certified (40 hours)

▪ Lane Community College 9/03 to 6/06 Eugene, OR
AAOT: Associate of Art Oregon Transfer

▪ Southern Oregon University-Admissions, 9/06 to 6/09, Ashland, OR,
3 positions held: Lead Campus Ambassador, New Student OrientationLeader, and
Raider Registration Leader
Duties: Train new Ambassadors in the art of customer service. Instruct new and prospective students about campus programs and resources, provide support and service to students and parents, communicate procedures, offer support, and answer questions regarding the university, campus life, housing, financial aid, and educational programs. Facilitate orientations, train new employees, interview and hire new employees, and performance reviews. Assist students with learning computer system. Adhere to confidentiality standards and procedures.

▪ Comfort Flow Heating and Air Conditioning, 3/01 to 6/03, Springfield, OR,
Accounting Office-Project Manager
Duties: Authorize and process return merchandise, work orders, & purchase orders needed for large equipment for each project. Compose correspondence; generate graphs, charts and reports utilizing spreadsheet & PowerPoint software. Compile daily job costing on each active project for three areas of construction and installation (Commercial, Residential, and New Construction), payroll entry for 300+ employees. Perform extensive data entry and generate financial reports as needed.

▪ ACI Boland Architects, 6/99 to 8/2000, Kansas City, MO,
Personal Executive Secretary (Temporary Assignment)
Duties: Assist with writing contract amendments (including extensive proofing); Generate letters, memos, graphs, charts, and reports.

▪ Satellite Engineering Group, 1/99 to 6/99, Kansas City, MO,
Administrative Assistant (Temporary Assignment)
Compose correspondence, generate graphs, charts, reports. Responsible for Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable.

▪ State of Oregon, Department of Human Resources, 3/98 to 9/98, Cottage Grove, OR
Transportation Coordinator for State Volunteers (Temporary Assignment)
Maintain confidential records. Coordinate drivers for medical transportation, conduct ride-along evaluations. Kept all records for reimbursement and compensation using spreadsheets. Perform HR duties including training new employees, interviewing, hiring, scheduling, recognitions, and performance reviews. Generate graphs, charts, reports, notices, and fliers.

▪ Greensteel, Inc., 12/95 to 1/97, Portland, OR
Office Manager
Bookkeeping and composing correspondence, graphs, charts, and reports. Process work orders and purchase orders for equipment necessary for construction. Responsible for making all travel arrangements for salespeople and supervisors.

▪ Habitat for Humanity Ashland, OR

▪ Ashland Woodland Trails Association Ashland, OR

▪ Special Olympics Eugene, OR



Dr. John Sollinger
Associate Professor of Biology
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd.
Ashland, OR 97520

Dr. Mada Morgan
Director of University Seminar
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520

Kendal Vreeland
Admissions Counselor
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520
Cell: 503-910-9827

Sarah Weiss
Associate Director of Admissions
Southern Oregon University
1250 Siskiyou Blvd
Ashland, OR 97520


Robert Chikar