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Okay. Apparently one of our clients is going to move on to another (out of country) company where they can apparently get transcription done cheaper than they can with us. It's not our major client, but it's not a good sign. And we only have one major client, that makes up (according to the boss) roughly 80% of our business. (IE, if they go, the department goes).

There's no reason to believe at this point that the major client would go.. but they have been wanting to move to 22 hour turn around times for everything, and we haven't done that (it's kind of infeasible). So yes.. new job needed..

I forgot to post my resumé (sans personal info) last time I posted about needing a new job. Any recommendations people make (far as where to look, how to improve resumé, etc.) would be very much appreciated. I so far just have one sorta-kinda-maybe but probably-going-nowhere lead for another editing position.



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Aug. 29th, 2006 06:27 pm (UTC)
Engraziel.. will let you know.
Aug. 29th, 2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Dude, you have a great resume there. If you want, I'll do a style tweak to it, add some skillsets and just reorganize it to be more eye catching (and still scannable).

You should then submit to careerbuilder, monster, and the temp agencies. That should get some good pings.

Aug. 29th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
Would be much appreciated, grazia.
Aug. 29th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
Sold for a six pack of diet coke, or a six pack of the yummy natural rootbeer Ri buys. :) (Cause the bastard hooked me on the stuff this weekend, and now I got a habit. ;))
Aug. 29th, 2006 06:04 pm (UTC)
Good luck!
Aug. 29th, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:20 pm (UTC)
I called them today, and they said they wanted someone with a either a degree or some experience in "Environmental Impact Statements" containing doctored data that supports continuation of pollution as usual to meet contract specifications. Sorry about that - I should have checked before saying anything.
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:22 pm (UTC)
Okay. Good to know, though.
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:31 pm (UTC)
Here's a job on washingtonpost.com that looked like it could be fun for you:


It's in old town Alexandria which is teh cool as far as walking to neat little places, and is accessible by metro. You could shoot them your resume and see what happens. Just click "Apply Now" to apply, and give them the URL of your resume.

To find other jobs:
Go to http://www.washingtonpost.com
Click Jobs on top menu and select Find a Job from the dropdown menu.
Search page is displayed.
Enter Editor as a keyword and DC Metro Area as the location
Job listings are displayed for your review.

I'll keep looking.
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:33 pm (UTC)
While you don't have a bachelors, you practically have an AA, you have a year of experience in editing, and you have a business degree (never mind that they bilked you out of your certificate, you have that degree).
Aug. 29th, 2006 08:57 pm (UTC)
I also used keywords like "admin assistant" and "General Office" and "Proofreader".
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:48 pm (UTC)
Here's a website that's offering similar services to the ones you're doing now (not that this is a good thing, but it offers flexibility and it's in Rockville).


They have both onsite and at-home transcription. I believe the bill themselves as a "legal transcription services" firm.

Aug. 29th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
You've actually done production management, even though that wasn't your title...
Aug. 29th, 2006 07:58 pm (UTC)
This one looks like the job from Hell, but would probably pay you upward of 45K per year:


That said, SAIC is EVIL. Run while you still can. They make a living by swallowing smaller corporations and spitting out the seeds. Or was that CACI. They all begin to fade together after a while...
Aug. 29th, 2006 08:03 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
Aug. 29th, 2006 08:06 pm (UTC)
This one is in Germantown. Looks like it could be taxing but possibly not boring, depending on the people who work there:

Aug. 29th, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC)
Here's one that's near College Park, in case you want to transfer any time soon.


This one sounded like it could be fun, especially if other students work there:


TITLE:UMUC Team Assistant - Multiple Positions (I001498, 001677, 001678)

Office of Student Financial Services (SFS)

CATEGORY:Non-Exempt, Regular, Grade 5, Full-time

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direct supervision, performs moderately complex
multi-functional clerical/operational duties as part
of an institutionally defined self-directed team. Work
involves a limited variety of specialized tasks and methods
consistent with a clearly defined team-based work environment
and continuous quality improvement objectives. Assembles
and compiles basic data according to specific instructions.
Utilizes manual and automated methods to enter and retrieve
data. Assists in preparing and producing standard reports
and data summaries. Receives and directs incoming calls
and visitors. Responds to general inquiries regarding office
operations. Assists in maintaining records and filing systems.
Codes, combines, copies, sorts, and files documents according
to defined procedures. Processes a high volume of similar
routine transactions with clearly defined procedures. Prepares
and assists in preparing bulk mailings. Operates office
equipment such as personal computers, typewriters, calculators,
facsimile machines and photocopiers. Delivers, posts, and
retrieves documents and materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires High School Diploma or GED and one year in clerical
work. General knowledge of office practices, procedures, and
equipment; of grammar, spelling and punctuation. Skill operating
manual and automated office equipment and effective telephone
skills. Ability to independently perform a limited range of
clerical and operational tasks including computer data entry,
basic arithmetic calculations and compilation of statistical
data; completion of standard forms; creation and maintenance
of computer files; and preparation of simple reports and data
summaries. Ability to work effectively in a self-directed
team-based environment; to understand and apply team quality
and performance standards. Ability to follow oral and written
procedures and processes; to establish and maintain effective
work relationships both within and outside the team; to operate
personal computers and software; to understand and interpret
department policies and procedures. Except for qualifications
established by law, additional related experience and formal
education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and
abilities required for full performance of the work of the job
class may be substituted for the education or experience
requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits
being equivalent to one year of experience.

SALARY:Commensurate with experience


TO APPLY:Submit a completed University of Maryland University College
employment application which can be obtained from:
http://www.umuc.edu/personnel/emp_app.pdf and can be faxed
to (240)684-5551, or can be obtained from:

Office of Human Resources (I001498, 001677, 001678)
University of Maryland University College
3501 University Boulevard East,
Adelphi, MD 20783

*Continuous Recruitment Until Filled*
Aug. 29th, 2006 08:53 pm (UTC)
Here's one that's closer to home. They're helping people: Platelet Disorder Support Association

Aug. 29th, 2006 09:42 pm (UTC)
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