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So, i'm 27 years old and i've never had a permanent, full-time job. I've had quite a few jobs through temp agencies since I graduated from college, but since none of them ever had a chance of leading to an employment opportunity with the contracting company I feel like I really need to find something stable now. My most recent contract ended about a month ago, and since the head of the department seemed to have a personal issue with me I doubt i'll be called back when they start hiring people on again.
This leaves me scouring the job listings, but for most Seattle-area ones within 60 miles of my current location there are 0 entry level openings. I have a degree in Environmental Planning and Policy, but all jobs I see in that field require several years of experience.
I'm pretty much at my wit's end here. I would prefer to stay in this area, since moving to another location in the hopes that I find a job after I get there seems like a bad idea.
Here's my resume, just in case anyone wants to point out anything mind-blowingly terrible about it.
Name, address, contact info, etc went here.
Western Washington University
Dec 2006: B.A. in Environmental Planning and Policy
Western Washington University
Study Abroad Project for Planning Majors Spring 2006
- Researched the feasibility of redeveloping the town of Old Farsa, Greece, composed of 100 households, which had been destroyed in a 1953 earthquake.
- Began mapping of the old town site to begin the design process for rebuilding.
- Presented hour-long final report to Farsa community, including a speech to over 50 people.
Proficient in Mac and PC; MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe PhotoShop, Adobe Illustrator. Small and Large format printer operation. Image scanning. Software testing.
Parker Staffing Services, Contracting for Nintendo of America Redmond, WA.
Sept. 2010-Dec. 2010, Mar. 2011-May 2011
- Assisted in debug testing of games for various Nintendo console platforms.
- Submitted bug reports and bug reproduction instructions.
US Census Bureau
May 2010-June 2010
- Recieved training in Census rules and regulations.
- Traveled door-to-door collecting Census data.
- Compiled data and performed follow-up meetings to verify data validity.
Xversity, Contracting for Nintendo of America Redmond, WA.
- Tested the final builds of over 100 games as a check for NOA programming guideline compliance prior to release.
- Recieved training in lotcheck testing procedures and related tasks.
- Submitted bug reports and bug reproduction instructions formatted to NOA Programming Guideline requirements.
Xversity, Contracting for Costco Issaquah, WA.
- Collected and parsed hardware and operating system metrics for all computers at corporate headquarters.
- Averaged 15 computer refreshes per day for the refresh phase.
- Imaged new computers and installed custom programs for out of warranty machines.
- Recorded and cataloged hard drives for physical storage.
- Performed on-site diagnoses of computers. Identified and tracked computers that were sent out for repair.
Huxley College of the Environment Map Library Bellingham, WA.
- Located and restocked topographical map collections.
- Organized aerial photo collection.
- Operated scanner and large format printer.
Redmond Regional Library Redmond, WA.
- Assisted Librarians with various tasks.
- Reshelved collection.
- Attended various training programs related to library tasks.