That's not to suggest that I'm lying. I'm simply casting some of experiences in a different light. I'm focusing less on the writing that I've done and more on the management experience that I have. Not to play coy but I'm not going to say what company the job I'm going for is until I'm either sure I will not get it or I have it. I will point out that as part of my preparation to apply for the job I bought a book on Agile Scrum software development management.
Having started on the resume making pathway I'm also looking at applying for less prestigious jobs that might suit me better than my current one. Right now though I'm basically just going through the websites of companies that I like and applying there, so this is not exactly a serious job hunt yet. Just testing the waters.
Below the jump is the very rough draft of my resume.
Relevant Work Experience
2003 – 2004
I was a regular freelancer for IGN.com one of the internet’s most respected video game news and review sites. I wrote both reviews and larger feature stories on the games industry and the broader world of technology.
Sept 1998 – June 2005
At the Phoenix, the student newspaper of the University of British Columbia Okanagan, I held pretty much every editorial position from writer to Managing Editor and Editor-In-Chief. As Managing Editor I was tasked with recruiting and managing the newspaper staff, both paid employees and unpaid volunteers as well as creating and managing a budget for the newspaper. As Editor-In-Chief I was tasked with guiding the editorial team to meet regular deadlines and produce a newspaper.
August 2001 – June 2004
As a member of the Campus Plus Board of Directors I helped guide the largest student owned advertising agency in the world for three years. During this time we embarked on several ambitious projects, including modernizing our media delivery methods and oversaw an incredible growth in revenue in my region despite the loss of tobacco advertising thanks to new Federal Laws and a general drop in ad revenue in the fall of 2001.
August 2001 – January 2002
eVent! Magazine / The Kelowna Daily Courier
June 2005 – Current
November 2005 - Current
June 1999 – June 2007
June 2007 - Current
In a high pressure sales environment I have not only excelled for ten years working at some of Rogers Wireless’ busiest stores, I have also taken on the role of Senior Sales Representative which includes employee and resource management duties, working towards meeting monthly goals that build towards ensuring the company met its quarterly targets. During this time I received training in Acclivus Sales methodology and have several Acclivus certifications.
Post Secondary Education
Gaming and Computing History