I'm a Geek and I know it…

So as a job hunter you should keep record of the jobs you apply for and all the demographics that go with it. I started hunting November 1, 2019 and have been keeping a log of all my contacts so here’s a peek at the types of jobs I’ve applied for and still have pending.

job hunting 2020 table and doughnut chart

Care Coordination & Personal Care Assistance Agency Lists

While the State of Alaska now has a fancy new dynamic tool to find providers it wasn’t always like that. In fact the Non-Certified Providers, Care Coordination and PCA lists were generated for posting to the website monthly by me. Below are how I built the lists:

What Do I Do Exactly?

What is it I do, exactly? I write instructions anyone can follow for how to use software or follow an in house procedure. I can make software do things it might not have been originally intended to do as well via macros or other programming scripts.

And more specifically, what can I do to make or save money for a client? I save you time on training and wasted time not knowing exactly how to do something. 

What is it that’s special or unique about me?

In other words, what combination of skills and experience do I have that would make you as an employer want to work with me?

SUPER POWERS

Writing

Short writing pieces like this article or very long items that give detailed, illustrated instructions like my book on Pattern Making for Dolls. I've done several dozen sewing patterns, I've also written many times on using software. My passion is in writing instructions and procedures. Clear, precise instructions that everyone can understand.

Spreadsheets

Excel & Google Sheets are two of my best applications. I can enter the data and setup the formulas to display it in many ways. I can create entire systems to track data and report on the status of a project. I can integrate the systems with Access and SharePoint, Word and even Adobe Acrobat.

Coordination & Organization

I keep entire teams humming with information and systems to track that information. I track who has what, where an item is in the process and how that process can be streamlined. If there is a way to make someone's life easier I suggest and implement it.

Website Planning

sites diagram

My original domain was not complicated. It was going to be a simple WordPress website. One place to house everything. Then everything changed. I decided I needed a place to write tutorials, another to work on a hand coded site and a third area to explore other hand coding adventures. The result is a complex set of interconnected websites as diagrammed to the left.

Why diagram a website? I chose to diagram this one because of it’s complex nature and the fact that it morphed from one basic site into several. I wanted places to do side projects which keep me busy. I finished the Learning Site which is an extension of my portfolio and adds detail to my resume, lots of detail.

I plan to find the files for Lady Code Monkey and resume work on the list of things I wanted to do to that site next.

Oh, I forgot a site  or two on here… my Goals site where I randomly blog about goals and my life along with my Photography site which I do for fun. I take photos of the natural world up here in Alaska… never know when a moose will pose.

Life Cycle of a Provider

Please keep in mind this was one of many drafts I did for the process but it serves well to show the level of detail I put into my writing. It is now an old procedure and has no HIPPA violations as Minnie Mouse, Mickey Mouse House and Acme are NOT real but were used frequently as test records in the database system. Please also note that DS3 is no longer used by the State of Alaska as well. Yes, it is very long (80 pages) but the final version was almost 200 pages and then it was discarded by management.

This is simply to demonstrate my writing.

 

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XML Resume

I plan to edit and add to this XML resume in the coming days and weeks, for now this is a nice skeleton hand developed and coded.

<?xml version=”1.0 encoding=”UTF-8″ ? >
 
<name>Sue Darby</name>
<phone>907-707-5654</phone>
<email>[email protected]</email>
<website>www.sue-a-darby.com</website>
<linkedin>www.linkedin.com/in/suedarby</linkedin>
 
<titles>Technical Writer, software Documentation, Software Support</titles>
 
<summary>Sue is a master of software applications both old and new. She enjoys both learning new applications and teaching other how to use those applications via written and illustrated tutorials documentation and chat.</summary>
 
<skills>XML, JSON, HTML, CSS
Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Libre Office, Google Docs & Spreadsheets
DITA, Scapple, Scrivener, Scribus, Publisher
Corel Draw, Inkscape, Gimp
Present information to technical and non-technical users
Digital Verbal & Written Communication</skills>
 
<job>Technical Writer</job>
 
<company>Alaska Office Specialists</company>
 
<website>www.alaskaos.com</website>
 
<achievements>5+ Websites are demonstrations of website coding, writing and maintenance
Author, illustrate and diagram 10+ instructions & articles written with an end user in mind
Author XML documents</achievements>
 
 
<job>Technical Writer, Published Author</job>
 
<company>Sue’s Tiny Costumes</company>
 
<website>www.suestinycostumes.com</website>
 
<achievements>Published author of 2 books with articles in 4 magazines ~ “Pattern Drafting for Miniatures” & “Pattern Making for Dolls”, International Doll Magazine”, “Doll Castle News”, “Dolls, Bears & Anywears”, & “Dolls In Miniature “</achievements>
 
<job>Board Secretary</job>
 
<company>Alaska Coalition for Telehealth & TeleMedicine</company>
 
<website>www.akctt.org</website>
 
<achievements>Participate in discussions on regulations and effects of Telehealth and Telemedicine in Alaska</achievements>
 
<job>Senior Services Data Analyst Technician</job>
 
<company>State of Alaska</company>
 
<website>www.alaska.gov</website>
 
<achievements>66% increase in workflow via macro design, programming, development and implementation</achievements>
 
 
<college>Charter College</college>
 
<degree>Bachelors of Science Business Management & Information Technology</degree>
 
 
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