…give me greater satisfaction?
Solving the efficiency problem people face in their daily work. Increase a company’s bottom line via problem solving.
…align what I do with who I am?
A challenging set of problems to solve that will help others.
p style=”padding-left: 40px;”>…enable me to work with passion and purpose?
Seeks not the fast band-aid answers but the core fixes and long term solutions.
Proactively implement fixes before small issues become overwhelming.
I’m seeking a company that has challenges and wants solutions. If you know of one drop me a note.
Everyone has to read a job description to see if you meet the qualifications of the company but what if we, as job seekers were to publish our own job descriptions? Something that defines the job we’re looking for, the company culture, boss, tasks and location we’re after. It could be something that we can add to a resume or cover letter pointing out what our criteria is and how well the company matches us for a change. It could also be an “Other Document” that can highlight how well we’ve researched our target company finding tidbits and trivia that may just be public information but still require research that is attached to an application.
I built a reverse job description several months ago based on what I dislike most about my current job and what I wanted to avoid and wanted to be doing soon. Interestingly enough, I was able to define what I want in a boss, company and job tasks that would make me happy etc. Even better a potential job is in the process of opening up that just about meets everything including location and compensation requirements, the only thing I have to do is be patient.
Here’s part of my list and even if you build a list and never publish it, it can be a very useful tool for identifying if an opportunity and company meet your criteria!
Profitable or high benefit to helping society or the environment with enough in funding to function well
Has an active future plan that includes revenue growth
Functions within budget
Includes staff in plans while forming not after choices are made
Actively seeks ideas and feedback from staff
Seeks to build not just small teams for certain functions but to bring whole group of teams into one large team demonstrating that each team has a purpose in the big picture
Explains the big picture and how everyone from the clerk and janitor contribute
Fair but firm
Timely decision making – “later” is not an option nor is crossing the bridge when we get there… PROACTIVE PLANNING
Clear expectations and goal setting
Proactive work projects
Open door policy
Gets to know individuals on team including moods, likes and dislikes
Knows enough to do anyone’s job for a few days
Short, medium and long term project based
Variety of assignments
Set goals for each project with clear expectations of deliverables and timelines
Variety of new software to learn
Opportunity to teach and learn
Primarily computer based in software or programming or writing
Team getaways specifically to get to know other teams
Continuing education or conferences
If remote then flexible work hours based on timezones
Mat-Su Valley of Alaska
What I want
Computer based tracking systems that are up to date
Research and learning are highly encouraged
Support with projects when needed
Any down time can be used for classes and learning
Freedom to prioritize work within reason
Variety of tasks that make a difference
Ability to see where my work fits in
Short productive meetings
Tools to keep in touch such as chat and message boards in addition to email
Cross training in other teams and other jobs with or without the background for the job
Mobile tools for use when needed
Helps others mutually supportive
Power to do experiment and mess up within reason
Computer that has the power to keep up with multitasking
Just a few things that excite me, light me up, that I truly enjoy and where they cross the boundaries from Hobby to potential Career. There’s a lot more than this but charts and graphs can only handle so much information!
I am generally known as a “Miracle Worker” who can get insane amounts of tasks completed. As a joke I was left with a hand drawn version of this on my desk one day and so decided to turn it into a sheet of 4 that I could print. I left them on the corner of my desk and would find notes from co-workers, supervisors and other managers from time to time which would always make me smile!
Prior to using WordPress for all of the sites I used Joomla or Drupal as well as hand coding in HTML CSS and using Dreamweaver for development. I currently use VS Code for all my hand coded sites and work.
The robust Azure & SharePoint system used by Microsoft in combination with Excel and Power BI was a great system to work with for modifying accounts and tracking data.
Citrix was a database that was used to track various types of data for the clients that Nine Star served.
DS3 is the main database currently in use with Senior and Disability Services but it is in the process of being replaced. DS3 originally was a Cold Fusion based system but has migrated to a .NET framework. The replacement system is named Harmony and went live in the winter of 2018.
MMIS or Medicaid Medical Information System has been replaced by Enterprise and is a good system that Harmony will eventually interface with. This system’s report manager, COGNOS provides a robust system to track data.
Graphic Art Suites: Corel Draw, Inscape, Gimp, Paint Shop Pro, Visio, Star UML, Dia, Freemind
The Corel Draw Suite is a main tool for my drafting and design work for sewing patterns and technical writing. Inkscape is the Open Source version of it and is used to do various drawings in .svg formats.
Umls are used to diagram processes in Visio and Star Uml.
One of my main tools is Freemind, Freeplane and now Scapple for mind mapping ideas and outlining books.
Office Suites: Office 365, Master Certified Microsoft Office 2003, Microsoft Office 95-2016, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Project, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft SharePoint 2007-2016, OneNote, Open Office, Adobe Pro, Adobe DC
I use or have used all of these office suites heavily. They are the main stay of my workflows.
I am certified in MS Office and have continued my education using State of Alaska Trainings for SharePoint eventually earning the respect of the IT administration team and
granted my own sandbox to work in as well as full control over the Provider Certification Unit site and the Division’s Archiving site.
I used OneNote to compile a reference manual of all of the procedures for the Certification unit.
Word and Excel were used heavily to do mail merges as well as many other tasks including checklists and data tracking as well as graphs and charts for reports up to the Federal level.
Adobe Pro was used to “jailbreak” documents into Word and Excel, date stamp incoming certification applications and many other tasks including as a pivotal tool in a massive mail merge. I also used it to create the Certification Application and add fill in fields to ensure that applications were legible and data entry was accurate.
This is but a small portion of the variety of software and tools I use or have used on a daily basis. The list could go on and on!