Jessica Claire
  • , , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
  • Cell:

Innovative Photographer successful at experimenting with new approaches, techniques, and software. Adept at thriving under pressure and inspired by creativity-focused artistic challenges. Excellent eye for light and composition. Also equipped with excellent observational skills and creative vision.

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Traditional and digital printing
  • Excellent workflow management
  • Flexible, creative approach
  • Calm under pressure
  • Proactive approach to problem solving and preventing
  • Flexible
  • Customer service
  • Native English
  • Basic Spanish
  • Enjoy detail oriented work
  • Able to track, analyze, and report issues
  • Use constructive criticism and feedback to improve
  • Work independently and as a team
  • Great time management
  • Adaptable
Pet Care Specialist, 04/2020 to 08/2021
Vca Antech, Inc.Mountain View, AK,
  • Kept facility areas clean, neat and sanitized for optimal animal health and well-being.
  • Monitored pets for signs of distress, injury and illness and coordinated caring responses.
  • Communicated positively with customers to help them understand and meet pets' unique needs.
  • Fed pets on-schedule and with appropriate food for developmental or health requirements.
  • Followed consistent safety procedures, including maintaining visible pet identification and checking tags to minimize care errors.
  • Maintained clean and orderly kennels and cages.
  • Stayed on top of housekeeping requirements such sweeping and disinfection during slow periods.
  • Monitored safety and security of every animal to prevent injuries from other animals or environmental hazards.
  • Observed animals and conducted examinations to identify signs of injury, illness or disease.
  • Met with pet owners, explained grooming and daily care services and cross-sold specialty products like enclosures, outfits, pet toys and treats.
  • Unloaded and organized supplies and product inventory to maximize team efficiency.
  • Supported animal health by keeping all areas clean, neat and properly sanitized.
  • Treated basic wellness issues such as superficial wounds and called in veterinarian assistance for more complex concerns.
  • Prepared food and formulas to meet individual needs of animals under care with safe and nutritious meals.
  • Removed animal waste from kennels and placing it in trash receptacles.
  • Kept pets safe by remaining alert to environmental conditions such as unsafe temperatures and bug infestations.
Farmhand, 10/2020 to 03/2021
ScentsyTexarkana, AR,
  • Cleaned and maintained horse stalls by raking up manure and putting down fresh shavings and hay.
  • Cared for board horses by feeding and watering all animals 2 times per day.
  • Identified health issues and immediately notified the owner for assistance with remediation.
  • Cross-trained on cattle care to assist with additional duties during the farm owner's absence.
  • Maintained the horses' health with proactive grooming and parasite medication.
  • Aided in training new horses with a diligent and patient approach focused on building trust and obedience.
  • Examined animals to detect illnesses, injuries or disease, as well as monitor both anticipated and undesirable physical changes.
  • Helped boarders and answered any questions they have to ensure they and their horses have a positive experience.
FOH Team Member, 05/2019 to 07/2020
La Madeleine, Inc.Plano, TX,
  • Looked for ways to serve without direction and regularly pitched in by cleaning up and organizing front area, replenishing condiments and napkins and bussing during busy times.
  • Memorized menu and offered discerning recommendations, remained steps ahead of guests' needs and desires and accurately gauged level of interest in conversation and small talk.
  • Met or exceeded sales targets on consistent basis with proactive promotional strategies and dessert mentions.
  • Prepared salads, appetizers and set up garnish stations to assist kitchen staff.
  • Applied safe food handling and optimal cleaning strategies to protect customers from foodborne illness and maintain proper sanitation.
  • Circulated within assigned areas to assess and address customer needs, effectively prioritizing tasks during peak hours.
  • Completed thorough and accurate opening and closing duties to facilitate smooth restaurant operations.
  • Checked with guests to get feedback on food served, resolve issues, bring additional items and refill beverages.
  • Prepared and served cold, hot and frozen custard beverages to guests.
  • Washed restaurant items, including silverware, dishes, cooking utensils, equipment and displays.
  • Maintained knowledge of menu items, garnishes, ingredients and preparation methods to assist guests with menu selection.
  • Provided exceptional service to hundreds of customers per day at a fast food establishment.
  • Addressed concerns or complaints quickly to improve service and escalated more advanced issues to management for resolution.
  • Updated repeat customers on menu changes and new food and beverage offerings to maintain quality service relationships.
  • Checked on guests to verify satisfaction with meals and suggested additional items to increase restaurant sales.
  • Explained menu options to guests, offered suggestions and took orders for food and beverages.
  • Maintained polite and professional demeanor to guests to encourage inquiries and order placements.
  • Prepared custard dishes such as milkshakes, ice cream cones, and malts, and assessed presentation to maintain highest standard of food quality.
  • Operated and maintained custard equipment and tools, including custard machine and shake maker.
  • Answered phone inquiries to schedule and confirm reservations, record takeout orders and respond to service questions.
  • Collaborated with host, bus person and cook to serve up food and beverage options.
  • Communicated effectively with patrons to establish preferences, dietary restrictions, and allergies and make food and beverage recommendations.
  • Processed customers' payments and provided receipts.
  • Performed walked throughs during service to monitor guest satisfaction and advise serving and bussing staff of specific guest needs.
  • Minimized customer wait times by efficiently taking and filling large volume of orders each day.
  • Cleaned dishes with detergent, rinsing and sanitizing chemicals in 3-compartment sink.
  • Rearranged tables and chairs, located to prepare for large groups.
Education and Training
High School Diploma: , Expected in 05/2020
Saint Elmo High School - Saint Elmo, IL,
: Culinary Arts, Expected in
Frontier Community College - Fairfield, IL,

Dual Credit Culinary Arts

Food Handlers Certification

: Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Expected in
Lake Land College - Mattoon, IL

2 years worth of Dual Credit Spanish in 1 year

Dual credit Personal Finance class completed

: Undecided, Expected in
Eastern Illinois University - Charleston, IL

FFA Green Hand Award

Creativity Award in high school

3rd place Phi Beta Kappa Essay Competition

Websites, Portfolios, Profiles
  • Food handler Certification Training - 1 year

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