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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

I believe I possess the experience, work ethic, and skills necessary to succeed at any job opportunity I am given. No matter how challenging or daunting a task may be, I will always be the first one to put myself out there and do my best to complete said task. I am willing to learn, adapt and be flexible in any capacity. I have not yet encountered a job that I do not want to or am unable to excel at. I am confident that I will thrive in any environment provided to me by an employer, and I will not let my employer down.

Skills
  • Customer service
  • Communication
  • Organization
  • Multi-tasking
  • Quick learner
  • Self-sufficient
  • Determined and self motivated
  • Driven to succeed, persistent
Experience
09/2018 to 05/2019 Shipping Associate Control4 Corporation | Greenville, SC,

Brief Description of Century Foam:

Century Foam is a company that ships out foam parts that other companies and warehouses require to complete their specific orders. Century Foam's warehouse started from the beginning of the process, taking one large brick of foam and turning it into whatever kind of mold or shape the customers required. This process would start with saws that would both electronically and manually cut down large blocks into sizes of foam tailored to the orders necessary for that day. Depending on the order and how much more was needed, this block would then move to either the glue department, or the angling department, sometimes both, and then finally to my department, shipping, where we would pack and wrap the items. Items could be anything from mattresses for hospitals and prisons, which would usually just require a cut from the saw and a wrapping in shipping, to seats for RVs which would require a saw cutting them down into multiple pieces to be glued together, and then either bagging or wrapping in shipping. There were many customers with different needs, including pillows which were handled specifically by the pillow and sewing department. The largest and most important client for Century Foam was a furniture warehouse called Smith Brothers, which I in the shipping department was mostly responsible for. I will discuss that specific job further under my responsibilities below.

Responsibilities:

  • Completed tasks and orders for customers based on the work orders provided by the shipping manager for each specific day
  • Orders varied day to day, my job in the shipping department was to pack, wrap and label the orders to the standard and request of the customers. The methods for packing these orders depended on both the shape, size and quantity of the foam as well as the instructions given by the customers
  • All orders had to be loaded into the trucks, which we would also be responsible for in shipping
  • Smith Brothers furniture: Within my first two weeks at Century Foam, my employers found that I would be a good fit to take on the role of organizing and packing seats that would be used as sofa cushions by our biggest client, Smith Bros. This client also bought ottomans and arm wraps which were handled by other employees. I was tasked to work on the seat cushions, and to essentially take over this job for the shipping supervisor, who needed more time to do many other roles within the company. Having someone who could handle this task was a huge help for my employers, and I was glad to have something to do that made me feel valued as an employee. The seat cushions were loaded onto 6 or 7 three-shelved carts each day. I would start Mon-Fri at Century Foam at 5am. I would usually start working on Smith Bros. around 10am, and would typically not finish until 3pm. Sometimes this was because of how much there was to do, other times it was because of other departments being slow in production, and other times it was because shipping had a lot to do other than Smith, or because I was behind. Either way, the 2nd shift which started at 3:30 would not need to be wrapping up and shipping Smith carts until very late that night, so I was never behind schedule. It was more of a finish when you can kind of task, unlike most of the other orders. This job required me to start with bringing all of the cushions over from the angle saw, to my area using a red pulley cart. The order form for Smith listed which types of seats were required in a certain order on each cart. I would cut and staple the order form so that each paper would list only one cart. These carts matched up to their corresponding lane at the Smith warehouse, so it was important to make sure I did not mess this up. I would go through each sheet and mark a dot for when to switch to the other side of the shelf, and a line for when to switch down to the shelf below that. I knew that 11 normal angled seats would fit on one shelf, so if I had 11 seats listed for the order at first, I would mark a dot telling myself that I needed to switch over and that I would run out of room. This system helped because there were also "pinch" and "leather" seats which had to go through the glue and sew departments, meaning they would take longer. Having this system meant that I could put all the seats I had on the carts before the others, and use that order form to fill in the rest once the other departments finished them for me. I would take the angled seats which were always done first, and stack them together with their same numbers/types. The angle saw did not always do this for me, so I took it upon myself as that made it easier to find what I needed. Sometimes carts would not have enough room for all the seats on an order, something my dot/line system would tell me before I even started. This way I was able to use an overflow cart for these extra seats. I also was required to complete add-on orders, which would be faxed to us by Smith Bros. These orders were essentially extra seats that they needed replacements of, or just wanted to add to their order for that day. It was a tedious, sometimes grueling job that required a lot of patience, organization and multi-tasking skills. I, however, thrived in that environment, in which it was solely on me to complete a task, and I was for the most part able to keep my head down and work by myself. It was also a job that I became very proficient at with practice. I worked at Century Foam while my family lived in Indiana. We have since moved back to North Carolina, so I had to quit my job. Otherwise, I would definitely still be working there as I did enjoy it
01/2018 to 04/2018 Seasonal Sortation Associate Goodwill Industries Of Southeastern Michigan | Saline, MI,

Responsibilities:

My time at Amazon allowed me to work various jobs/tasks including:

  • Scanning packages from the conveyor belt onto their corresponding pallets, then packing them into their pallets
  • Sorting small packages in small sort, which was a lot more fast paced and required much multi-tasking and a cool head
  • Non-conforming packages, which were too large, needed to be pulled on a cart and delivered to the front of the truck loading lanes, as they could not go onto pallets directly
  • Cut-off was a task that required me to stand at the fork in a conveyor belt that went straight to one lane and had a "cut-off" area that went to another. It was my job to find the packages going through that area with the letter of the lane that needed to be moved from going straight to heading the other direction to their correct lane
  • Small sort area also had a task in which I needed to take hundreds of packages at a time from a chute and put them in their corresponding lanes based off the letter marked on the front of the package
06/2017 to 08/2017 Server/Delivery Driver Asiana Fusion Sushi | City, STATE,

This was a summer job I worked at before going into my sophomore year of college. I started as a delivery driver and was then asked to also be a server. This was one of the most difficult jobs I have ever worked from the standpoint of pay, how I was treated as an employee, as well as the daily stress of being a server. I was not adequately trained on how to serve, mostly feeling unprepared in terms of knowing the menu, as it was Indo-Chinese food that I was not familiar with. But I spent time studying the menu in my off time and off days, and worked hard to feel more comfortable and not as anxious each day. I learned a lot about customer service, and was always tipped well despite the food sometimes not being to their liking. I felt this was a job that proved to me 2 things:

1. If I put my mind to something and choose to be successful despite my managers not helping me, I can still be successful. It was nice to discover my own self-sufficiency.

2. A job in the food service industry can either be great or a complete disaster. I will always, in the future, ask an employer how thorough and detailed my training will be, and will make sure I am not being thrown out of the plane with no parachute, so to speak.

01/2015 to 06/2015 Cashier McDonald's Huntersville, NC | City, STATE,

This was a high school job during my junior year. It was not my first job, but it was my first time feeling completely overwhelmed at times during my shifts at a job. There was a good amount of training and supervising, however, and at my young age I managed to be successful and a good worker, despite my initial nervousness at the fast pace of a cashier position at a busy McDonald's. This fast paced experience, I think, helped me to be more prepared for my future job opportunities, and to anticipate frustration and confusion when first starting any job. I now know that all it takes is determination and focus to be successful no matter where you're working.

Education and Training
Expected in 06/2016 to to High School Diploma | William Amos Hough High School, Cornelius, NC GPA:
Expected in to to Bachelor of Arts | Commercial And Electronic Music Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC GPA:

I studied here for two years, and have since left. I plan on continuing my education as a music major, as this is one of my great passions in life. For now, I would like to secure a job and start planning out the future with solid financial ground to stand on.

Activities and Honors

Drum Corps Member

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School Attended

  • William Amos Hough High School
  • Western Carolina University

Job Titles Held:

  • Shipping Associate
  • Seasonal Sortation Associate
  • Server/Delivery Driver
  • Cashier

Degrees

  • High School Diploma
  • Bachelor of Arts

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