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I am currently seeking employment to complement my studies. I would be particularly interested in part-time or contract work in web design or Perl development. I am happy to work in the local area or by telecommuting and have experience with both. This document is also available in PDF, plain text and Microsoft Word formats.
It is clear from my employment and education history that I have a strong affinity for computing and design. It is my wider-reaching interests, however, such as history, politics, music and film that make me a well-rounded and sociable employee. I am comfortable working as an individual or as part of a team and thrive in challenging environments.
September 2005 – Present
I am currently studying for a BEng in Computer Science. While at university I have joined the Conservation Volunteers and intend to volunteer my previous teaching experience at schools in the local area.
September 2001 – July 2004
I enjoyed representing fellow students on the Student Council, Health and Safety Council, and Student Union. I frequently assisted teachers by mentoring less able students in my computing class. I particularly enjoyed playing basketball with the college team.
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January 2004 – Present
Originally hired to design Cyclix’s flagship product Fotoserve.com, my creative role has grown to involve multiple facets of the business including marketing, customer support and application development. I have learned the importance of effective communication skills as part of a successful team.
June 2005 – September 2005
I was tasked with creating a comprehensive system that interacted with several major travel insurance providers to calculate the best value quote for a given customer’s credentials. I worked almost exclusively by telecommuting with the American branch of the firm. As well as working to a pre-defined specification I was also required to create ingenious solutions to various problems and internal requests as they arose.
Using Perl and MySQL the system interacted with an existing website running in a mod_perl2 environment. The solution was object-oriented and extensible to later include other types of insurance.
March 2005 – June 2005
In recognition of my efforts when helping fellow students of Franklin College, I was subsequently asked to return to help teach IT and Computing at various levels. That included students of diverse ages and ability in groups from forty down to individual mentoring. While initially daunting, the rewarding experience has vastly developed my confidence and my ability to work effectively with others.
August 2004 – December 2004
During my time with 029 we designed and developed websites for a diverse range of clients including O2, NTL and GlaxoSmithKline. This entailed frequent meetings in which I explained complex design issues to clients of varying technical expertise.
1998 – 2004
I have worked from a very young age in a variety of roles, from a paper boy to a milkman. I worked as a sales assistant for Matalan PLC for over a year where I personally developed a bespoke staff rota management system. I have worked for Pro-byte Computers Ltd and the North East Lincolnshire Council IT Department for work experience. I have also held a number of temporary office positions with agencies like Stafforce.
These, and others, have given me a strong work ethic and a confidence with members of the public.
In numerous office-based temporary jobs I have utilised my proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications, and my ability to use the Internet to research and collate information effectively. I type accurately at a rate of 80–90 words per minute.
I am particularly comfortable in a LAMP environment, although I am also proficient with PHP and others. I have an excellent understanding of the principals and nuances of Perl and its use in various applications. I have extensive experience with the following modules and technologies:
I am a strong advocate of web standards and accessibility for all and have spent a great deal of time researching accordingly. I can design and create attractive, user-focused web sites that conform to the latest structural and accessibility standards. I am particularly adept with the following standards and technologies:
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