My New Meta-Resume

The job search is funny. I recently had a potential employer let me know they use a keyword search as a first step in the review process. I then followed up asking, “So, if I used the wrong synonym, I’m out?” After a pause, she said, “Well, yeah, I guess.”

So, here it is! My new Meta-Resume enhanced with keywords.


Financial Aid Coordinator, Saint Louis University Mar 07 – Present
Counseled students on financial aid. I maintained the website using Dreamweaver
and Drupal. I instituted debt counseling and financial responsibility seminars. I
redesigned the website content to include aid calculators, podcasts and a
scholarship database.

Enrollment Management Intern, Saint Louis University May 08 – Dec 08
Researched podcasting and wiki use for higher education. I created an audio
campus tour. I developed training sessions for Adobe Captivate and Google Apps
(Mail, Documents, Sites and Calendars). I offered computer-based tutorials, inperson
training, and written instructions to best address individual learning styles.

Senior Financial Aid Assistant, Saint Louis University June 06 – Mar 07
Completed data entry and file maintenance. I wrote procedures for departmental
functions. I organized training seminars for the department regarding policy changes
and topic refreshers. I created the aid sessions held during student orientation.

Financial Aid Counselor, University of Phoenix Mar 04 – Jun 06
Counseled students on the aid policies and payment arrangements. I developed
training for new counselors, revised orientation materials, and created financial
management seminars. I performed audits of files, as well as compliance review of
other counselors.

Master of Arts, Higher Education
Saint Louis University, May 09

Bachelor of Science, Foreign Languages and Literature
Southern Illinois University, May 06

Mac                           CSS                         Garageband
Unix                          JAVA                         Final Cut Pro
Linux                         HTML                        Adobe Premiere

iWork                        Drupal                      iShowU
Google Docs              Ingenuix                   Screenflow
Microsoft Office          WordPress                Adobe Captivate
Google Sites

Professional Development
Apple Education Training, May 08
Author of “A Structure to Influence Student Development”

Intelligent, Smart, Bright, Educated, Dedicated, Dedication, Creative, Creativity, Artistic, Analytical, Technical, Nerd, Geek, Team, Player, Team-player, Humor, Humorous, Music, Musical, Audio, Video, Edit, Editor, Editing, Podcaster, Podcasting, Mathematical, Logical

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