My name is Steve, I am 31 years old. I have been part of the automotive industry in one form or another for more than 20 years, seven of which were spent as an Automobile Wholesaler. It was while performing this job that I honed my problem solving skills, business contact development, and profit maximization.
Utilizing my self-taught computer skills, I have been able to maintain a web_page dedicated to education and learning. This web page is a demonstration of what I can accomplish with limited time and no budget.
My time management skills, my ability to learn anything, and my motivation, put together with my ability to solve problems, will prove to be invaluable to any company.
This resume is here to demonstrate my desire to try something different and learn something new.
Desired Job Type: Employee, Contract
Desired Status: Full-Time
Site Location: On-site, work-from-home, or a combination of the two.
Description of my perfect job:
My ideal job is one where I am able to learn, where I am not bored, and one where I can interface with people. I like jobs where I can be paid a flat rate(per job,) or salary + commission, with bonuses paid for outstanding performance.
Career Level: Senior Executive (President, CEO)
Date of Availability: Less than one month
Description of my ideal company: A company where I am able to expand my horizons, learn new things and trust my fellow employees. (I have the ability to work in a team environment, as well as taking the lead and accomplishing the mission on my own.)
Will Relocate: Yes
Open to other locations depending on the opportunity.
US I am authorized to work in this country for any employer.
EXPERIENCE5/1999 - Present Wasson’s Auto Body King of Prussia/PA
Build client base, handle advertising, buy parts and supplies as needed, make sure work was completed in a timely manner, deal with insurance companies, and advise customers on police reports and insurance checks.
6/1995 - 5/1999 R Hollenshead Auto Sales Lancaster, PA
I made new business contacts for both buying and selling. Appraised automobiles and put buy figures on them. Helped sales managers with customer negotiations. These negotiation skills saved each of the car dealerships several thousand dollars, every month.
While working with my drivers, I was able to perform negotiations over the phone, I was able to coordinate with truckers to pick up the cars my drivers were unable to get, and I was able to personally ensure that the cars I bought looked the way each sales manager described them. This enabled me to save a huge amount of money. (Varied on the problem)
I.E. If, when taking a description over the phone, if the sales man said the car was an automatic, and I could see that it had a manual transmission, I could leave the car there, rather than finding this out after I spent money on its reconditioning.
My marketing techniques not only made sure my cars looked the best they could possible look, but I located buyers for the merchandise I bought BEFORE my cars landed on the auction block.
I.E. If I had a low millage Jeep, I would talk to the managers of Jeep dealerships I did business with, so I could ascertain whether or not they could use it. It was this technique, along with others which enabled my cars to make more than other wholesalers. (Even if their cars were in better condition.)
I made myself available for dealerships making deals. While no stranger to cold calling, I was just as comfortable working with new dealerships as I was working with the dealerships I visited regularly. This enabled me to maximize company profits.
8/1988 - 8/1996 US Army Washington DC
My military background includes 3 years active duty, and 5 years as a reservist. During the first 3 years, electronic warfare was my specialty, while stationed in Bad Aibling, Germany. Most of my job description is classified, but during operation Desert Storm, I was required to add analyst to my job. Upon leaving active duty, I joined the reserves. Fortunately, I was able to remain in the intelligence community for several more years, and found this work enjoyable and fascinating. I added 96B to my resume in 1993. This expanded my horizons extensively. I was requested to appear with other units during their training so I could share my experience and improve their skills.
Due to Government downsizing, I was required to become S-2 NCO of the 416th Civil Affairs Battalion. Despite this could-be set back, I found my responsibilities for this unit to be equally rewarding.
I designed area studies and conducted briefings for potential areas of operation. My skills in research proved invaluable in the performance of these tasks.
The job also required me to perform security interviews with the fellow members of my unit. The goal of these interviews was to discuss, with them, the status of their clearances. Since clearances are required to be renewed, these interviews also doubled as a preliminary background check.
My job required superior problem solving abilities as well excellent communications skills. I achieved expert marksmanship, an Army achievement Medal, a Joint Service Achievement Medal, and an Army commendation Medal.
A Top Secret Security Clearance was required and maintained. Since leaving a need to know environment, my clearance level has been downgraded to Secret, and remains at that level.
Course 96-B "Intelligence analyst"
This course taught how to perform research, how to analyze data, and how to
apply analysis to various situations. This course enhanced my problem solving ability, and to this day I use the
information I learned there. Course for 98K Signals Intelligence interceptor/analyst
7/1993 US Army US-MA-Ft Devens
6/1989 US Navy US-FL-Pensacola
Course 96-B "Intelligence analyst"
This course taught how to perform research, how to analyze data, and how to apply analysis to various situations.
This course enhanced my problem solving ability, and to this day I use the information I learned there.
Course for 98K Signals Intelligence interceptor/analyst
Upper Merion High School - King of Prussia Area of Study: College prep courses
Vocational - Self Taught
Developing Business Contacts
Loading/Re-loading software at all levels
Web Design, including HTML/DHTML code, and JAVA scripting
Worked on a degree for mechanical engineering, computer engineering, and a degree in business. Due to limitations of time and economics, It became more feasible to take CLEP (College Level Examination Program) tests, audit courses, read books, work computers, and utilizing hands-on business techniques, (as taught by expert sales managers and wholesalers,) to finish my formal education. (While I taught myself most of my techniques, I was not afraid to ask those who had more experience/knowledge for advice.
University of Maryland - Germany-Bavaria-Bad Aibling
Drexel University - Philadelphia, PA
Self Taught - PA
Skill Name: Skill Level, Last Used, Experience
Problem Solving: Expert, Currently used, 15 years
Business Developer: Expert, Currently used, 8 years
Purchaser: Expert, Currently used, 8 years
Self Education: Expert, Currently used, 25 years
Analysis: Expert, Currently used, 15 years
Computer Building: Expert, Currently used, 4 years
Web Design: Expert, Currently used, 2 years
ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONI started web design while trying to figure out how to sell a car on Ebay. In order to put a photo there, it had to be already on the net, and therefore not taking up space on Ebay. I figured out how to appropriate free web space, how to upload, and while I was at it, how to build my first web page.
I handle all of my educational needs in a similar manner. (Finding the information that is needed right away, and then going after additional information that may prove to be useful in future endeavors.) When I need to look up information, I look for it on my web page. I keep up on current events across the globe in the same place.
I took the Army OCS test, and scored 151. This is a test where 73 is passing, and the average is between 84 and 90. The highest score on record before I took it was 115. Living in Europe for 2 years, created the necessity to learn the basics of several languages. One of the perks of being there, was being able to learn the German language, and being able to discover Bayerish, a dialect of German, for the first time.
Finally, I will exceed any expectations one has in my abilities.
LINKS:http://www.geocities.com/cz85b is the first page I built. (Frequent Updates result in increased traffic.) My page, dedicated to research, can be found here: http://www.geocities.com/cz85b/page3.html. (Or by clicking on the title gif on the first page.)