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Jamais Jochim

5625 Sampson Boulevard
Sacramento, CA 95824
(916) 842-4386
jamaisj@hotmail.com

Note: This is a less reverant version of my resume. Also, it allows me to explain some things that I can't on the resume proper. Either way, you have been warned.

Education:
American River College (4 semesters); Journalism major.
Also, I have a certificate in graphic design.
I'm one unit shy of graduating; things seem to keep coming up...

Skills:
Non-Computer Skills:

graphic design, writing (various formats), research, photography, directing film, videography, interviewing, organization, communication, telephones, 40 wpm, 10-key, well-read
Computer Skills:
Mac OS, Windows 3.x/95, Internet, HTML, PhotoShop, InDesign, PageMaker, Dreamweaver, QuickBooks, some Illustrator, FreeHand 3.1/8.0, and Strata Studio Pro, various word processors.
Note: I learn new software quickly. Also, this is not a complete list of known software.
Translation: It took me two days to learn Quark Xpress (for those not in the know, it makes PageMaker and InDesign look easy.
Also, this isn't bragging as much as it looks like it; most programs have enough similarity to each other that it's more getting used to the interface than truly learning a new program; most keys are basically the same and it helps knowing how the programs are supposed to work.
Like most people that do a lot of things involving computers, be aware that this is hardly a true summary of the programs I've had experience with; for example, I know a lot of those programs included with digital cameras, for example.
Awards:
Soroptomist Scholarship (1987), Butte County Academic Decathlon 1986 (Winning Team, MVP), Upward Bound Games Academic Decathlon 1984-87 (Winning Team 85-87, Team MVP 84-87), UBG Volleyball (#1, 1986), Butte County Spelling Bee (Runner-Up, 1985), Cub Scouts Jamboree 1977 (Best Pack Display)
I know it's a bit high-schoolish, but you just don't win spelling bees outside of school, and I think that it makes you feel better knowing I can spell. Also, the idea is to have something to talk about in an interview besides employment history, right?


Hobbies:
writing, photography, graphic design, web design.
Those really are my hobbies, as well as anime, forums, and role-playing. I am such a nerd...

Summary of Relevant Work Experience:
Airborne Security May 2006 to current
security organization
dispatch, security

Supervisor: Cedric Young (394-2400) (Listing this to show that I am doing something interesting right now...I'm also doing a lot of free-lancing!)

Harte-Hanks (Pennysaver USA); Decemeber 2003 to April 2004
Basically, a personality conflict issue; another worker and I had some issues, and I was let go (there was no room in other departments, and I was just hired)


Home Mortgage of America; January 2003 to June 2003
Laid off because the position I was hired for was shifted to the Quartz Hill office.


Neasham Newspaper Group; March 2002 to September 2002
Essentially a modified free-lance position.


ETM Casting; June 2000 to August 2001
The owner decided to eliminate his office to cut costs, which included me.


United Advertising Publishing; October 2000 to June 2001
Laid off because the company changed its location to Cincinatti, Ohio.


ThermCraft Inc.; December 1999 to March 2000
Laid off (downsized)


Carmichael Times; March 1999 to December 1999
Quit to advance career (small office, no chance of promotion). Yes, I do kick myself daily...


American River Current; August 1997 to September 2000
Four semesters is the limit, unfortunately. Included to show that I have put some time in...


Email: jamaisj@hotmail.com
A CD Cover I designed. I needed some sort of free sample here;-)...The "Pizza Reconsidered" site is real, the OrgotekLuna site is for my gaming, "Hinami Neon" was created for a potential webcomic, and the one dedicated to Priss was just because I like BubbleGum Crisis. I said I was nerd...