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  1. Nick P

    Nick P

    Talented and Committed Business and Marketing Consultant

    New Zealand - Last active: 12 days ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    I have a host of experience in the business and legal sectors and am wanting to develop my skill set further with involvement in international ventures and projects. Having worked with a range of different clients and companies, I have been able to gain valuable insights into the standards required in the marketplace and have produced exceptional reports and results. I am currently involved in a legal capacity for a technology start-up and am operating several other creative projects as a hobby. I am looking for one off or part time projects which would allow me to use and further develop the skills that I have acquired. I am interested in legal research and advice, financial planning, social media marketing, market research, business plans and business writing.

    $44.44 /hr
    931 hours
    4.98
  2. Lindsey E.

    Lindsey E.

    Legal Consultant with J.D.

    United States - Last active: 6 months ago - Tests: 6

    Over the last 8 years, I have developed extensive and valuable skills in all office administration and legal/law firm tasks including payroll, bookkeeping, website maintenance, file management, word processing, transcription, data entry, customer service and many more skills. I complete all work diligently and in a timely manner. I am detail-oriented by nature and thrive on challenging tasks. I am driven and determined to achieve success in everything. I have over 7 years experience in a law firm environment. Here, I assisted in all day-to-day responsibilities in law office management including legal document preparation, proof reading, legal research, answering multi-line telephone system, maintain and create client files, maintain client contact, calendar and appointment setting, database management, accounting, bookkeeping, payroll, taxes, marketing, advertising, website maintenance, contact with other law firms, potential clients, etc, preparation of Bankruptcy Petitions, motions, schedules, agreements and all other Bankruptcy documents as well as legal document review and drafting.

    $23.00 /hr
    30 hours
    5.00
  3. Enita Kushi

    Enita Kushi

    Attorney

    United States - Last active: 2 months ago - Tests: 1

    Florida licensed attorney practicing for over 5 years. I assist clients with foreclosure cases, bankruptcy, short sales, loan modifications, asset protection, and financial planning. I really enjoy doing legal research and figuring out a way to protect my clients. I don't like to give up and go the extra mile for everyone. I speak Albanian, Spanish and some Italian.

    $222.22 /hr
    0 hours
    5.00
  4. Jun R.

    Jun R.

    top 5% oDesk contractor award for 2013, expert researcher, paralegal,

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 9 - Portfolio: 6

    Delivering finished projects with excellent quality, always on time and at a very reasonable rate. With extensive work experience in insurance casualty adjustment, administration, experienced paralegal, property & project management, procurement & materials management, recruitment & personnel administration, liaison & coordination, data encoding, proofreading, accounting, very good negotiation and excellent research skills. Prospective clients will find that my skills compliment each other. I can also assist clients/investors who want to locate and open their business here in the Philippines by processing their business registration with the Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC), Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Board of Investments (BOI), local government units (LGUs) and other government entities such as the Social Security System (SSS), Philhealth, Pag IBIG Fund, etc. Can assist in the registration of trademark or patent applications with the Intellectual Property Rights Office (IPO), and process passport applications with the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), can draft and prepare legal contracts and documents, and a host of other services for investors wanting to promote their business in the Philippines.

    $11.11 /hr
    7,125 hours
    4.80
  5. Kristine Kyle Ramirez

    Kristine Kyle Ramirez

    Email Consultant at Sutherland Global Services

    Philippines - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 1

    WORK RELATED EXPERIENCE Email Consultant - January 2014 HomeAway US Account Sutherland Global Services Customer Service Representative - August 2013 T-Mobile US Account Expert Global Solutions (APAC and NCO) On The Job Training - March – May (2012) Research and Reference Bureau (Legislative Research Service) House of Representatives of the Philippines Contact Number: (+63)917-703-3244 // (+63) 915 446 4667 Email Address: tinramirez05@gmail.com Skype: kreeshteeuhna OBJECTIVE A resourceful and very flexible person interested to pursue a long time career in a well- established organization where I can use my skills for professional growth and development. PROFILE Organized with an ability to work under pressure in a fast paced environment Interacts well with people from any level of the organization Analytical, dynamic, results-oriented and keen on details Possesses strong communication skills both written and verbal for Filipino and English language Expert in Microsoft Windows, MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Microsoft Outlook

    $10.00 /hr
    60 hours
    5.00
  6. Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Kirstein Pran Pangod

    Miss

    Philippines - Last active: 11 hours ago - Tests: 3

    I am a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Criminology (Cum Laude) and Bachelor of Laws at the University of the Cordilleras, Baguio City. While studying Law, I worked as an HR Staff at the University for 1 year, before I was transferred to the Nursing Department as an Office Secretary for 2 years. After finishing the course Bachelor of Laws, I went home to Kidapawan and worked as a Criminology Instructor at Colegio de Kidapawan. I was a member of the School Paper Organization during my Elementary and Secondary years; and a consistent Academic scholar during my college years. I have a good background in writing legal documents and news articles; well-versed with microsoft office word and excel; and is very diligent in submitting documents on or before the deadline.

    $5.56 /hr
    2,851 hours
    4.95
  7. Mohammad Abu Bashir

    Mohammad Abu Bashir

    Advocate (Lawyer)

    Bangladesh - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 1

    I did my Master of Laws (LL.M) and Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) from a public university of Bangladesh (University of Rajshahi) in the year of 2000 and 2001 respectively and also got PGC in Land Acquisition, Resettlement & Rehabilitation from BRAC University, Bangladesh in 2009. In Addition to these, I have directly in- house/court law practice experiences as an Advocate/Lawyer (from 2004-enrolled from Bangladesh Bar Council) as well as vast knowledge on multinational corporate environment and its operation in Bangladesh. However, I have some little writing on law and human right issues and international member of Amnesty International from 2004. On top of it, I have prepared a research proposal for PhD program in collaboration with an international development academic. Now, I am the head of a law firm in Dhaka, Bangladesh and supervise a large team to provide any kind of legal work including documentation, litigation-civil and criminal.

    $18.00 /hr
    6 hours
    5.00
  8. Dainielle M.

    Dainielle M.

    Experienced Administrator

    United States - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I have over 5 years experience in data entry, clerical and administrative duties. As a current graduate student I've also developed keen research skills. I'm always up for a good challenge and I will work diligently and efficiently to complete any task

    $13.33 /hr
    7 hours
    4.99
  9. Marc Bueno

    Marc Bueno

    Experienced on law, accounting and clerical work

    Philippines - Last active: 1 month ago - Tests: 4

    I am a graduate of Accountancy from a Saint Louis University, Baguio City, and a student of Law fro, the same school, I employed as a Clerk at a National Government Agency for the past 6 years as a clerk. I am experienced with both the accounting and law fields, specially with the clerical side of things. I have knowledge on Microsoft excel, word, and other word processors. I am fluent in English, Tagalog, and the Ilocano dialect. I am organized, and willing to learn. I hope to be part of your team.

    $11.11 /hr
    0 hours
    0.00
  10. R. W.

    R. W. Agency Contractor

    HR Consultant, HRIS, Business Coach, Learning-Training & Develop

    United States - Last active: 28 days ago - Tests: 2

    PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY: • 17+ years of Human Resources Business Partner experience leading cultural change, building partnerships, developing others and offering creative solutions to business issues nationwide. • 16 years of experience with Employment Laws and Regulations (federal and state) and Legal Compliance ensuring company is in compliance with FMLA, ADA & COBRA laws, maintaining HIPAA Privacy and Security compliance, and Affordable Care Act (ACA). • 15 years of Project Management experience running multiple projects at one time in a variety of locations. • 10 years in Human Resources Consulting experience in a client service environment, handling multiple external clients. • 9 years of HR Transformation and Change Management experience anticipating the need for change, consulting with clients on effective approaches to change, architecting change plans and assisting clients with leadership and execution. • 9 years of Training and Professional Development experience in developing, implementing, facilitating, and maintaining orientation, training programs, seminars and workshops (both in-person & virtual / online training). • 8 years of Human Resources Strategic Planning experience partnering with business client groups to focus on critical areas of strategic contribution and translate solutions into appropriate management and HR actions. • 8 years of Employee Relations experience that contributes to satisfactory productivity, motivation, and morale. • 7 years of HR Benefits experience researching, analyzing, and administering employee benefit plans, surveys, policies, and procedures. • 6 years in Human Resources Generalist experience compensation administration, HRIS, recruiting & selection. • A motivated and ambitious professional with excellent leadership, team building, coaching, problem solving, tactical decision making, organizational, written & oral communication, interpersonal, facilitation, presentation, and advanced computer skills. • Skilled in building and maintaining long-term relationships with all levels of employees, partners and clients. • Able to travel up to 50% of the time. PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS: • At VisionWorks, increased efficiency by restructuring the Operations and Administration functions of each department within the company which eliminated time consuming administrative tasks from the workload of the employees and released substantial time for more productive activities. • Reduced the time frame of the Full-Cycle Recruiting process by 10% at VisionWorks Group of America and by 25% at ConAgra Foods by sharing knowledge and identifying areas for improvement. • Acknowledged by the President of American Imaging Management / WellPoint for outstanding leadership efforts where responsibility was taken for the day-to-day Human Resource affairs for three local offices after the untimely resignation of three key Executive personnel. • Developed and implemented an Employee Onboard Process & Training that decreased the time frame by 50% at American Imaging Management / WellPoint. • At Optimus Entertainment Group, reduced employee turnover by 50% by implementing a project management system, performance management system and conducting routine team meetings which increased employee knowledge and understanding of roles, responsibilities and company expectations. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, reduced OSHA fines by approximately 13% after being appointed as Internal Auditor to audit our company sites and Employees knowledge of OSHA requirements. • At Akzo Nobel Chemicals, increased revenue of the North America headquarters of roughly $2B through the reconciliation and collection of our Inter-Company Accounts. TECHNICAL SKILLS: • Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook, and MS Project. • Web/Video Conferencing: WebEx, GoToMeeting, Skype, Polycom, Cisco, and Tandberg. • E-learning Software: Adobe eLearning, TrainCaster, Articulate, Trivantis, Rapid Intake, and Learn e-learning. • HRIS and Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS): Oracle, ADP, BrassRing, and Pereless. • ERP Systems: SAP HR, SAP FI, SAP SSCM, SAP SD, and PeopleSoft HCM. • Project Management: MS Project, BaseCamp, Asana, Atlassian, Wrike, Mavenlink, Teamwork Project Manager, etc.

    Associated with: Williams Business Solutions

    $25.00 /hr
    25 hours
    0.00