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  1. Emerson Cruz

    Emerson Cruz

    Hardware Technical Support // Paralegal Research

    El Salvador - Last active: 4 days ago - Tests: 10 - Portfolio: 3

    Years of experience providing hardware tech support for US and Latam customers in English and Spanish therefore able to translate text with more accuracy, handle emails and documents, data bases also sales (placing and processing orders). Experience with two important companies Dell and Stream Global Services, Oriented to provide solutions and deliver excellent results. I´m the kind of person who likes to do things right at fist attemp even if that requieres an extra effort. As lawyer in my country I practice law and understand commom law system so I can translate texts to spanish with real native sense and legal meaning if requerired, also technologic-computer related texts, of course I translate to English too. As paralegal I have experiencie submitting legal petitions to US gov agencies (FOIL/FOIA) Im very use to work under metric parameters. I enjoy the work not because it´s funny but because you can feel proud when you do it right I am always available for a hire test so you can see the great results I can provide you

    $8.89 /hr
    1,313 hours
    5.00
  2. James Korth

    James Korth

    Patent Application Writer, Patent Technical Advisor and business write

    United States - Last active: 3 months ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 1

    Draft patent applications, claims and drawings for inventions involving data processing, call center technology and methods, mobile communications, software, and aviation. Draft responses to Office Action rejections and other communications received from US Patent Office Please see US patents 8346575 and 8478234 on USPTO.gov or freepatentsonline.com for examples of patent documents written.

    $30.00 /hr
    10 hours
    5.00
  3. Laura Hawn

    Laura Hawn

    Marketing/Legal/Customer Service/Writing/Editing

    United States - Last active: 12/09/2014 - Tests: 17 - Portfolio: 16

    NOTE: I only accept hourly jobs unless I am the one applying. Please do not offer me fixed rate jobs. I no longer accept fixed rate. You will be wasting your time and mine if you offer me a fixed rate job. In order for me to accept a fixed rate job, I have to be the one who applied; offered fixed rate jobs will be ignored unless I actively applied. My objective is to use my skills in marketing and criminal justice to help people. I have experience in email marketing, and I am a fast learner. On the criminal justice side, I have a Bachelor's degree in criminal justice. This degree can be put to work for you and your company in many ways. I can do many things with my marketing and criminal justice experience; just let me know what you need. On the writing and editing side of things, as you can see, I have much oDesk experience with both writing and editing articles. I am very detail oriented and I have a very creative mind. I strive to get my work done efficiently and in a timely manner. Contact me if you think my writing or editing skills can be useful to you. On the customer service side of things, I have over thirteen years of customer service experience, and I pride myself in providing the best customer service that I possibly can. I can handle irritable and angry customers well, as well as deal with questions and concerns that customers have. I have much experience writing BMR articles, and can write them fairly quickly. I have written literally thousands of them, and have gotten quite good at it. Though BMR is now out of business, the SEO experience I gained from writing these articles is still very useful. At this time, I am looking for a full time job. Preferably, this job will involve writing. Contact me if you think my skills can help you.

    $11.11 /hr
    997 hours
    4.87
  4. R. W.

    R. W. Agency Contractor

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

    United States - Last active: 29 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
  5. Kelly S.

    Kelly S.

    Virtual Assistant

    United States - Last active: 10 days ago - Tests: 1

    Over the past 2 years I have worked in the telecommunications industry as the personal assistant to the companies COO. I have maintained a remote work environment that allowed me to be timely and productive while doing an increasing work load consisting of research or products and competition, developing and implementing training programs, inventory control, managing a local team as well as several other remote team mates. I am highly motivated to learn new things, and have an increasing interest in the law, medicine, technology, animal rescue concerns, and healthy eating. I have over 4 years experience blogging as a ghostwriter as well as for myself, and seven years of business ownership under my belt. In my own business I have devoted a large amount of time to research, writing, and graphic design including but not limited to business logo and letter head design.

    $15.00 /hr
    35 hours
    4.95
  6. George Theo

    George Theo

    Researcher, Professional Writer and Analyist

    United States - Last active: 1 day ago - Tests: 25

    I am an autonomous, results-oriented, high-energy, hands-on professional, with a strong history of accomplishments and proven track record of success in various professions and academic professions. Most of my extensive experience is in the retail and food service industry, as an assistant researcher at the University of Illinois at Chicago and as a Paralegal/Public Notary at an established Workers Compensation and Personal Injury law firm in the Loop of Downtown Chicago. While working at the law firm I was responsible for compiling, obtaining and summarizing medical records in order to draft Chronologies/ Abstracts for hearings presented before the Illinois Workers Compensation Commission (I.W.C.C.). In addition, I was responsible for drafting and filing subpoenas, motions, letters of demand and settlement contracts and many other legal documents.I was also responsible for case management of clients in all aspects form intake to settlement. I would either sign up new clients via phone or in person while having a duty to ensure correct judgment regarding compensability of claims, case evaluation, file set up, trial dates and meeting all attorney(s) deadlines. Through this process I assisted attorney(s) in corresponding and maintaining relationships with medical service providers, insurance adjustors, clients opposing counsel and many others via mail, e-mail, facsimile and telephone. While attending the University Of Illinois at Chicago I partook in two research projects. One was a research paper that was reviewed and approved by UIC’s board of criminology and presented during the lecture of a visiting Criminologist. The paper earned me the honor to graduate with High Departmental Distinction, which was titled THE POLICY IMPLICATIONS OF THE WAR ON DRUGS. The other research was conducted under the supervision of the Department Head, Dr. Amie Schuck. The research focused on finding a causal link between alcohol and violence in certain areas in the city of Chicago. Received IRB certification and was responsible for gathering initial data and canvasing initial research areas. I have strong written and verbal communication skills combined with enthusiasm for collaborating and learning. I love to thrive in a challenging culture and am eager to apply intuitive understanding, conceptual knowledge and various other skills attained through my personal experience. I believe that teamwork will always make the dream work and that empathy and great attitude will produce great outcomes. Presently, I am wrapping up the Admissions process for Law School to be attending in the fall of 2015. I love doing any and all kinds of work that present a challenge or can provide me with knowledge and experience. Looking forward, I want to live a life that is detached from any box or pre-conception of what one type of career I must do. Truth is we all can do anything that even seems impossible. That is exactly what makes me want to be here, I don’t want every day to be easy or monotonous, I want every day to be different and challenging.

    $8.99 /hr
    13 hours
    5.00
  7. Muhammad Ali

    Muhammad Ali

    Patent Drafting, patent Search, Patent filing, Aerospace Engineering

    Pakistan - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 2 - Portfolio: 4

    Registered Patent Attorney having experience pertaining to filing of patent applications, advice to clients regarding examination reports, drafting of oppositions, other general correspondences related to Business plan, Business Development, Patent and Design Registrations and attending hearings. Responsible for searching and analyzing scientific and technical documents/papers including previously published patent documents (articles/journals/gazettes) to assess the novelty of the invention. Areas of expertise; Mechanical House-ware inventions and Consumer electronics Electronics and Electrical Nanotechnology Software and Internet Technology Mobile and Wireless Technology

    $15.00 /hr
    119 hours
    4.63
  8. Jolie anreena S.

    Jolie anreena S.

    CSR|VA|Data Entry|Web Researcher| Admin Assitant| Data Miner

    Philippines - Last active: 25 days ago - Tests: 5 - Portfolio: 3

    My priority is to serve and provide quality service and output to all my future clients. I am a responsible, honest and open minded person. I want to assure that every cent spent on my services is all worth it. I previously worked as a customer service and technical support representative (voice) at Etelecare Global Solutions. Also, I worked as a Banking Support Specialist for a bank based in the US. The Key strengths to which I have gained through years of experience are the following: • I have well-developed written and oral communication skills that may come handy, • active listening skills • analysis on immediate problem solving • providing on hand solutions • being a team player • grace under pressure in handling irate clients • computer literacy • clerical work • accounting • willing to improve and a fast learner • payroll handling • email handling I am looking for a Long term Job where i can use my Skills in Email Support, research, data entry, analysis, transcription, Virtual Assistant and customer service. Please feel free to check on my portfolio for previous work samples.

    $4.00 /hr
    646 hours
    4.41
  9. Mazharul Islam

    Mazharul Islam

    Professional Lead Generator, LinkedIn, Web Researcher and CRM Expert

    Bangladesh - Last active: 8 days ago - Tests: 4 - Portfolio: 8

    If you expect the best then you need to hire the best and I feel that describes me. To obtain a responsible and challenging position where I can maximize employer satisfaction. I am proud to showcase my skills in ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT, WEB RESEARCH, DATA ENTRY, LEAD GENERATION, LINKEDIN, CUSTOMER SUPPORT. I am eager to learn new skills and take on new challenges, and provide my clients realistic production delivery dates I want to establish a good working relationship with all buyers and also to my co-providers. As a provider, I am very committed to providing fast and quality turn around and look forward to having a long professional relationship with my clients/buyer. I take pride in my work and deliver tailored services to meet all the clients needs and specifications. Summary of Experience: --------------------------------------- ==>Technical Support Specialist Remote support/ linktrust.com/ cpatank.com/ blameads.com/ check broken links etc. ==> Web Research General research/ Market research/ Internet research/ Medical research etc. ==> Software Expertise MS Word / Excel / Access / Outlook / PowerPoint / Publisher / Adobe Photoshop / Illustrator/ Geo Edge/ Dropbox ==> Marketing Constant Contact strategies and designs/ Mailchimp design/ Social media Marketing/ Facebook marketing/ Email marketing etc. ==> Others --Restaurant --Real Estate --Yelp --Yellowpage --Google docs --Crm --Photography --Youtube --Google apps --Google Adwords --HTML --Web scraping, etc. I am looking to use these skills to grow my experience and knowledge. I am most interested in solving "unsolvable" problems, and implementing solutions that are usually considered outside of the box.

    $3.33 /hr
    2,249 hours
    4.91
  10. Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Konrad Stephen Ibabao

    Experienced Technical Support in Linksys and AT&T Uverse Services

    Philippines - Last active: 23 hours ago - Tests: 3 - Portfolio: 3

    I am a Registered Nurse based in the Philippines. I have been working as a nurse for almost two years and within that time I have become proficient in the health care setting. I also worked as a Tech support representative in a Call Center. My skills consist of, PC troubleshooting, Data Entry, Techinical Support for Linksys and AT&T, Networking Routers, and Internet based problems.

    $5.00 /hr
    974 hours
    0.00