Virtual Assistant with wide range of skills and strong IT background
Last active: 07/25/2014
I am skilled in IT, Customer Service, Web Research, and Data Entry. I have a BS in Computer Information Systems, but I am not averse to working other projects that aren't IT related. I enjoy a variety of different interest and therefore a variety of skill sets. I have 10+ years of experience in MS Office Suite and all its applications, as well as 10 years of experience in social media. My IT skills involve web design, some programming, maintenance and support of both WebSphere and Mainframe applications, System Analysis & Design, small project management, and data reporting/analytics. I enjoy office work and creating presentations, typing, reporting, data analysis, data entry, email correspondence, and scheduling. I also have a decent amount of experience in web research.
In the past I have worked in the IT industry for Fortune 500 companies such as State Farm Insurance and USAA. USAA was ranked "#1 Best Place to Work in IT" from 2010-2012 and #2 in 2013!
I believe that having excellent communication and time management skills is essential in the freelance and virtual workplace. I have always worked well with people, and I can easily bring individuals together on a project. Through my experience in the IT industry and at school, I had the opportunity to sharpen leadership, teamwork, and organizational talents as a leader in AITP, my honor’s society, and USAA’s new-hire professional networking group, Nexus.
I am currently building my professional reputation on ODesk, and I am looking to work in Research, Data Entry, IT, or Virtual Assistant jobs. In the future, I would like to specialize in web design. I am working towards that goal by taking a continuing education class, “Mobile and Desktop Web Developer", at Texas A&M- Corpus Christi. I hope to complete the class by the end of this year. Paired with my current background, it will ensure that I have the skills and credentials necessary to expand my career into web development.