March 9, 2011

My resume

Introduction post

Hi everyone,

I was recently laid off and this web address is on my business cards, so I think it might be a good idea to post my resume here. Needless to say, if anyone knows of an opening for which I am qualified, please let me know!

Chicago, Illinois 60642

Julia 372 at gee mail

5 years experience with medical research and regulatory, plus experience in insurance and accounting. Especially good with administration, research, details and analysis.


Executive Assistant/Bookkeeper at Clinical Device Group - full-time February 2006 – February 2011
- Internet research involving medical studies, medical devices, and FDA regulations for client or company projects
- Accounting support with QuickBooks in which I streamlined the monthly reconciliation process, cutting time spent by more than 50%, and developed a report showing credit card fees as a percentage of sales
- Administered registrations for web conference events and made sure customers had the information they needed to log in
- Maintained data in customer database and issued data reports
- Obtained, scanned and formatted medical device Federal Register preambles for publication
- Transcribed web meetings from recordings
- Business correspondence
- Shipping of customer orders, both domestic and international
- Tracked and ordered office supplies

Temporary Administrative and Customer Service - full-time temporary June 2005 – January 2006
- Long-term assignment with Manpower providing back-office accounting support at an insurance company where I researched and entered payments
- Registered convention attendees at McCormick Place for Front Office Staffing

LEAP Consultant with Signet Diagnostics July 2004 – June 2005
- Found and enrolled Chicago doctors in the LEAP Disease Management Program for patients with immune sensitivity to foods (non-IgE allergy)
- Trained and supported them in implementing the program
- Got three doctors up and running in this program

Claims Data Technical Coordinator at an insurance company – full-time March 2002 – June 2004
- Supported Claims Adjuster and our group with processing claim payments
- Designed and built an MS Access database to process and track claims activity. This enabled my group to process exponential growth in claims without hiring more staff.
- Trained and supported users of my database

Temporary Administrative and Technical Support - full-time temporary 1995 – 2002
Provided long-term temporary support with various temporary agencies to Chicago companies.
- Administrative support
- Word processing
- Spreadsheets and charts
- Data entry
- Travel arrangements
- Coordinated installation and distribution of computers and other equipment


MS Office 2007 and 2003
Internet Explorer and FireFox
MS Access
Adobe Acrobat


I took Spanish lessons in 2009 and I’ve also been in a Language Exchange program. I’m an assistant organizer of the MeetUp Chicago Spanish Language Club.

- 13.70 continuing education credits in medical device industry courses provided by Clinical Device Group.
- Beginning and advanced courses in QuickBooks.

College credit hours at Chicago City Colleges and DeVry Institute
- 37 hours in Math,
- 40 hours in Science,
- 10 hours in Business,
- 13 hours in Liberal Arts.

Certified Microsoft Office Specialist
- Word
- Excel
- Access


I co-authored the article "Exploring 30 Years of Preambles" with Nancy J. Stark in the MD&DI 30th Anniversary Issue. June 2009, Vol. 31, No. 6, page 58.

I launched an informative web site about allergies at