Ron C.

Location:

Tacoma, WA

Member since:

August 12, 2013

In what career field are you?

The field of natural resources during several years of my career. During that time, I developed expertise in design and implementation of quality assurance and control, resource characterization, database management, data compilation, analysis and publication, instrumentation, training and leadership.

What kind of job are you looking for?

My recent degree in database technology will be valuable in almost any setting that would benefit from analysis or a presence on the Web. In my ideal world, I'd like a job contributing to the conservation of our fresh water and all natural resources. Millions suffer from polluted or inadequate water resources.

When was the last time you conducted a big job search? What part do you dread most? Got any horror stories to share from past experiences?

I am in the midst of the 'biggest job search'. I comb job boards every day and yes, I do have horror stories. I'd prefer to talk about 'now' and avoid any future horror stories.

What about favorite job-hunting tricks? Or favorite job-hunting books/websites?

I learned today (thanks, Andy) that I need to pick one goal/job, and address how my experience and education has prepared me to do this job.

What do you hope to get out of Job Club?

I want to meet fellow Tacomans. I'd like to learn some little clues to open the door to my next career opportunity. I'd also like to share my experiences with the group and hope that something I share will allow someone else to find what they are looking for.

Introduction

Most recently, I earned an associates degree studying database technology at Bates Technical College. Prior to that, I worked at Weyerhaeuser as a seedling research investigator and a water resource technician with US Geological Survey.

What Ron C. is saying about this Meetup Group

I learn something new at each meeting.


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