Yesterday, I was at a career fair. When talking to company reps, it is helpful to have a short introduction speech. Here is what I had to say when asked, "Tell me about yourself".
Hello, my name is Keith Kemp. My target area for my job search is Appleton and Fox Cities. I would like to work with a small to medium sized, privately owned company, which has $10-50 million in sales.
The jobs that I am exploring are Business Manager, Contract Management, and Technical Services. I am administrative in nature and have a Bachelors in Business Administration. I like to process my work efficiently and keep everything up-to-date. My preference is to work behind the scenes and keep out of the spot light. I am comfortable on the computer but also need to move around some and be active. I enjoy meeting new people, learning new things, and travel. I also like to have a certain amount of routine and predictability so I can improve incrementally.
In the past, I worked as an Inside Sales Rep selling Cisco hardware and services. I was at CDW for a short time and Convergys for 6.5 years. CDW was a Chicago based company and I quickly realized that they weren’t my people. While at Convergys, I was Inside Service Sales Representative of the year. There were about 100 people on the program at the time and I won the award by consistently hitting my numbers. Convergys was a good experience but I don’t want to go back to a call center environment. Soft sales would be acceptable as I like the opportunity to earn incentives.
I have organizational skills, computer skills, problem solving skills, creative thinking, and effective communication as well as interpersonal skills. I am available immediately.