Re: Please mold me!


Hi Mike,
Sorry for the delay.  Been working like crazy to get my thesis proposal in before its deadline.
Ok, me in a nutshell:  35 years old.  Bachelor’s in Spanish from Gonzaga Univ.  One step away from a Master’s in Sustainable Development from School for International Training.  Three years working as a Program Asst. with Int’l Students at G.U.  Three years teaching English in Japan.  Three years as a Peace Corps volunteer, working at a youth center in Cape Verde.  Short time teaching Spanish at a charter school in Austin. And currently running my own Spanish Interpreting business in Boise.
I have visited over fifty countries; lived in four continental regions; experienced and enjoyed living with next-to-nothing; and thrive in a small community setting.
While I’m not a computer programmer by any means, I consider myself above average in MS Office applications — including Excel.  In fact, I taught Word and Excel courses in the Peace Corps.
My plan is to apply for every job that’s available and that doesn’t require certain liscenses or certificates.  I may not have the experience they are looking for, but I’m a fairly sharp guy and am easily trained.  If you have any suggestions of what I might be best qualified for, I’d enjoy getting your insight.
I will be going to the job fair in April.  Do you recommend applying for jobs over the internet before attending the fair; or should I wait until that day to apply?  Also, do you know if they are looking for a specific type of resume?  Any guidence that you — or anyone else! — could offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for all the help.  It’s great to see that you enjoy the experience so much that you’re willing to help others in their efforts to join you.
Thanks again,
Michael R.