Employing America: AOL Jobs Week Resume Contest Winners

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Congratulations to the next group of AOL Jobs Week Resume contest winners. This first group of 12 job seekers were hand-selected by AOL Jobs career experts.

Each winner will have their resume featured on AOL.com for millions of prospective employers to see.

So, if you are hiring or know someone who is, please take a moment to review the candidates below. Contact information is provided on their resumes.

Winners will also receive a customized About.Me page to manage their online identity and aid them in their search for the perfect career.

AOL's CEO, Tim Armstrong, even created an About.Me page with a message to AOL readers. Check it out!

Together we can get America employed!







Betty Sheehan

Location: Somers, Conn.

Industry/Job: Health Care/Office manager

Time Unemployed: 7 months

I have been in health care for 19 years. In the years I have only had two employers, so I am a loyal employee. A happy employee is an inspiration for any office. The first person they see must have the personality to do the job RIGHT. The office manager must be able to solve all office issues with personnel and patients. Respect everyone for what they do -- that is how you start the base and it grows from there.




Richard Morgan

Location: Atlanta, Ga.

Industry/Job: Consumer Packaged Goods/Sales, Business Development

Time Unemployed: 15 months

Results-oriented sales executive with more than 12 years experience in the consumer products industry. Adept at identifying and capitalizing on growth opportunities through proper due diligence, product presentations, brand development, mentoring/leadership, highly developed client relationship skills, and the ability to work well within collaborative settings.




Paulette Long

Location: Douglasville, Ga.

Industry/Job: Finance/Marketing

Time Unemployed: 2 years

Seasoned marketing professional with 15 years of marketing management experience. I have a reputation for quality work, as well as delivering on time and within budget. Through a cohesive team approach, I meet corporate training, marketing, sales and customer relations objectives, resulting in increased market share and profitability.




Constance Giardina

Location: Binghamton, N.Y.

Industry/Job: Elementary & Special Education teacher

Time Unemployed: 3 months

I have always taken part in any professional development opportunities that have been offered to me. I feel that when I take part in these opportunities I continue to grow as a professional educator. I believe I bring creativity, talent and experience, which will enrich your program and help make it one where children can grow, learn and prosper.




Philip Ward

Location: Bisbee, Ariz.

Industry/Job: Master Mechanic

Time Unemployed: 31 months

The only thing that I can't do with a motor-vehicle is make it dance.




Shannon McKinney

Location: Chicago, Ill.

Industry/Job: Hospitality/Sales; Event Manager; Hotel Operations

Time Unemployed: 6 months

With years of sales/event and operations experience, I am still passionate about making an impact in the role I obtain. I have achieved my sales goals in my past positions and have always been acknowledged by my leaders for my excellent client relationships. My core values of under-promise/over-deliver and quick follow-up have always helped me overcome challenging situations.




Richard Yee

Location: Chicago, Ill.

Industry/Job: Telecommunications/IT

Time Unemployed: 3 months

Business-savvy information technology professional, offering valued combination of technical expertise and financial discipline, with a track record of meeting/exceeding performance metrics. Strengths: strategic planning, contract negotiation, complex project management, business development, problem resolution and employee motivation.




Cindy Rowse

Location: E. Atlantic Beach, N.Y.

Industry/Job: Digital Media Professional

Time Unemployed: 8 months

I have an MA in Communications and over 10 years experience integrating digital media into web-based platforms as both a freelance professional and as an employee for a large non-profit organization. I have an exceptional ability to conceptualize and execute creative treatments for a variety of media types and audiences, as well as proven experience as a writer, web designer and editor. My professional goal is to expertly and creatively communicate any given message through the New Media.




Jacinta Cobb

Location:Columbia, S.C.

Industry/Job: Direct Sales/Mentor

Time Unemployed: 0 months

I'm at the point in my life where I'd like to just have ONE full-time job instead of 2 or 3 part times. I have experience in several different job fields from administrative/office clerk to animal shelter and makeup counters. I believe that these experiences have resulted in me being a well-rounded individual! I'm a hard worker, outgoing, and can be a leader or a follower, a team player or fly solo!




Ken Warner

Location: Las Vegas, Nev.

Industry/Job: Construction/Project Manager

Time Unemployed: 7 months

I have worked as both a supervisor and a project manager on projects involving multi-story office buildings and multi-family living communities. I have worked with projects ranging from $2 million to $150 million in construction costs. I work well with all persons involved, beginning with the design team, architects, engineers, trades and owner relations. I stand firm in my beliefs, but I am also a very good listener. I strive to learn as much as possible each day.




Kim Koslovic

Location: North Olmsted, Ohio

Industry/Job: Executive/Administrative Assistant

Time Unemployed: 4 months

I have a combined 20 years experience in the business world encompassing diverse skills within an administrative, sales, marketing, customer service and employee relations environment. In the past two and a half years, I have been downsized three times and it pains me to show such irregular work history on my resume as I have always had longevity in my positions. The "title" I seek does not matter to me so much as being given the opportunity to be productive, learn, grow and be a part of a team. I pride myself on being a quick learner, flexible, hardworking, a team player and dependable.




Zakiya Pope

Location: New York, N.Y

Industry/Job: Marketing/Product development

Time Unemployed: 0 months

As a dedicated results-driven communication professional, I have experience managing/pitching high profile brands as well as non-profit organizations. I'm seeking a challenging career with a company that values results and emphasizes teamwork.




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