Professional Resume

John Friscia

thejohnfriscia@gmail.com

Objective

To use my strong verbal, writing, and editorial skills in a creative capacity.

Experience

June 2014 – present Computer Aid, Inc. Harrisburg, PA

Editor in Chief

  • Oversees and schedules the entirety of the content on the CAI’s Accelerating IT Success (AITS) website and newsletters, which are seen by a growing audience of 14,000
  • Reviews all content before publication for tone, accuracy, and grammatical correctness
  • Coordinates with stakeholders across the organization to market our products through AITS
  • Maintains social media presence for AITS using Hootsuite
  • Provides copywriting for assorted Computer Aid initiatives
  • Retains all duties from previous position as Writing and Graphic Design Intern below, sans films
  • Written hundreds of articles on IT, benchmarking, consulting, supply chains, project management, and agile methodologies
  • Oversaw a transition of the AITS website from the DNN publishing platform over to WordPress
  • Built the AITS Blogging Alliance, a coalition of the best IT and project management bloggers, adding in-the-trenches commentary and further legitimacy to AITS
June 2012 – present

Author

February 2013 – June 2014 Computer Aid, Inc. Harrisburg, PA

Writing and Graphic Design Intern

  • Wrote articles for CAI’s Accelerating IT Success website and newsletters. Has been translated into German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin Chinese simplified, and Mandarin Chinese traditional
  • Designed headline, thumbnail, and marketing graphics for AITS using Adobe Photoshop
  • Learned and honed strong instincts for basic graphic design principles
  • Conceived, filmed, and acted in short comedy films for use at CAI’s Accelerating IT Success
July 2006 – August 2015 Nell’s (supermarket) Carlisle, PA; Spring Road and Walnut Bottom locations

Cashier

  • Interacted with the public, facilitated store-customer relationships
  • Honed exceptional communication skills in customer-facing interactions
  • Won the hearts of colleagues and customers both

Education

2007-2011 Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania Shippensburg, PA

B.A. in English w/ writing concentration, GPA: 3.93

  • Received Shippensburg University Scholarship for Outstanding Students, which, in spite of sounding like something I made up, actually paid for most of my education
  • Published in The Reflector literary magazine

Skills

  • Extremely competent public speaker and presenter
  • Strong communicative and persuasive skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledgeable with Microsoft Office
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Adobe Photoshop for graphic design
  • Knowledgeable in the use of Google Analytics for observing site trends
  • Competent in building websites with WordPress and DNN publishing platforms respectively
  • Very rudimentary knowledge of C#
  • Types over 120 wpm, in case you need a stenographer on short notice
  • Good at telling jokes that you might pretend to laugh at so as not to hurt his feelings