Siren Watcher

Siren Watcher Researcher Writer - CV Resume

CV Resume

CV Resume

Siren Watcher Researcher Writer - CV Resume

Current Experience

English Teacher

Education Professional

2022 – Present

Remote

Prior Experience

English Teacher

2020 – 2022

Remote
For 2 years I worked online at DMM-Engoo developing a 4.93/5 star rating from 2730 reviews as an English Teacher. On this platform I taught over 5600 lessons to a mixture of Japanese business professionals and Asian learners from Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

English Camp Instructor

2019

Essen, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany
I taught children English in-person for a week long school camp in Germany. Playing games and teaching beginner English to young students.

English Teacher

2018-2019

Remote
Alo7 operates by pairing a native teacher with individual schools in China. Schools pairing clumps of 2-5 children with a teacher for 10 week blocks of group lessons. An example of reviews from ALO7 can be found here: http://u.pc.cd/Vg3.

English Teacher

2018

Happy Learning English / Beijing Hang Xin International Culture Exchange
Guiyang, Guizhou, China

Teaching Chinese children (aged 5-18) in person at a private language school in Guiyang, China. I held classes on afternoons and weekends with three different age groups of children; 5-8 years old, 8-10 years old, and 10-12 years old.

Freelance Photographer

2015 – Present

Remote
Over the past decade I have developed Royalty Free images whilst studying multiple professional courses.

Freelance Writer

2013 – Present

Remote

Over the last decade I have produced written content across multiple small scale websites. My roles have included feature writing and blog post copywriting content. I have also managed and created content for business pinterest accounts. Alongside creating video entertainment, utilising SEO-optimized pieces and Ahrefs keyword tracking.

Front Desk Receptionist

2013

Bankstown, New South Wales, Australia

Front Desk Receptionist and Greeter for Toll at the small Airport in Bankstown.

Retail Stock and Customer Service Clerk

2011-2012

Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Store Filler at an Office Supply Store in the Stationary department.

Head Office Receptionist - Flooring Branch

2011

Silverwater, New South Wales, Australia

Switchboard Operator and Goods Receivable Clerk for all Management staff across Australia. Maintained switchboard independently. Directed calls to each department. Developed a knowledge of store locations. Polite and courteous to all franchise head management calling the Head Office.

Answering incoming calls, remembering store managers names and store details, alongside diverting calls throughout the office. Inputting goods receivable data into SAP and Excel spreadsheets from the warehouse underneath the office.

Apprentice Baker

2010

Cherrybrook, New South Wales, Australia

I quit this employment due to travel issues not due to dissatisfaction with the role. In this position I had a rotating roster of early morning and late nights. I received block training for baking skills at Technical College.

Goods Receivable and Customer Service Clerk

2009

Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

This role consisted of store filling, goods receivable for deliveries, customer service and sales. This was the first role I learnt goods receivable.

Switchboard Operator

2008

Westmead, New South Wales, Australia

Answering phone calls at the call center for Specialist Services, which is a company that employs specialist doctors who become shareholders in the business. I had the responsibility of answering calls in a polite and professional manner. Directing calls to specific doctor’s receptionists, entering data into the house system for appointments and doctor updates, handling inquiries about pay, directing patients to their elected surgeries, making appointments, conversing directly with doctors and upheld being punctual and holding a professional appearance.

Outside Cold Sales Representative

2008

Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

In this role I learnt the extents of my sales ability, in trying to sell Green energy. I learnt skills in cold sales, how to approach people in their homes, and learnt to develop my own personal understanding on the topic of one’s belief of consent. For example, knowing the limits and extents I felt comfortable pushing for a purchase. Did this job casually as a second job whilst working for Coles Group.

POS Customer Service Assistant

Bakery Assistant

2004 – 2008

Stanhope Gardens, New South Wales, Australia

I worked in two departments and in two stores over the four years. I temporarily relocated to a new store (Rouse Hill) when it freshly opened and needed staff. Upon employment I was operating a register, handling money and processing purchases, whilst giving customer service through store knowledge. I sought to have an index of memories for all locations of items in the store. Secondary department was in the bakery. Role consisted of packing consumables, alongside producing small items like icing cakes and making donuts. Whilst in the bakery for 2 years I worked early weekend hours 5am-2pm, during my later teenage years.

Data Entry Clerk

2007

Blacktown, New South Wales, Australia

Inputting data entry and reorganised filing system. Helped to get the system get up to date from a backlog. Did this job casually as a second job whilst working for Coles Group.

Telephone Service Representative

2006

Kings Langley Pizza

Kings Langley, New South Wales, Australia

The role consisted of taking orders either through phones or in-person at the store. Spent my time learning to remember names, ingredients and recipes of all the things one could order. Did this job casually as a second job whilst working for Coles Group.

Buffet Waitress

2003

Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia

Bistro job which consisted of serving customers, handling money, and drying up.

Delivery Contractor

2000 – 2002

Castle Hill, New South Wales, Australia

Learnt to work to a schedule. Job consisted of folding hundreds of pamphlets during the week, and then delivering them on weekends.

Education

Certificate

Freelancing Foundations
Get a Remote Data Science Job
Learning Design Research
Design the Web: Creating CSS-Only Navigation Menus
User Experience for Web Design
Skills That Set Data Scientists Apart
A History of Web Typography
Designing Websites for Performance
HTML: Tables
Planning a Web Design Portfolio: Growing Your Freelance Business
Design the Web Styling a Numbered List
Design the Web: Add a Twitter Timeline

Certificate of Freelance Writing

2021

Certificate

Certificate of Teach Business English

2019

Certificate

Certificate of TESOL

2019

Certificate

Bachelor of Arts: Culture and Communication

2019

Undergraduate

Associate Diploma of Arts

2016

Undergraduate

Certificate III Home and Community Care

2011

Certificate

Diploma of Journalism

2010

Undergraduate

Certificate of Shorthand

2010

Australian Centre for Independent Journalism

Certificate

Certificate of Advanced Excel

2010

Certificate

Certificate of Intermediate Excel

2010

Certificate

High School Diploma

2006

Certificate

CERTIFICATION

Teach Business English

Issuing Organisation: ELTOnline

Credential ID: UC-6R14QNAH

Issue Date: October, 2019

Teach English as a Foreign Language

Issuing Organisation: ICOES

Credential ID: 100-101371

Issue Date: January, 2019

Skills

Soft Skills
Hard Skills

Computer Hardware
Proton and Steam
Wine Staging
WordPress

Software

Spreadsheets

Microsoft Excel
LibreOffice Calculator

Whilst at The Hills Technical College (TAFE NSW), I achieved both a Certificate of Intermediate Excel and a Certificate of Advanced Excel.

Word Processing

Microsoft Word
LibreOffice Writer

In my Word Processing unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for Microsoft Word usage. LibreOffice Writer is the open source alternative to Microsoft Word.

Presentations

Microsoft Powerpoint
LibreOffice Impress

In my Computer Studies unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for Microsoft Powerpoint usage. LibreOffice Impress is the open source alternative to Microsoft Powerpoint.

Image Editing

In my Computer Studies unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for Adobe Photoshop usage. Gimp is the open source equivalent to Photoshop.

In my Video Journalism unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for Final Cut Pro. Two open source variants I have commonly used are Kdenlive and Openshot Video Editor.

Audio Editing

In my Radio Journalism unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for Pro Tools. Audacity is a widely used open source equivalent.

Layout Format Software

In my Print Editing and Production unit at Macleay College as a part of a Diploma of Journalism, I received formal training for InDesign. This involved making magazine covers, and page layouts across different forms of media.

Operating Systems

Windows
Linux Ubuntu Distribution
Linux Pop! OS Distribution

I have a good grasp of internal structures within Windows and Linux. I have been using Linux on and off since about 2013. I understand the basic differences between the major distributions and the benefits of others like Kali, Debian, Mint, etc.

I understand BIOS and UEFI. I understand basics of command line, speciality programs like flatpack, snap, package installers, synaptic and dependencies, advanced wine use (wine staging, winetricks, winecfg, etc), etc.

Browsers

Webkit / Blink / Chromium / Gecko Browsers
Brave
Firefox
IceWeasel
Tor
Chrome
Edge

I have used a wide range of browsers over my life and am aware of some of their backend infrastructure and forking.

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