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The nice people at ATH directed me over here, so here I am. I am embarking on my first job hunt in a long time. Last time I did this I was a college senior. Plus I'm trying to make a slight career change too. Fun, no?

The job I want:
Project Manager - responsible for managing, monitoring and coordinating projects. Keep the cross-functional launch team on target. Work with Developers, Product Management, QA, and other internal teams and external parties to complete projects.

My current resume (with parts that I think I should probably remove in italics, and brackets around details removed for privacy purposes):

[My Name]
[My Address]
[My cell phone number and home phone number]


Stanford University
June [graduation year] B.S. Science, Technology, and Society with emphases in math and computer science

[Southern CA High School]
June [graduation year] Valedictorian, National Merit Scholar, editor-in-chief of yearbook, California Scholarship Federation member and officer, 4.33/4.0 weighted GPA, 4.0/4.0 unweighted GPA (but then with just yearbook listed, that looks sad and weird)


[Current company]
[month] 2005 - current
Manager, Quality Assurance
Manage two direct reports and work with QA personnel in India; determine schedule; review test plans; run bug meetings; attend and provide input at project kick-off meetings and specification reviews; communicate with other groups as necessary to schedule and execute frequent releases; involved in all phases of product development

QA Department, [My last company what sold me to the current company]
July [college grad year] – [month] 2005
QA engineer: Review site content (copy edit); write and execute test plans; write scripts using SILK to test basic functionality; work closely with developers, design, systems, marketing, and customer support; perform interviews; train all new hires in the QA department on tools and procedures; mentor new employees, [company created annual] Award, 2001

QA Lead/Manager: Assign functionality to QA team members; run daily meetings with product management and development leads to assess readiness for code freeze; run showstopper meetings; assign bugs to developers; approve label requests; put together several company-wide test days for large new projects being rolled out; manage up to 3 QA engineers

QA Intern, Intuit
Summer [year while I was in college]
Perform frequent benchmark tests for performance; black box testing of basic Quicken functionality

Night Assistant, Stanford Conference Services
Summer [same year as above]
Stay in a dorm and remain available to aid conference attendees if they became locked out of their rooms; work in the conference office every week doing data entry and other tasks as necessary; check-in conference attendees

Financial Manager, [self-op row house]
Spring Quarter [sophomore year] – Winter Quarter [junior year]
Budget for food, chef's salary and social events for each quarter; set board bill amount; keep records of house spending; write checks; participate in other aspects of house management

Other related work:
ACM SIGCHI conference paper reviewer: late breaking results in 1999, papers for 2000, posters for 2001, papers in 2002
Focus group: recruited focus group members, observed focus group, wrote report to funding agency for SoundVision Productions - the DNA files
Persuasive Technology Lab: former lab member, reviewed [book] pre-publication

So, suggestions?

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