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Professional Cover Letter

December 28, 2010 Comments off

Dear Hiring Manager,


Bachelor’s degree

Development experience

Proficient in MS Office Suite 2007

Organized, detail oriented professional

Volunteer experience in diverse environments

Excellent verbal and written communication skills


Currently, my schedule is flexible because I am a part-time student.  As a former Sales Marketing Representative at Peralta Service Corporation, I produced, publicized and positioned promotional material to increase visibility.  Through photographs and surveys, I documented progress on projects.  Not only did I write, create and send thank you letters and cards, I managed indirect and direct communication to existing and prospective customers.  In addition to attending and keeping records of city and community meetings, I researched target markets, approached new customers, assisted with preparation for special events; scheduled appointments and facilitated team presentations.  With the Amandela Project, I contributed to the development of grant proposals as the Graphic Artist/Community Liaison.  My duties at University Relations included collecting and distributing mail; putting checks into the donor database and generating reports. 


To discuss my qualifications and the details of the position, please call me at 510-649-7342.  I look forward to hearing from you and scheduling an interview.  Thank you for time.


Happy New Years!

Categories: Resume

Professional Resume

December 28, 2010 Comments off

J Naima Barber

PO Box 5722

Berkeley, CA  94705



Administration/ Graphic Design / Customer Service/Development

With creativity, computer literacy and compassion, I am committed to improve the quality of life of others through dedication and clerical support.  In appreciation of diversity, I enriched communication through active listening, research, documentation and respect.  With Administrative (10+ years), Design (2+ years), Customer Service/Development (2 years) experience, my objective is to become a part-time employee.



Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Proven ability to prioritize, multi-tasks and meet deadlines

Motivated, detail-oriented, and work well in a team or individually


Professional Experience

Computer Skill/Graphic Design

Proficiently used both PC and Macintosh for document creation with MS Office Suite 2007 and others software programs.

Implemented and managed bar code system; photographed and organized art images for Power Point Presentations.


Established marketing mix to sustain relationships with current and potential customers.

Initiated graphic design upgrade which enhanced efficiency; decreased marketing expense and increased visibility.

Operated cash registers, balanced drawers, increased profitability and productivity.

Customer Service/Development

Advised customers about product selection and increased customer satisfaction.

Increased proposal acceptance by facilitated team presentations and demonstrations.

Assisted in the completion of city licensing process in order to bid on government contracts.

Expanded client base by 25%; distributed literature, researched target markets; collected and input clients’ information.

Solicited prospective and current customers through direct and indirect communications.



Peralta Colleges

Career Development, 8/2007 – present

CSU East Bay

Project Management, 6/2006

UC Berkeley

BA, Art, 12/2002


Employment History

Teacher’s Assistant: Merritt College

Oakland, CA:  2010

Family Care Assistant (Volunteer):  Alta Bates Summit Medical Center

Berkeley, CA:  2009-2010

Front Desk/Caseworker (Volunteer):  Red Cross

Oakland, CA:  2009 – 2010

Desktop Publisher:  Naima

Berkeley, CA:  2005 – 2008

Sales Associate:  Michaels Art Store

Emeryville, CA:  2004 – 2005

Sales Marketing Representative:  Peralta Service Corporation

Oakland: CA:  2003 – 2004

Administrative Assistant (Volunteer):  Oakland Museum of California

Oakland, CA:  2003 – 2004

Categories: Resume


December 28, 2010 Comments off


revised ©2000 by j barber
i stand
foot tapping
poetic mapping
nervous waiting
thoughts sketching
while emotions evolve
i just cant put my finger
on it
sight touched by sound
concrete and steel
streaming into
blood and flesh
hard to death
jazz on
the downbeat of a heel
on the city street
i start my praying pace
my heart is screaming
so what and my favorite things
while miles blows seven steps from the A train and
John forces giant leaps out of the Blue train
i wait for
the freedom train
going my way
out of town
out bounds beyonds
sirens and mules
searching for
sweet black wrapped in indigo silk
cruising time
on my mind
bellowing change
boon tonight is right for flight
at moon’s height
loose sight
of my plight
crushing blight
i think
i might bathe in moonlight
survey my savage hymn as
i blush and grin


December 28, 2010 4 comments

blossoming blessings that sway sanity to sanctuary

showers stream down floating on bellowing breezes

teases temptations that yearn for romantic releases

fantasies and flirtations memories in mind played off reel and ceases

tranquilly transformed by His touch gratitude to God for grace and glory

Categories: poetry
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