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James Hines

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James A. Hines
400 Saxon Street
Centreville, Nova Scotia
B0P 1J0

Home Phone: 1-902-582-3605
Cell Phone: 1-902-670-3605
E-Mail: JamesHinesJR@hotmail.com


Purpose:

To pursue a career that allows me to get experience, a good salary, benefits, & job advancement opportunities


Education:

Sept, 2000 to April, 2004
Centre of Geographic Sciences, (Nova Scotia Community College), Lawrencetown, Nova Scotia


- Achieved Cartography - Digital Mapping Diploma


Sept, 1992 to June, 1999
Cornwallis District High School, Canning, Nova Scotia


- Achieved High School Diploma


Qualifications:

• ArcGIS 8.3 training in ArcMap, Info, View, Catalog, & Toolbox
• CAD based training in Microstation & AutoCad
• Good interpersonal & communication skills
• Trained in CorelDraw 11, Corel Photo Paint, & Adobe illustrator with the MaPublisher extension
• Graphic design knowledge in generalization, colour manipulation, & layouts
• The organization of the geographic database
• Full project production capability including organizing specifications, proposals, & final assessments
• Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000 Professional, & Windows XP Professional
• Digitizing abilities in the Cad & ArcGIS type environments
• Microsoft 2000 based products in Word, Excel, Access, & PowerPoint presentations


Work Experience:

Sept, 2004 to Current
The Atlantic Superstore, New Minas, Nova Scotia


Currently working as a Front End Specialist organizing carts, the carrying-out of merchandise, & keeping the work station swept

Oct, 2003 to Dec, 2003
Wal Mart, New Minas, Nova Scotia


Worked as a Store Standards employee stocking of carts, carry-out of merchandise, janitorial work & the organization of merchandise for storage & display

June, 2003 to Sept, 2003
A & W Restaurant, New Minas, Nova Scotia

Worked Produce Preparation organizing products, washing dishes, making onion rings, & preparing condiments


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Furnished upon request

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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Hi guys I will be posting an updated resume within the next days showing my current level of experience. I have enjoyed freelancing when I get the projects & will continue to do so but because I average only one project every two months I am going to need to get a job.

I strongly want a GIS position due mostly to the experience, my interest in the thrill of displaying information from a table & calculating results, & the descent salary. So my problem is: word is not spreading about my operation so no one still knows who I am, my GIS experience is there but not up to the level it should be, five years out of college with only limited freelance experience.

I'm not sure what route I should take at this point, because I would hate the thought of getting something I don't care much for. However I'm thinking that the best route for me at this point should be more of a focus on the indirect approach to reach my goals. But my main question is for someone who has been fighting for five years to get into the field full time how do I get there?

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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Have you tried for government contract work? Check with your local employment agencies, they most likely staff for fed gov positions. You may end up working as a data monkey plugging numbers into a geodatabase, but it's a start!

Also, if you have worked any major contracts over the past few years, put them on your resume! It will show some relevant experience, and may help you get your foot in the door.

Cartography jobs are few and far between, but with your GIS knowledge, you should be able to find something.
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James Hines

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Have you tried for government contract work? Check with your local employment agencies, they most likely staff for fed gov positions. You may end up working as a data monkey plugging numbers into a geodatabase, but it's a start!

Also, if you have worked any major contracts over the past few years, put them on your resume! It will show some relevant experience, and may help you get your foot in the door.

Cartography jobs are few and far between, but with your GIS knowledge, you should be able to find something.


Thanks for the advice Greg. I may have some questions for you within the next day or two.

"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."


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I forgot a while ago to post my resume: (it's a PDF since I can not upload a Microsoft document)

Rate now I'm preparing a cover letter, & find that the nature of that beast seems to be always that writers block. The one I'm currently preparing is for two positions, a local CAD operator position & a temp position in Halifax asking for a Cartographer.

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"There is much beauty that we fail to see through our own eyes teeming with life forms that give us that perception of our reality.  Leaves on the trees blowing gently in the wind, or scarily, the waves pounding through high surf, or lightly on a warm summer’s day; that opportunity to sit or swim in the water on a white beach.   That comfort to shout, “The universal conscious do you hear me?  I am alive, guide me dear logos towards the path of rightnesses.”  Earned what has been kept, no longer to be absorbed into a life filled with cold damn winds and  that stubborn fog clouding  my vision with nothing but darkness."





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