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Sep 2011Jun 2012

Recruiting Representative


Insperity is a human resources company that offers a variety of HR and business solutions designed to help improve each client's business performance. As a Recruiting Representative working alongside a team of Recruiting Specialists, I contacted job seekers and attempted to match them with the requirements and responsibilities for a given position.

Most recently I worked with the Selected Services team, writing engaging ads intended for internet publication on major job sites such as CareerBuilder, Monster, and Dice. I was also responsible for 50% of the blog content from my team.

Oct 2009Dec 2011

Administrative Assistant

The Caramel Candy Company

Managed front office

Handled phone calls to direct questions, complaints, and praises

Took customer orders for gourmet caramel and fudge over phone or via email

Created marketing items such as brochures,flyers, signage, business cards and a billboard

Handled social media offering

Did various small projects with company owners

Jun 2009Oct 2011

Lead Kindergarten Teacher

Sugar Land Baptist Church

Responsible for conducting class with 8-15 kindergarteners Sunday mornings, including stories, snack, craft/coloring, free-play, and recess.

Jun 2011Sep 2011

Sales Associate

Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts

Handled transactions at POS

Provided excellent customer service

Assisted as necessary at in-store fabric cutting counter

Assisted as necessary in store re-stock, clean-up, and other closing procedures

Jan 2011May 2011

Drama Dept. Administrative Asst

The University of St. Thomas

Student position

Handled phone to direct questions and callers, take reservations for our upcoming theatrical productions

Assisted department head as necessary in preparation for class or general office work


Jan 2010May 2011

Bachelor of Arts - with Honors

University of St. Thomas

Final GPA: 3.4 / 4.0


Computer & Social Media
  Facebook: Pages, Applications, Messenger, Photos, Events Twitter: Hootsuite Other Networks: LinkedIn, Google+, Social Toaster, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Yelp Photos: Shutterfly, Vistapress Blogging: WordPress, Tumblr, Microsoft Office:  proficient with Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Publisher QuickBooks - used 2009-2011 for invoicing clients Recruiting System: HR Smart VisualCV Mac (OSX) and PC proficient   Websites Follow me on Twitter! - @Ashley_E_Parker    
I have been writing independently since I was in elementary school, and have only within the last 5 years used that skill and passion as part of my job.    At a previous position I utilized this skill in the creation of marketing literature for an up-and-coming gourmet candy company.  I also wrote ads for Insperity clients for use on job sites such as CareerBuilder,, Craigslist, and Monster (to name only a few!) and was responsible for generating 50% of the blog content from my team.   I am in process of writing a stage play, an excerpt from which I presented at University of St. Thomas Undergraduate Research Day in Spring 2011.   Publications Assisian Sky (pg5) - Spring 2009 - Univ. of Dallas Forum Romanum - Nurses Week 2012 - 05/10/12 - InsperityCareers Facebook Note - How To Get A Job When a Royal Princess - 05/10/12- Undercover Recruiter - - Houston blogger -


"The page is still. The page waits for you to calm down. The page holds that blurry thought while you squint at the edges, holds it until you know just how to laminate that event/emotion/entity with words and punctuation. The page can wait for hundreds of years to be read, so it’s not too much to ask that an author takes the time to write it right, instead of just right now." - Dana, RwV (emphasis mine)


  • Up-and-coming writer with passion for the written word
  • Passionate about making a true connection with readers
  • Consistently recognized as a talented "graceful" writer
  • Thrives in creative, independent environment
  • Excellent Computer and Social Media skills
  • Excellent Organizational and administrative skills


I am extremely interested in Theatre, Performing, and Writing / Editing / Publishing / Being Published.

I have been involved with or appeared in many theatrical productions, including You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Boys Next Door,  The Music Man, Our Town, Richard III, Oliver!, Steel Magnolias, All Shook Up, Little Women: The Musical, An Ideal Husband, Macbeth, Bon Appetit: A New Opera, and Charlotte's Web.