Becky Washington

Becky Washington

Summary

I love my role helping launch the careers of Community College students.As a Certified Professional Resume Writer, I enjoy helping people look good on paper and online by helping them to make the most of their background while being honest and positive. I am hungry for information about the labor market and employment trends. I pay attention to issues around the impact of technology on jobs, social media for job search, professional development and career paths.My seminars include: "Brand or Be Branded: Social Media for Job Search", "Labor Market", "Resume" and "Interviewing."I teach "Scholarship Dollars for College", "Career Exploration Cooperative Education" and "Career Exploration Seminar."I am interested in applications of positive psychology, the research into Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi and labor market economics.My passion is anything that helps people thrive in their work.

Specialties

Certified Professional Resume Writer, PARW (Professional Association of Resume Writers)

Work History

Work History
Jan 2006 - Present

Instructor

Portland Community College

My courses:

CG 105 "Scholarship Dollars for College"

CG 280 "Coopertive Education"

Aug 2005 - Present

Career Services Coordinator

Portland Community College

I am responsible for the Student Employment and Cooperative Education Services as well as the Career Center at Portland Community College's Cascade Campus.

Jul 1999 - Aug 2004

Career Specialist

Portland Community College

I worked with dislocated workers and job seekers under the Workforce Investment Act.

Apr 1998 - Jun 1999

Contract Liaison

worksystems, inc.
Jul 1997 - Jan 1998

International Student Advisor

Portland Community College
Jan 1996 - Jun 1997

Trainer/Instructional Support Steps to Success

Portland Community College

Education

Education

1993 - 1995

MPA

1981 - 1985

BA