Bernie Monette

Bernie Monette

Work History

Work History
Jul 1998 - Present

Owner/Consultant/Designer

Monette Communications Consulting

I developed advertising plans, designed ads, wrote copy for print and radio, purchased media time, designed print ads, and developed websites for local businesses

Oct 1986 - Dec 2008

Supervisor

Larry Monette Construction

I began working for this company in 1986 as a carpenter's helper, worked through the ranks and in 2003 became a licensed carpenter. In 2004, I was promoted to supervisor and site manager.

I was responsible for organizing work loads and crew, estimating materials and costs associated and time allowances.

As a crew we set grades for sites for the excavation, built the foundations, framed and finished homes, and oversaw the subcontractors to completion of the project until turning the residence over to the owner.

Education

Education
Sep 2009 - Present

Public Relations Post Graduate Certificate

Cambrian College

Learned event management, speech writing, media and corporate writing, electronic publishing, communications planning, issues management, and social media marketing.

Jan 2003 - Aug 2003

Graphic and Web Design Certificate

Academy of Learning

Learned standard PC operations, Office, web design coding, macromedia suite, adobe creative suite, blog design, accounting and entrepreneurship.

Sep 1994 - May 1996

Advertising Program

Cambrian College

Learned advertising practices, media relations, media buying, graphic design, copy-writing, marketing, and advertising practices.

1996 Student Advertising Competition in Edmonton for Mark's Work Warehouse, Vancouver. 

Skills

Skills

Computer software and technical aptitude

I have been employing the idea of continuous learning to my computer skills. I have kept my proficiency in office suite active since 97, and have been adding creative graphic software skills every year since.

Bilingual

My primary language is English, but I am skilled in conversational French, including providing French customer service and technical support for HP computers in 2007.

trouble shooter/problem solver

I have been a problem solver since before I began my work career. It has come in handy in construction, school and in attracting business to myself while doing communications consulting and photography. I consider myself extremely proficient at being a problem solver.