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Work experience

Jun 2007Present

Real Estate Agent/Marketing Manager

Catalina Realtors, Inc.

•Collaborate with owners, including holding open houses for current listings. •Communicate daily with potential clients about the unique market on Catalina. •Design copy and visual elements for agency’s print ads, brochures, and flyers. •Responsible for updating agency’s website and social networking outlets.

Apr 2009Oct 2009

Marketing Assistant

Ranker, LLC

•Carried out viral marketing, link building, and social media management to illicit user interest in start-up website. •Tested beta versions of website and offered opinions regarding development. •Compiled aggregate information for the content of the site. •Managed administrative tasks, such as: answering phones, filing, office inventory, monthly financials etc.

Jan 2007Jun 2007

Human Resources Asst.

UCLA Live

•Assisted Human Resources Manager for non-profit organization. •Entered sensitive employee data, working hours, and jobs completed. •Handled administrative tasks, such as: answering phones, faxing, mail, and filing.

Jan 2006Dec 2006

Branch Manager

College Works Painting

•Launched small business painting the exteriors of houses in Palos Verdes, Ca. •Grossed < $93,000 in a three-month span. •Developed and executed direct marketing strategies, including: cold calling, on-the-spot estimates, flyers, etc. •Responsible for all sales and jobs booked. Administered estimates and sold clients our services. •Oversaw employees. Reviewed potential employees, and conducted interviews. Produced daily cost/budget analysis to optimize budgets and maintain job deadlines. •Facilitated daily managerial duties, such as: handling customer concerns, mentoring employees, purchasing necessary equipment and materials, and retrieving payments.

Education

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Pantea Tahbaz

College Works Painting gives students the opportunity to run a small business throughout the spring and summer months. Chelsea’s sales season ran from February to mid June. She was expected to market her business, complete estimates for clients, sell painting projects to homeowners, maintain contact with clients, prepare for production, and make excellent grades while attending UCLA. Not only did Chelsea learn quickly to market her business, but she found her most optimum markets and expanded from solo door-to-door marketing to running a highly specialized marketing team. This initiative was able to fuel the needs of her business as she closed out this season with nearly $100,000 in revenue, in the top 5% of Central California division, and became the #1 female Branch Operator in the state of California.

College Works Painting Branch Operators are expected to begin managing job sites immediately after the school quarter ends in June. This happens to be the same week finals are held to end the term of the school year. Under extreme pressure from her professors and her work supervisors, Chelsea not only started production on time, flawlessly, but also performed well on her finals. From June to September, she hired multiple crews of painters, sub-contracted wood repairs, completed paint jobs in a timely manner, met and exceeded client expectations, budgeted projects, managed expenses, generated profit, and continued growing her business by extending her sales season.

Chelsea was an absolute pleasure to work with, being the most autonomous and pro-active branch manager in the state. Her competitive nature and drive for excellence was exemplified in the business she conducted, as evidenced by the high level of satisfaction of each of her clients.

Objective

Obtain a position in the field of communications. Specifically marketing that emphasizes new media strategies, market research, or public relations.

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Interest

Playing basketball, watching the Lakers, volleyball, softball, swimming, the beach, riding my beach cruiser, spending time with friends, watching bad movies, and relaxing.

Certifications

Aug 2007Present

Real Estate License

State of CA-Deptartment of Real Estate