Rae-Lynn Hickerson

Rae-Lynn Hickerson

"Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence." - Helen Keller

Introduction

Welcome to my ePortfolio. Included in this you’ll find my goals,  skills, and experiences.


Mission, Vision and Values

Mission – I am committed to helping people better their lives, by providing a higher quality of life. Throughout my life I’ve always felt privileged to be in the position I am, so I would like to use my resources to help others.

Vision – I want to enhance the lives of people in communities around the world.

Values – My core values are ambition, accountability, compassion, and curiosity.

Goals

My goals are as follows:

Short Term

  • Complete my diploma
  • Obtain a career in my chosen field
  • Increase my fitness level

Long Term

  • Spend time travelling and immersing myself in other cultures
  • Learn a second language (German)
  • Buy a home

Education

Education
Jan 2014 - Dec 2015

Criminal Justice Policing Diploma

Lethbridge College
  • Developed solid foundation in criminal and procedural law
  • Obtained in-depth knowledge of the criminal justice system
  • Acquired the right tools for healthy lifestyle and fitness
Sep 2009 - Jul 2010

Hairstyling Diploma

College of the Rockies
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

Diploma

Mount Baker Secondary School

Work History

Work History
Jul 2014 - Aug 2014

Worker in Summer Program for kids with disabilites

Elk Valley Society for Community Living
  • Caring for the children at all times
  • Setting up daily activities for the summer
  • Maintaining relations with parents to better support children
Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Server

The Royal Canadian Legion
  • Tending to customers’ needs
  • Maintaining stock and cleanliness of establishment
  • Working the bar independently
Jan 2011 - Jan 2013

Full-Time to Assistant Manager

Warehoue One the Jean Store
  • Merchandising and marketing the store
  • Managing and keeping track of daily tasks
  • Managing staffing and keeping in contact with head
Jan 2009 - Jan 2011

Server/Hostess

Heritage Inn
  • Assessing situations to keep customers happy
  • Paid attention to detail of food and look of the restaurant
  • Preparing restaurant for next employees on shift

Volunteer Experience

Youth Woman Christian Association (Y.W.C.A.) – Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

  • Helped out with security
  • Helped the men if the needed an hand walking

Lions Club – Pig & Pumpkin Festival

  • Assisted in helping kids complete activities

Social Housing In Action (S.H.I.A.) – Homeless Census

  • Helped interview and count homeless people in the city

S.H.I.A. – Project Connect

  • Assisting in cleaning up the dining room
  • Made sure guests checked into registration

Organized and Coordinated Human Trafficking Awareness Event

  • Communicating and working with partnerships to host event
  • Brought in speakers to give information
  • Presented to audience 
  • Raising money for human trafficking

Various other school events

Skills and Attributes

Skills

Hardworking

I am a very hardworking individual. I put forth my full effort into every project I do. In my previous employment my management recognized how much my selling stats were up in comparison to other staff. I made sure I kept up my selling abilities, as well as taking on other tasks that needed to be complete. I did this, so when the opportunity arose for a raise to Assistant Manager I was ready to take on the extra responsibility. I took the position in stride, and completed my job well, while taking on extra things that the manager needed help with.

Adapting to Situations

I have a great ability to adapt to new situations. From high school until now I have almost always had some kind of job. They all have been very different, so I had to learn quickly to be the most successful at the new job. Also, I lived in Norman Wells North West Territories, so that meant living in a very isolated community. I come from a fairly small city, but living up there is like living in a whole new world. This helped me learn to live without the amenities most people take for granted.

Energetic

In my personal experiences I have found that I must enter situations with optimism and energy. At times school can get very stressful. Teachers intentionally do this, so that students can be prepared to enter into the field, and deal with situations that are just as stressful, if not more. During the times when I have had at least 2 essays, 2 exams, and more projects due, I maintained my high energy in order to complete these tasks. My high energy has allowed me to study and keep my grades up where I want them to be.

Trustworthy

Based on my past experiences I know that I am a very trustworthy person. At my previous job in a retail clothing store, the management entrusted me with a large lump sum of money. This time was on Boxing Day (retails busiest day of the year), so the team needed my help to count all the money. Management sent me to the back to count the money by myself, because they knew they could trust me with it. Once I finished counting it correctly I brought the money out, and gave it to the management team.

Interests

  • Dancing
  • Working out
  • Snowboarding
  • Spending time with family

Certificates and Accomplishments

References