Thursday, January 03, 2008

Looking For A New Career Opportunity

Here, I offer you a brief summary of my personality, both work style and work ethic.Combined with my resume and online profile (, you will have a clear and concise portrait of the type of employee I am. Please look at the position to which I am applying and compare it to my skills, as well as my ability to learn & grow. I believe I can be a true asset to any company, team or project.

I have a friendly personality. I appreciate laughter. Friends and professional colleagues describe me as a team player, outgoing, kind, considerate, practical, confident and self-motivated. At the same time, I thrive when working in a professional environment. I am highly organized. I am able to look at projects and easily assess my role, responsibilities and timelines. I work at a pace that is above average. Most projects I work on are completed ahead of schedule. I appreciate and respect company policies (rules, regulations, guidelines and SOPs), as well as my own ability for logic and common sense. I thrive on punctuality, especially when it pertains to work, meetings and deadlines. I am a big fan of constructive criticism and encourage this type of conversation, as this leads to personal growth.

All of my jobs, regardless of the challenge, have been embraced with hard work, determination, discipline, dedication and devotion. I enjoy working and do it very well. I am very thorough about looking at all aspects of the decision-making process. So when I agree to a job or a project, I give it my all, and then some. I have never been a fair-weather employee. My most recent employment was with the International Research Center (IRC). I began working there in May of 2005, just moving back from Phoenix, Arizona. This company pursued me because they were familiar with my expertise, as I had previously worked with the owner, Dr. Alberto Yataco, for three years at Innovative Medical Research. At IRC, I was hired as a Senior Clinical Research Coordinator. Eighteen months later I was promoted to Project Manager, responsible for overseeing all psychiatric research trials (phase I-IV). In addition, I performed Q/A on various projects that my colleagues coordinated.

I enjoyed working with IRC. I especially enjoyed working with a fun, smart and professional team. However, the company was growing too fast. Restructuring of the clinical team ultimately lead to longer hours for me. It became commonplace for my schedule to range between 60 to 70 hours each week. As travel became more frequent, my personal life became smaller. I decided to leave IRC in October of 2007, seeking a position with less stress, a schedule of less than 60 hours per week, and less travel.

I am now looking for a new team, and I am hopeful it will be with you. I believe I truly have a diverse employment history that can be helpful to any company, performing any job. I am not limiting myself to the medical profession, nor to any one area of the healthcare field. While I have spent a great deal of time learning, defining and parlaying clinical research into a career, I am experienced in many areas of healthcare, working in the roles of support staff, team leader and manager. I take great pride in my work and have enjoyed my career tremendously.

At the same time, I am looking for any job where I can utilize my wide range of skills, expertise and knowledge. It is more important for me to work for a strong company that appreciates and respects its employees, and can offer quality health insurance and a competitive salary for a job well done.

Some may consider me overqualified for many of the positions to which I am responding. However, I hope you will see a conscientious employee with strong skills and a proven track record, applying for a job that he can do well, and do it with pride.

Please note that I am not looking for a managing / supervisory position. I am looking for a position that speaks to me. Thus, this is why you are receiving my letter and my resume. I am more than happy to explore opportunities in administration, other areas of medicine, and entry-level positions in other career areas, as well as job opportunities in my area of expertise, clinical research. I welcome either full or part-time employment, and I would consider relocation if the sponsoring company paid expenses.

Thank for you taking the time to read this letter. I hope when making your decision you will consider interviewing me. Please contact me via email: or by phone: 443.739.2518. - paerki :)

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