Random Thoughts, Ramblings and Insights from the Mind and Experience of thedanieljsmith
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Daniel J. Smith Employment History
Manager of Community Engagement
March 2011 –Present(1 year 4 months)Hamilton. Ontario
Assist in Social Media programs and assist clients in reaching their target audience. Help to educate the HR and Recruiting Community on effective uses of Social Media around Recruitment and General Marketing. Writes and offers advise on how to improve personal branding via social media. Possess Blue Belt in Internet Recruiting as approved by SHRM, HCI, CIPD.
Co-Facilitator and Peer Support Worker (BSH)
Good Shepherd Non-Profit Housing
July 2011 –Present(1 year)Hamilton, Ontario
Co-Facilitate Self-Help groups and provide a compassionate ear as a Peer Support Professional to individuals needing assistance
Peer Support Professional
Mental Health Rights Coalition
January 2010 –Present(2 years 6 months)Hamilton, Ontario
Assist in a drop in centre, counselling individuals who require a compassionate ear and personal attention. I provide 1 on 1 support to all members requiring it, be that in person or on the phone.
Sourcer and Social Media Intern
RBS Staffing Consultants
January 2011 –March 2011(3 months)
With this position I was responsible for recruiting leads, and candidates for employers; In charge of Social Media and finding the best ways to engage the social media initiatives of our brand. Internship ended in March 2011
The Sourcers' Apprentice
RBS Staffing Consultants
December 2010 –March 2011(4 months)
With this position, I was responsible for learning and supporting social media initiatives for the advancement of RBS Staffing Consultants. Internship ended March 2011.
RBS Staffing Consultants
August 2010 –March 2011(8 months)
RBS takes pride in placing top level professionals in productive environments across North America. As a “Candidate Driven” agency we offer top billing Recruitment Professionals productive and financially secure opportunities with Tier One Organizations. To our Tier One clients, we offer our placement services with Production Guarantees. Internship ended in March 2011.
Electronics Salesperson/ Keyholder
The Source by Circuit City
November 2006 –May 2007(7 months)
*Responsible for excellent customer service in a timely manner. *Inventory control *Cash Control and Banking *Daily retail paperwork, invoicing and stock replenishment
General Sales and Deliveries
Turkstra Lumber Company
September 2002 –March 2007(4 years 7 months)
The Turkstra Lumber Company is a family owned and operated business that has served Southern Ontario and the Niagara Peninsula for 55 years. With 12 lumber yards and three manufacturing plants we provide a complete range of products for individuals and contractors in the home building, renovation and commercial construction industries. I was responsible for handling delivery details for our contractor customers to ensure they received their orders in a timely manner. Also maintained inventory control and yard maintenance. Provided general customer service for the walk-in clientele.
Kiosk Manager and Electronics Salesperson
The Brick /Radio Shack
August 2001 –September 2002(1 year 2 months)
Assisted the Store Manager in the planning and execution of a new electronics kiosk. Some of my duties included: *Recruiting staff, and overseeing their direction, *Inventory control, *Daily paperwork and banking *Providing exceptional customer service. Project wrapped in August 2002, where I transferred to the electronics division.
Showcase: The Best of As Seen on T.V.
October 2000 –August 2001(11 months)
Responsible for the day-to-day operations in an exciting new business to Canada. My duties included: *Hiring and directing staff in areas of store policy, *Location Maintenance, and Stock Replenishment *New product testing, *Inventory control and payroll. *Handled any communication between the Franchisor and the Head Office
August 1999 –October 2000(1 year 3 months)
*Responsible for daily operations of an electronics store *Actively participated in the promotion of new and existing products and providing product knowledge to staff *Participated in Store Upgrades and Re-Merchanding *Provided excellent customer service *Staff training *Daily retail paperwork and banking
Microplay Videogames Trade Centre
February 1994 –August 1999(5 years 7 months)
*Responsible for the daily operations of a video game franchise. *Sales, Rental and Promotion of Videogame Titles and Accessories *Evaluate new products to the market *Excellent customer service *Inventory maintenance *Liaison between the franchise owner and suppliers *Daily retail paperwork and banking
Multitech Warehouse Direct
June 1992 –January 1994(1 year 8 months)
*Responsible for daily operations of an electronics store *Store merchandising, signage and ad promotion *Provided excellent customer service and all around support (Before, during and after the sale) *Staff training *Completed quarterly inventory reports *Daily retail paperwork and banking
Bi-way Stores Ltd
April 1987 –April 1992(5 years 1 month)
*Responsible for overseeing the daily operations of a retail store *Daily reports *Stock Ordering and replenishment *Quarterly Inventory Counts and weekly maintenance *Cash handling- paperwork- banking *Staff scheduling *Staff interviews and hiring *Customer support and relations