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Administrative Assistant Data Entry

Alexandria, VA
September 19, 2018

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Howard Fernald

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Alexandria, VA 22302


Summary of Qualification

Three years worth of experience in data entry

Three years worth of experience in filing

Strong spreadsheet skills (particularly with Microsoft Excel)

Experience with databases (SQL)

Strong communication skills

Strong attention to detail

Strong organization skills

Fast typing skills (70 words per minute)

Experience with automating manual processes

Demonstrated capacity for learning on my own

Relevant Skills

Experience with Microsoft Excel:

I have years of experience in creating spreadsheets, handling functions, and even writing macros in VBA for others’ use.

Experience with database queries:

I have a year of experience in databases using SQL.


Developed an XML parser for Freddie Mac’s in-house testing library in 2013.

Developed the “loan macro,” a VBA/Excel program that converts spreadsheets of loan data into mainframe files, around 2010. The tool was still in wide use when I left the company.

Developed a VBA/Word macro in 1999 to convert mainframe screens into reports to be faxed to customers. Before this, these reports had to be compiled manually, a process that could take two hours; the macro did this work in minutes.

Employment History

Freddie Mac, 2011-2014

Automated software tester. Worked as a member of a “Testing Automation” team to build and maintain an in-house library of functions to be used in the creation of automated-testing scripts.

Freddie Mac, 2006-2011

Manual software tester. Performed manual testing on Freddie Mac’s web application (used by banks and mortgage companies).

Freddie Mac, 1998-2006

Administrative assistant for the Mortgage Purchase department.

Began as a temp in 1998; hired in November 2001.

Telesec, 1995-1998

Temporary data entry specialist for various local businesses.

Adia, 1992-1995

Temporary clerical worker for various local businesses.

Moore Business Forms, 1989-1992

File clerk.

U.S. Navy, 1982-1989

Rated as a Yeoman (administrative assistant). Held a Top Secret clearance while working in the Pentagon’s Messaging Center in 1986-1989.

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