Joel A. McLaughlin
I have over seventeen years of experience in the field of public relations. Some of my experience includes a Youth Pastor position, a Sales Rep for the Yellow Pages (at L.M. Berry Company), and also an Assistant Manager at Family Christian Stores. As a Youth Pastor I constantly and consistently worked with people and dealt with various problems. I had to be self-motivated, organized, prepared, faithful, goal-oriented, and always a people person. I was placed in a position of responsibility of teaching, counseling, and training young adults, as well as, older adults. I was required to schedule and arrange activities, plan monthly calendars, and work as a team member with the Pastor and members of the church.
My position at L.M. Berry Company as a Yellow Page Account Representative provided me with highly trained sales techniques along with valuable customer service skills. The majority of my service was by phone, fax, and the internet. I was responsible for daily, monthly and annual account filing all of which were completed and submitted within strict deadlines. The job required a self-motivated, highly energetic, self-disciplined, self-managing, organized, and flexible individual. There I managed and maintained hundreds of accounts at one particular time. The skills that were most required was creativity, perseverance, and keeping a positive attitude with other clients and with my fellow employees.
As Assistant Manager of Family Christian Stores I supervised and motivated a nine person staff. I was responsible for filing daily, monthly, and annual financial reports all of which were completed and submitted within deadlines. I was in charge of overall daily management of the store and many of its operations, to include but not limited to; hiring, training, scheduling, and termination when appropriate.
I am an enthusiastic, detail oriented, high output, and conscientious team worker. I learn quickly and I am dedicated to getting any and all tasks completed. I have worked successfully with budgets and deadlines. I have worked with difficult people and situations in a very fast paced environment. I am always expanding my knowledge in the field to better myself. I have extensive knowledge of all office procedures and machinery, to include but not limited to; MS Excel, Publisher, Power Point, and Word (typing 40+ wpm).
I am extremely interested in this position, and I believe I would be a great match for the job description. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Joel A. McLaughlin
Joel A. McLaughlin
2362 N. Limestone St
Springfield, OH 45503
Summary: Adaptable and enthusiastic professional with over 14 years of experience with sales and customer service related jobs. Excellent communication and customer relationship skills. Flexibility to work non-standard business hours if required. Reliable, dependable, committed. Works well under pressure. Outstanding attendance and safety records. I have a great attitude and manage myself well.
Sept 17- Current. The Concrete Protector
Sales Manager/ Coach
●Managed 12 salespeople through sales coaching
●Daily ran goals and reported to Sales Manger
●Training and public speaking
●Provided sales training to employees and our customers
●Product trials and applications
Dec. 06- August 17 Ohio Edison, Springfield, OH
●Safely read, and recorded meter readings accurately.
●Identified / recorded problems or issues and provided necessary follow up.
●Interacted and communicated professionally with customer, responding to questions and inquiries.
●Completed all forms and reports accurately, neatly, and on time.
Jan 05- Dec 06 Sears, Springfield, OH
Major Appliance Sales Counselor
●Continuing knowledge and sales of appliances while meeting required quotas.
●Followed up with customers and ensuring proper delivery and installation.
●Team worker in the department keeping proper signage and displays.
Oct 03- Dec 04 Mission to Iraq, Middletown, OH
Missionary / Public Speaker
●Traveled across the states raised support for mission through public speaking.
●Scheduled weekly appointments and arrangements to introduce the work.
●Traveled to Middle East to train nationals.
●Communicated needs of mission, informed, and encouraged people.
Aug 12- May 13 Clark State University, Springfield, OH
Aug 99- May 03 Grace Bible Institute, Middletown, OH
Aug 95- May 97 Baptist Bible College, Springfield, MO
Aug 94- May 95 Miami University, Middletown, OH
References Available Upon Request