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Computer Technical Support

Fresno, California, United States
May 10, 2019

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Jim Rankin

**** *. ***** *** ******, Fresno, California 93726 559-***-****,


Software Quality Assurance/Technical Support

January 1994 to November 2016-Advisors Assistant Holdings, Inc., formerly Client Marketing Systems, Inc., Pismo Beach, CA.

Started providing sales and marketing support and telephone software tech support for users with a CRM relational database software product that also tracks investments and insurance products the company sold to insurance and investment producers. As the company moved from Foxbase (DOS) to Visual Foxpro to Microsoft SQL server, I tested installs of the database and workstation software on all Windows desktop and server operating systems.

Tested integrations with outside software with the program. For example: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Google, Financial Planning software, Financial and Insurance downloads, and Contact data importing. Testing operations as an "End User", documented issues, insured features in previous versions worked after major platform updates. Also, provided tech support for the tech support team. Manager

April 1987 to May 1993-Kinko's Copies, San Luis Obispo, CA. All aspects of running a 24 hour, 7 days a week photocopying business. Hiring, purchasing, inventory, training, payroll, scheduling, adherence to company standards were some responsibilities. Running and maintaining high production photocopying machines, color and black and white, PC and MAC electronic publishing also included in duties.


September 1977 to March 1987-Wienerschnitzel, San Luis Obispo, Santa Maria, Fresno, Clovis, CA. All aspects of operating a fast food restaurant. Hiring, purchasing, inventory, training, scheduling, payroll, adherence to company standards.

Started as part-time restaurant closer, moved to full time shift supervisor, to assistant manager and then to manager.

Paper Routes

1970 to 1975-The Progress Bulletin Pomona, California and The Daily Report, Ontario, California Seven day a week delivery of newspapers, hiring and training of substitutes and monthly collections. Education:

Cuesta Community College, Structural Engineering 6/1987 to 5/1989 San Luis Obispo, California

Clovis High School, Graduated 1978

Clovis, California

Jim Rankin

3266 Santa Ana Avenue, Fresno, California 93726 559-***-****, Skills:

All Windows Desktop and Windows Server Operating systems. Mac and PC computers.

Computer hardware.

Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook.

Graphics programs including Adobe Illustrator, Aldus Freehand, Paint Shop Pro, Aldus Pagemaker. Presentation programs.

Database management.

Scanning, flatbed, sheet-fed and related software. Photography.

Many office and high production duplication machines. Office/management operations.

Experience with producing training manuals.

Basic construction practices.


Proficient with 10 key calculators.

Can read blueprints.

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