Dear Sir or Madam:
I am currently working at home learning Internet web page design.
This web page you are reading is part of that project. This is the
route I have chosen my career to progress in. Although I would not
turn down an opportunity to continue as a programmer analyst, I would
very much prefer to take my skills to an Internet oriented environment.
If the two can be combined, then so much the better.
After getting laid off in the volatile real estate markets and going
back to school for 640 quarter units of Microsoft Certified Solutions
Developer classes at UCR Riverside Ext, I worked until March 98 as
a VB 5, SQL Server Programmer/Analyst at PCI / IKON Inc. in Redlands.
I was working in a team environment to produce a SQL Server database
with a VB front end to provide "incident" reports using
Crystal Reports for the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department.
Although originally trained in a VAX/VMS minicomputer environment
I have worked on a MS-DOS PC in a Novell network for the last three
and a half years before my job at PCI / IKON. I programmed in the
relational database, DataFlex, and the forms development package,
JetForm, to produce closing documents for a real estate company. Since
I arrived there another document programmer and myself developed a
system of programs to organize and expedite this process. We also
developed a set of in-house programming standards and documentation
of the processes involved in producing closing documents from file
name conventions through cc:Mail delivery to over 130 branches in
As you will see from my resume, most of my experience has been on
the DEC VAX under VMS. Although most of my programming has been in
VAX BASIC, I have learned many languages and systems and have had
no difficulties in doing so as my college grades will testify to.
I have found that once one has learned several languages, the other
languages hold no real surprises. I have been able to apply my prior
training to tasks required to produce and maintain this web page.
At home I have been a Macintosh user from 1986 to the present, I started
out with the old Mac 512 (fat Mac), went on to the SE, then to a Macintosh
7100/66 601 PowerPC and currently own a Macintosh G4/450 PowerPC
My past programming jobs required extensive problem solving and logic
skills. I am confident that this background has prepared me for the
additional learning that will be necessary in whatever new computer
environment I enter. Please consider me when you next need a reliable
and earnest employee.
Please review my online resume, I am available
to work in the Southern California Inland Empire.
Gary L. Simmons