Dear What Am I Worth,
I have just returned from five years in Japan where I worked for a network services provider. We provided video-conferencing infrastructure and support for ISDN dial-up multipoint video conferences. I have experience configuring and operating several PictureTel, MultiLink and NEC MCAs at administrator level, as well as familiarity with most video and audio codecs and protocols.
My main and most recent role over the last three to four years was in database development where I gained the following skills: in-depth Access/VBA and JET SQL and client GUI design using Access and VB6. Conversion of several small Access systems to Oracle8 (NT) and (IIS) browser/server-based applications; extensive SQL in ASP files (to run SQL and scripted functions), HTML VB/Java script (client and server), PL/SQL, some VB6 to make server objects (DLL); strong Win95-2000 skills but no other OSes; and strong Adobe skills.
I have strong verbal skills and am fluent in Japanese (8.5 years there). I often led large meetings of Japanese teams and gave seminars to teams of content developers from approximately 17 countries. I was often given lead development responsibilities for several projects some of which were time- and mission-critical and was promoted to supervisor in a team of 25.
Previous to this position I worked for the parent company, as a technical trainer and technician, and I have done technical translation and technical language instruction work in the past, all in Osaka. With the video-conferencing influence, I know quite a lot about DSUs and small routers, and cameras, mic's, image quality, VCD and other media creation and development, and a lot about the politics of working in a 10-person environment that grew to 300 by the time I finished there in September 2000.
De Winter International replies: Looks like you had a great OE. We don't see much call for video-conferencing-related work. Focus on your database experience: $55,000 to $65,000.
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