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Eric Miller for Hire

My name is Eric Miller. I am a resident of Hardyville, VA. For the past two years I was a fourth/fifth grade teacher at Randolph Elementary in Goochland County. I am currently seeking employment outside of the field of education that will allow me to exploit my talents in written communication and the visual arts. This web page is dedicated to letting you, a potential employer, know a little more about who I am and what I am about. For starters, I am easy going and very personable. I develop good relationships with people I encounter and am a pleasant person to work with. I am fun-loving, hard-working, detail-oriented, and intellegent. In my spare time I like to spend time with friends, play soccer, write, and listen to music, and have many other interests.

I am a graduate of Virginia Tech. My majors in college were in English and Philosophy. I feel that I am a very well rounded person and that I have much to offer any company that invests their faith in me. I have minimal experience with large companies, but I strongly believe that, given the chance and the training, I can be as successful and valuable an asset as anyone in the job market today. My main criteria in so far as what a business should offer me is the ability to expand and utilize my writing talents and communicating abilities. I also want to find a place that will utilize my creativity and my ability to think outside the box.

I have ample exposure to professional work settings and contact with multiple customers from such jobs as teaching, working at a marina, a bank, American Eagle, etc., as can be seen on my resume. Also, in my resume, you may notice that I have been the recipient of many awards and scholarships in college, and have maintained a 3.14 GPA, which I feel is an example of my discipline, dedication, and worthiness of recognition. It should be further noted that I graduated a semester early, even after my first semester consisted of classes for a computer science major.

One might ask why I changed my major from a technical field such as computer science, which held the promise of a large income and an ample demand, to a double major in English and Philosophy. To answer this I only need to mention that I was writing "poems" at age 5, childrens stories by age 8, and started my first novel at age 15. The switch, to a subject that I truly loved, was only natural, and a change that I believe will make me happiest in life. Philosophy is something that I just fell into in college through intro courses. I had always been a deep thinker and had an interest in the timeless questions of the universe. While using this major as a vehicle to solve life's questions for myself, a subject that I plan to write a book about someday, many things inadvertantly happened. Philosophy has made me a more open and understanding person. I see things from many points of view as opposed to my point of view. The discipline has also made me a logical person and very versatile in ways of thinking. It has helped me in my communication skills, allowing me to see the pros and cons of my own arguments as well as my opponents arguements, and has shown me how to coherently formulate my views and convey them. Philosophy has helped me to adjust my styles of teaching, become a more effective team player, and relate to people of all ages and backgrounds. This second major has proven most valuable to me, and I believe it will prove valuable to any employer.

In addition to my college experiences and others that have made me the well rounded person I am, I also include travel" onmouseover="window.status = 'goto: travel';return 1" onmouseout="window.status=''">travel. I have seen most of the east coast of the U.S., Oklahoma, Colorado, and other states, but also have had exposure to other countries and cultures. The summer before my last semester, my current roomate, a good friend and I traveled to Europe and stayed in Holland, Austria, Croatia, and Hungary for a month's time. During my voyage I experienced many new cultures and views that made my world view more open. I also underwent several small crises that forced me to learn new ways of coping with problems in foreign conditions. The value of the fun and lessons in friendship that I accumulated on my journey is immense and has made me value life greatly. I feel I would be comfortable and successful in the realms of advertising, web page development, graphic design, publishing, and editing, but there are many areas I have not yet begun to explore that might suit me as well, if not better.

I have a portfolio that displays my writings in poetry, playwriting, story writing, news article writing, and advertising. Even though I am extremely busy with my work, I always set aside time to write and increase my portfolio. In these works are a play, two novels, and a philosophical essay. You can see my posted portfolio on this website which contains some rough drafts that are in the editing process as well as many complete works.

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Thank you for visiting my website. If you are just a websurfer I hope you enjoyed learning a little bit about myself. If you are a potential employer I hope that this website has given you ample reason to consider me for employment" onmouseover="window.status = 'goto: employment';return 1" onmouseout="window.status=''">employment. If you are interested in contacting me about employment" onmouseover="window.status = 'goto: employment';return 1" onmouseout="window.status=''">employment, or are just interested in finding out more about me, feel free to contact me via email by clicking the address below. Have a nice day

Last Updated: September 6, 2004