Susan J. Paxton

Skills Summary
  • Proven track record, with ten years of experience in the retail book industry working with new, used, and remainder books.
  • At MicroCenter, trained all new bookstore staff. Wrote and critiqued internal training documents and courses. At Half Price Books, educated employees in the art of purchasing used materials from the public and section care.
  • At MicroCenter, worked closely with book buyers and product planners to anticipate trends in the computer industry, identify problem or popular titles, and maintain appropriate stock balances.
  • At Half Price Books, evaluated and priced items purchased from public, which necessitated knowledge of current trends and profit margins, as well as the ability to quickly judge and condition and salability of a wide variety of items. Also priced comic books, which called upon careful judgment of condition and detailed knowledge of brands, characters, series, and the ability to interpret arcane reference materials.
  • Proficient with computer hardware and software including Windows 98/NT and Macintosh OS, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, FrontPage 98, Publisher. Have created two personal interest web sites.
Employment Current - Glencoe McGraw-Hill

Marketing Assistant, Literature/Language Arts Marketing

  • Glencoe McGraw-Hill is one of the nation’s largest suppliers of primary and secondary school textbooks. Assist two managers in the marketing department with a variety of tasks and duties in a fast-paced, variable environment.
2000 -  Waldenbooks, Columbus Ohio

Assistant Manager

  • Waldenbooks is a division of Borders Group Inc. and is the nations’s most successful mall bookstore chain. Assist customers, open and close store, supervise employees, assist in meeting store sales goals.
1995 -1999 Micro Center Columbus, Ohio

Sales Associate

  • Micro Center, headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio, is a personal computer department store selling PC and Macintosh hardware, software, accessories, repair services, and training. Assisted individuals and corporate clients fulfill their training and reference needs with books, videos, and magazines. Maintained 25,000 volume bookstore and reworked it continuously to take new trends in the computer industry into account.
1991-1995 Half Price Books Columbus, Ohio

Buyer/Pricer/Sales Associate

  • Half Price Books, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a chain selling used and remaindered books. Purchased used books, CDs, software, and other material from the public, judged its value and salability and priced it accordingly. Planned displays and prepared signage for special events. Inventoried and ordered material from vendors.

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