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Featured Job Seeker Contest Winner: Richard Bae

Every other week, Spark Hire hosts a Featured Job Seeker Contest on Facebook. Anyone can enter into the contest and every other week there is a new winner. The winner from last week’s Featured Job Seeker Contest is Richard Bae. As the winner, Richard gets a featured post here on the Spark Hire blog so employers all over can get familiar with what he is searching for. Let’s take a look at what Richard is doing now and what he is looking for in his career.

Currently, Richard is looking to join a public accounting firm. Recently he was working as a Senior Associate at Arlington Coffee & Vending in Arlington Heights. He is set to graduate from the University of Illinois at Chicago in December of this year with a bachelor’s of Business Administration in Accounting.

We asked Richard a few questions about his career, his skills and what he is looking for. Take a look at what he had to say:

Why should an organization hire you?
I am an ambitious, driven and hard working individual with a keen sense of detail. I would continuously strive to learn all that I can to become a great asset to my future employer. I want to contribute to a company’s growth and success.

What type of position are you currently looking for?
I am currently looking for an internship or an entry-level auditing or tax processing position at a major public accounting firm.

Where do you see yourself in five years?
I want to see myself as a part of an ambitious accounting firm where I would be able to continuously contribute my knowledge and expertise in accounting.

What is your strongest professional attribute or skill?

I am a highly motivated individual who wants to continuously learn and grow to improve myself and my future firm.

What are some of your professional accomplishments?
I have improved re-stocking efficiency by more than 40 percent by implementing innovative stocking and vending machine strategy for my past employer to successfully increase profitability. I also helped establish re-stocking projections for individual locations during specific seasons to decrease under and over estimation of re-stocking vending machines, which decreased the cost of out-of-date inventory. This increased profitability by stocking sufficient inventory during busier seasons.

Now you know a bit more about our Featured Job Seeker Contest Winner! If you would like to connect with Richard about a possible career opportunity, please email contest(at) and we will put you in contact with him.

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Nicole Nicholson

Nicole is the Content Editor for Spark Hire and mainly writes for and edits the work for the Spark News blog. She graduated in 2010 with a BA in Journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She has a passion for writing, editing, and pretty much anything to do with content. In her free time she frequents the Chicago music scene and writes reviews on shows for her own personal blog. Connect with Nicole and Spark Hire on Facebook and Twitter

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