Collection Specialist

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Nolita Schillings | (754) 759-0949 | 128 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02116


I am a collections specialist with over three years of experience working in the financial industry. I have a strong track record of success in collecting on past due accounts and resolving customer disputes. I am able to work independently and take ownership of my assigned portfolio. I have excellent communication skills and can effectively negotiate payment plans with customers.


Collection Specialist at National Credit Systems, Inc., MAJun 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated with customers to bring in $23,000 worth of unpaid debt.
  • Recovered $18,500 in assets for the company.
  • Collected on 97% of assigned accounts.
  • Increased departmental efficiency by 15%.
  • Trained 2 new employees.

Collection Specialist II at The Credit Connection, Inc., MAJul 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Negotiated with customers to bring in $15,000 monthly on average through payment arrangements.
  • Consistently collected payments in full and ahead of schedule, resulting in a delinquency rate below company average.
  • Was recognized by management for exemplary customer service skills when handling difficult situations.
  • Trained new employees on proper collection methods and techniques.
  • Handled an assigned portfolio of 500 accounts.


High School Diploma at Boston Latin School, Boston, MASep 2015 - May 2019

I have learned many things while studying for my High School Diploma including time management, organisation, communication, and teamwork skills.


  • Data entry
  • Data analysis
  • Accounts receivable
  • Accounts payable
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Customer service
  • 10-key

Sanita Mckaig | (151) 156-8723 | Eugene, OR


I am a Collection Specialist with over three years of experience working in the accounts receivable department for various companies. I have an associate's degree in business administration and am proficient in using accounting software such as QuickBooks and Microsoft Excel. I am effective at collecting past-due payments from customers while maintaining positive relationships. In my previous role, I increased the company's collections by 15% within six months.


Collection Specialist at Afni, ORMay 2022 - Present

  • Negotiated with customers to bring in $2,000 worth of monthly payments.
  • Made 150 outbound calls per day and collected on past due accounts totaling over $10,000.
  • Trained new hires on proper collection techniques and procedures.
  • Utilized strong communication skills to de-escalate difficult customer situations.
  • Maintained a 90% success rate for collecting payment from clients.

Collection Specialist II at Portfolio Recovery Associates, ORAug 2019 - Apr 2022

  • Handled an average of 400 calls daily, with a 97% customer satisfaction rating.
  • Negotiated payment plans for delinquent accounts totaling $150,000.
  • Recovered $12,000 in previously written-off debt.
  • Consistently met monthly collection goals set by management.
  • Awarded “Employee of the Month” 3 times.


High School Diploma at Grant High School, Portland, ORSep 2014 - May 2019

I've learned how to study for and take tests, how to do research, and how to write papers.


  • Data entry
  • Data analysis
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Customer service
  • Collection calls
  • Negotiation skills
  • Skip tracing