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I'm a friendly, enthusiastic person who loves the buzz and excitement of working with a professional team in a busy environment. For me, outstanding customer service and efficiency are absolutely paramount. I'm interested in all sorts of things. Having studied English literature at university, I'm passionate about the subject and love reading just about anything, from sci-fi to history to poetry and plays. I also adore listening to and playing music (I'm a rhythm guitarist), going to gigs and festivals and writing the ocassional review. I've had several of these published online, and it's something I'd like to pursue further. As I mentioned I'm a fairly social person, so I also enjoy meeting new people, spending time with friends etc. With regard to achievements, I've had some academic success, achieving a first at uni. After this I managed to find a job I felt genuinely passionate about, which lasted for 8 months. View my contact details, availability, and stats.

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Other Skills

I feel I'm a natural communicator, always happy to be engaging with individuals and groups to explain and discuss. I'm also a capable writer and have experience of writing for websites.

Languages

First language: English

Extra Information

  • Assistant Event Manager

    I've helped experienced managers to run event for groups of young people of sizes up to around 60. This included facillitating, co-ordination, travel, catering and general assistance.

  • Costume and Character

    I've acted in several plays and have been employed as a character actor (in full costume) at 3 parties. (Summers 06 and 07).

  • Data Capture

    I've worked for Nokia (summer 07), collecting, collating and re-arranging data in a high pressure environment to strict deadlines. I've also had to undertake extensive data input more recently (2009)

  • Demonstration

    I've had some experience explaining how to use programs and other software. I'd be happy to extend this to physical objects and feel I'd be quite adept at it.

  • Hospitality

    I've worked in restaurants as a waiter, bartender and host, covering a diverse array of roles and excompassing many different experiences of looking after customers.

  • In-store / Store approved

    I've had extensive retail experience, having worked for WHSmith, Argos and Spar across several roles. I'm comfortable with shop environments and processes.

  • Leafleting

    I leafleted for a pizza company while at university (2007). This included handing them out in the street and dropping them through letterboxes.

  • Merchandising

    I gave out free samples and attached quetionnaires as part of one project on my previous job. This entailed a degree of conversation to explain the project's aims to the public

  • Modelling

    Modelled for a brochure while at college (2004).

  • Mystery Shopping

    I have been a mystery shopper as a favour to a friend who needed someone to cover her. I found it a sraightforward and enjoyable experience.

  • Presenting

    I have presented an episode of LFTV, an online broadcast aimed at followers of the last organisation I worked for. You can view the episode at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLx6c6kQIIM

  • Sales

    I have had a degree of experience selling pre-orders for upcoming books and films.

  • Sampling

    Took part in a sampling session to try a new range of yoghurts as part of a focus group in 2008.

  • Acting

    I've acted in plays and at parties. It's something I enjoy doing and am quite natural at.

  • Bar Person

    I'vehad extensive experience behind bars, in particular working as a waiter and bartender in a restaurant job that lasted until January 09.

  • Computer Skills (Novice)

    I'm adept in the use of basic programs such as Word, Powerpoint, Excel and others. I also have experience of website moderation, editing and data entry.

  • Public Speaking

    This was an integral part of my last job role, which entailed me engaging with individuals and groups to lead workshops and discussions on a regular basis. I'm a confident and articulate speaker.

  • Qualifications

    BA English, Royal Holloway, University of London- 1st A Levels, Alton College- English-A History- A Spanish- B 10 GCSEs at B and above (inc. Maths, English, Science)

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