I am an energetic, enthusiastic, friendly and committed individual who likes to work hard and enjoy what I do. I recently graduated from Newcastle University, achieving a 2.1 in History. Whilst at university I developed excellent research, writing and communication skills, which I could transfer to various professions. I am currently working as a Trade Assistant and Sales Executive at a leading furniture company. I have a positive, 'can - do' attitude and I'm eager to embrace a new challenge. With my skills and experience, I believe I could adapt to a new role quickly and successfully. I am keen to pursue a career in the creative sector and my interest developed whilst I was a Marketing and Events Manager at Bounce, Newcastle.
• Communicate with customers to place orders, address queries and relay product information. • Establish and maintain relationships with interior designers and developers to secure repeat business. • Assist the marketing team on a regular basis. My duties include collating customer feedback, editing images for the website and coordinating market research to reach new trade clients. • Construct emails to customers using carefully selected language that reflects the brand. I was recently awarded ‘Best Email Style.’ • Contribute to the company’s internal blog. • Navigate Loaf’s computer system to input orders, manage customer accounts and check stock levels. • Negotiate with customers to solve complaints. • Create shipments for deliveries and relay updated delivery information to customers.
• Managed a weekly event that accommodated for more than 100,000 attendees over a two-year period. • Networked with venue managers across the city to negotiate pricing. • Managed databases that monitored ticket sales and overhead costs. • Led an in-house promotional team, making sure staff were working and providing input concerning the PR and marketing aspect of the company. • Organised multiple promotional teams around the city.
• Managed, attended and recorded meetings for the managing director and other staff. • Planned and researched presentations to national supermarket clients (Tesco and Sainsburys). • Screened phone calls and used my initiative to handle incoming emails and post when appropriate. • Acted as PA to the MD, assisting with travel arrangements and diary management. • Networked with suppliers, increasing my negotiation and communication skills. • Organised and logged information onto Excel spreadsheets to improve the efficiency of locating data in the company’s computer system.
I was a dedicated student, achieving a 2.1. in History. My course required me to research, collect and analyse historical topics to produce essays, which greatly improved my writing ability. One of my favourite projects at university was when I had to plan an exhibition. This allowed me to explore my creative instincts by using music, artwork and literary sources to present the global impact of Rastafarianism.
• A-Levels: History (A), Geography (A), and Cambridge Pre – U English Literature (M1). • AS-Levels: Business Studies (A). • GCSEs: 11 subjects (7A*; 3A; 1B). At school I achieved various academic awards. For example I was 'Gifted and Talented' in Geography and Design Technology. Furthermore, I was awarded the History Prize after my A Levels. I was also engaged in a various extra curricular activities, such as public speaking. I was awarded the 'Best Speaker' prize in sixth form after delivering a speech titled 'Do Women Want Everything?' Throughout my schools years I was passionate about dance, particularly Ballet. I participated in dance lessons at school and at a separate dance school. I achieved honours in Ballet up to grade six.