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I am currently studying a MA in Womenswear Fashion design. In september I will be going into my second and final year of study.
During my employment and role as sales assistant at Belinda Robertson Scottish Cashmere, I had the responsibility of opening and closing the boutique every weekend. I took on a large number of tasks, such as; welcoming customers, stock checks, serving customers on shop floor and till, steaming garments and labelling garments. This role gave me the opportunity for direct customer contact which proved my strong skills in communication. I also had the responsibility of cashing up at the end of the day using the computer software Microsoft Excel, therefore, I have shown I can be trustworthy and reliable. Working for Belinda Robertson gave me direct contact with luxury goods and increased my knowledge of cashmere and wool.
While working as a ticket seller for Edinburgh Bus Tours, I was able to develop my verbal communication skills when working with the general public and tourists. This opportunity allowed me to improve my numerate skills, giving me experience of cash handling and accountability. Having responsibility of holding cash, vouchers and tickets my excellent organisational skills really helped me keep my work in order. While working as a ticket seller in Edinburgh's busiest time of year, my calm disposition helped me stay focused and keep a large number of customers safe while loading buses. This role also gave me the experience of working with difficult customers and how to communicate with tourists who did not understand the local language.