I am in charge of marketing for the charity. It involves writing the newsletter, contacting companies such as printers, advertising etc. I work from home mostly, as a volunteer.
I was working in this promotion agency in charge of the social media and integrated marketing communications. I worked with the employee database and interviewed potential promoters. I also did some accounting and market research. My boss and mentor shared responsibility and knowledge of small business management. My spoken Spanish progressed significantly during this time.
During this internship I was in contact with international business managers (mainly Chilean), gauging interest, explaining products and services and organising meetings. I was performing market research and creating reports for clients (primarily Northern American). I had to be competent with the Microsoft office package (Excel, Word etc). I developed my understanding of spoken Hispanic-American Spanish as well as my own speaking ability (including one week intensive course prior to the job) I also increased my knowledge of real world international business activity and honed my internet research skills. I reached all the targets for reports and meetings I was set.
I performed my responsibilities as a waiter by taking orders, and waiting on tables professionally. I was mentioned several times on tripadvisor.com for my public relation proficiency with the guests.
I worked on the bar with a team, doing many different tasks during my time there including; preparing drinks including cocktails; working behind the bar; taking orders wirelessly and serving tables with food and beverages. This experience particularly improved my confidence while speaking Spanish.
Working on the Bar alone in the Italian Restaurant, Preparing and Serving Drinks to Tables. I also cleaned and prepared the bar each shift. This job developed my skills of working alone and quality customer service as well as my understanding of fine dining.
Working in a telesales office, I scheduled many quotations which eventually led to sales. I learnt a lot about direct marketing and customer relations in small business, meeting targets and time management, as I was doing 4 A-Level courses at the same time.