I have a part-time job working in hospitality where I’ve had the opportunity to work at venues like the O2, Chelsea Football Club and Twickenham. This job has strengthened my ability to take initiative, as I’ve had to take responsibility in busy and highly demanding environments, whilst managing teams and communicating with customers. The job involves collaborating with colleagues to maintain stock levels, which requires strong communication; this also contributes to excellent customer service.
I was copy editor for the Spy Thriller, and ‘Amazon’s International Best Seller’ Noah’s Art, written by J. B. Dukes. This role involved working under pressure and adhering to important deadlines. My organisational skills and attention to detail enabled me to fulfil this role aptly.
I performed in a production called Wholehearted under the theatre company, Going Public. The three-woman play was for Year Eight girls and focused on self-esteem and healthy relationships. This role prioritised teamwork and enthusiasm as together we had to engage our viewers.
Fulfilling a secretarial role enabled me to build upon my computer and administration skills. The role required a personable and friendly manner as I spoke with students over the telephone and liaised with the diverse visitors that used the services. Furthermore, organisational skills were imperative as I oversaw the booking of appointments.
Working at a TV production company was really exciting as I researched and developed ideas for multiple projects. Whilst working in a team I discussed creative ideas and carried out casting interviews over the telephone. The experience enlarged my ability to manage multiple tasks, whilst prioritising the most pressing duties.
This role encompassed many responsibilities including taking part in focus groups, running and organising open days for upcoming students, and doing campus tours around the university. Alongside this I facilitated a book club for A-level students in the Lewisham Borough, under the Goldsmiths Progression Scheme. This required me to organise interesting and vibrant sessions for the students who attended.
Working for a small publishing agency meant that my role was flexible, and encompassed many responsibilities and duties. I summarised story arcs and communicated the potential of a manuscript to my manager. This demanded cogency and the ability to prioritise and understand what the publisher wanted. In my role I also managed various administration duties within the office, which required an all-in attitude. I oversaw the accounts and contributed to spread sheets. I organised meetings within the department, and facilitated relevant discussion. Furthermore, I supervised the running of the agency’s magazine, whereby I edited articles and fine-tuned them to be published online. I liaised with the writers and also with the creative department that assisted the magazine.
I contributed articles for Rhythms, a blog run by a charity called Tearfund. My articles were monthly pieces mainly focused around human rights and social issues such as sex trafficking. I produced material for tight deadlines, which required a high level of self-motivation.