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Julia Matthews BA(Hons) 07777222333 email@example.com
Weston Heath, London
ProfileTranscontinental life and work has allowed me to adopt a truly global approach. My fluency in Spanish, basic Mandarin and first-class communication skills allow me to smoothly transcend international barriers. This allows me to build relationships quickly in an open and complimentary manner. My passion for creative change allows me to act as an innovative leader and to achieve many successes in spite of inadequate funding and restrictive policies. Ideally I would like to join a proactive and responsibly aware organisation that encourages their employees to be dynamic and commends initiative.
Change ManagementCombining logical and lateral thought to maximise the effectiveness and efficiency of achievements. Able to influence and negotiate change, creating practical solutions to varied problems.
Computer LiteracyConfident in Microsoft Office products. Experienced in maintaining and updating databases. Excellent typing skills. Quick ability to learn the use and development of specialised computer programs.
Customer CareExcellent service provision. Sophisticated communication skills. Confident in face-to-face problem resolution.
Financial AwarenessWorking within a budget. Reviewing expenditure. Setting annual budget allocation. Assessing and granting financial awards.
Linguistic ProficiencyFluent in Spanish: reading, writing and speaking. Basic conversational Mandarin. Able to acknowledge and accept different attitudes.
Project ManagementExperienced in team leadership. Able to work to a deadline. History of overcoming challenges with passion and creativity.
Target RealisationAppreciating and implementing a company’s ethos and long-term objectives. Successfully leading projects through to completion and delivering concise, proactive reports on progress.
2008-2009 Teaching English in ChinaI designed and inspired progressive, vibrant lessons for Chinese children aged between 3 and 12 years of age. I targeted adult lessons to complement existing skills and increase confidence. I coordinated complex, multi-level schedules that combined school and national educational objectives.
2006-2007 Personal Administrator to Operations ManagerProficient management of the constant high volume of internal and external communications was optimized as I streamlined the filing system, resulting in more efficiently processed expense claims. I introduced more professional and comprehensive modes of information distribution to better advise visitors.
Summer 2006 Warwick Conference and Events AssistantWorking in such a diverse atmosphere meant that I quickly learnt to successfully overcome obstacles and resolve problems in an imaginative manner. I met with the client before and after each event and maintained contact to ensure customer satisfaction; this, combined with my professional and friendly attitude ensured repeat business.
Summer 2005 Communications Officer at Brittany Ferries
Greeting a guest in their native language exceeded expectations and enabled me to form closer company-client relationships. Having created a more secure and welcoming partnership I was able to optimise service provision and reduce the stress incurred during travel, thus installing a greater sense of trust and well-being.
2004-2005 English Teaching Assistant in SpainTotal submersion in a new country, culture and language proved a tough, but rewarding experience. With the elementary classes I arranged imaginative projects designed to make linguistic learning fun and easy. My confident, determined attitude stimulated the mature students to maximise their abilities, allowing their confidence in a second language to blossom.
Charity Trusteeship - University of Warwick Students’ UnionI wanted to apply global concepts at a local level: recycling on campus, provision of fair-trade products, and challenging racism and inequality. This required commitment and dedication as I learned to evaluate the long-term impact of the Student Union upon the local community. The socio-political consciousness of the membership was paramount as I examined financial decisions and strove to safeguard the sustainability of the organisation.
Executive Committee - University of Warwick Students’ UnionI planned and oversaw the execution of several short and long-term projects directly affecting students on campus and the larger student body. I developed a strong financial understanding, learning to critically analyse monthly reports and produce accurate budgets projections. I actively sought feedback to ensure the appropriate evolution of key services; working closely with the Senior Management Team we devised pragmatic and profitable solutions, and applied for an £11.5 million loan to rebuild the facility.
Student-Staff Liaison Committee Chair - University of Warwick Spanish DepartmentI collated problems and criticisms from my departmental peers. I presented these to the teaching staff and Head of the Spanish Department twice a term, and devised plans to effectively deal with each issue. In collaboration with the Department and the Library, I successfully underlined a significant lack of books. The students were asking for better communication, so, I structured and instigated a mentoring system to welcome new undergraduates, providing an easy, peer-led forum to provide additional support.
Welfare Committee Chair - University of Warwick Students’ UnionResearch provided a genuine understanding of situation and context enabling me to direct an original and innovative style of marketing campaign. Working under diverse pressures with changing priorities I used my initiative and leadership skills to encourage the Committee to tailor each idea to suit a specific audience, this pro-active approach earned consistent praise and recognition. In this role, I also took control of volunteer development, team training and conflict management.
2003-2007 University of Warwick 2.1 Spanish Studies BA (Hons)In addition to gaining fluency in a second language, my degree structure allowed me to mould my studies to reflect my interests in current affairs, cultural differences and literary classics. I developed a social awareness of the language and the country that was the basis of my degree.
2000-2002 Leftside College A-Level History (B) Music (B) Theatre Studies (C) Italian (C)
1995-2000 Julian Wright Secondary School 10 GCSEs Grades A*-B, GNVQ I.T.
Julia Matthews BA(Hons)07777222333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Weston Heath, London
ProfileAn innovative fundraiser with sophisticated communication skills and a natural ability to cultivate positive relationships. Utilise creative change to better promote my organisation and am adept at identifying areas of synergy between potential donor and cause.
Donor Care:Proven history in identifying new funding streams and stewarding relationships.
Event Organisation:Meticulous project management, coordinating events through to completion. Maximizing the use of staff, time and resources whilst maintaining a high level of attention to detail.
Financial Awareness:Achieving targets. Working within a budget/deadline. Reviewing expenditure. Setting annual budget allocation.
Linguistic Proficiency:Fluent in Spanish. Basic Mandarin. An understanding of differences in language and culture enhances people management skills whilst better enabling the tailoring of ideas to suit a particular individual or organisation.
Persuasive Communication:Comprehensive history of negotiation, using data and targets to ensure best company results whilst meetings compromises with clients and partners.
Project Management:Experienced in a variety of team leadership roles. History of overcoming challenges with passion and creativity.
2008-2009 Teaching English in China
- Coordinated curriculum and taught engaging lessons to Chinese children aged between 3 and 12.
- Researched and planned adult lessons to increase business knowledge and linguistic confidence.
2007-2008 Personal Administrator to Operations Manager
- Optimized the efficiency and effectiveness of existing and new administrative systems.
- Managed the consistently high volume of internal and external communications.
Summer 2006 Warwick Conference and Events Assistant
- Event management. Liaised closely with the client and briefed departmental heads, coordinating support across the campus.
- Imaginative and immediate problem resolution, overcoming obstacles quickly and effectively.
Summer 2005 Communications Officer at Brittany Ferries
- Bi-lingual and personable service provision facilitated better customer care.
- Sensitive treatment of customer needs and sophisticated communication skills engaged customers, offering a greater sense of relaxation and reducing the stress of travel.
2004-2005 English Teaching Assistant in Spain
- Designed fun and informative classes for Spanish pupils aged between 11 and 21 years of age.
- Provided curriculum, planning and linguistic support for Spanish colleagues.
2006-2007 Charity Trusteeship - University of Warwick Students’ Union
- Developed strong financial understanding to critically analyse financial and strategic budgets, reports and decisions to ensure the sustainability of the organisation.
- Reviewed logistical plans for significant investment (£11.5million) in new capital projects and improved service provision.
- Upheld charitable ethos throughout decision making and emphasized the importance of students’ views.
2004-2006 Executive Committee - University of Warwick Students’ Union
- Oversaw the execution of several short and long-term projects that directly affected our membership.
- Worked closely with the Senior Management Team to devise the pragmatic and beneficial evolution of key services.
2004-2005 Student-Staff Liaison Committee Chair - University of Warwick Spanish Department
- Chaired a student-led evaluation of departmental services and reported problems with potential solutions to Senior Management.
- Project managed the introduction and implementation of a peer-to-peer Mentoring System to reduce time pressures on staff and provide more accurate and more direct support for new students.
2004-2005 Welfare Committee Chair - University of Warwick Students’ Union
- Led a cross-campus review of welfare service provision and presented the Committee’s findings to the Director of Student Services.
- Designed engaging marketing campaigns to highlight and combat social issues facing students on and off campus.
- Recruited a team of volunteers, led training and provided volunteer support throughout each project.
Education2003-2007 University of Warwick : 2.1 Spanish Studies BA (Hons)
2000-2002 Leftside College: A-Level History (B) Music (B) Theatre Studies (C) Spanish (C)
1995-2000 Julian Wright Secondary: 10 GCSEs Grades A*-B, GNVQ I.T.
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