Having worked for the same company for a number of years I am now looking for development
opportunities and a new challenge. My personal strengths include self-motivation, the ability to
work alone or with others, I am a good team player. I can work under pressure and priorities my
work well. I have strong selling skills and am very target orientated. I have excellent computer
skills and first rate customer service skills. I feel I am a good communicator and am confident in
working with people at all different levels within an organisation. I am a quick learner and
conduct myself in a very professional manner.
N.V.Q level 3 in Customer Service, good communication skills.
Excellent selling skills, target orientated with a hunger to achieve.
RSA levels 1 to 3 in word processing, excellent computer and internet skills.
Diploma in the Inspired Learning Sales Skills.
Diploma in the Inspired Learning Sales Skills Advanced.
Pre-Datec Art & Design Course
Artistic and creative outlook, with an eye for the finer details.
NVQ Level 3 in customer service, Keighley News, 2004-2005
RSA Word/Text Processing Levels 1 to 3, Night School at Keighley College, 1997
Bradford Art College, Display/Window Dressing, September 1984-November
Keighley College Art and Design Course1983-1984
GCE O level Pass in English Language and Literature, Art, Home Economics, Mathematics,
French and Biology.
WORK HISTORY AND DUTIES
August 1997 - Present
NEWSQUEST-KEIGHLEY NEWS, ILKLEY GAZETTE, CRAVEN HERALD &
TELEGRAPH & ARGUS
Senior Sales Executive
Within this role I am on the road visiting clients on a regular basis selling advertising campaigns
and cold call around my area Keighley centre and surrounding villages. I sell advertising into the
various newspapers plus the Living magazine, features and additionally online sales. I am
focused on meeting various targets for each of these areas.
Before being promoted to this position I worked on the classified section of the Newspaper in
various roles as a Tele Sales Canvasser on Entertainments, Recruitment, Sales Service &
Features. Within this role I would sell advertising over the telephone into the different sections
of the newspaper, building the columns, achieving targets, booking in adverts, having good
rapport with new and existing clients, canvassing other titles for new business. I first joined the
Keighley News as a Receptionist my responsibilities were- Customer Service, booking adverts,
operation of the switchboard. Cash transactions, banking of cash, processing orders, all
1984 - July 1997
BOOTS THE CHEMIST, BRADFORD
Revlon/Ultima II Account Manager & Trainer
Responsibilities-Achieving Targets, demonstrations, direct selling, stock control, merchandising
supervising junior staff and administration. The training of new consultants in stores in the area,
including direct responsibility for supervision of a part time consultant.
Previously I worked in the same store as The Ladies Accessories Consultant my
responsibilities were- Stock control, selling, merchandising, administration, customer service and
achievement of targets. Before this I started working for Boots after leaving Art College as their
Display Assistant and my responsibilities were- all areas of display within the store, including
notice boards, promotional displays, counters and windows.
HOBBIES & INTERESTS
Art, Flower Arranging, Reading, Writing, Music, Going to outdoor events, Swimming, Travel,
Weeklies Group Manager
80-86 North Street
Philip Walker (Previous Weeklies Group Manager)
185 Swan Avenue