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Summary

Kia ora, I am a third-year Law and Political Science Student with proven customer service and communication abilities - and a keen interest in the public and legal sectors - seeking to apply my abilities in a role where I can exercise my own initiative, self-motivation and drive in order affect positive change and develop my own experience in looking towards a career.

The opportunity to develop experience, relationships and skills in areas relative to my study is particularly attractive, as is to be able to work in a team environment. Given my previous experience in roles which enhanced my own decision-making and interpersonal skills, I possess not only the enthusiasm, but also the skills to ensure success in any circumstance.

I am a confident communicator, and am able to apply flexibility in both  independent and team environments to achieve time pressured goals. I have experience in research, statistical input and analysis, and am technology proficient - having attained a certificate in Microsoft Digital Literacy.

I aim to work alongside - and learn from - senior staff members in order to enhance my own skill-set and facilitate my success, and would prosper in such an environment. I am hard working, down-to-earth and relatable, and I will bring something extra to the role, while maintaining a professional and fun-loving personality. 

 

Work History

MarketPulse International

March 2016Present

Microsoft Product Advisor

In this role I represented Microsoft, primarily advocating the Surface, Windows and Office range in various retail stores. As part of the New Zealand field team I would oversee Microsoft in-store presence and ensure compliance with designated planograms. 

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced and developed these skills:

  • Completing and filing reports on store compliance and demonstration information
  • Engaging consumers through sales techniques and confident communication
  • Presenting demonstrations on Windows, Office, Surface and Xbox product line.
  • Training Retail Sales Professionals on latest seasonal messaging and product lines. 

Office of David Bennett - MP for Hamilton East

Nov 2015Present

Administrative Assistant

My role here  entails the coordination and completion of clerical tasks, and the research and development of materials to aid in the development of parliamentary materials. 

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced and developed these skills:

  • Accurate, detailed and fluent writing skills 
  • Research and analysis, particularly public policy related, and the reporting of findings
  • Computer literacy in utilising Office Suite so as to complete tasks
  • Flexibility, adaptability and prioritizing workloads in the parliamentary environment.

Student Job Search 

Feb 2015Present

Brand Ambassador

Here I actively promoted a well-known student employment agency, communicating information with confidence and efficiency in varying circumstances in order to increase awareness and use of the SJS service.  

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced and developed these skills:

  • Clear, concise and effective communication skills
  • Small-scale event planning, management, and coordination in creating and facilitating Student Job Search promotional activities
  • Customer service and brand representation in ensuring the positive image of Student Job Search through positive customer experiences. 

Sportsdata AG

Oct 2014Present

Data Journalist

This independent position necessitated the overseeing football matches to communicate statistics in a live sporting situation via telephone, and coordinate transport and other factors independently.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Work punctually so as to accomplish tasks under time pressure
  • Planning and organising matches and resources necessary to deliver clear and accurate match reports
  • Multitasking; conveying information whilst recording statistics simultaneously
  • Accurate communication skills in the conveyance and interpretation of data under pressure

NZ Post

Nov 2014Nov 2015

Mail Officer

In a team environment I coordinated a number of different tasks so as to ensure the sorting of mail before the working day. Often working without supervision to meet deadlines, I would adapt to a fluctuating workload with a flexible and planned approach.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Planning, organising, and prioritising a workload,whilst scrutinizing  details to maintain high standards
  • Working in a team environment and delegating roles to other officers as required
  • Administration skills in regularly updating and enacting paperwork as it arose to ensure efficiency within the mail-room
  • Working quickly to achieve short-term goals by a deadline

Focus Group Participant 

Nov 2015Nov 2015

NZ Union of Students Association

Here I discussed a prospective social media campaign designed to affect change in youth behavior with a panel of students to affect positive change to student culture in Wellington.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Working in a group environment to highlight, discuss and resolve an issue
  • Presenting ideas in a clear, concise and effective manner 
  • Analytical thinking and the investigation of an issue
  • Addressing student-specific issues thorugh interest-based discussion

MPD Group

Oct 2014Jan 2015

Independent Commission Agent 

This role offered significant sales experience, wherein I conducted the door-to-door sales of a number of fundraising items for respected charity groups. In this role I worked under commission derived circumstances to ensure that sales targets were both met and exceeded, and gleaned significant aspects of the sales industry in this position.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Fluently presenting and selling a product by engaging a consumer with sales techniques and confident communication
  • Working to exceed goals and targets independently in an autonomous and independent environment
  • Customer service skills in affirming the positive brand identity of renowned charities and a positive customer experience.
  • Cash handling, counting and managing skills

Shand Contracting Ltd.

Nov 2013Feb 2014

Labourer

This contracting firm offered the chance to work in both group and individual circumstances. This position primarily required heavy-labour, such as concreting, paving and similar roles. I was employed full-time in the 2013/14 summer period.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Working in a team environment in order to accomplish tasks.
  • Completing jobs autonomously under my own charge and independently making significant decisions.
  • Completion of arduous tasks in a physically straining working environment.

PMP Distribution

May 2011Nov 2011

Circular Distributor

This position was an early opportunity for independent employment. At this time I was required to collect circulars, arrange them for delivery and then coordinate their distribution.

Over the course of this employment I attained, practiced developed these skills:

  • Working independently in order to coordinate tasks - collecting, sorting and delivering pamphlets.
  • Ensuring the completion of tasks under time pressure in order to consistently complete tasks.
  • Being able to work in situations where the working conditions could vary significantly and change quickly.

Education

Victoria University of Wellington

2014Present

LL.B.

Law Degree studied conjointly with Double Major, aiming to finish by 2018 or earlier.

  • Bell Gully Junior Mooting Winner in 2016
  • Bell Gully Junior Mooting Best Speaker Award in 2016

Victoria University of Wellington

2014Present

B.A

Double Major in Political Science and International Relations, aiming to finish in 2017 or earlier.

St John's College

20092013

NCEA Programme


College

As a current student I am working towards my first tertiary qualification, however my existing secondary qualifications include:

  • NCEA Level 1 attained with Merit
  • NCEA Level 2 attained with Excellence
  • NCEA Level 3 attained with Excellence
  • National Certificate in Mathematics at Level 1 & 2
  • NCEA Levels 1-3 Literacy and Numeracy attained

Whilst here I also completed short courses at Wintec in:

  • Short video production
  • Media production workshop


 I aim to complete my tertiary qualifications by 2018/19


Extra-curricular

Certificate in Microsoft Digital Literacy - IT Basics, Internet & Productivity Programs
Advanced Learning Interactive Systems Online - November 2015

Interactive course which combines 5 modules on Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Office, Access and SharePoint, in order to offer a comprehensive course on computer basics, the internet, productivity programs and computer security.  


Voluntary Work 

I also enjoy taking on roles which support the community, such as;

  • Volunteering at the Hamilton City Christmas Parade, having previously done so as a support member in aiding with the setting up and security of the parade
  • Volunteering at the Free Store in Wellington, collecting food for the local distributor on Willis St 


Skills

Communication

I possess extensive interpersonal abilities, and am able to advocate to - and communicate with - large groups, and a variety of people effectively. 

Customer Service

Well honed customer service skills utilised in varying and often testing client-intensive environments in order to ensure successful outcomes. 

Administration and Clerical work

Previously I have comfortably engaged administrative and clerical work, and found my experience positive in producing encouraging solutions. 

Microsoft Office Suite

I have significant technological knowledge, and am extensively experienced in Microsoft Office and information technology.

Marketing and Promotion

Notable experience in this field means I am affluent in advocacy skills and thrive in environments where I can engage people with a product, service or idea. 

Research and Analysis

Innovative and enthusiastic problem-solver, with both professional and academic experience in the discovery and resolution of issues.

Planning and Prioritisation

Having taken on several independent, target based roles, I am comfortable in planning and prioritizing a workload so as to ensure success.  

Teamwork and Leadership

I have worked alongside a great variety of people in teamwork intensive environments, and am experienced in delegating where necessary to ensure completion of tasks. 

Organisation and Management

With numerous events and tasks offering an opportunity to develop organisation skills, I am comfortable in environments which require my own coordination skills. 

Awards and Achievements

College Awards

  • St John's College Geography Cup in 2012
  • St John's College Award for Year 12 Geography in 2012
  • St John's College Award for Year 12 History in 2012
  • School Prefect Role in 2013
  • 1st X1 Member from 2011 - 2013

Other Achievements

  • Recipient of the University of Canterbury Law Bursary in 2013
  • Winner of the Waikato Mens Football Cup & League in 2013
  • Regional Football Representative for Wanderers Football Club in 2013
  • Under 19's representative team player at Victoria University in 2014 
  • Bell Gully Junior Mooting Winner in 2016
  • Bell Gully Junior Mooting Best Speaker Award in 2016


Voluntary Work 

I also enjoy taking on roles which support the community, such as;

  • Volunteering at the Hamilton City Christmas Parade, having previously done so as a support member in aiding with the setting up and security of the parade
  • Volunteering at the Free Store in Wellington, collecting food for the local distributor on Willis St 

References

Jess Bing

Marketing and Communications Executive at Student Job Search 
(Currently relocating to London, will have contact details shortly) 

Daniel Unverricht

Postmaster at New Zealand Post Manners St
021 263 7632

Steve Church

Foreman at Shand Contracting Ltd.
Email: hunttr@xtra.co.nz
Phone: 027 451 8889

Dave Thompson

Wellington Head at MPD Group
Phone: 021 955 545

Chris Mangan

 Chief Executive Officer of Waikato Security Service
Email: chris@waikatosecurity.co.nz
Phone: 027 474 3141 

John Shand

 Owner of Shand Contracting Ltd
Email: john@shandcontracting.co.nz
Phone: 027 472 1518

Further referees available on request.