Jen Blackford

Work History

Work History
Aug 2006 - Jan 2008

Client Executive


·Completed Phase 1 of Graduate Training scheme at this top Market Research Agency

·Client service role– approx 1-2 days a week on site with clients

·Data analysis – involves analysing databases to plan strategy

·Training includes courses and experience in presentation skills (preparation and presenting), competitive context and sales and proposals

·Use excel daily to a high standard for data analysis, regularly create and present presentations on Powerpoint

·Press and PR role – written and published releases on market status in trade magazines

·Good client relations skills, analytical ability, and presentation style

Nov 2005 - Jun 2006

Substitute Teacher

Aspire People

·Teaching Maths, English, French, IT and P.E across secondary schools in Birmingham – involved planning and structuring effective lessons

Required confidence, reliability and accountability, and ability to teach and lead up to 30 11-16 year olds


Sep 2002 - Jun 2006

American Studies

·Degree in American and Canadian Studies, with a focus on Political Science while in California

·Achieved 2:1 Honours, Graduated June 2006