Education

Education
Sep 2006 - Jun 2009

BA

University of Manchester

BA with honours, Politics and Modern History - Second Class Upper (2:2)

  • Economic Theory/Macro-Economics in practice
  • History of Social Policy/Analysis and Research
Sep 2004 - Jun 2006

A levels

St Ambrose College

Biology - A

History - A

Politics - A

General Studies - B

Work History

Work History
Oct 2011 - Jan 2012

HR Administrator/Assistant

Weetabix Food Company

Gaining a practical understanding of the relevant systems, processes and man-management strategies.

  • Data processing – numeracy and literacy skills
  • Developing potential solutions to employee problems – man-management, problem solving, basic HR strategy employment
  • Assisting in resolving industrial/employee disputes – minute taking, man-management, negotiating, interpersonal skills
  • Client contact – network-building, communication and enhancing company profile
  • General administration duties (printing, database entry, research and write ups) – business acumen and using own initiative where appropriate
  • Communicating between departments to ensure all legal elements of disputes were covered – problem solving and man-management
Feb 2011 - Jul 2011

Researcher

360 Production

I have used social media and PR to develop the reputation of the production

  • Conducting and subsequently writing up all new research into stories – determined, creative skills, investigative and effective research
  • Maintaining relations between external and internal contributors and the company - customer service skills, problem solving, and exceptional telephone skills
  • Regulating social media content (visible atLiam's work (BBC) – networking, interpersonal skills, social media
  • Regulating databases and schedules – project management and problem-solving skill development
  • Chasing up new leads for stories and drafting new research documents – evaluation, analytical report-writing and a critical objective
  • Office organisation as director’s PA – decision-making, keyboard skills, utilising own initiative
  • Developing and maintaining a Mass Email system with upto 4000 contacts - organisational, communication skills and creative PR
  • Internal Man-management – managing junior colleagues, overseeing training, supervisory role
  • Securing promotion after only a month – aspirational, successful, entrepreneurial and pro-active
Oct 2010 - Dec 2010

Intern

News of The World

I was responsible for a large amount of the research being conducted into the background of stories, ensuring all legal aspects and factual content was accurate

  • Becoming IT/Computer Literate - Highly competent with all Microsoft Office software
  • Drafting research on possible stories - basic analytical and report-writing skills
  • Contacting sources for more information - customer service, telephone skills with an emphasis on problem solving
  • Developing relationships with colleagues inside and outside the media - problem-solving, networking, and a critical objective
  • Maintaining mass email system - customer service, communication and building relationships
  • Drafting editorials for submission - report-writing and working to strict time constraints
  • Updating social media content - networking, generating new ideas, project management
Jun 2009 - Nov 2009

Sales Advisor

LBM

Here I used my ability to communicate to develop rapport with colleagues and prospective clients. Also seizing opportunities to conduct research into consumers use, and analyse the data where appropriate.

  • Generating leads for new business
  • Converting potential interest in products into sales
  • Sourcing new data and new leads for future business
  • Performing my own administrative duties
  • Building rapport with existing customers to further profit

Interest

I am a keen sportsman, and I had a brief spell with a number of professional clubs before choosing to focus on my studies. This has developed my ability to communicate with others, and has proved I am a natural leader of people.

  • Sport - I enjoy my captaincy of a local football team, as a means of keeping fit and managing a group of like-minded people
  • Current Affairs - I read in-depth on history and politics, as I am always keen to develop my ability to analyse and research new information
  • Languages - I study Spanish several times a week as I have a passion for learning about new cultures and languages
  • Creative Writing - I write regularly for my blog including anything from sport to public affairs

Summary

I am a skilled communicator and organiser with supervisory experience and a great eye for detail.

I have excellent management, organisational and creative skills as I have outlined. I now seek to apply these skills within an organisation with ambition; to establish a lasting, successful career-platform.

I have examples of my creative work available here:

Liam's blog

Liam's Twitter

Objective

I am seeking to begin a successful role as a PR Executive within a successful, ambitious company with excellent promotion prospects. Within 10 years I aim to be striving towards the Directorship of a PR agency, and eventually found my own using my own expertise and contact-base developed over those years.