I would say my most valuable attribute is my personable nature. Combined with my eloquence, developed and improved through years of English academic success and working as a writer, I can be an invaluable asset as an ambassador and brand representative while working independently as well as a productive member of any team.
My reliability has never been questioned by my employers, this is most evident in my long-term employment at my previous jobs and my success working at the Edinburgh Festival. In my current role as a concierge I am often the first name to call when a shift needs covered or a last minute shift is needed. I enjoy my time off, meaning that when I come to work my mind isn't wandering elsewhere and I don't lose focus for a second. In my role as a concierge I am privvy constantly to sensitivie, personal and above all private information. I have proven to my a trustworthy and invaluable help to all guests and management who come to me with tasks and issues. Liasing with higher profile guests and getting directly involved with their business and being trusted not just to deal with it but to be given the freedom to offer my own insight, advice and creativity into maximising their plans and augmenting their enjoyment to it's maximum potential.
Despite my work ethic, in reality I'm a laid back, easy going guy who enjoys making people laugh and making new friends. Growing up in Glasgow has given me a great social and cultural education, particularly in the alternative. The Glasgow patter has given me an ease around new people and a passion for community and working collectively with interesting people. The music scene in Glasgow has contributed immensely to my 24/7 intake of music new and old. My best nights as a Glaswegian have been spent in the company of other music disciplines in the legendary Barrowlands, discussing, sharing and ultimately enjoying our favourite bands.
Outside of my interpersonal skills, my growing knowledge of advanced marketing and the regular practical application of my business education in group work and in weekly real world tasks have prepared me for the world of work in which I will use this insight daily.
My work at the Edinburgh Festival improved my skills in networking and communicating with demanding characters and unique situations to which I easily adapted. I liaised with promoters and performers to secure tickets, interviews and forge contacts. I started my festival journey with zero experience and zero contacts, I now have a portfolio of work, a phonebook of contacts and a reputation within the community.
The upside in employing me is infinite. I will work incredibly hard to have the privilige of working in an industry that consumes so much of my life and supplies so much joy to me daily. I will never be content with grinding out a day's work, I seek to inspire myself and others and forge a reputation as a reliable, creative and invaluable presence in any role. My music knowledge and passion is unbounded and grows by the hour with every click of my keyboard.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this CV and I hope to hear from you in the near future should you have any follow up questions.