Rebekah Howat

Rebekah Howat

Objective

In the future, I would love to become successful in a career where I can interact with others and play a valuable role in a team. Although I am openminded when it comes to my career path, I would happily dedicate myself to one company and put my all into doing that job to the best of my ability. My biggest aim is to provide a strong role model for my lovely children, and show them that it is worth working hard for the things you want in life.

Current Situation

At the moment, I am very keen to enter permanent employment, after my valuable years as a mother. While I search, I am making the most of my time with my sons. Spending these years as a full time mother, I feel was a great decision of mine, as I have watched them develop into young people. I could not have missed all the precious moments and milestones. I am currently looking for a job in any sector, preferably interacting with coworkers and the public. 

I am also completing a distance learning course for Level 2 Complimentary and Holistic Therapies, which I think is really interesting. Throughout being a mum, I have pursued small learning goals, which have motivated me to go on further and keep my mind active, as learning is a passion of mine. 

I have also qualified as a La Leche League Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor this year, and am currently volunteering to support other mum's through a precious time in their lives.

Interest

In September 2008, I gave birth to my beautiful son Tyler James, and I love fulfilling my role as a mother to him and his younger brother Asher, born in July 2011. I cherish every moment of it and anything I do, is to help me give them a better life. On the rare occasion that I have time to enjoy a hobby, I love to be out making friends, and visiting the friends I already have. I am a very sociable person and whenever possible I will be there to help out in any situation. I also have an increasing interest in the arts of holistic and complimentary therapies as I believe natural remedies and relaxation techniques are the way forward in medical progression, as well as personal wellbeing.

When I have time to relax, I love to read, especially the classic authors, such as Jane Austen, and Louisa May Alcott. I find it broadens my vocabulary and helps me express myself in a clearer way.

Summary

I am a hardworking girl, who has excellent customer skills, and a great focus for given tasks and responsibilities. I like to make sure I fulfill any tasks with my upmost effort, which includes my communication with co-workers and the public. Being just 22 and a mum to two beautiful boys, I have not yet made it a priority to build up my experience to a great extent, but the experience I do have has given me confidence that I can succeed and continue to add to my experience.I always have a big smile to offer and am very open-minded about both people and situations, which I know makes me easier to get on with, and I always try to find a way around negative situations. I work great in a team, and work hard to make sure that every possible task is completed to the best it can be, with a mix of listening and also sometimes leading the way when people need motivating.I love to listen to people when they come to me with issues, and I also speak very clearly, and make sure what I do say, is to the point. Overall, I am a happy person, who would just love to make more people smile.

Education

Education
Mar 2012 - May 2012

Breastfeeding Peer Counsellor

La Leche League

As one of my personal goals to achieve while being a full time mother, I entered training to become a support counsellor for peer breastfeeding mum's. My own feeding journey has been very special to me, and I was delighted to graduate from the course and be able to help others to make the most of their's too.

Apr 2008 - Jul 2008

NCFE Level 2

City Of Sunderland College - Shiney Row Campus

At the back end of my first pregnancy, I took part in an Access Course, and gained the following qualification:NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Equality And Diversity

Sep 2002 - Jul 2007

GCSE

Biddick School Sports College

GCSE English Literature -              GCSE English -                              B

GCSE Maths -                                B GCSE Statistics -                           CGCSE Science -                             C

GCSE Art & Design -                      AGCSE Design & Technology -      B

GCSE French -                              BGCSE IT -                                       B

GCSE Humanities -                        CIn addition to this, I completed a GCSE Sports Leadership Award in year 10:GCSE Sports Leadership -          B

Work History

Work History

Sales Assistant

New Look Washington

In January 2008, I started an apprenticeship at New Look, Washington. I fitted in extremely well, and took on my responsibilities with ease. While working there, I was assigned many jobs, from the stacking and organising of clothes rails, to the dusting and polishing of the gondolas. I was trained on the cashdesk, and learnt the system of the backroom, so I could help customers that needed extra help. I was also alert at all times, at the risk of shoplifters, and was precise with the procedure when such problems did arise. I loved working at New Look, but unfortunately, when I discovered I was pregnant, it became clear I would not have been able to complete the course, or the tasks involved, due to policies.

Nov 2013 - Dec 2013

Manual Data Entry Keyer - Christmas Temporary

Royal Mail
During my post over the Christmas period, I took a short but intense training course, followed by a series of tests, to determine my abilities. I exceeded expectations and went on to surpass targets continually, working well towards the overall team targets. My role involved looking at an image online, and deciphering the various fields of interest to insure an accurate postal service. It was a high pressure position and I believe I coped extremely well, becoming even better as the days went on. I thoroughly enjoyed my chance to prove myself in work and it was wonderful to have that extra aspect to my life.
Nov 2009 - Mar 2010

Sales Representative

Avon Cosmetics

For four months I worked as a Sales Representative for Avon Cosmetics. My duties included the delivery and collection of catalogues, processing and filing orders, receiving deliveries, compiling orders and delivering the orders to the customers. In this employment, I developed my sense of dealing with customers even further, by providing a smile for every door. This helped me to gain and maintain valuable customers, and also develop new aquaintances. I was faced with a few difficulties to do with late deliveries, and replacement orders, which I dealt with effectively as I had gained the trust of the customers in a short period of time. I feel that this experience was very valuable as it helped with my confidence when dealing with difficult situations, and I realised how useful it was to keep a smiling face.

Sep 2006 - Sep 2006

Care Assistant

Washington Lodge Care Home

During my last year of secondary school, I enjoyed a very positive week of works experience. This took place at Washington Lodge Care Home for a week, and I thoroughly enjoyed working with the residents and staff. As the care home specialised in care for Dementia patients, there were a lot of tasks besides the usual cleaning and changing bed sheets. I helped to feed certain residents, transport them around the home, and also communicate with them on a regular basis. I received very positive feedback about my efforts and I loved every minute of it!