• Jenny H
  • Bartender, Waiter
  • Last/current workplace: Marks and Spencer
  • 27 years old from Sydney, NSW

Introduction

I am a hardworking graduate from the UK looking for short term work whilst travelling around Australia. Having had previous experience in this field, I feel I will be a good fit for this position. I enjoy interacting with lots of different people and am not afraid to approach people. I feel I will be able to expand my skills further in this job and hope to also gain new experiences also.

Employment History

  • Marks and Spencer

    • Nov 2014 - Jan 2015
    November 2014- January 2015- Marks and Spencer Visual merchandising and Customer Assistant- Worked both in a team and independently, dressing mannequins and creating store displays. Worked on the new BOSS system and in positions both backstage and on the shop floor, including helping customers, operating tills and organising stock.
  • Broomey Croft Children's Farm

    • May 2013 - Current
    May 2013 - Present - Broomey Croft Children's Farm Farm & Café Assistant - Assisting with jobs around the farm; caring for animals, feeding and cleaning. Also working in a farm cafe serving and interacting with customers, working independently and in a team.
  • I Heart Studios

    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
    June-August 2012 - I Heart Studios - Studio and Styling Assistant Internship Assisted with photo shoots for Ben Sherman and Harvey Nichols, organising and cataloguing stock, helped around the studio, collected items for meetings, helped in the wardrobe and dressed mannequins, and also assisted stylists on model shoots with steaming and prepping garments. Also worked with shot lists and packed/unpacked garments when they arrived at the studio. Skills gained: Creativity, organisation, team work, expanding skills, time management, and working at a fast pace and to a busy schedule.
  • Coco Rio

    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
    June 2012 - August 2012 - Coco Rio - Waitressing Staff - Working in fast paced environment, catering to customer and staff needs, under pressured time schedules and using great customer service.
  • The Castle Hotel and Bow Street Runner Vodka Bar

    • May 2010 - Sep 2011
    May '10 - September '11- The Castle Hotel and Bow Street Runner Vodka Bar- Bar and waitressing/banqueting staff - Worked in a busy environment, catering to all customer needs. Working under pressure and working quickly to time schedules. Skills Communication - Learnt to communicate appropriately with people in different situations, from large groups of customers in a bar or wedding party, through to different clients at photo shoots. Teamwork - Developed my teamwork skills through working with colleagues whilst serving people in the restaurant and working on a bar. I am able to work quickly in a busy environment and cope under pressure. Customer Awareness - Since working in a shop, I have developed customer service skills. I am now aware that different situations need to be handled in a different way. I learnt that a polite and calm attitude to customers is needed at all times. Creative Thinking - Able to think not only critically and logically, but creatively aswell. I can take initiative when different situations arise and solve any problems that may occur. I am results orientated and like to look at things from more than one angle and give a fresh and creative perspective. Also love thinking of new ideas. Self motivation, time management, photography, styling, organisation, flexibility, adaptability, problem solving and quick learner.

Skills

  • Waiting Tables
  • Beer Pouring
  • Cash Register Operation
  • Cleaning
  • Food and Beverage Serving
  • Bar and Beverage Service
  • Cocktail Making

Certificates

  • Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA) Certificate

Education History

  • Southampton Solent University

    • Jan 2011 - Jan 2014
    Second class, first division (2:1) BA (Hons) Fashion Photography - Southampton Solent University. A fashion based degree with the main focus of photography within the industry. Also entails different areas of fashion including visual merchandising, fashion marketing, styling, PR and retail.
  • Queen Elizabeth Mercian School 6th form

    • Jan 2009 - Jan 2011
    Queen Elizabeth Mercian School 6th form - A Levels: 5 A*-D grades
  • Queen Elizabeth Mercian School current

    1.1. Queen Elizabeth Mercian School - GCSE's: 12 A*-C grades, including Maths, English and Science.