Alison M

Freelance Article Writer & Blog Writer

Location:Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
2 Skills
Sept. 2009 – May 2011 Acadia University Wolfville, NS
• Graduate Bachelor of English, Minor Sociology

Oct. 2006 – June 2009 Loughborough University Loughborough, UK
• Bachelor of English 1st year
• Bachelor of Sociology 1st year

Work Experience
Feb.2010 – May.2011 The Axe Lounge Wolfville, NS
Bartender and Server
• Fast and efficient service in the busy Student Union bar
• Table service

Aug. 2010 – May. 2011 Acadia Residence Life Wolfville, NS
Resident’s Assistant
• Responsible for the safety of residents
• Programmed and organised events
• Created a community for residents
• Performed regular duty shifts and inspection rounds

May. 2010 – Aug. 2010 TPP (Coventry) Ltd Coventry, UK
Office Assistant and Receptionist
• Ensured visitors were greeted professionally to meet the high standards of the building
• Ensured client needs were met
• Created a Lead Management Database
• Assisted with creating and writing the company website

July. 2007 – Aug. 2009 The Paget Arms Loughborough, UK
Manager, Bartender and Chef
• Responsible for the establishment in the owner’s absence
• Cashed up at the end of shifts and performed the weekly banking
• Ordering of stock and dealt with providers for the best deals
• Prepared staff schedules
• Conducted staff briefings before each shift
• Organised and promoted events, including weekly trivia
• Negotiated the sponsorship of Loughborough University field hockey team. Conducted weekly
events specifically for the ten university teams
• Created food and beverage menus

July 2003 – Oct. 2006 The Quality Hotel Warwick Warwick, UK
Waitress and Sunday Restaurant Manager
• Table service in a restaurant and hotel environment
• Balanced restaurant and bar tills at the end of shifts
• Organised, promoted, and ran functions
• Stock ordering
• Responded to special client requests at functions
• Briefed staff and allocated tasks
• Worked with chefs to create the weekly menu

Extracurricular Activities
• 2007 - WorldJam entertainments team
• 2005 - Eurojam entertainments team and show compère
• 1998-2006 - Member of Kenilworth Show

Women’s Rugby
• 2007/9 - Loughborough Women’s RFC

Women’s Netball
• 2000-2006 - Kenilworth School and Sports College, Team Captain
• 1997-2006 - Leamington Ladies Netball Club

• 2008-10 - Volunteer - Relay 4 Life, Shinerama, Skip a Meal, Trick or Eat
• 2006-09 - Loughborough University, Intramural Sports – Netball, Field Hockey, Basketball, Badminton, Tag Rugby, Rounders, Cricket, and Soccer

Skills and Qualifications
• MS office
• CPR and AED trained
• NVCI trained

• Problem Solving - creative, lateral problem solving as a result of managerial positions. Able to work and perform to an excellent standard in high stress situations
• Communication Skills - able to communicate effectively and concisely as a result of studying English
• Leadership Skills - able to successfully direct a team toward a goal as demonstrated by my various successful leadership and managerial roles
• Interpersonal Skills - independent and teamwork skills developed through job experiences working with, and managing teams of up to 10 staff
• Business savvy – Trusted with the responsibility of managerial positions from a young age,
often in charge of much older staff.

References - Available upon request.
Skills (2) Rating
Article Writing
Blog Writing