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17 Hill View, The Lough, Cork.
Mobile: xxx xxxxxx
A Marketing graduate from University College Dublin (UCD). Possesses the skills and knowledge essential for managing an organisation's key areas along with the problem solving skills necessary in the field. Looking for a post in marketing where I can use my communication and sales skills.
2010 – 2013: Dublin City University
BA (Hons) Marketing 2:1
Completed two dissertations in the final year including one on the immediate impact of the global financial crisis on marketing strategies.
2006-2010: St William's Secondary School, Dublin
Leaving Certificate Honours: Mathematics, English, History, Physics, Business Studies, Irish and Accounting.
Feb 2014 – Aug 2016: Market Researcher, Johnson Marketing, Dublin
This role involved helping clients make effective decisions about their products by researching and analysing customer opinion data. Worked as part of a team that determined what our clients' target audience wanted, why people chose the brand and why they purchase certain products.
Also worked in a number of high profile projects for clients such as Tyrell, Jones and Mitchells. Was a member of teams that identified the needs of clients' target audiences and increased sales revenue. Jones saw an 20% increase in profits in first 6 months after we gave them our findings.
June 2012 – Jan 2014: Retail Assistant, Marks & Spencer, Dublin
This role involved working the tills and taking deliveries. Worked as part of a team that was entrusted with reducing queuing times and increasing customer satisfaction levels. Was chosen to count the till receipts and open and close the shop on a regular basis.
Oct 2010 – May 2012: Ladieswear Advisor, Primark, Dublin
Supported the store in delivering outstanding customer service, successfully promoted products and helped customers choose purchases by offering 1-on-1 advice in a friendly manner. Helped customers to further understand the features and benefits of the clothing on offer.