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Clare E A Kingston

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I have worked in Customer Service and have handled all types of Correspondence and Transferred Data from this to databases of various kinds. My typing is fast and accurate. I can pick up new programs easily. I have used all sorts of packages including Corel Draw where I designed a book, published online which is noted for its Design acumen. My writing is fluent and well punctuated. In the early days of the internet I designed a website with HTML and was an early adopter having a numerical e-mail address in 1995 as that was what was available, so I am self-taught and intuitive with computer programs. I have presented my PowerPoint presentations to congregations of 1000s, including imagery, confidently, so I could generate interesting professional output for you. I have dealt with the trickiest customers under pressure, I worked at a Job Centre cum Unemployment Benefit Office in the 1990s recession, pleasantly and positively with the customers. I have good investigatory skills.
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Erfahrung

Author

Jun 2010

I am working on another book - following on from my previous publication. It is political which matches my graduation field.

Administrator

Apr 2010 - May 2010 (1 month)

Processing customer correspondence - short term - temporary contract, a bit like freelancer work, I was a success at it.

Teaching Assistant

Jan 2009 - Apr 2010 (1 year)

Working with Year 1 Infants and Year 6 Juniors mainly, but other year groups also, flexibly. I helped particularly those with individual needs and slower learners, I marked exercise books, assisted with art projects, inspiring in science and being there on excursions, listening to readers, managing assembly preparation, motivating children successfully to do their work happily with productive results.

Investigator - researcher

Sep 2007 - Oct 2008 (1 year)

Investigating empty properties from an office environment and when research showed occupation sending the occupant their first bill. I performed well at this.

Innovator

Jan 2006 - Aug 2007 (1 year)

Focus on the Earth Challenge competition, transport innovation + programming ways to make information provided on the internet pay. My idea was much simpler and therefore safer in consequensial terms and I am going to publish it in a book I am currently working on for everyone to do and use freely

Temporary work in Reception, Administration and Customer Service

Jan 2006 - Apr 2007 (1 year)

Temporary work in Reception, Administration and Customer Service via Storm and C&D Recruitment, Swindon – Dates 2/07-4/07 Honda (reception and scanning files in), 1/06-11/06 Nationwide (accounts maintenance), 5/06-7/06 Mikrolive (on-line sales), 1/06-4/06 – Cardinal Health (administration). All Swindon based firms.

Publisher and Author

Aug 2005 - Dec 2005 (4 months)

In late 2005 I published a book on-line “Indecision Decisions” Using Corel Draw. I also traveled to New Zealand where I did risky and adventurous things which helped stretch my confidence and made me understand how small the world was.

Telephone Interviewer

Feb 2003 - Jul 2005 (2 years)

I was their best person on political opinion polls, which I relished as I loved to find out about the way people thought about various current issues, and their thought processes in coming to their opinions. I was also excellent in one about people's computer knowledge for Intel, which was 1/2 hour long, and managed to achieve well over target here, always speaking at their level. We also did market research for Audi and B&Q. I achieved Interviewer of the Month more than once, and other awards.

In two teams: Weekday evenings Customer Service, Weekends Telephone and e-mail response

Oct 2001 - Sep 2002 (11 months)

In the week responding to members’ queries, assisting them to get the best deal out of their membership. I achieved good sales targets; enthusiastically encouraging members to exceed membership requirements. I was noted for my diligence. At the weekends the work evolved according to company requirements. Firstly simply answering telephone calls from Britannia Music Club joiners. Later Internet response for B.C.A. and the numbers of e-mails I responded to was very high and well composed.

Customer Service Call Centre Associate and B2B Independent Representative Service Associate

Jan 2000 - Aug 2001 (1 year)

Taking calls from customers of varying difficulty and variety from simple and speedy registration calls, to technical calls. This involved handling people in a crisis situation, calmly. I used several different computer packages simultaneously in a hectic environment where stress levels change rapidly and swiftly adapting from one type of person to another, to immediate change in time too (shifts changed rapidly according to business needs) and content via e-mail updates. Work re-located

Quality Controller

Sep 1999 - Dec 1999 (3 months)

Work within a small media company, inputting BRAD advertising data and advertising costs from packs sent by publications and media outlets onto a database which was destined to be available online, I also checked other inputters' data for accuracy. This included data from magazine, newsprint, television and was local, national and international. Cash flow problems meant the project did not run to completion.

Service Centre Data Operator

Sep 1998 - Aug 1999 (11 months)

Logging details of service action completed by the Service Centre - they filled in hand-written forms which we typed in for a neat copy to be sent with the returned vacuum to the customer and also to be held on the company database.

Administration

May 1998 - Aug 1998 (3 months)

Work with a major retail chain WH Smiths which enabled me to see the commercial reality within newsagents, news and business as a whole

Administrator

Dec 1997 - Apr 1998 (4 months)

Administration duties logging details of people who were transferring from their current gas providers to migrate to Calortex, checking all of this was done within regulation and in time

Administration Officer plus temporarly promotion to Executive Officer

Jan 1991 - Nov 1997 (6 years)

This includes Reception Duties for people at all levels. Taking New Claims (a temporary promotion Executive Officer) whilst giving advice on job search approach, matching people to jobs, successfully. Payment of benefit, promptly and accurately. Dealing with complex and simple benefit and job enquiries, efficiently. Helping long-term unemployed Job Club members to find work, volunteering to help out other Job Centres in need. Final salary £11.884.

Various Temporary Contracts via Agencies

Jan 1990 - Dec 1990 (11 months)

Temporary work for various organisations in a wide variety of work including cleaning, warehouse work, picking and packing, shop work and office work.

Administrative Officer

Jan 1989 - Dec 1989 (11 months)

I worked in a training department as an logging details of those on in-house business style courses. Informing the course attendees with relevant information and doing basic preparation. Casual (temporary) vacancy

Administrator

Jul 1988 - Dec 1988 (5 months)

Helping a team of people construct a computer centre building for Galileo (airline ticket firm) by doing various admin duties including compiling and producing a visual progress chart.

Administrative Assistant

Feb 1988 - Jun 1988 (4 months)

I worked temporarily (Casual post) in the post room (Registry) also doing other duties like filing and retrieval.

Office Junior

Sep 1987 - Jan 1988 (4 months)

Doing general simple office duties in a small telecommunications firm.

Youth Trainee YTS (Youth Trainee Scheme)

May 1987 - Sep 1987 (4 months)

My first job where I learnt the basics of office work and the buzz of business life.

Ausbildung

BA (Hons) Politics 2:2

2002 - 2005 (3 years)

Zertifikate

O Level (1984)

University of Oxford

Religious Education C

O Level (1985)

University of Oxford

English Language B English Literature C Geography C French C Mathematics C Chemistry D Physics C Biology B

O Level (1986)

University of Oxford

Sociology D

A Level (1994)

The Associated Examining Board

English Literature N

AS Level (2002)

OCR

AS General Studies B AS Physics E

AS Level (2002)

AQA

AS Government and Politics A AS Information and Communication Technology D

Stage 1 (2009)

NCFE

Initial Training for Classroom Assistants - Pass

Publikationen

Indecision Decisions

It is a political primer - asking questions whether a difference really matters, the1st 3 chapters debate fat/thin, dark/fair, old/young. The book is formatted using different illustrative fonts for each verse , with two sets of lines for copying/noting down opinions + a monochrome to colour in and further illustrate border image opposite the verse for further thinking. The book cover features in It is number 875 of 1351 internationally appreciated book covers.

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