Resume of Lawrence Khoong
Name - Lawrence Khoong
Date of Birth - 15 April 1956
Address – 950 Dunearn Road
Citizenship - Singapore
Education 1986 - Professional Degree in Marketing from The Chartered Institute of Marketing UK.
2017 - IELTS ( academic ) score 6.5
Job History 1980 to June 1986 - Regional College Representative for a publisher called John Wiley & Sons
1986 to August 2015 – Managing Director of a Book Agency House representing McGraw-Hill, Cengage Learning, Pearson Education and John Wiley and Sons.
2015 to April 2017 – Owned a bistro providing live-bands, food, and managing events
2018 Aug to Oct 2018 - Deputy manager of a media company Fortune Times Pte Ltd
1988 - Member, Singapore Institute of Management
1988 - Member, Marketing Institute of Singapore
Actively attended Personal Growth short courses on Public Speaking, body language, personal financial management, effective presentation, sales psychology and human behaviour in a business context.
Married to a wife from Wuhan, Hubei China now residing in Singapore, therefore I can speak Mandarin. This is my second marriage and we have a 8 year old boy studying in primary 2 this year.
With more than 30 years of experience in the publishing fraternity, it would be my dream to be able to do marketing task with publishers or being an English teacher with educational institutions locally or in China.
Over the years, I have covered the following market segments :-
1. Trade – Bookshops
2.Academic – Primary schools, Secondary schools, colleges and universities
3.Focus – Textbooks promotions in Universities in the region
Over the years, I have covered the following territories :-
5.Hong Kong – on project basis
7.Bangkok – on project basis
8.Indonesia - world bank projects
Major Publishers that I have had connections with :-
4.John Wiley & Sons
5.Cambridge University Press
6.Oxford University Press
1.Lead a team of sales people in the region
2.Do product training for internal sales staff
3.Travel often to meet clients and do exhibitions
4.Do product presentations for teachers and lecturers.
5.I am totally dependable and I would just be like a intrapreneur in your organisation, always looking after bottom lines.
My IRAS records would be able to show that I was a rather successful person in my trade, which is education. I had been earning $30,000 per month before over a period of 2 to 3 months.
At my age of 62, I know what I can do best, besides marketing educational products, I know that I can teach English for the primary school kids and teaching adults who have little or no knowledge of the English language .
Though I have no experience, I believe it is not rocket science, the love of teaching, the love of seeing kids improve, the working attitudes and the personality that suits the job; is more important that a highly academically qualified person.
My IELTS score is 6.5 taken in Nov 2017, preparing for a teaching job in China.
I would not be suitable for Kindergarten kids.
You can try me out and you would see that I am a very ` plus point’ . I can add value to kids’ experiences in their learning process.
If I don’t get this job, I would be heading to China to teach English.
A photo of myself taken in October 2017