[pic] Tazkia Khan
Have just finished my second year in college and hope to study History and
Politics at Queen Mary. I am looking to secure a part time position in
order to augment my experience and skills, using customer service ideally
in a fashion shop or utilising the knowledge I have gained in an
administration job. I have impeccable presentational skills, impressive
work ethic and I am extremely organised, which will ensure that any job I
have been given will be done with discretion and reliability. I am an
astute and pragmatic individual, qualities that enable me to think with
caution but also have a meticulous eye.
Education and qualifications:
City and Islington College
History, English Literature and Mathematics
Haggerston Girls' Secondary School (GCSE)
Mathematics, English Literature, English Language, Science (double award),
Graphics, French, R.E., Humanities, Citizenship, ICT
A, A, A*, AA, C, A, A, A*, B, Distinction (equivalent to 3 A*)
Skills and abilities (employment history included):
Extremely organised and committed: as a Volunteer at the Geffrye Museum
(2009-2012), my role at the Quiz Desk is to ensure that the Desk is clean
and organised, and my punctual attendance has seen me working at the Quiz
Desk for nearly 3 years. In addition to volunteering, for work experience
(March 2010) at the Gee Street Courthouse, I was responsible for organising
case files ready for hearings and filing cases, which required patience and
prioritising when it came to making decisions if workload piled up.
Impeccable manner: I was nominated for 'Hackney Youth of the Year' in 2009
for my work as a Volunteer at the local 'Paradise Gardens Festival.' The
organisers of the event commended me on my unctuous and friendly manner,
which was reflected when I was given the tasks of greeting members of the
public, helping them if they were lost and asking them to fill out surveys
and questionnaires, all of which were conducive for the next festival.
Computer literate: excellent with Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint.
Having studied ICT at GCSE and gaining a Distinction, I am confident with
Word, Publisher, Excel and Powerpoint, as well as having basic knowledge of
Photoshop and Dreamweaver, a programme used to create a website. As well as
this, for work experience at the Court, I was required to use two
programmes, E diary and Pcol, to locate files and update the files, adding
new information online. Furthermore, I also used word to send out letters
to potential clients, as well as using the photocopying machine and a
faxing machine for various purposes.
Work well individually and as a team: For all the jobs I have done, I have
been required to work both individually and as part of a team. At the
Museum, for example, I will often work with another volunteer at the Quiz
desk, and at the Court, I was often liaising with the Usher's team, aiding
them where appropriate, enhancing my ability to communicate and work
brilliantly as part of a team. However, I was also required to do
individual work: I had to update information onto the Court's databases;
locate and organise files; send out letters to clients; and other general
administration jobs where I had to work alone, at a steady pace an working
SLA: Sports Leader Award, given as part of my P.E. course on 2010. I was
awarded with 'Very good', commenting on my organisation skills, my
determination and my passion to teach younger students. Enhanced my
organisational skills as well as my ability to command.
The volunteer work I did at the festival was appreciated so much by the
organisers that they personally nominated me for 'Hackney Youth of the Year
Awarded 'Best Actress' at the St Albans film festival, for a film that I
scripted, acted and directed, ensuring that I had patience, organisational
skills and drive.
As part of the 'BBC School report' 2008, I created an online video, as well
as becoming one of the main newsreaders, enhancing my fluency in English
and my confidence. The video won an award and was later presented to
At the age of 9, I became a published poet, writing and editing a poem that
featured in a local Poem publishing book.
100% attendance in college and for secondary, with an excellent record for
not being late.
References available on request.