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ESL Job: Full-time ESL Job Wanted: Vietnam

Posted By: Philip Thomas
Date: 6 February 2014

Personal Statement

I am intelligent, independent and motivated individual who has a passion for learning and travel. I have experienced many different workplaces and am ready for a new challenge in teaching English as a foreign language.

Academic History

BA History, Class II Division I, University of Exeter

150 Hour TEFL certificate

2 A*s, 2 As and 1 B at A/ AS Level

8 A*s, 3 As and 1 B at GCSE Level


Good communicative skills

• Worked with colleagues on several projects for my university degree
• Worked with colleagues in organising successful stewarding teams at many festivals
• Worked with colleagues to produce the news section of the student newsaper every two weeks

Good knowledge of the English language

• Lived in England my entire life
• Awarded a Second Class honour, Upper Division in history, a subject where a grounded understanding of the english language is essential.
• Awarded A* in English Literature and A in English Language at GCSE Level


• The ability to travel the world by yourself requires an enthuisastic person to engage and socialise with people
• Enthusiasm in education and the jobs I have had have enabled me to excel in those areas

Patience with children

• I have worked with children before; I looked after lost children as a festival steward and I understood how to handle children through serving many families at the restaurants I worked at

Ability to listen well

• Listening was an essential part of my degree as I had to listen to and digest the comments of my tutors
• Working in several jobs has enhanced my listening skills as I had to listen to the advice of those above me

Positive personality

• I have an adaptable and respectful personality, having worked and socialised with many different types of people, including university colleagues, work associates, travellers and the general public through part-time jobs.

Good time management skills

• I acquired good time management skills as I not only completd my university degree but at the same time I was the news editor of the student newspaper and also worked 20 hours a week at my part time job
Employment History

Exeposé (September 2012 – March 2013)

Job title: News Editor

Key responsibilities:
• Producing the news for the student newspaper every two weeks
• Managing the news writers and editing their pieces in order to produce high quality articles.
• Investigating and uncovering dozens of stories.
• Attend meetings with University representatives and managing a lot of e-mails

Key achievements:
• Producing a detailed report, which was later published in an independent publisher, regarding the ethics of the University’s most important donator
• Attending and reporting on the attendance of HM the Queen to the University of Exeter
• Producing the news section of the paper every 2 weeks during what was an already busy schedule

Partyboy Productions (September 2008 – February 2010)

Job title: CEO and Co-founder

Partyboy Productions was an event organising company created by myself and two other colleagues. We organised under - 18 nights in the area of High Wycombe and, through working with Luminar Leisure, we were able to attract internationally recognised acts Platnum and Devlin. Despite substantial profits on our nights educational reasons forced the closure of the business. My responsibilities included organising promoters, collecting and counting money, working with booking agents and advertising and marketing our events.

Ipsos MORI (July 2011 – September 2011)

Job title: Research Trainee

Key responsibilities
• Note taking on focusing groups
• Composing reports on consumer trends

Key achievements:
• Working with clients including Carlsberg, Ferrero and Vin de Bordeaux
• Impressing after my month-long internship in order to gain paid work at an international organisation

Charitable work

Oxfam (July 2012 – July 2013)

Job title: Festival steward

Key responsibilities:
• Helping lost children, ill festival goers and the general public
• Formed part of a team that was central to well-run festivals

Hughenden Manor (July 2009 – September 2009)

Job title: Steward

Key responsibilities:
• Providing visitors with historical knowledge about Hughenden Manor

Work experience placements

Internee newspaper journalist

Plymouth Herald (1 week)
North Devon Gazette (2 weeks) (June 2012 – July 2012)
Bucks Free Press (1 week)

Key responsibilities:
• Attending Magistrate and Crown Courts

Key achievements:
• Articles which I wrote were published in each of the preceded newspapers

Part time jobs


On the Waterfront (2012 – 2013)
Mill on the Exe (2011 – 2012)

Key responsibilities:
• Serving customers food, alcoholic drinks and coffees to a high standard
• Opening and closing the Bar

Customer Service Assistant

Midcounties Co-operative Group (2008 – 2011)
Thorntons (February 2011 – June 2011)

Key responsibilities:
• Serving customers to a high standard
Hobbies and Interests

Due to my keen interest in culture and history I have a strong desire for travel. I have been on self-funded trips to places including Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, China and Poland, and I wish to visit many more countries over the coming years. This has given me a greater awareness and respect of other cultures, along with amazing experiences, which have helped me to become a more rounded individual.

Current Affairs
As a former history student, I am highly interested in current affairs and therefore enjoy reading newspaper articles every day. I often wrote current affairs pieces in my student newspaper Exeposé.

I enjoy a variety of music genres and have attended many gigs and festivals which have helped my friendliness and socialness.

Keeping Fit
I believe that keeping fit is essential, and I therefore enjoy engaging in sports. I was a keen member of the badminton club at university and enjoy running, having completed half marathons in the past.


Nicholas Terry – Lecturer of history at the University of Exeter

Contact number: 01392 726455

Rollo McIntyre – Global Head of Innovation at Ipsos MORI

Contact number: 02088618172

Chris Billing – General manager of On the Waterfront restaurant and John Gandy’s bar, Exeter

Contact number: 01392 210590

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