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Full-time ESL Job Wanted: Taipei, Taiwan

Posted by: Karl
Date: 18 August 2014

Karl Holland BSc

I am a recently qualified CELTA teacher with voluntary experience at Bolton Language School teaching basic entry level students. Previously to that I have worked as an engineering recruitment consultant in a highly competitive and demanding sales environment.


Manchester Academy of English (April 2014)
CELTA - Pass

Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales (2004 – 07)

B.Sc., Business Administration
Graduated with a 2.1. The degree included various aspects of business management including accounting, marketing, economics and ethics. I mainly focused upon areas relating to marketing and advertising throughout the three years.

Thornleigh Salesian Sixth Form, Bolton, England (2002 – 04)

A in Physical Education
B in Business Studies
C in Biology

Thornleigh Salesian College, Bolton, England (1997 -2002)

11 A – C GCSE’s including A in Sciences and B in Maths and English


CELTA Training Course - Manchester Academy of English, April 2014 (4 weeks)
During the course I completed 6 hours of supervised teaching and worked with both elementary and intermediate level students. I also observed over 30hrs of lessons of both qualified and trainee teachers. I taught various types of lessons including grammar, functional language, reading and listening to both levels. I learnt how to write detailed and effective lesson plans for student centred learning and anticipating problems the students may encounter with the meaning form and pronunciation the target language.

ETS Consulting Ltd, Manchester, May 2010- March 2014

Recruitment Consultant (North West)

My previous employment was as an engineering recruitment consultant working within the North West region. This involved working within the longest established and most competitive team in the company whilst learning and developing my skills as a consultant. During my time at ETS I generated over £400,000 of business for the company and finished top consultant for the last 2 years consecutively. This was achieved whilst working within the strained economic climate by learning how to manage the market accurately and working efficiently.
• Working with candidates and clients in an Engineering and Technical environment.
• Managing Preferred Supplier List requirements.
• Understanding varying aspects of Engineering from maintenance to senior management within a variety of industries with no previous experience.
• Attending client visits to consult on recruitment needs and future business relations.
• Keeping up to date with current manufacturing trends and developments.
• Understanding and working with highly technical professionals.
• Managing the whole recruitment process from selection, interviewing candidates through to contract negotiation and start dates.
• Generating new clients and developing healthy working relationships with them.

Platos’ Greek Taverna, Auckland, New Zealand Oct 09- Jan 10
• Performed basic waiter tasks from greeting and seating guests, taking orders and dealing with complaints
• Performed all bar duties from stock take, changing beer kegs, cleaning and cocktails.
• Performed all Barista duties efficiently and to the highest standard.

The Brisbane Club, Brisbane, Australia May 09 - Oct 09
Waiter, Bartender, Barista
• The Brisbane club is known for its impeccable service standards and here I became a section waiter in a 3 chef hat restaurant. Being an exclusive club I learnt how to provide the best service to the customers when presenting wines, taking orders, setting tables and dealing with queries.
• I also worked in the members bar frequently serving wines from one of the best cellars in Australia and an extensive spirit selection. Weekends and evenings involved working functions and cocktail parties of varying sizes from 15 guests to 200 guests.
• I developed my barista skills at the club when working behind the bar. Often it was a high paced environment having to make coffees for up to 60 people in one lunch period on my own. Although my previous experience as a barista was limited, after my time with the Brisbane club I now feel fully confident and competent.
• I gained experience and knowledge on how to conduct myself in one of the most highly demanding of workplaces and feel I can take these skills and knowledge into any work place.

Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton Dec 07 – Dec 08
Registration Authority Agent
• Worked in the service development department under the information governance manager.
• The role was to create computer access cards for all members of hospital staff who required access to patient’s confidential information. Granting levels of access dependent on the job role of the employee.
• High levels of time management skills where required due to ward nurses, doctors and other health professionals having limited free time to complete forms and have photographs taken for id cards.
• Strong communication skills required as briefings had to be set up with managers and photo sessions arranged with ward and Departmental staff from all professional backgrounds. Dealing with all levels of staff from senior managers, consultants, secretaries and other administrative and clerical staff which has given me valuable experience in communicating with staff at all levels of seniority in the trust.
• Ability to work under pressure to meet the deadlines for the hospital wide role out of the new security system before the end of my contract.
• Enhanced ability to work in a small group and autonomously using my own initiative.
• The experience I gained in this department has been invaluable. I had responsibility for communicating with all areas of the hospital and were required working on my own initiative. This gave a greater job satisfaction for the success of the project. Learning to use new software and terminology also made the job rewarding.

Royal Bolton Hospital, Bolton June 2007- Dec 07
Clerical Bank Staff
• Worked in the admissions office, had the responsibility of finding hospital notes throughout the hospital using computer tracking system.
• Required ability to work individually when searching for missing notes and good communications skills as talking to wards and secretaries was a necessity to track down the records.
• Also gained experience using the various software applications and filing systems.
• The experience I have gained working at the hospital has been of great value to me as I needed to retrieve records from various areas of the hospital, which meant I came into contact with lots of secretaries and it has enhanced my communication skills and telephone manner. Also I had to deal with emergency admissions, which entailed retrieving records of patients in A and E and those in resuscitation, which has helped me deal with pressure situations my effectively.

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