I’m James Allen, and I’m a highly ambitious graduate from the University of Bedfordshire, with a degree in BA (Hons) Football Studies. During the course, it covered a vast variety of topics within football, which include; football and the media, governance and ownership; sponsorship and marketing; and football finance, to name a few.
Throughout my University career, although the course content covered football, a lot of transferrable skills were acquired too through the course, which include; report writing; time management; organisational skills; adaptability; and working to tight deadlines. These skills would be beneficial in any job role and would allow me to be successful in any job role.
After completing Belbins team roles test, I learnt that whilst working in a team, I am a team worker, research investigator and shaper, in which allows me to flourish in any team situation, which set me well throughout University, my working experiences and my personal life. This is due to my abilities to drive a group forward, to lead groups and also to be lead, gel the group together and strive to complete the highest standard of work throughout the different stages of completing a project. As well as this I have great communicational skills, both verbally and written, that allow me to converse with anyone and effectively from peers, management and customers due to my extravert nature.
As well as these two skills, in a world full of technology I have very efficient IT skills and great knowledge of the Microsoft Office package and using the internet and social media, such as Facebook and Twitter. I am also dependant, resourceful, hardworking, adaptable, relish challenges and very efficient at working individually.
From working within Nightclub and Warehouse environments, I am adept at working within a high pressured and demanding environment, as well as being able to deal with customers and working to achieve targets.
Overall, I think I’d be of great value to any company and an excellent addition to any team due to my expanding skills and determination.