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Charles Johnston - Resume

Charles Johnston - Resume

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Published by: Charles Johnston on May 02, 2008
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Thursday, May 01, 2008
Charles Johnston
Application for EmploymentTo whom it may concern,I am a graduate of the Advertising and Public Relations Program at St. Lawrence College. I haveextensive professional experience and I am seeking a permanent position at a distinguishedcommunications agency in Toronto.I am proficient in ad creation and design; however
I am most interested in starting my careeron the accounts side of the business, where my understanding of client relationships andbrand concepts can be exercised to their full potential.
 My previous work experience paired with my courses at St. Lawrence have allowed me to sharpenmy problem-solving, presentation, and communication skills to the point where I feel they give mea distinct advantage in the advertising industry, particularly among new graduates in the field.
Ihave the capacity for great work under tight deadlines and the ability to translate myoutstanding interpersonal skills into effective client relationships.
I am very interested in a permanent position at your agency. I would like the opportunity to speak with someone regarding any available positions starting in Spring, 2008. Please contact meanytime by phone or email to discuss any opportunities and perhaps to schedule a meeting in thenear future. I currently live in Kingston, but I make frequent trips to Toronto, and I am movingthere permanently in two weeks.Sincerely,Charles Johnston
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Web Portfolio:
On April 12, 2008;
a commercial spot produced for the Hairstyling Program atSt. Lawrence College was awarded first place in the category of Best RetailVideo
at the 28
Annual Greg Awards
One of 50 Bell Mobility Account Managers chosen to be part of an elite salesproject
aimed at bridging the gap between Bell Mobility’s corporate marketingdepartment and the front-line sales reps.
Recognized as the highest-grossing salesrep in the program in May, 2004.
Received an Apple Computers Award on April 15, 2000; for a stationarycomputer (kiosk) presentation created during my first semester at St.Lawrence College
. The award was presented at the 20
Annual Greg Awards heldat The Grand Theatre in Kingston, Canada.
Internship position
3 week cooperative education placement
 Jan 2008
)Gilbert + Davis Communications –
Toronto, Ontario
Participated in brainstorming
assisted in productdevelopment
for large-scale B2B applications
Conducted in-depth
research of products in the environmental sector,including competitive offerings and potential threats
in the marketplace;presented findings to company director
Corporate Sales & Account Manager/Retail Sales Representative
)Bell Mobility/RU Communicating Inc -
Toronto, Ontario
Responsible for cultivating new business, prepared and presented salesproposals to prospective buyers
, determined the terms of promotions, and
managed the sales process from beginning to end
, including productfulfillment and post-sale service
Created and initiated direct response advertising solutions
for self-promotion, including flyers, electronic database marketing and customerrelationship management initiatives

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