10 St Brigids Crescent
10th June 2013
My name is Cillian O'Malley. I am from Dublin Ireland and have been seeking to join an established sector provider like your company in the US for quite some time. Having an excellent understanding of current business needs and trends in the worldwide market and surrounding areas I feel my Architectural Design skills and business acumen would help in complimenting any business.
I would be delighted to be short-listed for any role in the field of Architecture and have the opportunity to be part of a thriving organisation as it would present me with a chance to apply myself and my development skills to a field in which I have a sincere passionate interest in and feel I could bestow a significant contribution.
I have the correct mind-set, personality and dexterity to be part of any dynamic team. Having gained a vast range of experience within various, architectural, sales and administration industries as you will see in my attached CV. An outgoing individual, active and driven and hold many other characteristics, which would allow and assist in dealing and working with people and business in today's refining environment.
I have the flair and aptitude to work well under pressure, keep a level head and close in on targets set. Business wise, using varying aspects and the strictest of confidence, I habitually put every effort possible into hunting for opportunities and securing them. I like clients and customers alike to recognise they are in good hands therefore creating a mutual respect and room for future business and development.
I received an excellent grounding in the built environment, business development, B2B, direct sales, public relations and marketing practice whilst working with Arnotts Department Store and also multi-national organisations like Atkins Engineering and McDonald's , O'Malley and Associates and most recently Allied Irish Bank . I have exceptional experience in consultative dealings with clients and businesses alike while influencing them during the key decision process.
Successfully fielding enquiries has led to me building up many fruitful business relationships with various high profile contacts along my path. This in turn has helped in the development of my follow-up skills, which I believe are of key importance in every relationship build and of course in the success of any project undertaken.
This sector is of the utmost importance to business in today’s hectic environments. The field of Architecture and the built environment make up the bulk of my educational experience and with my passion and knowledge I am positive if awarded this role I would implement and present everything possible to ensure projects were undertaken and delivered to the highest quality. I would be delighted if you could afford me the opportunity of an interview in any capacity with your company.
Personal Experience and Attributes:
An accomplished graduate with two years Industry experience in Architectural Technology . I have developed and executed projects within residential , commercial and Industrial domains. Proven commercial talent and demonstrated strength in producing effective presentations, interactive campaigns and promotional ideas for SME’s. Artful in developing Design solutions to meet challenging company objectives. Deep understanding of new business and customer needs. Strong persuasive communication and relationship management talents to achieve consensus across all levels and organisational boundaries.
As seen below my experience has come from a variety of industries on a short term basis throughout my studies. However I feel by having the opportunity to work with your company would enable me to push myself further to achieve the goals of the company and in turn my own personal and career goals along the way.
Highlights of Expertise:
• Excellent written and oral communication and presentation skills.
• High degree of entrepreneurialism and a youthful spirit, with ability to work well in teams as well as independently. Previous experience with team development and training.
• Have a keen interest in future business and keep up to date with all newest trends.
• Proven project management skills.
• Trained in AutoCAD, Revit, 3D Studio Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft office
• Marketing through Facebook, Twitter, Google, PPC, SEO etc.)
• Can demonstrate creativity and innovation.
• Logical and lateral thinker.
• Culturally sensitive
• Client focussed
• Strong work ethic paired with passion for success and desire for progression.
• Charity Work/Fund Raising – Niall Melon Township Trust , Chernobyl Children's Charity. Have recently participated in the Movember Charity fundraiser, raising money for ‘Mens Health” issues around the world.
• Full clean Irish driving license.
• Computer literate both PC and Mac applications (Trained in AutoCAD, 3D Max, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft office)
Please find attached a copy of my recent CV for your perusal. Looking forward to receiving a favourable reply.
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