Here is a copy of my latest CV, please feel free to have a look through.


Bethany Cairns


A hard working, enthusiastic and reliable individual. A quick learner who enjoys and thrives off all challenges set. Always displays a professional and personable persona, an outgoing and considerate individual with the desire to learn from others and progress. Enjoys working as part of a team whilst also demonstrating a strong initiative. Personal skills include: extremely organised, reliable, creative, desire to maximise potential and attention to detail.




University of Salford                               Journalism: Multimedia BA Hons- 2:1



Cardinal Newman College                       A-Level: English (B) Media (A) Business (B)



Brownedge St. Mary’s               11 GCSE’s: Grades: A*-B (inc Maths, English & Science)





Smoking Gun PR

I successfully completed two weeks placement at Smoking Gun PR (Manchester) in which I got a taste for social media and PR whilst gaining an understanding of how this could link to my journalism degree. I was tasked with writing material for the blogs of several brands including: Feel Good Drinks, OvenPride and Silent Night. This allowed me to practice adapting my style of writing to suit alternative needs. Aside from this I was also tasked with blogger outreach and aided in the planning process of a brand launch night.


Cavendish Press

My role within the team was to work alongside the features editor to source content for publication. This was challenging, as it was out of my comfort zone however in this role I came to understand the importance of social media and SEO when outsourcing and developed my interpersonal skills when contacting potential interviewees. I was able to learn about a diverse range of subjects in a short period of time and towards the end of my placement I was able to secure three telephone interviews with selected individuals to gather content which the press office then went on to use.




Inside Sales Executive, Manchester City FC                                                       

November 2017- Present

As a Sales Executive on the hospitality team I am tasked with generating income/revenue for the club, maximizing sales through pro-active out-bound calls and interacting with new clients. My role generally consists of managing a pipeline to ensure KPI’s are met, cold-calling an emailing prospects as well as networking on match-days. Exceptional organizational and time management skills are both crucial to success within this role to ensure both financial and call targets are met both daily and match-by-match.


Sales Assistant/ Team Leader, Dorothy Perkins                                   

March 2017- November 2017

During a short period I held two different role at the Dorothy Perkins flagship store in Manchester. Starting as a sales assistant, within my daily role I was often tasked with exceptional customer service, meeting and exceeding KPI’s, dealing with customer requests and assisting to the best of my ability. I then progressed in August 2017 to become a team leader and took on some managerial responsibilities- I managed and organized a small team per shift, ensured security and health and safety of myself, my team and customers at all times as well as administrative tasks such as cashing up, banking, tracking daily/weekly figures and generating reports.



Pinocchio’s Restaurants                                                                                      

 January 2012- March 2017

Within this role I was able to work my way up from general waitress to part-time team supervisor through commitment and loyalty to the business during my five years of service to them. Daily tasks would include: customer service, cash handling and food preparation.



Outfit Preston                                                                                                   

September 2015- October 2016

During my time at Outfit I worked as part of a team representing Arcadia and ensuring excellent customer service, maximizing sales and driving company incentives. I was often entrusted with responsibilities such as training new staff and cash handling.



Administrative Assistant, Leyland St Mary’s High School                             

May 2014- January 2015

This role allowed me to learn about administrative roles alongside my studies at college. I worked as part of the team assisting them in tasks such as constructing communications to students/pupils from the school, inputting new starter information, generating reports, welcoming guests and answering calls/emails as well as data analysis.





I have attained excellent communication skills, both spoken and written through my time at University and working in customer facing roles. This has allowed me to develop my confidence and show confidence and professionalism at all times.



I pride myself a highly organized person both in my professional and private life. I believe being able to manage working and studying throughout the previous seven years has demonstrated my ability to time manage and prioritize.



At University I used a multitude of software programmes including: Microsoft Office, Adobe InDesign, Audition and Photoshop, AVID and iMovie amongst others. Whilst I feel confident using all I believe my strengths lie in design and I was able to showcase this when making my own 16-page magazine and three spreads for my final year projects. Throughout both of these tasks I developed a real passion for using Adobe Suites and have also become familiar with publishing platforms such as WordPress, Blogger and YouTube.



I have gained strong and confident presentational skills throughout my education and working life. I believe this skillset coincides with my organizational skills and enjoy both preparing and researching presentations to develop my knowledge.



I believe it is as important to be a strong member of a team as it is to be a strong individual, especially when working towards the same goals. I enjoy learning from others and sharing attributes to make for a more productive and efficient team.




I am an outgoing person who enjoys socializing, meeting new people and exploring new places. I have a keen interest in fitness and nutrition and attend the gym regularly. I enjoy reading and writing as well as social media and photography. I have an interest in blogging and graphic/page design and photo editing. I have specific interest in sports, beauty and fashion.