Hamid Chaudhry

Hamid Chaudhry

Studies at:

SOAS - University of London

Location in:

London, United Kingdom

Hamid Chaudhry

Hamids connections

Currently

Studies at:
SOAS - University of London
Location in:
London, United Kingdom

Bio

Since creating content such as videos, blogs and short stories during my childhood, I have always followed my creative flair. This echoed throughout my media and criminology degree and for my growing passion within the media and marketing industry. Therefore, leading me to gain experience within two previous marketing positions. As a Strategic Marketing and Creative Director, I have been able to develop marketing strategies for a start-up, allowing preparations for the first round of investment.

Hamid has worked/studied in

  • United Kingdom

Hamid speaks

  • English
  • Japanese

Hamid has experience in

  • Services - legal, PR, marketing, accounting

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Work

2016
(Jun – Oct)

Strategic Marketing and Creative Director (Internship)

Uniwork , United Kingdom
  • Uniwork is a tech start-up aiming to provide an innovative approach towards the recruitment industry. I was hired in order to provide a creative approach towards the marketing and business development of the company such as social media involvement, developing a press release, contacting investors and building databases.
  • Upon joining the company, I built the screening system which allowed the company to assess all students and graduates that apply to use Uniwork's services. This allowed the company to reduce time with data entry and begin manual operations.
  • After successfully building a strong investment contact for the company, we only had a short 24 hours to develop a variety of material to provide in order to move into the next stage. I was able to help gather and organise all necessary information as well as implement a refined structure easy for the investor to use.
  • Towards the end of my experience, I was able to take charge of many of the founders responsibilities as well as produce material and presentations for new recruits. Ultimately, I felt I personally would like to gain further experience within a more established company.
2016
(Apr – Jun)

Marketing and PR Intern

Free Holdings , United Kingdom
  • Free Holdings is a SME with multi-operating luxury brands. I was brought specifically to further develop the app by marketing the service to clients for their latest project, Charitable Bookings. This is a restaurant booking app that allows the user to donate to charity whilst making their booking at no cost to them.
  • Within my first week the CEO had found that I was reaching high targets each day with ease and wanted me to work closely with the marketing and client relations team to shadow their work, as well as hit my daily targets.
  • As the teams within the company shifted, I was given 2 days to train within the restaurant department and learn all relevant information. As the stage 1 team only had one other person (who was leaving), I took over their role and exceeded the targets expected each day allowing me to also work on stage 2 and 3 simultaneously.
  • Although the role itself was an internship, I was offered a permanent position but decided that I wanted to experience a broader role in marketing.
2015
(Nov – Dec)

Administrative Assistant

Towers Watson , United Kingdom
  • Towers Watson, a large reputable company within the finance sector was in need for an Administrative Assistant within the postal services department. I was brought in to aid the current employees within the sector with taking charge of handling ingoing and outgoing post for the company.
  • Within the first 2 days of working I was able to easily adapt taking on all the tasks which were expected of me to learn after 2 weeks.
  • A large amount of post was expected to go out within an hour, all of which were to be under recorded delivery. The task itself would have taken hours to complete but I was able to finish it within the hour and deliver all the post accordingly.
  • This was a temporary position and once it was complete, I was offered a full time role. However, it was during this time I realised I wanted to gain experience within the marketing industry.
2014 – 2015
(May – Jul)

Customer Retail Advisor

Urban Outfitters , United Kingdom
  • Urban Outfitters the fashion retail chain needed temporary summer staff. I was brought along board to help during the summer sales. Towards the end I was trained to be promoted and kept on as a returning temporary worker throughout my ‘holiday’ periods during my degree.
  • Working throughout the sale, I realised there were a variety of duties which I was not trained in. As a result of this frustration, I asked my manager to train me in all skills, including those that were for senior positions. This included being able to provide refunds, serve fellow staff members and be door trained for loss prevention.
  • During an extreme period of the summer sale, a new initiative was implemented to aid clothes from overflowing onto the shop floor. I was able to easily adapt to this initiative and provided training to other employees despite my store position.
  • After passing my probation period, I was offered immediately to become a permanent member of the team, however due my university being outside of London, I agreed to working during my holiday periods when I would return to London.
2013 – 2015

International Buddy/Buddy Coordinator

Keele University , United Kingdom
  • Keele University holds an annual program where students can participate in the buddy scheme and help Japanese exchange students during their time at Keele. The first two years I was provided the role of a buddy and helped my exchange partners. In my third year, I was given the role of Buddy Coordinator where I solely led the group and organised the events.
  • During my first year as I began studying Japanese, I was able to translate issues which many of the exchange students had to the relevant staff and help solve their problems.
  • Working closely with the staff whilst organising events in my second year, I was able to take lead whilst at the events and set up plans for the students such as badminton sessions.
  • Having been promoted to Buddy Coordinator in my final year, I was solely in charge of organising everything from events, taxi pick-ups as well as liaising with staff for the students on a daily basis.

Work

2016
(Jun – Oct)

Strategic Marketing and Creative Director (Internship)

Uniwork , United Kingdom
  • Uniwork is a tech start-up aiming to provide an innovative approach towards the recruitment industry. I was hired in order to provide a creative approach towards the marketing and business development of the company such as social media involvement, developing a press release, contacting investors and building databases.
  • Upon joining the company, I built the screening system which allowed the company to assess all students and graduates that apply to use Uniwork's services. This allowed the company to reduce time with data entry and begin manual operations.
  • After successfully building a strong investment contact for the company, we only had a short 24 hours to develop a variety of material to provide in order to move into the next stage. I was able to help gather and organise all necessary information as well as implement a refined structure easy for the investor to use.
  • Towards the end of my experience, I was able to take charge of many of the founders responsibilities as well as produce material and presentations for new recruits. Ultimately, I felt I personally would like to gain further experience within a more established company.
2016
(Apr – Jun)

Marketing and PR Intern

Free Holdings , United Kingdom
  • Free Holdings is a SME with multi-operating luxury brands. I was brought specifically to further develop the app by marketing the service to clients for their latest project, Charitable Bookings. This is a restaurant booking app that allows the user to donate to charity whilst making their booking at no cost to them.
  • Within my first week the CEO had found that I was reaching high targets each day with ease and wanted me to work closely with the marketing and client relations team to shadow their work, as well as hit my daily targets.
  • As the teams within the company shifted, I was given 2 days to train within the restaurant department and learn all relevant information. As the stage 1 team only had one other person (who was leaving), I took over their role and exceeded the targets expected each day allowing me to also work on stage 2 and 3 simultaneously.
  • Although the role itself was an internship, I was offered a permanent position but decided that I wanted to experience a broader role in marketing.
2015
(Nov – Dec)

Administrative Assistant

Towers Watson , United Kingdom
  • Towers Watson, a large reputable company within the finance sector was in need for an Administrative Assistant within the postal services department. I was brought in to aid the current employees within the sector with taking charge of handling ingoing and outgoing post for the company.
  • Within the first 2 days of working I was able to easily adapt taking on all the tasks which were expected of me to learn after 2 weeks.
  • A large amount of post was expected to go out within an hour, all of which were to be under recorded delivery. The task itself would have taken hours to complete but I was able to finish it within the hour and deliver all the post accordingly.
  • This was a temporary position and once it was complete, I was offered a full time role. However, it was during this time I realised I wanted to gain experience within the marketing industry.
2014 – 2015
(May – Jul)

Customer Retail Advisor

Urban Outfitters , United Kingdom
  • Urban Outfitters the fashion retail chain needed temporary summer staff. I was brought along board to help during the summer sales. Towards the end I was trained to be promoted and kept on as a returning temporary worker throughout my ‘holiday’ periods during my degree.
  • Working throughout the sale, I realised there were a variety of duties which I was not trained in. As a result of this frustration, I asked my manager to train me in all skills, including those that were for senior positions. This included being able to provide refunds, serve fellow staff members and be door trained for loss prevention.
  • During an extreme period of the summer sale, a new initiative was implemented to aid clothes from overflowing onto the shop floor. I was able to easily adapt to this initiative and provided training to other employees despite my store position.
  • After passing my probation period, I was offered immediately to become a permanent member of the team, however due my university being outside of London, I agreed to working during my holiday periods when I would return to London.
2013 – 2015

International Buddy/Buddy Coordinator

Keele University , United Kingdom
  • Keele University holds an annual program where students can participate in the buddy scheme and help Japanese exchange students during their time at Keele. The first two years I was provided the role of a buddy and helped my exchange partners. In my third year, I was given the role of Buddy Coordinator where I solely led the group and organised the events.
  • During my first year as I began studying Japanese, I was able to translate issues which many of the exchange students had to the relevant staff and help solve their problems.
  • Working closely with the staff whilst organising events in my second year, I was able to take lead whilst at the events and set up plans for the students such as badminton sessions.
  • Having been promoted to Buddy Coordinator in my final year, I was solely in charge of organising everything from events, taxi pick-ups as well as liaising with staff for the students on a daily basis.

Education

2016 – 2017
(Apr – Apr)

SOAS - University of London

Japanese (Other)
2012 – 2015

Keele

Criminology and Media, Communications & Culture (Bachelors)

Achievements

  • Certificate in Competency in Japanese (2015)
  • Certificate in Sustained Achievement in Japanese (2015)

Additional Info

Website
hamidc.com
Nationality:
  • British