Sorry for being such a pain but, since this is a school exercise, I have to follow the instructions given, and they say I am currently unemployed. So, once again, does my paragraph sound unnatural?:
I am currently unemployed. Up until two weeks ago, however, I was working for Blackwell Bookshops as a sales assistant. The time I spent there (nearly two years) improved my ability to deal with customers in a polite and friendly way as well as my negotiation skills. I had to quit that job because it took me too long to get there. My boss, Mr Thomson, gave me a very good referenfce when I left.
Oh, one more thing! Why do I have to say 'honing' after 'as well as'?
Thank you very much!!