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									                                              Caron Smith
                                 6 Ivory Close Burgundy Estate, Plattekloof, Cape Town
                                    Email:, Cell: 083 279 7675


I hold a secretarial certificate from Maurice’s Secretarial College and have an average of approximately 15 - 20 years
working experience, predominantly as a Personal Assistant/secretary. I enjoy “organising people’s lives”, I am well
versed in MS Office and have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.

Under challenging circumstances I remain calm and tend to thrive under pressure. I consider my strengths as my
ability to prioritise, organise and getting things done.

I am a highly motivated person with a friendly disposition. I have the ability to work without supervision and welcome
the opportunity to introduce myself to you in person.

 Personal Information    Date of birth
                                               Two(19 & 15)
                         Marital status
                         ID Number
                         Driver’s license      Code 08
                         Athlone Senior Secondary School
                         Cape Town                                                    Cape Senior Certificate, 1983
                         Maurice’s Secretarial College                        Pitman’s Secretarial Certificate, 1984
 Relevant Courses
                         Subjects: Accountancy, Business English, Office Practice, Shorthand (70 to 80 wpm),
                         Typing, Business Economics, Human Resources, Telex.

 Work Experience         Datnow’s Attorneys         15 January 2010 – current (temp assignment)


                                            Caron Smith CV 7/12/2010
B & B Markets (Pty) Ltd                                       April 2002 - 22 Dec 2009

Office Manger as well as PA to the Managing Director

Office Manager responsibilities:
    - General HR Duties
   -   Dealing with all staff issues
   -   Managing the market traders accounts and problems
   -   Ensure the smooth running of the office
   -   Liaise daily with the Market Managers with issues that traders have.
   -   Managing the other markets under the B & B umbrella and assisting the market
   -   Listing entertainment on website, creating street posters and in-house posters
       and flyers pertaining to monthly entertainment and other market news
   -   Employ students to assist at office and work at market on weekends
   -   Generate wage spreadsheets for weekly/casual staff
   -   Update website
   -   Listing, wording for radio ads (in conjunction with PR company)

Personal Assistant responsibilities:
    - Assist MD with secretarial and administrative tasks
   -   Electronic Diary Management
   -   Minutes
   -   Organise and co-ordinate meetings
   -   Travel & Accommodation Arrangements
   -   Take calls and messages for MD
   -   Assist with MD’s personal matters
   -   Assist MD with new projects
   -   General “running around”
   -   Shopping for office, company etc
   -   Typing (communication with landlords, traders, etc

Reason for leaving: Relocated to Cape Town

                 Caron Smith CV 7/12/2010
DISCOM (Pty) Ltd (Part of the Clicks Group, Johannesburg
                                                       January 2001 to December 2001

Secretary to the HR and Operations Director
   - Planning of meetings and appointments for both managers using electronic
   -   Organising their local and international travel arrangements.
   -   Sort, read and annotate dialing incoming mail and e-mails.
   -   Acting on annotated instructions and processing mail.
   -   Receiving incoming calls.
   -   Taking messages, dealing with requests to appropriate parties.
   -   Sourcing, maintenance and the distribution of office stationary.
   -   Event coordination – sports days, farewells, prize giving etc.
   -   Typing correspondence, reports and presentations.
   -   Maintain a high level of confidentiality.
   -   Manage their personal business / affairs.
Reason for leaving: Relocated to Johannesburg

                  Caron Smith CV 7/12/2010
South African Breweries, Ottery, Cape Town                         Oct 1998 – Jan 2001

Receptionist / Telephonist
   - Maintenance of switchboard – 16 lines (Siemens)
   -   Telesales functions – handling customer complaints and queries.
   -   Following up with clients
   -   Administration – typing (correspondence, quarterly reports for depot staff)

Reason for leaving: Career Growth

Baigrie and Associates, Cape Town                              June 1998 to Sept 1998
Office Assistant
   -   Correspondence, Litigation – drawing up Deed of Trusts, codicils etc.
   -   Preparing statements, securing appointments, reception.
Reason for leaving: Offered a permanent position.

Datnows, Cape Town                                               June 1991 - May 1998

   -   General Administration
   -   Travel and accommodation arrangements
   -   Organisation of staff functions
   -   Correspondence (Deed of Trusts, Contracts, Wills etc)
   -   Filing, bank transfers, petty cash.
   -   Switchboard Duties
   -   Client liaison – scheduling of client appointments.
Reason for leaving: Career Growth


Imperial Car Rental, July 1989 - July 1990
Administrative Assistant

Zelda Gordon and Associates, November 1988 - June 1989
Conveyancing Secretary

Printech Engineering, May 1988 - October 1988
Administrative Assistant

Cape City Council, March 1985 - September 1988
Administrative Assistant

                   Caron Smith CV 7/12/2010
                        Computers: MS Office: MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, MS Access, Corel Draw Suite
                                    9, Word Perfect
                        Languages: English, Afrikaans

Abilities Developed        -   Leadership skills
                           -   To get along with people from various socio-economic backgrounds
                           -   Accurate time management
                           -   To deliver under pressure

What I can offer your      -   Dedication
                           -   Initiative
                           -   Hard working and dedicated to work that is allocated to me
                           -   Ability to adapt to changing environment, both internal and external
                           -   Well-developed people/communication skills
                           -   Ability to grasp new concepts and procedures with relative ease

                           Bruce Jones - Managing Director B & B Markets & Adreach Group of Companies
                           011 4424488 or 0832272918

                           Louis Balkind – Entertainment Manager B & B Markets
                           011 4424488 or 0824119272

                                        Caron Smith CV 7/12/2010

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