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									                                              Caron Smith
                                 6 Ivory Close Burgundy Estate, Plattekloof, Cape Town
                                    Email: caronsmth@gmail.com, Cell: 083 279 7675

Profile:

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)
                         Dependants
                                               Married
                         Marital status
                                               6512130217084
                         ID Number
                         Driver’s license      Code 08
                         Athlone Senior Secondary School
 Education
                         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)

                         Receptionist




                                            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
       managers
   -   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
       diaries.
   -   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

Secretary
   -   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

EARLIER CAREER:

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
Skills
                                    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
organisation
                           -   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

References
                           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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