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Job Wanted: Secretary or Assistant

Job Wanted: Secretary or Assistant

17 July 2016 Jobs in Yucatan 1

Name of applicant - Elizabeth Cohen
Email address - liz.cohen294@gmail.com
Type of work desired - anything really, but my experience is in secretarial work, I'm a very fast and accurate typist with excellent computer skills
Job location desired - anywhere in Yucatan

Moving to Mérida on 26 July 2016

An organised, hardworking, and motivated individual. Communicates effectively and confidently and uses initiative to go above and beyond what is asked. Always willing to go the extra mile to achieve the goal.

Achievements

  • I was asked by my Head of Department to provide training on our computer systems to a new office in Bristol which our company had taken over. This involved spending two weeks down there and helping the 20 members of staff to learn how to use our system.

  • I spent six months in Merida, Mexico, in 2014 and 2015 doing voluntary work. I spent six weeks on a Special Needs programme, six weeks on an Animal Care/Animal Rights programme, and two months teaching English to local children, teenagers and adults.

  • I was involved in volunteering at a Christmas dinner for the lonely, hungry and homeless on Christmas Day in 2013 and 2014 where we were able to feed around 60 people thanks to lots of generous donations and volunteers. It was a great success and we are hoping to repeat this every year.

Experience

MacIntosh James & Partners Secretary 2015-2016

  • Providing audio typing support to five people, ensuring that this is done both quickly and efficiently with a high level of accuracy.

  • The audio typing was in the form of letters, emails, file notes, and reports.

  • Opening incoming post, date stamping and passing to the relevant individual.

  • Answering incoming phone calls and transferring them to the relevant individual.

  • Making refreshments for visitors to the office.

  • Franking outgoing post.

  • Offering assistance to the administrators when I had finished the typing.

Private Tutoring Oct-Dec 2015

I did some private one-to-one tutoring in my hometown of Leeds to foreign people who wished to improve their English. I did this for a couple of months and stopped because I wanted to concentrate on my full-time job and also to take some Spanish lessons to prepare for my move to Mexico.

Habla Teaching Assistant Jan-March 2015

Estancia Nueva Vida Teacher Jan-March 2015

Las Monjas Teaching Assistant Jan-March 2015

I spent four months in Merida, Mexico, from December 2014 to April 2015 and I spent a couple of months working as a volunteer teaching English in three different places to a variety of age groups including young children, teenagers and adults, at a variety of levels. The experience was very rewarding and greatly assisted me on the TEFL course that I was undertaking. At Estancia Nueva Vida I had my own classes and was responsible for coming up with a lesson plan each week. At the other two places I assisted the main teacher and from time to time I was able to take the lead for some activities.

Simpson Millar LLP Legal Secretary 2004-2014

  • Providing secretarial and administrative support to various solicitors over the years.

  • Audio typing letters, file notes, court documents, statements, Briefs to Counsel.

  • Preparing documents such as Divorce Petition and other Court documents.

  • Using own initiative and actioning incoming post when fee earner is away.

  • Providing training of the computer systems to new staff in other offices.

  • Arranging appointments for solicitors, managing diaries.

  • Reviewing files and chasing clients where appropriate.

  • Also did a stint in Credit Control, chasing unpaid bills.

  • Speaking to clients on the telephone and assisting where possible with their query.

  • Meeting with clients to assist them with queries over paperwork.

  • Preparing bills for clients on a monthly basis.

  • Working on reception to cover receptionists’ lunch hours.

Distance Learning

TEFL certificate – 2015 – Distinction

BTEC Personal Injury Paralegal Programme – 2010

Institute of Legal Secretaries Diploma Course – 2009

2004

OCR Level 3 NVQ in Administration – various distinctions

Principles of Law, Stage II – Pass

2003

3 AS levels grades C-D

2001

9 GCSEs grades A-C

Interests

  • Travelling

  • Getting involved with activities at my church

  • Volunteering

  • Exercising

  • Reading

  • Socialising

  • Learning Spanish

References

  • Available on request

Comments

  • Tom Dutton 6 months ago

    Hi, I saw this post and think it would be interesting to know you.

    I might need a British assistant at some point in time and it would be good to know you, at least by phone or Skype.

    I am the sales manager for the Americas for a British manufacturer of engines and will need help in the near future. I work from an office in downtown Merida.

    Kind regards,

    Tom

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