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Executive Assistant Resume

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Hillary James
Executive Assistant
33 Ludlow Road, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2801
M: (+27) 76 527 4906
E: hjames@exec.co.za

Dutiful executive assistant with 15 years expertise in administrative and office management roles, working closely with senior management to ensure requests are met with ease. Proficient in all Microsoft Office programs as well as MYOB. Liaise with internal and external clients ensuring the smooth running of the office. 


Lincoln Marshall Property Merchants: Executive Assistant (March 2009 – June 2020)

Office Coordinator directly managing all administrative tasks for company directors. Facilitate client relationships between all participants throughout the contract drafting process. Create a portfolio of past and present work examples to acquire new agreements.

Responsibilities included: 

  • Take inventory checks and stocking office stationery
  • Organise meetings, take minutes producing correspondence and reports
  • Manage diary, travel arrangements, and itineraries
  • Aid in financial reports and monthly forecasts
  • Data capture of all sales and contract particulars 

Vega College: Administrative Assistant (January 2004 – February 2009)

Manage the administration of departmental and undergraduate groups. Facilitate a communication forum to enable connections between undergraduates, past students, and their new employers.

Responsibilities included:

  • Tutor temps and allocate tasks within an outlined work schedule
  • Coordinate the compilation of course outlines and assist with any queries
  • Organise faculty events and overseeing their rollouts
  • Delegate and manage funds for various course requirements  


  • Strong organisational skills and effective time management
  • The ability to multi-task without compromising on quality and creativity
  • Adjustable to new working environments and roles
  • Exemplary performance record, excelling in all tasks given
  • Native English speaker with strong written and communicative skills
  • Experienced in several computer programmes essential to administrative work

10 Tips to Remember

  1. Set aside several hours to write a powerful resume.
  2. You will need quiet space and a computer with Word (recommended) or similar.
  3. Use job descriptions and old resumes to jog your memory.
  4. Is this a career change for you? What skills can you transfer over?
  5. Expand on your duties in detail. 
  6. Ensure the layout is attractive
  7. Write a compelling summary.
  8. Use bullet points.
  9. Proofread for sense, accuracy, spelling and grammar x 3.
  10. Add a well-written cover letter using your strengths to target the role on offer.

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