I have been in the Hospitality industry for 10 years. Before that, I have obtained a Tourism Diploma at Stellenbosch. At first, I got a temporary job as concierge at a Golf resort and Spa in Somerset West, Western Cape. I then got a position as an Assistant Duty Manager at the Lofts Boutique Hotel in Knysna. There I gained valuable experience in all the departments of the Hotel. I managed the bar, made drinks for the guests, did all the reception duties, checked rooms before arrival and handled after hours problems and check ins. After that, I was employed as a Duty Manager at another Hotel in Knysna. During the last 3 years I have worked as a Rentals Agent for an International Real Estate Company.
From October 2010
Duties: Source and list homes for rental,
update the website, admin and filing,
dealing with & following up on enquiries & payments due, manage existing rentals, inspect homes, liaise with owners and tenants/ prospective tenants, database maintenance and upkeep, marketing & advertising existing properties available, handling maintenance issues, oversee the Housekeeping department
Reason for leaving: Would like to move closer to my family.
❖ THE GRAYWOOD HOTEL *** - KNYSNA
October 2008 - October 2010
Duties: Assisting Reception, assist maintenance,
assisting the restaurant, checking premises and rooms for cleanliness and maintenance, checking staff punctuality and appearance. Providing information, client services and making sure that the guest's needs are catered for.
Contact: Previous GM: Nicole Tunner: 044 382 1693 She is currently working at Featherbed, Knysna. She resigned right after I did and therefore I was unable to get a written reference from her.
Reason for Leaving: I was pregnant with my 2nd child and had to look for a job with more regular hours.
❖ THE LOFTS BOUTIQUE HOTEL THESEN ISLANDS, KNYSNA
Reception, Reservations, Bar
April 2005 - March 2008
Stocktaking, Hostess, assisting management, check rooms prior and after departure, providing information, client services. Making sure the establishment is locked and secure after hours. After hours guest assistance.
Contact: Mr.Theo Barkhuizen (GM) 044 302 5710
Reason for leaving: This was a live-in position and I was getting married at the time and moving in with my husband.
WORK EXPERIENCE: (continue)
❖ SISONKE TOURS@ERINVALE HOTEL SOMERSET WEST
tours, transport, car hire, accommodation, restaurants
February 2005 - March 2005
Duties: Client services, organizing: tours, transport, car hire, accommodation, restaurants. Providing information services, reception, basic admin and filing.
Contact: Mr. Shane (owner) 072 525 4002
Reason for leaving: Retrenched
❖ PICK A GARDEN (LANDSCAPING) - GORDONS BAY
Ms. Andrian (manager) 021 851 5795
From August 2004
Mrs Andrea Kollment
October 2004 - October 2004
021 883 3331
❖ SPUR WAKITA - PRETORIA
Mr. Renier Olivier
November 2004 - December 2004
012 548 2506
February 2002 - February 2005
Duties: Typing, reception, administration
Contact: Mrs. M. Theron (owner) 082 969 9909
❖ SPUR MALL - SOMERSET WEST
Secretarial & administrative
* Travel industry
* Food industry
* Real Estate industry
❖ LEW GEFFEN SOTHEBY'S REALTY - KNYSNA
Qualifications & Certifications
Stellenbosch Boland College
English, Business Economics
Strand High School