I am a very hard worker and work well in a team, although I do not have the qualifications to prove it, I have always had good leadership skills. In both Primary school and High school, I was a Prefect and I was voted "Most Loveable" in my Matric year. As I have mentioned, I dream of running my very own restaurant, as it combines all my skills; cooking, creating, socialising and leadership.
I have not had much experience as a manager, however, people very quickly pick up that I am a very hard worker and dedicate most of my energy and effort into the work I do. Unfortunately, in both of my managerial positions, I was not paid accordingly, however I have gained a lot of knowledge. I would love to have the opportunity to work my way up in a company, as I am a fast learner.
Bromley's Aquatic Specialists
June 2013 - July 2013
Location: 46 Sandpiper Crescent, Flamingo Vlei, Table View, Cape Town
Description: I was employed as a temporary Manager/Driver for my father's Pond Construction and Maintenance company. I was entrusted with a company car to travel to clients all over Cape Town.
I was responsible for managing staff members, ensuring all staff duties were performed correctly, liaised with clients on behalf of the company, promoted
company products and assisted in sales, as well as various other administrative duties whilst at the office.
I improved on my management skills and thoroughly enjoyed driving.
La Vie Cafe Bar
June 2012 - June 2013
Location: 205 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town
Description: After three months of being a Waitress, the owners recognised my aptitude and ambition and thus promoted me to Manager.
I continued my regular tasks as a waitress, with the added responsibilities of managing staff, resolving disputes, correspondence with ownership, day-end settlement of accounts and handling of all front-of-house dealings.
This taught me the controlled management of staff directly under my supervision, telephonic skills, maintaining stock and cash flow and appropriate opening and closing procedures.
As of February 2013, I resumed my position as Waitress, as it provided more income.
December 2011 - January 2012
Location: 31 Harbour Road, Hout Bay, Cape Town
Description: I was entrusted with the artistic creation of gourmet sandwiches at a successful market stall, specialising in imported cheeses and organic produce.
I helped with setting up and clearing the workspace, preparing and monitoring the
quantity and quality of ingredients for the day and ensured that all sandwich orders were completed quickly, correctly and creatively.
I learnt how to handle food and arrange it in an aesthetically pleasing way. I enjoyed the freedom to express my creativity.
July 2010 - June 2012
Location: Worked from home
Description: Independent marketing and selling of weight-loss products.
I attended sales seminars, designed all my own marketing material - business cards, brochures, presentations, etc - and promoted the company product within my
This was a great confidence boost and I learnt a variety of marketing techniques first hand, as well as acquiring business contacts through various sources.
Substitute Aftercare Teacher
Eastern Suburbs Pre-Primary School
August 2010 - December 2010
Location: 154 Duxbury Road, Hillcrest, Pretoria
Description: Looked after all the children who attended aftercare. I provided them with after-school meals, fun activities and supervised them whilst they played and waited for their parents to collect them.
I learnt how to deal with large groups of young children and how to involve them in educational activities.
December 2009 - June 2010
Location: Shop 1, Beach Boulevard, Blaauwbergstrand, Blaauwberg, Cape Town
Description: Ensured customers received prompt and courteous service, whilst working with fellow colleagues to prepare the restaurant for a high volume of customers.
I managed to adapt to this stressful industry with ease and thoroughly
enjoyed working as a team. I learnt time management skills, how to manage cash and credit card sales, how to manage people and quickly picked up the art of up-selling and sales.