I have been an office administrator and personal assistant for more than 20 years, working in a variety of organisations in the private sector. I have worked in industries including engineering consultancy, construction management and recruitment. My superiors held positions including Country Manager, Regional Director, Technical Director and Chief Operating Officer.
I am proficient in Microsoft Office applications, resourceful and my typing skills are impeccable with emphasis on speed and accuracy. I speak fluent English, Bahasa Malaysia and Cantonese, the latter being my mother's tongue.
Due to the global economic situation and being retrenched, I wish to pursue a career being a freelance professional and enjoy a work-life balance career.
Area Covered: Admin/Secretarial
Summary: I have been an office administrator and personal assistant for more than 20 years, working in a variety of organisations in the private sector. I have worked in industries including engineering consultancy, construction management and recruitment. My superiors held positions including Country Manager, Regional Director, Technical Director and Chief Operating Officer and most of them are expatriates.
I am proficient in Microsoft Office softwares, IT literate and can do minor trouble shooting. I speak fluent English and Bahasa Malaysia and can do translation from both English to Bahasa Malaysia and vice versa. I have excellent typing skills with emphasis on speed and accuracy. My shorthand abilities are not being used in recent years as most organisations do not require a need for it.
Job Title: Delivery Support Specialist
Company: Hewlett Packard Financial Services
Description: Back-end support to the Customer Delivery Specialists in ensuring the leasing processes were funded and booked on time. Duties included but not limited to keying-in suppliers' invoices details, funding of deals, booking of deals, stamping of lease agreements, despatch and collection of documentation from clients, scanning and uploading of all relevant documentation into the system, and also covering for other Delivery Support Specialists when they were on leave.
Job Title: Team Coordinator
Company: Talent2 International Sdn Bhd
Description: Provided secretarial and administrative support to the recruitment consultants in their daily work routine. Duties included but not limited to maintaining and organising their calendar appointments, arranging and confirming appointments with candidates and clients, parsing candidates' resumes and details into the system, preparing candidates' resumes according to the company's format, preparing invoices when placements were completed, maintaining files were updated, organising of weekly refreshments and manning reception when the receptionist were on leave.
Job Title: Personal Assistant
Company: Premier Ayer Bristol Water Sdn Bhd
Description: I was Personal Assistant to the Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of the Joint Venture company. Provided secretarial and administrative services, maintaining the diaries of the COO and MD, supported the Project Manager preparing the monthly reports to the client. I had 4 staff working under my supervision. Duties also included maintaining the company's assets, ie organising travel and hotel accommodation, property maintenance, ensuring the company's vehicles were in good running condition at all times, procurement of office stationery and refreshment supplies. Before the Human Resources Department was set up, I was appointed to handle the HR issues for a period of 6 months.
Job Title: Personal Assistant cum Office Manager
Company: Hyder Consulting Sdn Bhd
Description: My final role was Personal Assistant/Office Manager to the Country Manager. Prior to this, I held several positions including Personal Assistant to the Technical Director, Regional Director and Department Secretary. I was highly recommended by all my superiors here who are all British, as being meticulate, perfect, fast and dependable among others.
My duties here included secretarial duties, administration, property maintenance, vehicle maintenance, stationery and refreshment supplies, overseeing the typing pool of four typists, supervising the drivers and cleaners, managing hotel accommodation for visiting staff, managing travel itineraries for my superiors and also visiting staff, organising events.
I assisted in the downsizing exercise of the organisation when the financial crisis struck in 1997 and was the last few to leave.
Job Title: Personal Assistant
Company: LKS Architect
Description: I was PA for this local architect company. Assisted in secretarial duties, banking matters, costing of projects and administrative duties.
Summary: I obtained my Diploma in Private Secretarial Certificate in May 1989 from Goon's Institution in Ipoh, Perak. I finished my secondary school at Methodist Girls Secondary School in 1984 and passed the GCSE O Levels with distinction in English and Mathematics.
Field of Study: Private Secretarial Certificate
University / College: Goon's Institution, Ipoh, Malaysia