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Assistant Administrative

Montvale, New Jersey, 07645, United States
October 06, 2016

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Carole J. Rafferty

***-*** ******** ******, ******* Lakes, NJ 07442

(H) 973-***-**** (E)

Career Summary: I began my career working on an IBM Selectric. At Psychology Today magazine, I convinced my skeptical bosses that laptop computers were the wave of the future and that the magazine should purchase word processors, which they did. Efficiency and organization, aided by technical progress, have been the key to my professional and personal success. Never satisfied with yesterday’s tools and convinced that there’s always a better way to accomplish a task, I’ve kept abreast of the latest innovations in software and hardware. Currently, I’m searching for an administrative support position in which I can make myself useful. Summary of Skills:

MS Office

Adobe Creative Suite

Social Media










Professional Experience:

North Jersey Media Group, Woodland Park, NJ 01/2014-Present Freelance Photographer

Take photos of community events in Clifton, Totowa, Woodland Park, Little Falls, and Wayne. Format photos and submit them via FTP transfer.

Nutra-Med Packaging, Rockaway, NJ 01/2013-03/2013

Office Assistant

Typed, filed, distributed mail, created shipping labels, inspected warehouse daily, answered phones, kept billing records, prepared packages for shipping

Instrumental in helping with remodeling of office. Made inventory of furniture, arranged for removal of unused furniture, supervised placement of available furniture in new offices. State Farm Insurance, Parsippany, NJ 11/1998-03/2012 Internal Communications Specialist

Wrote, researched, edited, and proofread articles and took photos for regional and national daily online and print 4-color process monthly publications. Articles in 28-page magazine reflected insurance industry knowledge, good relationships with interview subjects, and provided vital information on best practices to other employees

Interviewed and photographed employees and agents within 9-state region and country

Attended sales meetings and other events throughout region, reported on meetings

Served as senior editor while the editor was on medical leave

Photographed thousands of events and employees, creating a varied and engaging photo portfolio, with an emphasis on branding.

One of my articles on life insurance was picked up by Newsweek magazine Reed Reference Publishing, New Providence, NJ 06/1991-12/1996 Assistant Editor

Wrote copy for The Official Museum Directory and Broadcasting and Cable Yearbook.

Verified information and sources

Proofread finished copy and bluesheet proofs

Exxon Company International, Florham Park, NJ 06/1988-06/1989 Administrative Assistant

General secretarial duties; typing, filing, reception

Created travel brochure and guide of New York City for visiting dignitaries

Ordered supplies for office renovation department

Processed oil shipment orders, including communications with tanker captains Psychology Today Magazine, New York, NY 09/1983-09/1986 Administrative Sales Assistant

Prepared presentations for advertising executives

Advised executives on social media

Proofread copy

Suburban Propane, Whippany, NJ 06/1982-09/1983

Marketing Secretary

General secretarial duties; typing, filing, reception

Assisted with marketing research reports, tabulating data, preparing presentations Accomplishments:

Researched and created Excel and PowerPoint report on Common Core scores in local area schools, 2006-2014

Poem, The Towers of York, accepted by the National 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Third place, national State Farm photography contest

Columbia Scholastic Press Assn., 3rd Pl., Entertainment and Review, 1991

N.J. Press Assn. Annual Best Newspaper Contest, 3rd Pl., Critical Writing, 1988 Education:

William Paterson University – Wayne, NJ


Bachelor of Arts - 1982


Bachelor of Arts – 1990

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