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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
October 03, 2019

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Dear Sir/Madam


I would like to enquire for a receptionist/administrative position within your company and would like to be considered for same. My diverse and strong academic and clerical background fits perfectly to your needs. My pleasant personality makes me an excellent candidate to make a great first impression on your clients, whether on the phone or in the office. I also am adept at multi-tasking, so I would be able to assist with other tasks, such as correspondence, appointment scheduling and confirmation and billing, whatever is needed!

In addition, you will find that I am punctual, flexible and friendly, all important aspects for any member of the office team.

Though I eventually want to move up and gain more responsibility, I understand the importance of learning all aspects of the office environment by starting at an entry-level position and I am eager to establish myself as a valued member of the team.

Through my previous employment, I gained hands-on experience in:

greeting clients and visitors;

directing them to an employee or department;

giving information in person and by phone;

performing clerical duties; and

maintaining front desk security and access lists. Particularly, my skills include:

knowledge of office operations;

administrative & communication skills;

computer (MS Office, MS Outlook, Excel and basic Photoshop);

approachable and friendly manner;

record keeping;

attention to detail; and

information confidentiality.

Please refer to the enclosed resume that details my attributes. Thank you for your time and consideration.


Cherilyn Nielsen


Full Names Cherilyn Nielsen

Identity Number

920-***-**** 088

Address 7 Wesel Road, Sunnyridge, Germiston

Language Proficiency English (understand Afrikaans) Race White

Gender Female

Nationality South African

Contact Details: 072-***-****

Marital Status Single

Health Good

Driver’s license Yes – Code B

Transport Yes


Institution and period Jeppe High School for Girls (2005 – 2010) Grade Completed Grade 12

Subjects English (HL), Afrikaans, Math Literacy, Art, Geography, Consumer Studies, Design


Employer Servochem (Pty) Ltd – Casual position

Period February 2011

Position Receptionist and Office Admin

Duties Reception

General admin work


Ref: Reinette – 011-***-****

Employer Clear Water Mall – Casual position

Period April 2011 – June 2011

Position Receptionist and Information desk assistant Temporary Position

Duties Reception

General admin work


Assisting of customers and answering calls

Ref: Juanita van Aswergen – 082-***-****

(Assisting Mall Manager)

Employer Jetline Printing

Period 5 July 2011 – 29 June 2012

Position Junior Receptionist

Duties Answering and screening of calls

Arranged boardroom bookings

Attending to send and receive e-mails

MS Word MS Outlook Excel and basic


Ref: Mr Mike Peters – 011-***-****/011-***-****

Employer Au-Pair

Period January 2013 – November 2013

Position Au-Pair – attending to 8 year old girl

Collecting after school

Assist with homework and projects

Dropping off at extra murals / after school


Ref: Mia - 083-***-****

Employer Au-Pair

Period March 2014 – July 2014

Duties Attending to 3 children, ages

Collecting after school

Drop off at extra activities after school hours

Ref: Dorothee – 084-***-****

Employer Au-Pair

Period April 2015 – July 2015

Duties Attending to children’s needs

Collect after school

Assisting with homework

Ref: Direshnee - 082-***-****

Employer Safari and Outdoor – Casual position

Period 20 July 2015 to 14 August 2015

Position Assisting customers

Cashing up of purchases

Cashing up register and balancing daily

Duties Reception

General admin work


Employer Au-Pair

Period 24 August 2015 – 14 October 2015

Duties Attending to two boys – 5 and 6 years old

Picking up from school and taking to extra

mural activities

Attended to weekly shopping for the house

Ref: Sue – 071-***-****

Employer Frosting Bakery

Period November 2015 – May 2016

Duties Prepare stock list

Meeting with customers

Taking orders

Baking cakes and biscuits

Decorating of cakes and assisting head baker

Ref: Kristyn 082-***-****

Alexia 072-***-****

Employer Sugar Bear Cake Studio

Period July 2016 – March 2017

Duties Assisting customers

Answering of phone

Attending to filing / general admin

Baking, decorating and finishing cakes

Manage bakery on behalf of owner

Ref: Kerry – 082-***-****

Employer Milo’s Bakery

Period April 2017 – to date

Duties Assisting customers

Taking orders

Attending to e-mails and accounts

Attending to day-to-day running of the


Baking and decorating novelty cakes, wedding

cakes, biscuits, cupcakes etc. on order

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