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Personal Assistant, secretary, receptionist, administrator

Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
March 13, 2020

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Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

I, Sidartha Jithoo, have in the range of 13 years working experience in the Office Administrator, Receptionist, PA and Secretary fields.

I have a very creative mind with a unique perspective when approaching an issue due to my broad range of interests and hobbies.

Creativity is the source of differentiation and therefore, at the root of competitive advantage. I always have an eye on my target. I endeavor to deliver high-quality work on time, everytime. Hiring me is the only real guarantee for results.

I know this job inside and out. With relevant experience, there is no question whether I will be efficient on the job. I can bring the best practices to the company and, I have a high level of motivation. During my previous employment at Armstrong Appointments, I began as a Data Capturer and a few months later moved on to Frontline Receptionist/ Office Administrator/ Personal Assistant to the Managing Director. In 2008 I joined an Internationally acclaimed corporate company and was assigned to the role of Business Unit Administrator to the Financial Services department. Here I maintained the role for several years assisting Accountant Clerks with daily planning and various admin needs.

I held a vital role in the Administration field as I had to ensure that all staff were taken care of in terms of their daily planners and other admin they required.

In 2013 I was assigned a role as Manager Administrator, i.e. PA to the Managers. Here I was required to assist the Supervisors, Managers and Associate Directors with various admin requirements as well as diary management, travel bookings, meeting arrangements, conferencing, arranging annual financial statements, data capture and more. I believe strongly in personal accountability and integrity and have always made sure to represent both my employer and myself in a professional and ethical manner. I strive to ensure that I am always paying close attention to detail. If I were to be hired by your company, I would be dedicated to delivering the same kind of quality service to all. I am a hard-working, driven individual and I am both a motivated self-starter as well as an enthusiastic team player. I am open to travel.




Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

Surname Jithoo - Connell

First Names Sidartha

Date of Birth 01 April 1979

Nationality South African

Marital Status Married - Traditional

Dependents 2

Language English (Fluent), Afrikaans (Semi fluent) Gender Female

Race Classification Indian

Residence Durban

Own Transport Yes

Relocation Yes

Driver’s License Yes - Code 8

Salary Expectations R8 000 – R12 000 per month (negotiable) Notice Period Immediately


• Member of TADA

Computer literacy

• Microsoft Office

• Windows 10

• Word

• Excel

• PowerPoint

• Oracle

• Discoverer

• Intelligence


• SharePoint

Other courses

• First Aid – Basic Level one

• Various extensive In-House training during my time at KPMG Inc

• Courses included were Microsoft Office 2007 and 2013, CRM, Oracle and Sentinel School Stanmore Secondary School

Year 1997

Highest Grade passed Matric (Grade 12)

Subjects Passed English, Afrikaans, Geography,

Home Economics, Typing,






Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

Institution Teikyo Post University (USA)

Year completed 2005

Qualification Diploma in Travel and Hospitality

and Yoga and Healthy Living

Courses Completed Introduction to Travel & Hospitality Industry World of etiquette

Travel in America: Regional Tourism

Institution Careers 2000

Qualification Completed Diploma in Personal Computing Year Completed 1999

• 40 - 45 words per minute

• Proficiency in all areas of Microsoft Office, Excel, Word and PowerPoint

• Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

• Experience in diary management and correspondence handling

• Reliable and results-oriented

Company Craft by Sid (Own Business)

Type of Industry Crafts

Period Self-employed – Current

• Crafts – I make different crafts like quilling, toy house furniture, pallet furniture and wooden objects.

• Cakes are made on order for special occasions.

Reason for leaving Looking for sturdier employment with benefits Company Armstrong Appointments

Type of Industry Office Support / Recruitment

Period July 2017 – February 2019

Position Held Personal Assistant/ Receptionist/ Resourcer Duties

• Administration

• Reception Duties

• Personal Assistant to Director and consultants

• All administrative duties

• Arranging flights for candidates

• Scheduling of client appointments

• Management of client database





Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

• Database implementation

• IT assistance

• Formatting CV's

• Phoning candidates and making necessary bookings for fingerprint test

• Reference checking (ITC, Criminal, Qualifications, etc.)

• Attendance registers

• Dealing with new and existing clients and candidates

• Phone candidates to fill in missing information on the CV's

• Save CV's for consultants and classify them

• Website Management

Personal Assistant to the Manager and Director

• Assisting the Manager and Director as required

Reason for Leaving No room for growth and no benefits. Looking for sturdier employment and better working environment

Company Decadent Cakes by Sid

Type of Industry Food and Catering

Period Self-employed

Name of Company All Good Things

Type of Industry Retail/ Food industry

Period of Employment 1-month casual

Name of Company KPMG Inc

Type of Industry Audit, Tax and Advisory

Period of Employment May 2008 – February 2014

Position Held. Personal Administrator to BU Managers Personal Administrator to BU Managers: August 2013 - February 2014

• Responsible for assisting the FS Audit Managers, Senior Managers and Associate Directors with general admin tasks

• Also required was to arrange functions and meetings

• Minute taking as well as organizing travel arrangements

• I have also worked on editing and arranging printing of Financials, expense claims, New Business Assessments and Sentinel (work code processing), Oracle and Discoverer report conversions to excel BU Administrator and Planning administrator: June 2008 – August 2013

• Responsible for WIP and excel reporting on a daily basis

• Submission of Timesheets on behalf of staff

• New Business Assessments and data capturing through Oracle for project codes to be opened before audit commencement

• Included was diary and planning management, boardroom bookings, and general admin duties CURRICULUM VITAE

Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

HR Assistant: May – June 2008


• Casual worker. Assisted with various admin duties. Reason for Leaving Family obligation and relocated to Durban Name of Company Sabona Freight Customs and Clearance Type of Industry Freight Customs and Clearance

Period of Employment January – February 2008

Position Held Personal Assistant to Elton Maistry


• To answer switchboard, forward and take calls

• Basic customer services, and to ensure a smooth running of the office

• And, general admin duties

Reason for Leaving Temporary

Name of Company South African Safety Academy

Type of Industry Training academy

Period of Employment 2006 - 2007

Position Held Secretary to Fred and June Borlase


• Ensuring that the training rooms were in order and stocked with the essential training materials

• Petty Cash, Creditors and Debtors

• General Admin duties (answering calls, dealing in the appropriate manner with trainers and students, minute taking, filing, etc.)

Reason for Leaving Company closed

Name of Company AIFS- American Institute for Foreign Study Type of Industry Foreign Exchange Student Program

Period of Employment 2004 - 2005

Position Held Au Pair/ Nanny

Reason for Leaving Returned to SA

Name of Company Vegmoflora

Type of Industry Flower and accessory wholesaler

Period of Employment 2000 - 2003

Position Held Customer Relations & Production Line Assistant in Bouquet department Duties

• Assisted with the production of bouquets for fresh flower department. CURRICULUM VITAE

Sidartha Jithoo – Connell


Cell: 081*******

• Occasionally assisted the admin department with basic administrative duties (filing, typing and organizing)

• Dealt with customers in an appropriate manner and assisted them where necessary with orders etc. Reason for Leaving Was offered a chance to go to the United States as an Au Pair Other Employment

Shave and Gibson – January 1998 – June 2000

• Worked as a casual at Shave and Gibson in Mobeni, Durban. Quality checking department. Hobbies I enjoy the outdoors, playing tennis, baking, light interior decorating, arts and crafts Name Joseph Makhondo

Position Human Resources - KPMG

Phone No 011-***-****

Email Address

Name Marlene Pillay

Position Customer Liaison Officer – Vegmoflora

Phone No 031-***-****

Email Address


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