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Executive Assistant Social Media

Encino, CA
April 26, 2021

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Garin Demirjian

Tarzana, CA ***** 213-***-**** **********@*****.*** LinkedIn


Profitability – Productivity – Development

Motivated Executive Consultant with 15 years’ experience providing operations planning, monitoring, and controlling resources. Motivates subordinates and resolves problems. Excellent capacity for evaluating information, coaching, and developing personnel, and building effective teams. Proficient at communicating with supervisors, peers, or subordinates, as well as external sources. Ensures and improves performance and profitability. Willing to travel 25%.

Key Competencies & Skills

Improving Performance • Efficiency • Processes & Policies • Regulation • Negotiation • Compliance with Standards • Interpersonal Relations • Handling Complaints • Decision Making • Strategic Plans • Operational Budget • Staff Development • Attention to Detail • Conflict Resolution • Project Management • Recruitment & Placement • Customer Service • Time Management • Communication • MS Office Suite • Critical Thinking • Training & Coaching • Production

Professional Experience

Garin Dem Executive Consultants, Los Angeles, CA 01/2020 – Present

Executive Consultant: Lead individuals and business leaders to achieve success through financial planning, operations management, and organization, as well as assisting in health and wellness improvement and goal setting.

Key Competencies: Supervision, Organization, Attention to Detail, Conflict Resolution, Time Management

Increased client sales 65% YoY through reorganization and motivation of teams

●Piloted team through meetings to understand organizational goals and find what was lacking

●Guided personnel in organizing and networking to market abilities, products, and quality of service

●Supervised staff and developed team abilities with action items and tasks to demonstrate effectiveness

Key Competencies: Analyzing Information, Leadership, Communication, Content Creation, Critical Thinking

Delivered qualified team to client

●Created job analysis for each position through interviews with client and peers

●Posted positions on appropriate job boards and interviewed potential hires

●Selected best candidates and created employee handbook to ensure optimal performance

Key Competencies: Content Creation, Writing, Financial Expertise, Organizational Skills, Effective Procedures

Improved client results and organization by authoring 30-day planning guides, featured in print media

●Discovered client organizational needs and goals to create procedures for reaching goals

●Tested various procedures and protocols to determine most effective

●Authored planner, journal, and e-books and posted on website for client use, received positive feedback

Northwestern Mutual, Los Angeles, CA 12/2011 – 02/2020

Associate Financial Representative: Maintained office operations to assist advisors. Liaised between support teams, financial representatives, and clients. Implemented client services in sales, solicitations, underwriting, and information gathering. Supported onboarding, coordinated appointments, and documented and maintained office protocols.

Key Competencies: Sales, Negotiating, Information Analysis, Communication, Customer Service, Collaboration

Boosted agent sales 60% among existing clients by building and maintaining strong client relationships

●Organized 3,000 existing clients in system to determine needs not being met

●Contacted all clients individually to offer products required or schedule appointment with agent

●Closed significant number of sales, increasing results, and raising client satisfaction

Key Competencies: Training Programs, Performance Monitoring, Training, Staff Development, Communication

Enhanced customer service, product knowledge, and organization through training of new hires

●Performed training needs analysis to determine what skills new hires needed most

●Conducted training sessions during lunch hours, weekend workshops, or after working hours

●Mentored those needing extra help, provided study material, performed follow up studies

Key Competencies: Organizational Goals, Fundraising Activities, Leadership, Influence, Event Management, Collaboration

Raised company profile through fundraising activities, $15K grant approval, and media coverage of activities

●Developed grant proposal, organized teams, and persuaded companies to offer money or auction items

●Followed up with companies and led weekly meetings to update and motivate fundraising efforts

●Garnered 100s of auction items and $50K, organized large gala event and golf tournament

Target Corporation, Woodland Hills, CA 07/2010 – 12/2011

Team Member: Delivered guest services throughout store. Responded to guest needs and offered checkout assistance.

Key Competencies: Customer Service, Communication, Efficiency, Social Skills, Business Knowledge, Sales

Guaranteed repeat business and optimized customer experience by providing flawless customer service

●Assessed client needs through conversation

●Ensured clients could find exactly what they wanted and upsold as appropriate

●Offered assistance throughout the store as needed to guarantee client satisfaction in timely manner

Well Connected Entertainment, Los Angeles, CA 08/2008 – 09/2010

Artist Development/Executive assistant/Account Manager: Developed talent services. Managed office including scheduling and promotions/ marketing tasks. Maintained social networking/new media presence for clients.

Key Competencies: Organizational Effectiveness, Teaching Others, Guidance, Project Management, Mentoring

Ensured completion of multiple projects by training interns to fulfill project and management needs

●Examined training needs to interviewing interns to determine depth of entertainment industry knowledge

●Directed in-person group sessions to train interns on project and improve their abilities

●Monitored interns to verify they had learned skills and completed tasks on time

Key Competencies: Operational Budget, Computer Skills, Networking, Marketing, Promotion, Influencing

Amplified marketing and promotion of events/artists through creation of effective promotional material

●Explored and documented needs of artists and venues

●Formulated promotional and marketing materials through computer systems and social media

●Networked with clients, other companies, and social media to influence interest in events

Other Relevant Experience

America Needs You, Los Angeles, CA Volunteer College Mentor 2018-2020

LA Family Housing, Los Angeles, CA Fundraising Volunteer 2018-2020

Education & Certifications

York University, Toronto, ON, CA

Bachelor of Arts – Psychology

Capella University, Minneapolis, MI

Master of Science - Human Resources Management (In Process)

Boston Institute of Finance, Waltham, MA

Certified Financial Planning (CFP) Certificate (In Process)

California Life & Health License & Certified Long-Term Care License

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