I am a corporate administrative secretary/legal secretary with extensive experience at the highest executive level. Major strengths: Organization and detail-oriented, verbal and written communications skills and all aspects of office administration. I have also completed a medical transcription course. Presently, I am unemployed. I am looking to return to the office, legal office or medical office secretarial environments. I exercise exceptional judgment and work well with people and also independently. I am a dependable professional who takes pride in her work.
ÂDILLARD’S (Esplanade Mall) 11/04/08 – 09/12/2009
Sales Associate. Assist customers in Home Department with linens, house wares, china, crystal, flatware, small appliances, etc. Also lend a hand to department manager and store manager with special projects within the store. Maintain price signs in department for clearance and sale items. Perform cashier duties. Stock incoming merchandise in the department.
LINEN N’ THINGS (part time night) 11/17/06 – 12/08
Sales Associate. Work in all departments at Harahan, LA store assisting customers, stocking merchandise, assist other Linen N’ Things stores on telephone, assist customers over the telephone with merchandise questions, close department and perform maintenance duties. Also help assistant managers with special projects, etc. Additionally, I have had cashier training.
HOME DEPOT 4/13/06 – 10/17/08
Sales/Water Associate. Assist customers in the Garden Center. Water plants daily. Stock merchandise on shelves. Clean and straighten department. Unload plant from vendor racks and maintain plants. Also assist managers and supervisors with special projects. Help customers in the store who have questions about merchandise location etc.
RETAIL PLANT SERVICE 2/05 – 3/26/06
Vendor. Unloaded incoming plants from racks and stocked shelves in Home Depots Garden Center. Assisted customers with questions concerning plants. Supervised temporary personnel in Garden Center.
SEARS 10/27/04 – 02/05
In-Store Support and Signing Associate. Provided in-store support and signing/pricing in all departments. Also helped in replenishing stock and setting displays in the store.
GARDEN VISION 2/04- 7/04
Vendor. Merchandised all plants at Lowe’s Garden Center which included arranging, striping, maintaining, watering and unloading racks onto shelves. In addition, assisted the Live Nursery Specialist with various projects.
TJ MAXX 12/03 – 03/04
Layaway Associate. Worked in the Layaway Department assisting customers checking merchandise in and out of layaway. Performed cashiering duties and manned fitting rooms. Helped managers and closed store at night.
BURLINGTON COAT FACTORY 8/03 – 11/03
Sales Associate in Men’s Department. Assisted customers and seamstress with alterations. Stocked racks and shelves. Unpacked and ticketed merchandise for floor.
POWELL PLANT FARMS 2/03 – 8/03
Vendor. Merchandised plants in Home Depot’s Garden Centers which included arranging, striping, maintaining, watering and unloading racks of plants
MEMORIAL MEDICAL CENTER (Charity Hospital) 1/2000 – 12/2002
Performed volunteer work in Occupational Therapy Outpatient Clinic. Assisted occupational therapists and occupational therapist supervisor with clerical duties such as word processing, copying, faxing, filing, setting up new office for supervisor, etc. Helped patients with craft projects and other patients’ needs. Helped organized tri-monthly craft sales events and Mardi Gras parade for patients. Received Most Dedicated Volunteer of the Year award for 2002.
HULL AND CARGO SURVEYORS, INC./USP&I AGENCY, INC. 2/5/96 – 4/2/99
Secretary/Receptionist. Received and assisted visitors and telephone callers. Took action authorized during marine
adjuster/surveyors absences. Used initiative and judgment to see that matters requiring attention were referred to proper authority or handled in a manner so as to meet the customers’ needs. Transcribed from machine dictation. Typed reports from longhand, rough copies and drafts received from disks. Proofread work produced utilizing highly developed skill in grammar, spelling, proper word usage, vocabulary and punctuation. Made printing and format changes as necessary to provide professional looking reports. Maintained and established filing and records management system. Billed files monthly. Operated office machines such as copiers, calculators, personal computers and facsimiles. Performed related office administrative tasks as may be requested by the adjusters/the surveyors.
GARDENER LAW OFFICES 8/90 – 12/93
Legal Secretary/Receptionist. Handled incoming telephone calls, greeted clients, handled incoming and outgoing mail, filing, maintained client files, typed legal documents, work processing, transcribed from dictating machine, data entry, did court filings and other miscellaneous errands. Operated copy and facsimile machines, postage meter and Hewlett Packard Laser Jet II printer. Also ordered office supplies and made travel arrangements for the attorneys.
MARITROP TRADING CORPORATION (Chiquita International) 5/89 – 6/90
Secretary to Traffic Manager, Assistant Traffic Manager/Traffic Clerk. Processed 40,000 dock receipts representing $150 million in Maritrop cargo for export. Distributed, processed, purged and maintained commercial invoices. Responsible for collecting and maintaining weekly reports, keeping daily attendance records for 12 employees. Trained new employees and assisted manager with statistical projects and research. Heavy word processing and data entry. Back up telephone operator.
Executive Secretary to Director of Material and Supplies. Assisted Director and three Buyers. Back up telephone operator. Processed daily incoming mail. Assisted Director with various projects. Word processing as needed. Prepared expense report for numerous employees. Assisted employees with benefits information. Delegated work to employees. Trained new employees.
Receptionist/Administrative Secretary. Operated telephone system. Maintained accurate purchase order and request to purchase forms filing system. Processed incoming and outgoing daily mail. Assisted Administrative Assistant to the Director of Material and Supplies and the director of material and supplies with special projects.
Tube Alloy Corporation (temporary) 10/88 – 5/89
Research Secretary. Researched, extracted and compiled data for legal case. Operated work processor.
Participated in and completed D. H. Holmes Systems Training Program and computer training program.
Walk, Haydel & Associates (temporary) 5/88 – 10/88
Accounting Clerk. Responsible for coding and repairing daily time sheets for computer entry for 500 employees. Assisted with accounts receivable and payable, billing and payroll.
D. H. Holmes Company, Ltd. 4/81 – 3/88
Assistant to Buyers in Linen’s, Men’s and Junior’s Departments. Responsible for entering orders, updating files and prices on computer. Placed orders with vendors. Acted as liaison with warehouse regarding incorrect orders as well as with the advertising department regarding advertised merchandise. Compiled monthly report for merchandise managers.
Colonial American Life Insurance Company 1/74 – 2/81
Secretary to Life Insurance Underwriter. Calculated rates and prepared life insurance policies for computer entry. Typed all correspondence, insurance policies and premium notices. Relieved receptionist/telephone operator for lunch and breaks.
Typing/Dicta 65 – 70 wpm
Computer : Word, WordPerfect, Microsoft Office, Timeslips, and data entry.
Louisiana State University, 9/72 – 12/73
University of New Orleans, 1/76 – 8/79
Associate of Science Degree in Office Administration
Phillips Junior College, 9/81 – 8/83
Associate of Science Degree in Fashion Merchandise Management
Delgado Community College, 8/03 – 5/05
Completed Medical Transcriptionist Program.
Delgado Community College, 12/88
WordPerfect Word Processing.
University of New Orleans, 1989
Seminar Series in Continuing Legal Education for Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants and
(Sponsored by the National Association of Legal Secretaries.)
Delgado Community College, 6/94
Lotus 1-2-3, 2.4 Basics.