Ma. Elizabeth G. Quirante – Administrative Officer
I studied at the University of Santo Tomas and I am a graduate of BS Commerce, Major in Economics. I also took up a Small Business Management course at TAFE, Australia during the time that I had to live and work for my sister in Sydney for over 2 years. Interestingly, my career path does not relate that much to the degree that I took up, though, my TAFE course became useful in all my undertakings.
I worked for the hospitality industry for over 15 years, then transitioned into hospitality training as a part-time corporate trainer, joined the academe as a part-time teacher in college, then as an online teacher for English. My most recent work was as an HR / Administrative support officer which I unfortunately had to leave due to distance and commute issues.
My career path had many pit-stops because I also had to prioritise taking care of my two children back then. Working full time with the hotel was very challenging and tiring for me as a mother. Because of my situation, I developed a bad health condition. So, as my two beautiful sons grew older, I decided to slow down, took care of my health and eventually took a road turn to fulfill my passion for teaching. I was hoping that it could help out economically but since it’s only part time and considering that my expertise was too specific, the teaching load and its salary equivalent was not enough. I went back to working in an office for an HR and Administration department.
Now that I left, I am aspiring to work part-time permanently as a Virtual Assistant and to work home-based! With my office-based experience, I could confidently say that I have transferable skills to work as a VA and take the load off business owners so as to give them back more time to focus on their goals and attend to other pertinent matters.
Most recently, I finished an intensive Virtual Assistant training course wherein I have learned various online skills that I can readily apply. I can surely say that I am proficient in the following skills: English (speaking and writing), usage of MS Office applications, Google docs/sheets in creating reports or sales presentations. Also, using Gmail for Email management and Schedule management using Google calendar. I’m also adept in using different search engines for research and transferring data using MS apps and Google sheets. I can also handle Social Media Management, some WordPress and perform other relevant tasks when necessary.
I am reliable, a hard-worker and pro-active. I value time but can be flexible and adaptable. I am organised and have good attention for details. I am responsible and resilient.
When not working, I enjoy hanging out with friends and family, watching movies, going on road trips to the beach or new places or travel to other countries if possible.
Having said all that… I’m now looking forward to meet you soon. I’ll be more than happy to be your VA!
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