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Fiona

Freelance Creative Writer & Ghostwriter

1994
Location:Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/fiona
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Fiona van den Berg
Age: 32

• A highly competent and confident sales person
• Over 10 years of experience in sales
• A proven problem solver and team-player

• Successfully sold over R2mil of property last year
• Introduced 28 new customers last year
• Introduced a new report system which was then introduced and utilized on request of the Sales Manager for the whole sales team including herself
• Performed copywriting tasks over and above my sales position for ‘in-flight’ magazines
• Successfully initiated and headed up a telesales division for a local property investment company

1998 International Travel to Sydney, Australia

1999 - 2001
Forever Cigarettes, Empangeni, Natal, Zululand
Sales Consultant
• Canvass for new clients locally and nationally
• Service existing clients weekly
Reason for leaving: I relocated to Knysna

2001 - 2005
KIH Group, Knysna, Western Cape
Sales Consultant
• Create customer base from scratch
• Create systems
• Head up and train in-house call centre
• National travel
• Achieve sales targets
• Continually canvass for new clients
• Weekly sales reports
Reason for leaving: Personal

2006 - 2007
Multistone, George, Western Cape
Sales Consultant
• Achieve sales targets
• Canvass for new clients
• Weekly sales reports
• Public Relations
• Keep informed of competitions prices and new styles; granites etc.
• Oversee installations
Reason for leaving: A position with Natural Stone Warehouse was offered to me with a much improved package

2007 - 2009
Natural Stone Warehouse, Knysna, Western Cape
Sales Consultant
• Achieve sales targets
• Continually canvass for new clients
• Weekly sales reports
• Built solid relationships with customers resulting in repeat business from over 78% of them
Reason for leaving: Retrenched during the recession with 56 other staff members

2009
Old Mutual, Knysna, Western Cape
Personal Assistant (Temp)
• All administration for new and existing clients
• Canvass for new clients
• Book appointments for PFA
Reason for leaving: I relocated to Hoedspruit, Limpopo and joined Pam Golding

2010
Pam Golding Properties, Hoedspruit, Limpopo
Candidate Estate Agent
• All administration for new and existing clients
• Canvass for new clients and filling appointment book for my PFA
Reason for leaving: Although I sold 4 properties after my 7th month training as an estate agent I was not able to carry myself financially whilst waiting for commissions to come through.

Education
1996
St. Catherine’s Convent, Empangeni, Natal, Zululand
Type Degree
• Matric Exemption
• Toast Masters Course

1997
Isa Carstens Health and Skin Care Therapy Centre, 1 year


Computer and Secretarial Skills Damelin (Exemption)
• Microsoft Office Excel
• Microsoft Office PowerPoint
• Microsoft Office Word
Skills (2) Rating
Creative Writing
Ghostwriting