Woman overboard! (Job posting)

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Are you a quick learning, tech savvy, organised, helpful and friendly person with a wide range of skills and a keen desire to add to your skill set? Perhaps you are a returning-to-work parent or uni student needing some business experience?

You may be the perfect support person / office assistant I need to rescue me!

Doncaster area (Vic) :: 15-20 hr /wk very flexible :: $35/hr :: NOT VIRTUAL sorry

Employment conditions: Freelance / contract (possible permanent part time in 2012)
Family-friendly/study-friendly :: you can fit this job in around your kids or study.

About my business (consisting of myself and approx 6 regular virtual staff):

  • At www.ideasculture.com we blog about great ideas from around the world – as a way of inspiring readers to spark their own bright ideas. Sometimes we run live brainstorms for free over Twitter..
  • I run www.ideaswhileyousleep.com – the world first overnight globally crowdsourced brainstorming service. The line goes: ‘we deliver freshly squeezed brilliance’.
  • I am a professional speaker – presenting at conferences about Creative Thinking and Social Media. www.yvonneadele.com and www.linkedin.com/in/yvonneadele .
  • I consult to a very carefully selected small handful of colleagues on business strategy specialising in social media.
  • I create (and often implement) social media strategies for a small handful of diverse businesses such as a travel agent, retailer, winery and construction company.
  • I manage my side project www.fivehive.com –a collection of useful 5’s for busy modern parents. 5 step recipes, 5 ways to have fun on a rainy day, 5 things to do with paddle pop sticks.

What would you be doing? Admin, travel bookings, client calls, research, setting up social media platforms, creating and generating content from our client’s materials and project-managing any web developers we are working with on behalf of these clients to name a few things.

What you don’t know, I’m happy to teach you as long as you’re super happy to learn!

Here is what my virtual assistants have written as a guide to understanding me:

“Yvonne is an extremely motivated individual who is always juggling what seems to be 100 things at once.  Working with her is great fun and the varied workload allows you plenty of opportunities to utilise your skills.  To work with Yvonne you will need to be organised, efficient and know your stuff!”

“Yvonne is exciting, motivated, honest and her drive and personality is infectious!”

To Apply:

Tell me about you and why this role interests you. Any way you’d like to use to get my attention!

  • Lorraine Ferrari

    Oh Yvonne – pick me!  Here’s my story.  My name is Lorraine Ferrari, Mum of 2 and have been out of the ‘paid work’ realm for several years while playing Mummy – and running my own successful party plan business in there too.  I love technology but if I’m to be honest I don’t know much about what’s around at the moment but, like my name suggests, I’m quick!  My working background is as an Admin Manager for a major TAFE Campus in Qld dealing with customers, staff, budgets, audit, assisting Managers and all the other gammit that goes with organising staff and administering a busy trades training location.  I live in Lower Templestowe (perfect location for what you are looking for!) and am very keen to get back to work with inspiring, motivating people.  I am a good person, happy and pretty fun to be around and ultimately admin is my game.  I’m organised and really keen to learn and in all honesty to start earning some income again.  Of course I’m happy to forward a full resume and/or meet you to discuss further.  This sounds like fun :)

  • Sarah Kelly

    Hi can I apply in this comment ? This job would be great for me. Im a student currently studying PR/Journalism I have a very flexible schedule and have a in depth knowledge of social media. 

  • Gabbyburnett

    Hello Yvonne! My name is Gabby. I am eager for a career change and the idea of being your assistant has me all excited! 
    Some notes about me:
    I have been working in an art and craft shop for the past two years. I am friendly and outgoing with customers and efficient and organised in the running of the shop. I am extremely hard working in my job and have always taken initiative to learn about what I am doing so that I can be exceptional. However, I am in dire need of a change. I do not find retail challenging anymore and I am not utilising some of my skills that I would like to pursue. I am eager for a new challenge and would love the opportunity to work with you put my skills to good use. 
    I have a degree in Creative Industries from the Queensland University of Technology so I could bring my communication and tech savvy skills to this role. I studied a variety of subjects from fashion and film to studio based art practice to media and advertising. My partner is a web developer for a social media company so if ever I have a question in these areas he is there to support me. I have also volunteered at the RSPCA in the call centre so I have a little experience in admin. My ultimate goal is to start my own business where I can be creative, organised and self governing so I would love the opportunity to assist you in your endeavours. 
    You can contact me by email: gabbyburnett@gmail.com if you like. 

    Kind Regards,
    Gabby Burnett

  • Crossett24

    Yvonne….You need me and will want me!!!!
    Claudia is my name and I’m a mother of 2 boys, 4yr old and 1yr old. I’m looking at getting back into supporting and orgaising someone else other than my family! I worked for a well known government organisation for 9 years where I was a legal assistant, followed by a P.A to senior legal counsel and then a team leader for 4 years managing a team of 10-12 legal assistants as well as projects, administrator for the divisions key computer and file system and a whole lot more!

    Since having my boys I’ve enjoyed playing mum and have managed a few days in a children’s retail shop to keep things interesting, but now the time has come to get back to doing what I know best and with something that fits around my boys and a place that is very local to home and a job I know I will be successful in and continue to make you successful. Just reading your post gave me goose bumps as is something I have been waiting for.

    I look forward to hearing from you so I can give you an update on my full work history and once meeting me I know you won’t regret it!!! Feel free to contact me anytime!!

    I loom forward to hearing from you!!

  • Katie Garrett

    Hi, Yvonne.
                     Please see my application for this job over at my blog! http://sewcooklaugh.blogspot.com/2011/11/pick-me-pick-me.html
    I really hope you’ll consider me for this!

  • tarasargent

    Hi Yvonne,

    Interview me, and you wont be sorry.



  • Katie Garrett

    Hi Yvonne,
                     Just wanted to let you know how eager I am to hear from you. I’m pretty sure this is the dream job I never knew I always wanted!

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