Bridget Sole
Bridget Sole Resume

Summary


A proactive, enthusiastic and confident individual with a broad range of expertise in administration, management and travel marketing. A self-motivated and committed team player who responds to pressure with initiative. Possesses vision and strength coupled with a commitment to self-development and an overwhelming desire to succeed.

Preferred Job Location:Cape TownDesired Salary
Preferred Contract TypePreferred Contract Period
Preferred Business / IndustryHighest Education Level
Total Working ExperienceAvailability to work after
Willing to RelocateSpoken LanguagesEnglish

Education Details


Chisipite Senior School 1999 - 2004
Damelin Education College 2005 - 2006
International Institute of Interior Design 2014 - 2015

Working Experience Details


SEO RESEARCHER & COPYWRITER, PORTAL PUBLISHING - Cape Town, South Africa Feb 2016 – current

• Researching and evaluating new online marketing techniques and tools
• Perform keyword research in coordination with client business objectives to optimize existing content and uncover new opportunities
• Develop, manage and execute communication/content strategies via social communities in coordination with client goals
• Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels in order to improve rankings
• Building inbound organic search traffic and improving SERPs

MARKETING & ONLINE RESERVATIONS MANAGER, ILALA LODGE HOTEL - Cape Town, South Africa January 2013 – November 2015

Since joining Ilala Lodge Hotel in 2013 I have successfully managed all their online marketing of their hotel website and online reservations for the hotel.

• Website Management
• Management of all online booking platforms such as TheBookingButton, Siteminder, TripAdvisor
• Making all hotel reservations through the online channels including Expedia, Agoda, Hotelbeds
• Social Media Management
• Monthly reporting, bookkeeping and turnover analysis.
• Liaising with hotel management and marketing department

SEO RESEARCHER AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER, FOCUS ONLINE – Cape Town, South Africa Jan 2012 – Jan 2013

• Researching and evaluating new online marketing techniques and tools
• Implementing Social Media marketing strategies
• Social Media monthly reporting using excel
• Working with Facebook, Twitter, Hootsuite, Instagram, Google+, Blogger
• Perform keyword research in coordination with client business objectives to optimize existing content and uncover new opportunities
• Develop and implement link building campaigns
• Develop, manage and execute communication/content strategies via social communities in coordination with client goals
• Monitor and evaluate search results and search performance across the major search channels in order to improve rankings
• Communication to team and management on project development, timelines, and results

TRAVEL CONSULTANT, VENUES4AFRICA – Cape Town, South Africa
July 2010 – Jan 2012

In July 2010 I moved to Cape Town and began working in the online tourism industry.

• Online reservations for hotels and lodges across Southern Africa
• Creating detailed travel itineraries
• Constructing quotes and custom-made travel packages
• Monthly reporting

Skills / Specialties


• Good communication skills
• Excellent written and spoken English
• Fast typist (60wpm)
• Team player
• Work under pressure
• Ability to multi-task
• Flexibility
• Quick learner
• Excellent telephone manner
• High level of self confidence
• Reliable and honest
• Creativity and problem solving skills
• Excellent analytical, organizational, project management and time management skills

Professional Qualifications and Training


Diploma in Travel and Tourism completed 2006 - Damelin Education College
Diploma in Interior Design completed 2015 - International Institute of Interior Design
Diploma in Small Business Management and Marketing completed 2006 - Damelin Education College
Diploma in Secretarial and Administrative Works - Chisipite Senior School

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