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Cover Letter

19 February 2018



Dear Mr. /Ms.,

I would like to apply for the advertised position of Payroll Clerk as advertised in the Republikein of Friday 09 February 2018.

A am currently studying part-time towards a Diploma in Human Resource Management at Business Management Training College of South Africa. I will be completing my second academic year by March 2018, and planning to complete my diploma by early 2019.

I have come to love working with people, and coupled with a strong administrative background as well as my studies I would be thrilled to have the opportunity to  assist with the payroll function of Nambia Blood Tranfusion service.

My best value proposition is that I am a hard worker who brings enthusiasm and professionalism to any team I am part of.  Good interpersonal skills allow me to effectively communicate with a wide variety of people, work well in a team and solve problems quickly. I am proficient in MS Office applications. 

My English and Afrikaans is on a professional proficiency level, and I can speak German on a bilingual level. I am also part of Toastmasters International, Tarentaal Club in Windhoek. 

I believe I am a positive person who is mature, dynamic and can cope well when the going gets tough.Clients and colleagues have described me as friendly and trustworthy.

Your time and consideration will be much appreciated!


Thank You & Kind Regards,

Donata van Rooyen

Personal Information

  • Surname - Van Rooyen
  • Name(s) - Donata Swantje Roberta
  • Cell phone - +264 (0)81 264 0041 (Kindly note that I am not available on my cellphone during working hours) 
  • Email - [email protected]
  • Date of birth - 24 March 1992
  • Marital Status -  Single
  • Dependants - None
  • Identity Number - 920324 0022 7
  • Gender -  Female
  • Nationality - Namibian
  • Drivers Licence - Code B with own transport.
  • Language Proficiency - Full professional proficiency in English and Afrikaans.
  • Availability - One month notice.

Work experience

Nov 2015 Present 

Office Administrator 

Property Valuations Namibia

Key Responsibilities:

  • This is a customer service orientated position.
  • Manage all correspondence and inquiries via email and telephone.
  • Monitor inter-branch correspondence.
  • Finalize valuation quotations and official correspondence.
  • Data entry and computer work.
  • Full administrative support to the team.
  • Prepare invoices for clients and prepare statements when the Debtors Clerk is on holiday/sick leave

Oct 2014Oct 2015

Administrative Assistant

No 1 Estates

Key Responsibilities:

  • Check advertisements placed to the newspaper, Facebook page, website and weekly pamphlet and ensure that they are up to the desired standard.
  • Full administrative support to agents.
  • Regularly update website.
  • Compile monthly newsletter.
  • Support Agents via a 3 day introductory training when new agents join, weekly meetings (when my Superior is not available), ensuring advertisements are up where necessary, and following up on current sales. 
  • Search for new agents to join our team.
  • I am still selling property, in addition to the above duties.
May 2011Oct 2015

Full time Estate Agent

No 1 Estates - Windhoek, Namibia.
  • Key Responsibilities:
    • Canvassing new properties and buyers.
    • Completing mandates and taking photos of properties.
    • Writing and placing advertisements in the newspaper, website, our Facebook page and other advertising mediums.
    • Setting up appointments with clients to view properties.
    • Communicating with potential buyers and sellers and bring negotiations to a favorable conclusion for all parties involved.
    • Finalizing lease and sales contracts and ensuring they are correct.
    • Follow up on every party in a said transaction and keep everyone informed.


Mar 2015Present

Diploma in Human Resources Management

Business Management College

I am currently completing my second academic year.


Elanza Coetzee - Property Valuations Namibia; Valuer 

Contact Number: +264 (0) 81 319 4136 

Nicoline Schreuder - No.1 Estates; Bookkeeper 

Contact number: +264(0)061 239 330