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Samantha Fajardo Porfilio

2737 Keele Street North York, Toronto, ON M3M 2E9


C: 416 801 7269
E: fajardo.samantha@hotmail.com
PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY
A dynamic team leader that is able to bring energy, enthusiasm and a strong work ethic to motivate team
members to achieve goals to their full potential and meet business objectives.
SKILLS
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Self motivated
Strong work ethic
Goal Orientated
Willingness to keep learning
Leadership
Ability to problem solve and work in a
team environment
Smart-serve Certified
Research skills
Effective oral and written communication
skills

Extremely Organized
Computer Literate
Proficient in computer programs and
softwares such as: MS Windows,
Microsoft Word, Microsoft Powerpoint,
Keynote, Prezi, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe
Premier Pro, Excel, Google Drive
Proficient in Social Media
Basic HTML coding

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Fine Arts - New Media
Current
Ryerson University - 350 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
WORK HISTORY
Hostess, 11/2015 to 09/15/2016
Milestones - Yorkdale Mall 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON M6A 219
Hostess
- Greet guests and patrons personally and on the telephone
- Taking and organizing reservations
- Offer appropriate seating arrangements
- Present menus and direct guests to their tables
- Ensure the quantity of menus is sufficient to cater to the number of guests
- Set up dining rooms and organize tables and work area
- Manage event related work including setting up tables and maintaining both exterior and interior of
the restaurant

Stock Associate/Sales Associate, 06/2014 to 08/2015


Garage - Yorkdale Mall 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON M6A 219
Stock Associate
- Merchandised, stocked and replenished the selling floor constantly
- Processed shipments and ensured all merchandise is represented on the floor
- Highly skilled in stocking shelves, folding, hanging and placing merchandise in stock rooms and
selling floors
- Proficiently managed keeping stock rooms clean, organized and stocked full
- Track record of proper pricing, ticketing and display
Sales Associate
- Responsible for opening and closing store
- Proactively acknowledged, greeted and assisted customers in the store
- Offered customers with exemplary and timely service
- Provided accurate product information
- Served multiple customers, discovered their needs, and made recommendations to generate sales
- Operated cash register: processed cash, debit and credit card payments
- Organized and cleaned store during downtime
Sales Associate, 10/2013 to 04/2014
Aldo - Yorkdale Mall 3401 Dufferin Street, Toronto ON M6A 219
- Greeted customers and determined their needs and wants
- Recommended merchandise based on individual requirements
- Advised customers on utilization and care of merchandise
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Provided advice to clients regarding particular products or services

Served multiple customers, discovered their needs, and made recommendations to generate sales
Organized and cleaned the sales floor

Sales Associate/Cashier/Stock Associate/Jeweler, 07/2013 to 08/2013


The Great Apparel Co. - 857 Jane Street, Toronto ON M6N4C4
Keeping the store organized and clean
Greeting customers and providing customer service
Contributed to sales by being professionally persuasive
Operated the cash register for receiving cash in exchange of items sold
Suggest items in addition to the purchased ones to boost sales
Processed credit card payments and checks
Managed exchanges and returns
Stocking the store with new merchandise and unpacking new shipments
Responsible for opening/closing jewelry cabinets
VOLUNTEER
Writer, 10/2016 - Present
Narcity Toronto
- Responsible for writing articles on a weekly basis based on Toronto lifestyle and culture.
- Implement strategies to maximize engagement
- Responsible for generating ideas and creating content
- Social media networking tools are used to organize, monitor and publish posts

Affiliated marketing posts are written to promote various brands

Intern, 07/2016 to 11/2016


Z103.5 Promotions Team
- Responsible for representing all Evanov Radio Group radio stations on site at concerts and events
in Toronto and the GTA
- Interact with listeners and work alongside the promotions department to advertise upcoming
promotions, events and giveaways
Author + Social Media Coordinator, 04/2016 to 10/2016
#justaceit
- Responsible for creating and writing content for the lifestyle blog focusing on health, fitness, travel,
music, trends and culture in Toronto
- Implement strategies (campaigns, etc.) for multiple social media platforms to maximize
engagement
- Responsible for creating content calendars and posting on a scheduled/themed basis
- Responsible for attending various events in the city to capture photography and videography for
blog content
- Responsible for generating ideas and creating content for the #justaceit's Podcast, "Kiss My Ace"
- Responsible for brand outreach and finding products that fit the #justaceit's brand and act as
influencer marketers
- Social media networking tools are used to organize, monitor and publish posts
Social Media Coordinator, 01/2016 to present
XXIST FOREVER
- Responsible for coordinating social media presence by creating content strategies
Junior Social Media Marketing Coordinator, 05/2015 to 06/2015
DWOM Media Inc
- Focused on brand equity and influencer marketing
- Represented DWOMs social media presence on Twitter and Instagram
- Learned various marketing techniques that catered towards different social media platforms and
audiences
- Responsible for researching various influential individuals with a high following on social media to
advertise the worlds largest brands through the influencer marketing agency
- Tracking and compiling media hits
- Understanding marketing trends and beneficial ways to execute ideas and objectives within these
trends
Intern, 2011
CHIN TV
- Responsible for assisting with pre-production duties
- Setting up studio and field production equipment
- Assisted behind the scenes both on and off air
- Worked with logs and transcripts
ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2010-2016
- Advanced Placement in History, English and Science
- Perfect Attendance
- Excellence in English Award
- Excellence in History Award
- Civics Award
- Honour Roll
- 3.8 GPA

INTERESTS
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Social Media
Social Media Analytics
Digital Media Marketing
Brand Awareness
Public Relations
Popular Culture and Trends
News and Current Affairs
Music
Health + Fitness

References available upon request

Mass Communication
(Television/Radio/Print)
Journalism
Writing
Business + Entrepreneurship
Futurism and Technology
Event Marketing and Coordination
Influencer Marketing
Advertising and Promotion
Photography