I am a mechanical engineer by profession and have accumulated 20 years of work experiences in various functions, namely, repairs, maintenance, operations, autocad drafting, technical staff, sales, procurement, material management, cost estimation. During the most recent employment i had (which was terminated 2 years ago), I have had enough experience to deem myself qualified as a virtual assistant. Around 90% of my work was done online in an office setting. Communication is done by e-mail thru MS Outlook. Pertinent documents can be plain document (MS Word format), spreadsheet (MS Excel format), pictures (JPEG or TIFF format) or even drawings generated by design sotfwares (DWG format). For bulk documents or for multiple files of different formats, I go f or a portable document format (PDF).
The nature of work of my former employer was a trading business catering to the needs of the oilfield / petrochemical industry. At first, it was strictly a sales work, but business improved to the point that we were handling project supply contracts under blanket pricing agreements. With that I gained working experience in procurement, project material cost estimation and material management.