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Scroll down or a free printable Administrative Assistant Resume.
Included below are simplified, reader-friendly instructions and a professional resume template for people seeking administrative employment.
Available administrative jobs may include data entry, database management, filing, paperwork organization, phone reception and internet research, among others.
Email your resume to a number of Large Companies in Your Area. Or scan craigslist for employment opportunities. Contact about 20 local businesses through their websites.
Bring your resume and Cover Letter to all live interviews.
How to Build Your Resume
Centered at the top of the page should be your name, street address, email address, and phone number, like this, for example:
1234 Minna Street, San Francisco, California 94321
Then skip a space and put
centered on the page and capitalized.
Next, skip three spaces and list your qualifications. These will include all related skills, and any office experience you may have, including your home office.
Even if you don't have training or experience, you can "doctor" your Administrative Assistant Resume to make it totally acceptable to potential employers.
First, make a list of all the things administrative office workers do, such as organizing spreadsheets, alphabetizing, data entry, phone reception, copying, printing, internet research, and equipment maintenance, to name just a few examples.
Next, fashion a clear, concise cover letter describing your home office experience landing jobs online.
Never worked in an office or online? That's okay. There's no real harm in faking a little bit of work experience, as long as you are WELL able to do the job you are applying for.
We hesitate to call it lying.
After all, if you live somewhere, the chances are that you use a computer, open mail, pay bills, and handle paperwork. Most of us DO have SOME experience performing administrative tasks. If necessary, mention your willingness to learn.
Here's how a list of qualifications might look on a professional resume for Administrative Assistants:
(list each school like this)
Name of School
Degree Earned, if any
(list each job like this, starting with your most recent position)
Name of Business
Reason for Leaving
Employer Name / Employer Contact info
List anything you can do that is relevant to working in an office. Applicable skills include computer literacy, proof reading, letter writing, or any of the tasks mentioned above.
You can also list useful personal traits like punctuality, accuracy, typing speed, and attention to detail, for example.
Believe it or not, that's all there is to writing an outstanding professional resume for administrative employment in any corporate environment.
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