To secure a position which enables me to use my writing, organizational, and creative skills to make a positive contribution to the work environment and become an integral part of the company as its administrative assistant.
Highly organized, business writing, self-directed administrator, computer proficiency, collaborative team player, customer service, office procedures, staff training, supplies management, record maintenance, mail handling, bilingual in English, French and German
When writing a resume for an administrative assistant position remember it isn’t just a list of your accomplishments, but a presentation of your qualifications, secretarial knowledge, skills, and experiences that make you the best choice for the position.
You can see on the administrative assistant resume we’ve added another section, “Technical Expertise” after “Objective” and “Skills”; this is because it is essential for an administrative assistant to know how to work office equipment and software. Make sure to list specific programs or equipment you’ve had experience with; this will indicate to your potential employer that you already have some relevant knowledge and experience making you an efficient administrative assistant (and the best choice for the position!).
You can personalize the “Objective” section by adding the name of the company you’re applying to, example: “To secure a position at Company XYZ which enables me to….” Make absolutely sure you have no grammatical or spelling errors
REMEMBER to list specific software programs and office equipment you’ve had experience with; this is really important for administrative assistants and could get you chosen for the job over other applicants
This sample resume is part of the InternationalStudent.com Resume Writing Center.