Tips for Admin Assistant Resumes
You are going to be judged by your word
processing skills and ability to write and compose correspondence. Your resume
is no different. It must be organized effectively, interesting, factual, and
error free. You need to show what you are about in an objective or profile that
indicates what qualifies you for the position using brief examples of your
experience, achievements, and key words.
This is a good opportunity to showcase your expertise.
The layout of your resume will show the hiring manager your understanding of how a
resume should be constructed. In secretarial school, administrative assistants are taught
the mechanics of setting up various types of documents and how to create a
filling system on the computer to safeguard and quickly retrieve the document in
a few mouse clicks.
If you are unsure how to set up a resume, follow the samples
on our website here at Sample Resume Templates, and conduct further research
online and at your local bookstore or library.
Tips for Admin Cover Letters
You are going to be judged by your ability to write and compose correspondence. Your cover letter is no different. It must be succinct, interesting, factual, and error free. The points you must make include why you are contacting them, informing the HR person how you learned of their opening,
and what qualifies you for the position. This is
a good opportunity to showcase your research and communication skills.
The structure of your cover letter will show the reader your technical understanding of how a letter should be constructed. In secretarial school, administrative assistants are taught where to place the date, inside address, salutation, closing signature, as well as how to indicate who is
being copied (cc) or blind copied (bcc) and what the enclosure is (enclosure, attachment
or list of recipients).
If you are unsure how to set up a letter, follow the samples here and conduct further research. The Gregg Manual is an excellent resource that you can either purchase or rent from your local library.