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Sample Resume for Administrative Assistant

Sample Resume for Administrative Assistant
While applying for a job as an administrative assistant, you need to keep in mind that your resume should contain some key points that will help you get the job. This article will provide you with some sample resumes, which will prove to be a useful guide.
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The resume should begin with your name, home address, and telephone number. Do not forget to mention your email address too. These details are necessary as the employer will need them for contacting you. The job objective should be an impressive statement that helps introduce you as a valuable candidate. Avoid using the word 'I', as it is to be used only in the cover letter.

You should also provide all your educational details. These details should include any seminars attended by you, the names of organizations and clubs where you are a member. You should also include all the certificates and diplomas you may have earned in school, college, or from any other institute.

Then you need to mention all your past work experience details. This is very important in adding weight to your resume. If you are a fresher, that is, without any work experience, you need to mention any kind of community service or voluntary work or maybe a part-time job taken up. You should mention and highlight all the necessary achievements in the field of administration. Do not mention other unnecessary details that make the resume too long.

You also need to mention references available on request, and keep at least 3 ready that are reliable. The resume should be organized and neat without any typing or formatting errors. The role of an administrative assistant is that of an efficient employee, and your resume is the first step in highlighting that quality.

Administrative Assistant Resume Sample

James Brown
123, Castor Villa,
New York City,
New York- 555-5555
Ph.No:- 111-223-4568


To obtain a challenging position in the administrative field with opportunity for professional career growth.


Excellent organizational and administration skills, with experience in dealing with customers and high level workloads within strict deadlines. Now looking to start a new and challenging career, within a customer facing, administration position within the Arts or Environmental Sector.

Key Skills

• Administration
• Customer Service
• Counseling
• Staff training
• Working within strict deadlines
• Reception
 • Retail Sales
• The Arts
• Computer literacy
• Supervision
• Professional liaison
• Fluent in French


BA (Hons)
Social Policy and Social Politics
Year Graduated: 1999

Work Experience

Administration Officer
Jul 2001 - Present
The Old People Pension Service, New York City

The Government has established the "The Old People Pension Service", as part of the Department of Work and Pensions. The aim of this department is to help pensioners manage their retirement even though they may be yet far away from the age of pension. The job responsibilities related to this job are:
  • Working out the amounts of state pension and pension credits.
  • Providing a face-to-face service if the customer cannot be dealt with over the phone.
  • Answering questions by phone, post and email.
  • Assessing other pension related entitlements and services.
Local Officer/ Administrative Assistant
New Insurance Agency, New York
  • Recovering benefit overpayments, maintaining a database and handling inquiries.
  • Investigated causes, including fraud and local authority errors.
  • Expedited administration routines and made the filing system more efficient.
*References available upon request

Office Assistant Resume Sample

James Brown
123, Castor Villa,
New York City,
New York- 555-5555
Ph No: 111-223-4568

Objective: Looking for the greatest opportunity to work as an office assistant for a reputed company.

  • Excellent experience as an office assistant.
  • Having registration as undergraduate or graduate student at UNLY.
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.
  • Computer literate, knowledge of Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint and the Internet.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Able to teach or train others.
  • Having strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
Work Experience

MacPhely and Associates, San Francisco
Office Assistant
  • Done duties such as taking phone calls, taking messages, responding to inquiries and providing clerical and secretarial support to center staff and management.
  • Responsible for processing maintenance requests for manager and supporting staff.
  • Help in bookkeeping, payroll and A/R and A/P processing.
  • Responsible for handling daily staff scheduling.
  • Help in opening and closing of facility at the beginning and ending of each day.
  • Responsible for organizing, registering and publicizing staff for workshops and staff development.
  • Carried out other duties as needed.

High School Diploma

References: Available upon request.