This page provides information on how to describe your previous administrative assistant experience in your resume’s job description or work history section.
Administrative Assistant Duties & Responsibilities Topics
How To Describe Your Past Administrative Assistant Experience
To land the interview, you need to describe your past job experience in a clear and concise way to keep the attention of the employer.
It is very important to change your resume for each job you apply to. There may not be many changes from job to job, but take some time to review the employer’s job listing and see how they describe the job. Describing your past experience in the language of their job listing is a crucial step in any job search.
Once you have a good idea about what they’re looking for in an employee, you can now make connections and think about how it relates to your previous experience. We can describe our past work history a number of ways:
Administrative Assistant Job Description Duties
Job description duties are the tasks and responsibilities of the job.
Job duties can be about daily tasks you had to accomplish or long term planning that was essential to your job. Duties can also describe your responsibilities and how they related to the company as a whole.
Your job description duties, no matter what they’re about, should be phrased in the language of an accomplishment when possible. As one example, if you use numbers or percentages in your job description you will want to place those numbers into a larger context.
Did you meet departmental goals with those percentages? Did you beat your own personal goals? You will want to be specific about the numbers and percentages while also taking care to place them into a broader context.
For a ton of different job description duties examples, click here or scroll down.
Administrative Assistant Job Description Skills
Another way to talk about your past work experience is by listing specific admin assistant job-based skills.
Because an administrative assistant is a job with a lot of different functions, job-based skills for it are usually not