Executive Assistant Resume Guide for 2023

Executive Assistant Resume Guide for 2023

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How to Format an Executive Assistant Resume

First step: you need to decide on the format of your executive assistant resume. Certain information needs to really jump out at employers, and choosing the right resume format will help you emphasize this important content. Nowadays, the most common resume format is the “reverse-chronological” format. This is the best choice for an executive assistant resume.

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What to Include in an Executive Assistant Resume

The main sections in an Executive Assistant resume: – Contact Information – Resume Summary – Work Experience – Education – Skills If you want your resume to stand out more, you can also try these optional sections: – Organizations – Languages – Interests & Hobbies

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How to Get Your Contact Information Right

For your contact information, include: Name Title - Why reinvent the wheel with this one? Use Executive Assistant. Phone Number - Double-check, triple-check this. One typo and your chances of an employer contacting you are gone. Email Address - Use a professional email address 

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How to Get Your Contact Information Right

(firstname.lastname@gmail.com); if you don’t have one already, create a new Gmail account specifically for job searching. (Optional) Location - This isn’t mandatory, but the company might ask for it as part of its screening process.

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Use Action Words to Upgrade Your Executive Assistant Resume

– Worked on – Supported – Communicated What do these words have in common? Well, they don’t really say much. They aren’t power words that convey specific actions. A great resume writing strategy is to use very specific verbs, or power words, to make your responsibilities and 

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Use Action Words to Upgrade Your Executive Assistant Resume

achievements stand out. Here are just a few that are relevant to executive assistants: – Organized – Scheduled – Wrote – Coordinated – Managed – Recommended – Delegated – Documented – Resolved – Advised

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How to List Education Right

Just provide your educational experiences in reverse chronological order. Here’s how it should look: – Degree Type & Major – University Name – Years Studied – GPA, Honours, Courses, and any relevant projects or experiences.

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Top 30 Skills for an Executive Assistant Resume

Hard Skills for an Executive Assistant: – Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, Powerpoint, SharePoint – Database management – Calendar management – Online research – Business Knowledge Soft Skills for an Executive Assistant: – Communication (written and verbal)

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Top 30 Skills for an Executive Assistant Resume

– Prioritization and problem-solving – Organization and planning – Attention to detail – Phone Etiquette – Discretion – Emotional Intelligence – Responsibility – Teamwork and delegation – Management and training – Flexibility and efficiency

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

Organizations Depending on your career and personal interests, you may be (or have been) involved in various organizations outside of your full-time job. Examples could include any boards you sit on or volunteering work for local community organizations. And your work with these organizations may actually 

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

help reinforce your skill set, which is why it’s wise to list them on your resume. You don’t have to get into a ton of detail. Just list the organization, your role, and one key activity that is relevant to a position as an executive assistant.

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

Languages In the era of international business, having an executive assistant who speaks multiple languages is definitely valuable to an executive and his/her company. You never know when there might be a need for an email to be drafted in Russian, French, Finnish, or any other language you can think of.

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

If you know any foreign languages and have extra space in your resume, feel free to add a language section. Make sure to list the languages by proficiency: – Native – Fluent – Proficient – Intermediate – Basic

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

Interests & Hobbies The relationship between an executive and his/her assistant is sacred. Harmony is key and often these two co-workers end up sharing a special bond over hobbies or interests. It’s a good idea to list some personal interests on your resume to give a sense of your personality. Just keep in mind that certain hobbies might 

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Other Resume Sections to Consider

not seem the most professional. Better to reveal your passion for comic books once you’re actually hired.

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