Sample Resume: Administrative Assistant

resume-for-administrative-assistantAs an administrative assistant, Amy knew she would be competing against many other candidates with similar competencies. She needed a way to stand out from the sea of applicants who would be vying for the same positions. Through conversation with Amy, I learned that she had done much more than just the typical administrative assistant duties.

Her resume includes strong examples of her project management skills, something that many administrative assistants possess, but rarely highlight on their resumes. By showcasing Amy's ability to manage large scale meetings, events, and office moves we were able to paint a more diverse picture of her background and help her secure more interviews.


1129 Sunrise Highway ◊ Baldwin, NY 11510 516-938-9997


Office Manager/Administrative Assistant with six years of experience supporting C-level executives and their sales teams in multiple industries. Areas of expertise include:

Multimedia Sales Presentations Executive Office Support Front Office Operations Meeting Planning Corporate Fundraising Human Resources Management Records Management Technical Support Customer Support Windows 2000 Microsoft Word Excel PowerPoint



2008 to Present

Executive Assistant/Events Coordinator supporting sales department head and direct reports for this 280-person team selling to New York area hospitals and physician. Project-managed several large and small-scale meetings simultaneously, on-boarded new employees, organized calendars, and made travel arrangements.

  • Acted as department point-person for company-wide meeting and managed all logistics, catering, lodging, and presentation needs for 250 employees.
  • Selected by senior management to create PowerPoint presentation/montage to kick off regional sales meeting; success of presentation led to request to create similar presentation for company-wide meeting.
  • Oversaw arrangements for over a dozen team meetings in conjunction with conference activities.


2004 to 2008

Executive Assistant/Events Coordinator supporting five sales managers in this 150-person plant manufacturing small appliances. Organized President's calendars, travel arrangements, meetings, and events; tracked/maintained office assets, managed expense reports, and ordered supplies. Oversaw new hire/exit packages and performance reviews. Assisted technical teams in revenue tracking data entry and provided marketing support.

  • Planned, coordinated, and supported multiple large off-site seminars and demonstrations.
  • Coordinated 10+ off-site team building events for both sales and manufacturing teams.


2003 to 2004

Executive Assistant for this office furniture company servicing commercial businesses. Provided full administrative support and office management to the president and 26 employees at the headquarters facility and remote support to staff in five branch offices. Managed president's calendar and travel arrangements, prepared PowerPoint sales presentations, and coordinated annual events and weekly meetings.

  • Project managed all aspects of corporate office relocation and renovation including network and telecommunications installation, furniture selections, painting, molding, and floor installation.
  • Coordinated over 100 product information lunches between vendors and sales team.
  • Co-produced five on-site continuing education seminars for the architectural and design community.
  • Organized and maintained office library of 500+ furniture sample books.


Francis Lewis High School, Fresh Meadows, NY, 2003

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very helpful especially if you're getting into the groove again.

September 14 2012 at 8:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Hi Barbara,

Resumes should be geared towards the field of work for which they are submitted. The administrative assistant is a person who handles all the administrative duties in any organization. Administrative assistant resumes shows how you can emphasize your office skills and proven success in administrative roles.

Thanks for sharing good format of administrative assistant resume. I would like to recommended site for more administrative assistant resumes.


September 12 2012 at 1:13 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

As a semi-retired Career Consultant, I find this Resume misses the point for the experienced Executive Administrative Assistant / Secretary who is looking for a job due to down sizing in major industries where whole departments have been and are being illiminated. In particular, there are those who are highly rated and were ten years from retirement or in their mid fifeties and must continue to work. How does an experienced individual promote the value of that experience with the wealth of knowledge gained through that experience in a job seeking effort even if they are willing to start at a fifeteen to twenty percent reduction in salary in order to remain competitive? Have you heard the factual account of one CEO bragging that he can hire Foriegn Nationals with superior Degrees at thirty-five to fifty percent lower rates than in the US? And they all still want to come here (US) despite the depression.
All he has to do is prove that they have a job waiting for them here so that they can get a Visa. Thinking positive by an individual out of work under these current conditions cannot over come that kind of negative thinking by a US CEO. Please provide more realistic resumes in keeping with the times and conditions of today's reality. Thank you.

June 02 2012 at 12:45 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Need a sample resume for any type of law enforcement for a man

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