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Administrative Assistant Resume

Purpose: Sample administrative assistant resume

Quick Resume Writing Tip: What is missing from the above administrative assistant resume? Do you see it? As we’ve shown here and with many of our other sample resumes, sometimes it is necessary to think outside the box and be creative about how you write and structure a resume. This administrative assistant had a work history with long gaps between jobs and a lot of diversity in the type of positions she had held. The reason: her husband had to move frequently for his work and so she followed him. Additionally. some of the experience included on this resume example was actually more than 25 years old. A traditional resume format just didn’t work for her, and so we came up with this very creative format that left out the dates. The missing dates are hardly noticeable and she quickly began to get calls for interviews.

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Administrative Assistant Resume Sample

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