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DEBORAH A. E-mail:

JOB OBJECTIVE

Seeking an Administrative Assistant position in a company where I can utilize my secretarial skills to provide successful support to the office.

PROFILE STATEMENT

Over 20 years experience providing secretarial and administrative support to multiple levels of management. Superior customer service and problem solving techniques. Able to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines efficiently using effective time management skills. Quick to learn and easily adapts to new responsibilities. Highly organized and detail oriented. Able to work under pressure and independently, yet cooperative and flexible to be a team player.

TECHNICAL SKILLS

● Accurate typing speed of 90+ WPM. ● High volume data entry (10-Key) 9,000+ KPH.

● Word processing and transcribing dictation. ● Scheduling and calendar management.

● Excellent verbal and written communication. ● Telephone and front office reception.

● Electronic records and database management. ● Hard copy and paperless filing maintenance.

● General bookkeeping (A/P, A/R and Payroll). ● Internet research.

● Office Equipment: Proficient with multi-line telephone systems, videoconferencing, PABX systems,

photocopiers, scanners, fax machines, binding, etc.)

● Computer: Proficient with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook Express),Word Perfect,

Adobe Acrobats, Lotus 1-, QuickBooks, TimeSlips, Photoshop.

WORK HISTORY

Administrative Assistant August 2007 – June 2013

_____Catering, _____, CA

● Provided full administrative/secretarial support to head chef, management and support staff.

● Responsible for creating and editing company correspondence and various spreadsheets.

● Answered telephones and communicated directly with customers, vendors, staff, and other individuals.

● Maintained company calendar and distributed weekly schedule of events

● Processed and distributed incoming and outgoing mail.

● Performed weekly inventory, entered data and incorporated/maintained various supply spreadsheets.

● Researched vendors, negotiated price, and ordered supplies, beverages, dry and perishable food.

● Processed A/P and A/R, generated invoices, collected payments, called in payroll, prepared bank

deposits and resolved accounting issues.

Key Highlights:

● Reorganized the company’s filing system which improved office efficiency and customer service.

● Assisted with design and layout of menus and various advertisement flyers.

● Maintained customer database and organized mass mailings which increased company sales.

Administrative Assistant/Secretary October 2005 – August 2007

_____&_________, _____________, CA

● Provided full secretarial and administrative support to two senior attorneys and one paralegal.

● Typed and edited various correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents.

● Prepared and ensured legal documents complied with appropriate court rules and regulations.

● Answered attorneys’ direct telephone lines and acted as liaison between clients and attorneys.

● Scheduled all appointments, telephone conferences, and hearings for attorneys.

● Maintained attorneys’ calendars for appearances and critical deadlines.

● Processed and distributed incoming and outgoing mail.

● Prepared, indexed and maintained attorneys’ case files manually and on computer.

● Entered attorneys’ time and assisted with monthly billing statements.

Key Highlights:

● Reorganized the attorneys’ filing system which improved office efficiency.

● Was recognized for being the best assistant the firm has ever had, since inception.

WORK HISTORY – CONTINUED

Administrative Assistant/Secretary August 1995 – September 2005

_____&_________, _____________, CA

● Provided full secretarial and administrative support to two senior attorneys and one paralegal.

● Typed and edited various correspondence, pleadings and other legal documents.

● Prepared and ensured legal documents complied with appropriate court rules and regulations.

● Answered multi-line telephone system and directed calls to specific attorney.

● Scheduled all appointments, telephone conferences, and hearings for attorneys.

● Maintained attorneys’ calendars for appearances and critical deadlines.

● Processed and distributed incoming and outgoing mail.

● Prepared, indexed and maintained attorneys’ case files manually and on computer.

● Entered attorneys’ time and prepared monthly billing statements.

● Responsible for disbursing funds upon settlement of case, ensuring attorneys’ reimbursement of

costs advanced in the case, payment of agreed upon contingent fees to attorneys, and negotiation and

payment of medical/legal liens.

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  • 6 years ago
    Best Answer

    It's far too long. It's too much to read. They get dozens of resumes for each job (if not more), it's very time consuming to go through each one.

    First of all, "Job objective" is no longer needed nowadays. The HR department knows why you are applying for a job.

    "Profile statement" is also not needed. You should boast about yourself in a cover letter instead. Stating that you are a hard worker in your resume is too obvious. (You would never say you're lazy, right? So why tell them you work hard and are able to multi-task?)

    "Tech skills" - this should come after your education, which backs up your job history. (Where is your education?"

    "Excellent verbal and written communication" is not a skill. It's the same thing as "I am never late to work" or "I get along with people" - this doesn't belong here.

    Adobe Acrobat, not Acrobats. Lotus 1-2-3, not Lotus 1-. (And it's a long discontinued program, might as well delete it).

    What version of Photoshop? What version of Word? What version of WordPerfect. Note WordPerfect, not Word Perfect.

    Under each work history, you needn't put too much about what you did under each one. For example, the last one, "provided full secretarial... and one paralegal." is enough. The reason is that the HR and the hiring manager know what you did without you having to tell them. They know you did typing. They knew you dealt with heavy telephone calls. They knew you took care of a calendar. They knew you sorted the letters / mail. These are basically job descriptions and you needn't repeat them word to word.

    Here is an example of a resume for a student of mine. Names and contact info and references were of course changed. But it's really this short. He didn't go on and on about what he did at the Hollywood Bowl. His job title as an "usher" was good enough. Everyone knows what an usher does - he walks the customer to his or her seat. Easy job - minimal wage - and he got to watch the concert each night.

    If a resume is too long, it will be thrown away.

    Best wishes

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    John Michael Doe

    1234 S Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027 Mobile: (213) 000-0000

    Johnmichaeldoe@yahoo.com Home: (213) 000-0000

    Work Experience:

    Hollywood Bowl (summer 2012)

    Usher

    McDonald’s (Summers of 2009, 2010 and 2011)

    Cook for fast food restaurant

    Bowers Gourmet Sausages (2010)

    Cashier for catering truck company

    Education:

    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles

    MD/PhD, anticipated 2019

    UCLA, Los Angeles

    BA Biology 2013

    John Marshall High School, Los Angeles

    Volunteer Experience:

    Los Feliz Rescue Mission (2008, 2009)

    Assisted with kitchen department.

    Sun Air Convalescent Hospital (2007, 2008)

    Spent quality time with patients.

    M.E.N.D. (Meet Each Need with Dignity) (2008)

    Prepared food for donations.

    Thomas Starr King Junior High School (2006)

    Tutored students.

    Other Skills

    Good computer skills. Speak & understand French sufficiently.

    References

    Mary Jane Smith, MD

    maryjsmith@ucla.du

    UCLA School of Medicine

    David Sadoff

    dsadoff@yahoo.com

    McDonald's

    Leslie McDonald

    Lmcdonald@rescuemission.org

    LA Rescue Mission

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    Source(s): Am a nurse. I had a private meeting with head of the HR at UCLA and was told of above. Each year, they receive over 60,000 resumes. That's a lot of reading. One example, there were 2,100 applications for 9 positions at the UCLA operating room ("New Grad" positions) for last year. They interviewed 19 and hired 9. Imagine having to look through resumes as long as yours on a daily basis.
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