Are you applying for a personal assistant job, but aren't sure how to write a resume to dazzle employers? We understand. Resume writing isn't easy. In fact, there are professional resume writing services that actually help people write them. If you don't have the time or money to hire such a professional, we can help.
In the first part of our two-part series, we suggested that you create a resume that showcases your leadership attributes and spotlights how well organized you are. Let's look at two more ways you can help your resume pop:
1. Show your versatility
Personal assistants must be versatile. At one point in the day they may be grocery shopping and at another point they could be helping establish an annual report for their employer's company. These professionals must adapt from one circumstance to the next. Doing so helps assistants gain the trust of their employers, and, in turn, earn more responsibility.
2. Understand the job's responsibilities
Personal assistants don't just run errands or assist with complex reports. They're often tasked with what many would consider tedious responsibilities such as taking minutes at meetings, answering calls, reading and monitoring emails, purchasing new office equipment, mailing letters, among others.They need to cater their resume specifically to the family, while also, like we mentioned before, show off their versatility. Sure, you understand high-level business jargon and can pitch brilliant business ideas, but can you also do some of the more mundane tasks that we pointed out? You must indicate that you can on your resume. In a sense, we could have also titled this subsection "patience," because that's exactly what personal assistants must have to complete these tasks.