Hello,I have worked as an administrative assistant but I did not do what I was hired to do. I helped assist my manager with the day to day running of the office. The staff said that I ran the place even though I did not have the title. I also asked the IT Department to create a database for the department that I worked in, but the IT person got paid for it.
How would I list that on my resume?
One more thing, when I was a data entry clerk, the clinic I worked in was not getting any patients to work on, and was not making any money at all. They were getting lost and not coming. So I started a service to bring patients directly to the clinic from wherever they called me from in the hospital, which was made up of 5 or more buildings. I brought them directly to the clinic, and when the Hospital President heard about it from one of his friends who was a patient in the clinic, he started a department doing the same thing for the entire hospital.
How do I put that in a resume and it was not part of my original job?
Running the office and performing manager responsibilities are accomplishments that you deserve credit for so you definitely want to add it to your resume…. especially if you plan on applying for management positions.
Your management experience could be overlooked if mixed in with the Administrative Assistant position since the two are unrelated. So, I recommend that you place the management experience in your career summary.
The career summary is at the top of the resume and will catch the recruiter’s attention more quickly.
The fact that you created the database is a major accomplishment (You streamlined a process). You want this to stand out early in your resume.
Write a list of everything that you accomplished while assisting with running the office and place the most important information in your career summary.
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