Have you just recently graduated or are a looking for a graduate admin role? Then you should ensure that your graduate admin CV / resume is well presented and clearly shows that you have all the skills and qualities an employer is looking for.
What should your graduate Admin CV / resume contain?
One of the most important sections of your CV / resume is the personal profile. This should give a brief description (3 or 4 sentences) of you both as a professional and as person. It is recommended that your personal profile is written in the third person.
You should make sure that you include the skills and qualities required for an admin role in your personal profile and other relevant sections such as employment summary and duties. Give good examples of:
- your organisational skills
- your communication skills (both written and verbal)
- your ability to prioritise your workload
- knowledge of office routines and equipment
Remember that as a graduate with limited work experience a prospective employer is more than likely looking for potential and educational ability. You should therefore highlight your academic qualifications, all achievements you may have gained and any work experience that you do possess.
Read our hobbies and interests page to see how important they can be to a potential employer. If you are a recent graduate then this example of a graduate admin CV/resume can provide you with ideas for your own CV.
Sample Graduate Admin CV / Resume Template
Based in Anytown
Mobile: 077 777777
A versatile and hardworking individual, who is well organised and experienced in working to strict guidelines and timescales. A very disciplined, competent person with a broad spectrum of administrative experience who is willing to take on other duties as required.
Enjoys challenges, acquiring new skills and is able to communicate and liaise well at all levels, with a naturally friendly disposition. Enjoys working as part of a team or individually using own initiative and takes pride in a job well done. An adaptable person now seeking an administrative role within an organisation where she can make a positive contribution.
Key Skills and Abilities:
- Honest and dependable.
- Reliable and punctual.
- Approachable, with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
- IT literate with good working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet and Email.
- Adaptable and an extremely quick learner.
Education & Qualifications:
Brookes University Oxford 2005 – 2008
Biomedical Science (2.1)
In my final research project I acquired the skills of working independently and interacting at research level with members of staff and other researchers. I gained organisational skills and time management skills, also preparing and presenting written and verbal reports, of writing essays, understanding, interpreting and summarising scientific journals.
Anytown 6th Form College 2003 – 2005
A Level: Psychology (A2), Biology (A2), Chemistry (A2) AS Level: Maths. (Taken and Passed)
Anytown Grammar School 2001 – 2003
GCSE: Double Science, Humanities, Maths, English Literature & Language, Sociology, Drama, and Information Technology (Taken and Passed).
Royal Collection Enterprise Ltd, Buckingham Palace 07/08 – 09/08
My duties included:
- greeting and welcoming visitors,
- providing information about the buildings and exhibits.
Anytown VI Form College (Student Placement) 11/07 – 05/08
My duties included:
- supporting teachers during teaching,
- raising the aspiration of young people,
- carrying out various administration duties (answering telephone, filing, incoming mail, despatch).
NEXT PLC, Oxford Street, London 07/07 – 09/07
Working in the menswear and children’s wear department, my duties included:
- serving customers,
- assisting them with their choices,
- operating cash tills,
- maintaining stock levels and ensuring that the department was kept neat and tidy.
Selfridges PLC, Oxford Street, London 12/06 – 11/07
Working in the groceries department, my duties included:
- serving customers.
- I gained the skill of operating tills,
- handling cash and
- working in a fast paced pressure environment.
Interests and Activities:
I enjoy travelling and have recently been to USA and Australia. Travelling abroad has made me more open-minded and culturally aware.
I am a keen sports participant. I played netball in school and basketball at university. I enjoy helping out during events. I assisted the teachers in activities such as Sports Day as a starter assistant and at book fairs as a librarian.
Also, I was an active member in a business young enterprise group and I helped organise and plan business projects.
References: Excellent references are available upon request
Before you send out your graduate admin CV/resume, you should make sure you have an effective cover letter.
Go to our sample CV cover letters section if you are looking for great example cover letters in your field to introduce your CV/resume to a prospective employer.
Alternatively you can download a software program that enables you to produce powerful letters by following their process.
Once you have constructed a great graduate admin CV and a covering letter that will impress, upload your CV / resume online, and get found by recruiters. Start searching for jobs in your country and overseas, to find and apply for the latest jobs instantly.
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