Administrative Assistant Resume Sample

Administrative Assistant Resume Sample

Here’s an administrative assistant resume sample that is written using the combination format. It illustrates how to set up your resume if you’ve worked at several companies through a temporary staffing agency.

If you have been at a lot of companies doing temp work, it is important to structure your resume carefully so it doesn’t appear that you have been job jumping. Employers are usually concerned when they see too many jobs in a short period of time on a resume because they worry you have either quit or been fired many times, and that raises concerns in their minds about your work ethic or your ability to do the job well.

With temp positions, you work for a lot of different employers because of the nature of the work, not because of any concerns with your ability to do the job. The best way to show work through a temporary agency on your resume without appearing to be job jumping is to list the staffing agency as the employer and group all of the jobs together as you will see in the example below.

That way, you get to show all of your experience without having to list a lot of short contracts.

Administrative Assistant Resume Sample

Anna Fakename [email protected]
456 Imaginary Street, City, State Home: (000) 000-0000 Cell: (555) 555-5555


Bilingual administrative assistant with exceptional computer skills and eight years of experience providing administrative support in nonprofit community agencies.


  • Maintain over 80% success rate in job search workshop; consistently met and exceeded program and agency targets
  • Individually and as a team, developed and implemented successful marketing strategies which doubled program intake numbers
  • Instrumental in establishing new and successful programs within the agency, including building community awareness and refining program delivery and data management
  • Part of a team that consistently provides welcoming, professional and nonjudgmental client support


Administrative Assistant, Anytown Temporary Agency, City, State 2013-present
  • Successfully completed several contract positions including a three month contract at ABC
  • Company, and a six month contract at XYZ Company
  • Schedule appointments, prepare correspondence and manage invoices
  • Standardized paper and digital filing system
  • Answer a multi-line phone system; handle 50 to 60 calls per day
Administrative Assistant, XYZ Resource Center, City, State 2006-2012
  • Greeted clients, assisted clients in finding print and online materials in the resource center and scheduled appointments for three counselors
  • Scheduled quarterly meetings and handled travel arrangements for 3 senior managers; arranged meal orders, prepared audio-visual equipment, made travel arrangements and maintained documentation for expense reports
  • Compiled and prepared presentation visual aids for weekly and quarterly meetings
  • Purchased business supplies, maintained cost records and ensured costs remained within budget; negotiated contract with existing suppliers, which resulted in 20% savings in the cost of all office supplies
  • Created volunteer training manual, which streamlined training of 20 volunteers, clarified responsibilities and eliminated duplication of tasks
  • Updated company website on a weekly basis and compiled monthly office newsletter
  • Organized annual general meetings; researched and booked venues, booked travel and accommodations for guest speakers, and arranged catering


Advanced Microsoft Office Certificate, XYZ College, City, State 2013
Office Administration Diploma, ABC College, City, State 2006

Administrative Assistant Resume Formatting Tips

Here is the same resume with notes added about formatting.


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