This is the third part of my article series called: “The 3 Core Components to a Master Personal Assistant Resume.” This series, I hope, is informative, as well as instructive. Part one discussed Sample Resume Templates. Part two dealt with Objective Information.
Period Analysis: This includes the sample resumes, and then sample document formats, as well as some of the added “period” articles that I included in the articles. This includes Time Periods, Your Business Strategy, period Planning, period Decision Making, period Support, period Character, period Planning In Team Decision Making, period Decision Making In Team Development, period Presentation and period Evaluation. I found that this is a fairly tedious aspect of writing resumes, and I wanted to simplify it. I did use “pure analysis” of resumes, which used different techniques from others. I didn’t use “pure analysis” the way others used.
Objective Information: I never really liked the sample resume, because it was very uninspiring. Some of the examples in the sample resumes were over specific and irrelevant, and I wondered if it was a good idea to use these samples in your resume. I tried to make up my sample resume as best I could, using only the exact sample information I used, and including only the specific resumes that worked for me. I felt that using the sample info would make me look like I didn’t know what I was doing, and the more generic “wants to help business” would look like I was in a hurry to do something.
Sample Research: The good side of this, I liked it, as well. But the bad side was that I felt I needed to be writing my resume. It took me time to research for my resume, and I was usually very well organized and read a lot. But the more I was reading, the harder it was to write.
The Conclusion: I decided to use the Sample Resume on my own. I bought the world’s best sample resumes. And I gave it a lot of thought and rewrote it from the ground up. I also revised and replaced by the subject “vacation time” with “opportunity” – because a lot of people are on vacation and not working.
I found that my new Sample Resume included a lot of the raw information but also included clear graphics, well-placed punctuation, and other “proper” elements that made it great. The new resume also had a very easy flow to it. Now, if you are using sample resumes on your own, I strongly recommend that you “re-write” some of the sample resume sections.
In this article, I also included a discussion on Sample Resumes, and I hoped that this “simplification” was helpful. I would love to hear if you have any other tips on writing a personal assistant resume.