Question by Keeping My Head Above The Water: Help Summerizing Job On Resume?
I am a Receptionist / Office Assistant
My Original Job Title is a Receptionist. I sit at the Front Desk and Greet Guest, help them with any questions they might have. My Phone Line is basically the main line “O” For the Operator. So People come thru me when they need to be directed to someone or have any general questions.
My Boss has a Radio Show. Which Every Week he has these “BOOMING” Specials of products he sells. They are pretty expensive so when he has the sales people go Bonkers! So I take the Orders and process them. Aside from the whole Office Sales Team. I also Handle The Shipping I set up the package and print and document the Shipment From anyone who needs something shipped from the office..
We Sell His books and dvd’s out of the Office so I have The Main Email Where The Payment Receipts Come In and I handle The Setting Up of those Packages and Shipping.
He Has Documentary Premiers at least every other Month so I Can Consider My self some type of an Event Coordinator Also. I Scout for the Theater & Set Up the Premier Date. Once He Announces The Premier on the Radio I Am in charge of the Guest List So I have to make sure every one on the list has made their payment. In Some Cases there’s assigned seating so I am in charge of that also at the premiers!
He has Support Groups that Take Place Every Week Usually They start off Big but they Minimize down to about 50 People I have to document there health Issues, Follow Up with them at least every 2 weeks & document their Progress.
He also has Health Retreats which are sometimes 1 Month or a Few Weeks. I am in charge of Screening the Candidates. Handling Payments, Booking Flights, and Hotels.
Aside From the General Office duties I take on Duties given to me from everyone in the office. Sales, Customer Service, Production Anything they might need to be typed, Edited, Re-written, Faxed , Copied.
THAT’S JUST A BRIEF DISCRIPTION OF WHAT I DO AT MY JOB. IS PRETTY HECKTIC BUT I LOVE IT. ONLY PROBLEM IS TIME HEAR IS VERY LIMITED PEOPLE DON’T STICK AROUND FOR MORE THAN A YEAR. I HAVE MADE MY 8 MONTH MARK. DON’T WANT TO BE LEFT IN THE DUST. M
Are warning is when we find are jobs posted on craigslist or hear him anouce for are positions on his radio show….Messed up right?
Answer by TheOrange Evil
Clearly, this explanation is too long for a resume, and even too long for a cover letter. On a resume, you shouldn’t just summarize what your duties were at a particular job – for example, answering phones, filing, faxing, etc. You want to explain your responsibilities – how you left your mark, why you were invaluable to your boss, what set you apart. You can list your office skills under a separate skills heading or only mention those skills in one or two sentences. So, if you pioneered a new filing system that saved your boss time and money, you’d mention that. If you were promoted because of your job performance, then you’d mention that.
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