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Sample Resumes Category: Clerical

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Clerical Resume Tips

A clerical resume must present the information quickly, clearly, and in a way that makes your experience relevant to the position in question. That means condensing your information down to its most powerful form.

First of all analyse your career aspects and the kind of job profile you need.
  • Research about your career alternatives and organizations of interest before starting your resume.
  • Organize your thoughts and ideas into your resume.
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Contact Information :
  1. Full name
  2. Campus and permanent addresses
  3. Telephone numbers
  4. Email address

Objective : Short specific statement that includes position, industry, and/or relevant skills.

"Seeking a career position within a Company, where professional experience, education and abilities would be an advantage to the growth of my employer and myself."

Education : In reverse chronological order required information includes:

  1. Degree(s) and major
  2. Date of graduation (month and year)
  3. Universities you attended
  4. Location of universities (city and state)
  5. Any certifications of licenses related to your degree

Special Skills : Most typically includes computer and language skills. May also include job specific skills of any sort:

  • Computer skills: List languages, systems, and programs
  • Language skills: Specify language and your level of proficiency

Experience : List the recent first. Emphasize your accomplishments and contributions to the company.

  1. Job title
  2. Employer name and location (city and state)
  3. Dates of employment
  4. Active description of your responsibilities and accomplishments

Activities : You may want to list your significant student and community activities including organizations, clubs, student government, athletics, and professional affiliations. You may use action verbs to describe your responsibilities and accomplishmentsjust as you did in the Experience section.

Try to use Action Verbs when constructing your statements :

Action Verbs

accelerateadviseanalyzeapprovearrangeassembleassistbuildcollectcomplete
conceiveconductcontrolcoordinatecreatedelegatedetectdevelopdirectdiscover
distributeeditdeliverdemonstratedesigneliminateestablishevaluateexamineexpand
expediteformulategenerateimplementimproveincreaseinfluenceinstallinstructlead
maintainmanagemotivateobtainoperateorderorganizeoriginateoverseeparticipate
performpinpointplanpreparepresentprocessproduceprogrampromotepropose
protestproveprovidepurchasereceiverecommendrecordreducereinforcereorganize
representresearchrevampreviewrevisescheduleselectsellsetupsolve
streamlinestructurestudysupervisesupportteachtesttrainwrite 


Here are a few important tips that can help you build an effective clerical resume providing an opportunity to enhance your career.

Prioritize Job Duties By Importance Make a list of every duty that you perform on the job. Then prioritize your list, starting with the most important and ending with the least important.

For example, highest level skills : Managing the office, providing customer service, coordinating with manufacturers, dealing with key accounts and overseeing cash disbursements. Lowest level skills were answering the phone, maintaining filing and cleaning the office.

Market Your Top Skills To advance your career, focus on your best skills not weak job titles. Here’s a list of skills that can be used as headings in your clerical resume. For example Office Management, Customer Service to Key Accounts, Manufacturing Liaison / Troubleshooting, Accounting / Cash Disbursements.

Office Management Customer Service to Key Accounts Manufacturing Liaison / Troubleshooting Accounting / Cash Disbursements

Use Numbers to Paint A Big Picture By using numbers to describe how many sales staff supported, how many customer accounts you dealt with, what the company’s total sales volume was, and how much you processed in cash disbursements, create powerful but truthful statements about your skills and abilities. For example

- Managed office functions to support President and staff of 10 Sales Representatives who were in the field 75% of the time, for branch with sales of $12 million annually.
- Provided customer service, price quoting and emergency problem solving for a base of over 2,000 key accounts including Microsoft and Hewlett Packard.
- Maintained bookkeeping and prepared monthly disbursements in excess of $40,000.

Apply For Positions That Match Your Highest Skills When applying for internal promotions, integrate strong descriptions like those above into your interviews. Using powerful language and describing the full range of your skills makes employers take a new look at your value to their company and results in upward career growth.

Take On Higher Level Job Duties Keep your eye out for job duties that can help you expand your resume and your value to a company. Even though you may only perform such duties a small percentage of the time, they can be used as powerful headings in your resume or to convince employers that you do deserve a raise or promotion.