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Video Resumes for Administrative Jobs

This week in our ongoing series “Video Resumes For…” we bring you an often overlooked, but vital position within a company: administrators. Administrative positions require strong interpersonal skills, a grasp of technology- in order to better implement new technologies into the office- and high levels of professionalism. As such, video resumes are great choices in your job search for administrative positions.

Often times, administrators are the face of the company to visitors and the voice to callers. Therefore, it makes sense to hire employees who can compose themselves well in front of an audience. So an important asset for administrative jobs, and one which cannot come across in traditional resumes, is your communication skills. While your personality is important your fluency in verbal communications is equally important. Your diction, enunciation and professionalism in verbal communications is crucial to relationships with other companies, customers, etc. So utilizing a video resume to showcase your non-written communications skills is a unique and expressive way to show potential employers you possess the personality needed to fill their administrative opening.

From a technological standpoint, creating a video resume lets potential employers know you are comfortable using video technology which can be useful in setting up video and teleconferencing. Use your video resume to show rather than simply tell potential employers that you can use new technologies and easily adapt along with a changing business environment. This makes you a tremendous asset to a company which has either already transitioned to a changing technological landscape, or one looking to transition.

Finally, a useful tip for job seekers looking for administrative positions is to bring your management and organization skills to the forefront. No matter what medium you use, presenting your information in a logical and organized manner will help demonstrate to hiring managers that you can take charge and manage an office.

If you’re in the market for an administrative job, try creating a video resume. It may be a non-traditional format to many companies, but it will show your increasing awareness of technology, communication options and personality.

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Jen Schiller

Jen works as a Marketing Project Manager for a restaurant, a kitchen assistant for cooking classes, helps with database management, does some freelance writing, and more. She received her B.A. from the University of Maryland in Government & Politics in 2011. Currently, she resides in the Washington, D.C. area and is an avid sports fan.

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