Job seekers have been advised for long time to emphasize action verbs/action words/power words in their job-search applications. That action verbs/action words/power words associated with "what you did" are the keywords. In the vast majority of cases, they are nouns but they can be phrases too - like in examples below:
Achieved ___% discount on purchases by ordering school supplies in bulk three times per year.
Applied information systems guidelines to identify redundancies and inconsistencies in data processing systems.
Assisted faculty with grade submissions to ensure timely posting of students' grades.
Composed, edited and sent newsletters to inform the community of school needs, projects, and progress.
Created Excel spreadsheets to summarize financial aid activity for University administrators.
Designed and generated reports to assist principal with school management activities: calendars, attendance, lunch verification, student progress reporting, purchase orders, inventory counts, and mailing databases.
Designed standard input form to ensure consistent and complete data entry at each sales site.
Designed templates to automate production of award letters and other common correspondence, reducing generation time by ___%.
Developed summary reports of order entries to identify activity patterns and sales trends.
Developed thorough guidelines for operating office equipment to reduce repair calls and streamline usage.
Implemented thorough, regular security scans to track and address potential data risks.
Managed departmental meeting schedules to eliminate conflicts and ensure the availability of all necessary attendees.
Maximized productivity by maintaining multiple calendars, scheduling meetings, arranging travel, tracking expenses and prioritizing e-mail for directors. Maintained office equipment and ordered supplies.
Organized weeklong conferences, large department meetings and off-site team events.
Prepared weekly spreadsheets monitoring more than ___ ongoing projects. Oversaw status of projects by continually gathering information and following-up with directors and staff.
Recommended consolidations resulted in a savings of $______.
Reduced average processing time by ___% using standard protocols for order processing.
Updated dynamic organizational charts and headcount spreadsheets.
Administrative keywords in related industries:
Use your administrative keywords in all your marketing communications, including resumes, cover letter, interview follow-up letters, executive profiles and more. Carefully integrate them into the text, when and where appropriate. Be sure you are communicating a complete message of who you are and what value and knowledge you bring to the organization.
Remember, these same keywords will be the foundation for your interviews. Not only you need to be able to write about your keywords, but also you must be able to verbally communicate about them as well, in strong and powerful statements that highlight your successes, contributions and achievements.
Check the spelling and grammar of your CV or resume. Use the word processor's spell and grammar checker. If you are not confident of your ability to detect grammatical, punctuation and English or other language usage errors or if you need help in organizing your resume or CV, send it to a professional for assistance.
Remember that your CV/resume must be targeted, scannable and generate hits. If you have a difficulty with your CV writing or resume writing instead of staring at a blank piece of paper, use CV samples, CV templates, resume samples and resume templates or:
- "fill in the blanks" resume writing software
Most recruiters expect to receive a cover letter together with your resume or CV.
So, prepare a cover letter convincing the reader why you are the best candidate for the interview.
If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:
Other Administrative Keywords Info
Good luck with your administrative keywords!