Example of Typing Job Resume
Make your Typing Job Resume Speak Volumes
Creating an impressive resume can lend a lot of weight to that job you desire, but the trick is to keep it short and succinct whilst including as much relevant content as you can. For the general typist, speed and accuracy must be keenly highlighted, but not necessarily at the expense of playing down other skills that figure highly under the umbrella of a typing job. With just a few sound tips in place, your resume could put you firmly in the position of 'excellent candidate' and help you to secure the best possible typing job you can.
Tips for Creating a Strong and Engaging Typing Job Resume
The best possible advice for keeping a potential employer interested in reading your resume thoroughly is to adhere to a few simple rules throughout:
- Always spell correctly. Check your grammar and ensure that what you wish to portray is stated correctly.
- Make the most of your attributes, but do it honestly, i.e. don't fluff and faff.
Most people are turned off by poor grammar and spelling and employers will very quickly put your resume in the trash pile if you can't demonstrate attention to detail from the outset - regardless of any other skills you've required.
Once you've put yourself in the zone of writing well, you can then move on to thinking about how you're going to lay out your resume. At this point, make the decision to present your resume as an 'enticing to read' document. Think along the lines of 'less is more', rather than one that seems to ooze out of the page, i.e. too much information that's poorly arranged. The following example layout will give you an idea of how to put yourself forward as one who is organised, controlled, and accurate - vital attributes for good typing positions:
RESUME OF JANE DOE
3 Cotton Close
Leeds LS2 8TH
1985-92 St Hilda's Primary School, Harrogate
1992-2001 Bloomingdale High Secondary School, Leeds
2001-02 Leeds Secretarial College
Senior supervising typist in accounts, with responsibility for completing invoices at each month-end and generating reminder letters as required.
Charles & Charles Publishers: Copy typist for chief publisher, together with various secretarial and administrative duties. Dealing with a broad range of subject matter in the non-fiction department. Responsibilities include filing, typing covering letters, and liaising with clients.
Dawson & Jones Accountants 2002-07: Typist responsible for producing final copies of year end accounts.
Tyler & Radcliffe Accountants 2007-10: Copy typist responsible for typing up reports. Promoted to Head of Accounts Typists; dealing with a range of administrative skills carrying various responsibilities.
Good telephone manner
Ability to work unsupervised
Ability to put clients at ease
Handling queries and directing to appropriate department
Transcribing numerous documents, with different levels of perceived difficulty
Overseeing the work of junior typists
90 word per minute, with 99% accuracy
Shorthand 80-100 wpm
Good transcribing abilities
Excellent command of the English language, together with the confidence to correct grammar and punctuation.
Competent supervisory skills
Available on request.
English literature, the arts, crafts and sports.
Beware of Waffling
Of course you need to come across well in your resume, but it's also important not to get too carried away with the detail - one sheet of paper with clear headings and everything arranged logically will hold the interest of a prospective employer. However, don't lose sight of the fact that the information you do provide needs to tally with the position you are applying for. The following hints will help you to stay on course when preparing your typing job resume:
- Be clear about the job you are looking for: Poor attempts at outlining the job you want will cause you problems. State your objective clearly and concisely, avoiding unnecessary add ons.
- Steer clear of over-inflating: State your skills clearly, but don't be tempted to over do your attributes - you may be caught out in an interview situation, or you may come unstuck if you do land the job!
- Use correct names and titles: If you're including names and titles in your resume, state them correctly: Mr A W Jones, Accounts Manager, not Mr Jones, Accounts. It will look sloppy and reflect badly on your presentation skills if you don't pay the necessary attention to detail at every possible point in your resume.
- Use bullet points: Prospective employers will be turned off by having to read long paragraphs of text, just to find out the important facts. Keep the facts simple, straightforward and to the point.
- Your theme throughout is 'positive': Under no circumstances should you mention anything negative about your previous employment. This will present a very poor impression of you as a person, as well as a potential employee. This doesn't mean that you can present an overly familiar tone in your resume either - keep the tone at arm's length throughout.
- Be clear about your goals: If you want to be the Senior Head of Typing within 3 years, then state that by all means, but keep it to the point and don't state your 'plan for office domination' on your resume. Employers will ask you to expand if they are interested.