Are you looking at becoming a Secretary? It is an extremely competitive role to get into. Currently, there are only 1928 positions for a Secretary across Australia with a common salary of $60k per year. However, you still have a chance. The Perfect Resume team has helped others to get into the Administration & Office Support careers industry and believe we can increase your chances with our resume writing services also!
Secretaries may support senior management or executive staff or provide support to entire teams. Secretaries are relied upon for diary management, taking minutes, handling enquiries and maintaining the day to day operations of an office.
To apply for a Secretary position, your resume will need to prove that you can be responsible for providing administrative support, often in a fast-paced and demanding environment. Recruiters and prospective employers will also be looking for transferable skills in:
- Liaising with customers, vendors and other staff to schedule and modify appointments.
- Managing incoming and outgoing mail and filing correspondence.
- Undertaking reception duties, from answering the telephone to redirecting callers.
- Making travel arrangements.
- Greeting and directing customers and visitors.
- Bookkeeping, petty cash, simple tax reconciliation and filing.
- Recording minutes at meetings.
- Preparing summaries, reports, briefing notes and proofreading for errors.
Due to the high volume of applications for a Secretary received every year, qualifications that would increase your chances of landing an interview include a Certificate III in Business Administration (BSB30415), Certificate IV in Business Administration (BS40515) or a Diploma of Business Administration (BSB50415).
The Perfect Resume Services
When applying for a Secretary position, your resume needs to tell a story about your skills, expertise, talents and passions and in a highly competitive job market, standing out matters!
The team of professional resume writers at The Perfect Resume are skilled in writing resumes for Secretary and have proven success in helping people land interviews and the job they want! We offer all job seekers a free resume review, ATS Scan, guides and templates and genuinely care about your career outcomes, partnering with you on your job search journey, following up and providing ongoing support. Your Professional Resume Writer will not let you feel like you are on your own!
Would you like an updated resume that is ATS compliant and engaging to read? By adding your personality to your resume, coupled with an eye-catching, modern, concise design, an employer gets a better sense of who you are as a person as opposed to just reading words on a page. We even apply psychology techniques to make you stand out and eliminate biases including culture, over/under-qualified and age.
A tailored cover letter introduces you to the hiring manager formally while increasing your chance of landing an interview by 40%. It a brief one-page opening that we align the responsibilities of the job to your experiences to show that you are the best candidate for the position.
Many government positions, universities and large corporate entities have a high demand for positions. To reduce the number of candidates applying for a role, employers request selection criteria to be addressed. The selection criteria document is in addition to a tailored cover letter and put simply, it is a listing of desirable and essential knowledge, skills and attitudes that an organisation requires the successful candidate to possess.
Are you applying for a job that needs selection criteria addressed? Make no mistake; this is a critical part of your job application that you need to get right. Using the STAR technique, we work together and address each criteria specifically, aligning to the hiring managers expectations.
LinkedIn is widely used by recruiters to screen potential candidates. There is an art to making sure recruiters can find you on LinkedIn. We optimise LinkedIn profiles to have maximum engagement, ensuring that you have a keyword optimised professional profile, so you are ready to start networking.
Going to an interview can be a daunting experience. You are under the spotlight in front of a panel of strangers, do most of the talking for a long time, expected to answer questions that you have not prepared for or even feel relevant. By looking at the position description, we create a list of potential, experience-based questions. This allows you to have a collection of examples ready to demonstrate your skills and expertise quickly. We also eliminate any anxieties you may have, discussing the desired appearance, body language, and how to impress the panel.
Career counselling can range from getting that promotion, supporting you through redundancy, changing your career or even just some help with your current role. This is a tailored experience unique to you. We look at your career history, identify what you have enjoyed and disliked then set goals, guiding you on a pathway to a future that you can enjoy. We can also investigate the barriers getting in between you and where you want to be.
The Perfect Resume Writing Service
To ensure your resume is applicant tracking system compliant while still being eye-catching for the final read, we get a snapshot of your experience, achievements and personal strengths to tailor your resume based on the jobs you are going for. Your Professional Resume Writer will also conduct industry research to pitch your resume at the correct level to ensure your content is relevant then deliver your completed resume in both a Microsoft Word document and a PDF, ready for you to hit apply!
Resume Writing Packages Available
At The Perfect Resume, we value transparency, therefore our prices are available upfront. While you can purchase each service separately, our packages below offer great value for money.
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- Cover Letters
- LinkedIn Updates
- Interview Preparation
- Career Counselling
- Selection Criteria
- Resume Redesign
- Return customer resume updates
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