A fresh, clean CV template built using easy-to-edit tables, with blue highlights and some nice design touches. The template flits between full-width and two-column to effectively organise your information in an easy-to-read format, while the neat headings and smart use of font variations help bring important details to a prospective employer's attention. A two-page template, you'll find this layout is super easy to work with once you have text boundaries enabled (see our CV editing guide - link below).
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Jane Green : OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR
123, THE STREET, NEW TOWN, NG1 234
0115 9123456 JANE.GREEN@AOL.COM
I am an Administrator with extensive experience of day-to-day office administration tasks and duties. I am a well-presented and well-spoken individual, with a professional manner and cheerful disposition. I am organised and hard-working with the ability to learn new tasks quickly and manage my own time. With excellent written and verbal communication skills, I provide an outstanding level of support to clients and suppliers alike.
Jan 2016 – date | ADMINISTRATOR
Acme Trading Limited
In my role I provide outstanding levels of support to clients and the team within the office. I am a key member of the team dealing with a wide range of tasks supporting my colleagues and clients. I am involved with multiple admin activities and in addition, I manage and collate client data and act as a primary responder for the phone system.
Mar 2013 – Dec 2015 | ASSISTANT ADMINISTRATOR
Jones & Wright Limited
This role required that I undertake general day to day office administration tasks and duties including meeting and greeting clients, answering calls and dealing with queries, typing up letters using templates and ensuring inbound post is sorted and distributed in a timely fashion.
June 2009 – Feb 2013 | OFFICE JUNIOR
Jim Brown Limited
In this varied role, I provided support to the department, assisting in critical data entry, producing reports and document presentation. This included, for example, checking and amending data in Excel, checking stationery stock levels, taking inbound telephone calls from colleagues and suppliers and use of a bespoke computer system as well as windows based programs.
Sept 2007 – June 2009 | A LEVELS
Hampton Higher Education College
English (B), Maths (B), IT (B), French (C)
Sept 2005 – June 2007 | GCSES
9 GCSEs including English (B), Maths (B), IT (B), French (C) and German (C)
Daily user of SAGE, VAT, PAYE and bank reconciliation. Book keeping/accounts experience Proficient with MS Word + Excel Typing speed 45wpm
Excellent interpersonal skills
Professional telephone manner
Good communication & listening skills
Good problem solver
Strong attention to detail and a completer finisher
Positive ‘can do’ approach
Cheerful, friendly person
When I’m not at work, I love taking long walks in the countryside with my beautiful Labrador Retriever or holidaying in Scotland, when I get chance. My husband has narrow boat so we also enjoy taking it out on warmer days for a lazy cruise down the river, sometimes with the grandchildren ‘in tow’.
JILL NORMAN, MANAGING DIRECTOR Acme Trading Limited 123, The Street Burton on Sea Leicester LE1 234
JAMES SMITH, HR MANAGER Jones & Wright Limited 456, The Street Burton on Sea Leicester LE1 234
“Jane is a highly competent, valuable member of our team. She has developed her skills and abilities since joining us to the highest level for her position.”
~ Jill Norman, CEO
“Jane was an asset to our company. Although she was hired to support another senior administrator, she performed her duties at an equal level and to the highest standard.”
How to get the most out of the Office Admin CV template
This office admin CV template is filled in with example content for an Office Administrator role. However, the template could just as easily be used for any role at all.
Just out of sight of the preview images above, there’s a quote from each of your references. This is completely optional but a great way to add credibility as employers don’t tend to contact references until they’re ready to offer you a job.
Another feature of this office admin CV template is that it splits the skills into specific and personal attributes. This is simply a nicer way of saying soft skills and hard skills. Hard skills are specific and tangible, such as your typing speed – while soft skills are less specific, such as your ability to communicate well. Click here for our guide on how to show soft skills on your CV.
If the job advert isn’t too specific as to what soft skills are required, you could review some job profiles for this type of role at Prospects.ac.uk:
An additional feature of this office admin CV template that is worth mentioning is the generous space given to your personal statement. This is a really important opener for your CV and should set out:
Who you are
What you have to offer (in relation to this SPECIFIC role that you’re applying for)
What you’re looking for
The first two points are the most important. You could include the last point in your covering letter if you would rather use the space to quickly summarise why you’re the perfect person for the job! See ‘Writing your personal profile CV statement‘ for more info.
Use quality paper and printer
Finally, don’t forget that a great layout is only part of your presentation. If you’re sending in a paper CV, print your CV on good quality paper using a decent printer, or have it printed at the local print shop. If you need to fold it, put your covering letter in front and fold both documents together, taking care not to get any dirt on them. Use a quality envelope and write neatly, remembering that every aspect of your application says something about you.
If you’re applying online, it may be tempting to create a PDF but this can cause issues if the employer wants to process your application through software. Check the job description to see if a particular format is requested – otherwise send your CV in Word format.
Jen Wiss-Carline has been a Senior Manager and Consultant for several sizeable companies which included dealing with all aspects of staff management and recruitment. She is also a Solicitor and Chartered Legal Executive, having been admitted as a Fellow in February 2006.