Why is this an effective Admin & Business Support CV?

Admin and business support staff are employed to carry out tasks that support organisations to function and can involve a range of skills from database management and reporting, to diary management and call handling.

A successful admin/business support CV (curriculum vitae) should show how the candidate supports senior figures in the organisation to deliver their services.


The profile gives a clear high-level explanation of the candidate’s experience including the industries she has worked in and the seniority of the people she supports.

It also summarises the most important tasks that she covers in her roles – such as internal communications and professional documentation.


The core skills highlight important business support duties that employers and recruiters will be looking for in a CV, such as typing at speed, diary management and call handling.

These bullet points jump out at the reader upon opening the CV – instantly showing the candidate’s suitability.


Role descriptions start with a brief outline that tells readers what the employer does, who the candidates supports within the business and they type of work being supported.

Bullet pointed responsibilities go on to describe regular activities such as arranging internal events, recording client data and travel arrangement – and also show how these actions help managers and the business as a whole.


Older roles are squeezed down to short summaries in order to keep the CV short whilst giving employers just enough information to see the candidate’s background.


Education is kept brief and highlights the qualifications that are important to hiring managers in the business support field, such as Secretarial Diploma and Advanced Legal Communications.

A simple format and font is used throughout the CV to create a pleasant reading experience for recruiters and employers.