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Here is an example of what you can use as your headline:
“Talented and experienced virtual assistant, skilled in all aspects of office management within nonprofit environments.”
(More headline examples can be found at RésuméASAP).
This is targeted and to point. The reader knows this person is an experienced virtual assistant who is especially skilled in a nonprofit role. No wasted time.
4. Irrelevant Experience.
Don’t list irrelevant work experience just to fill in space. If you are applying for a transcription position, your customer service experience at local fast food restaurant does not apply. What matters is how much transcribing experience you have, how fast you type, how good your spelling and grammar skills are, and how accurate your work is. Any work experience that deals with these skills can be listed.
5. Personal Information.
Leave off information like how many children you have, how long you have been married, or that you happen to love scuba diving
Let’s look at children and spouses for instance. Some people may see this as stability, but many others look at it as a liability. They may have questions about how you will work out for them with responsibilities. How often will this person miss work because his/her kids are sick? Is his/her spouse supportive of telecommuting role? Can he/she work efficiently if children are home? Employers are not allowed to ask, so why put this on your résumé. Personal information should be left off.
If you write that you love scuba diving, you may think this makes you look like a well-rounded person. However, it could give someone idea that you love scuba diving more than work. It is best to just leave this kind of info off.
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