HR Assistant CV [Full Sample]

Here’s a full HR Assistant resume sample, which we wrote for a client recently.

Writing a HR Assistant Resume

Here’s a comprehensive guide on how to construct an impactful HR Assistant resume that stands out from the crowd.

1. Resume Header

Include your name, professional title (“HR Assistant”), contact information (email, phone number, LinkedIn profile), and, optionally, a brief professional summary highlighting your skills and aspirations in the HR field.

2.Breaking Down the HR Assistant Resume Sample

Here’s what an Executive Summary shouldn’t look like:

  • HR executive with experience in various global companies like Samsung and Exxon Mobil.
  • Knowledgeable in all things HR: labor relations, safety, benefits, and performance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

Now look at our version:

  • Experienced HR executive with experience in supporting and coordinating full spectrum of human resources functions for global companies including Samsung and Exxon Mobil with more than 200 employees and expatriates.
  • Strong in developing and implementing successful HR management strategies to support corporate mandate with expertise in staff training and development.
  • Solid knowledge of global labour relations, expatriate management, occupational health and safety, benefits and compensation, and performance management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills towards building relationships at all organisational levels and across cultures.

The second one, right? But what makes it better?

It demonstrates:

  • Quantifying the current role where possible also helps to give scale to the current responsibilities.
  • A tailored Executive Summary shows recruiters that Sheila has customised her resume according to their exact Job Description, instead of just mass-sending an identical resume to all open HR Assistant roles. This reflects initiative, meticulousness and a keen desire for the role.

In contrast, the first Executive Summary is poorly-written and very confusing.

It does not explain anything. It only list things off without any details that draw recruiters.

When writing your own resume, avoid writing a generic Executive Summary! Your resume features your own career – make it all about yourself and your strengths!

Writing an effective yet succinct Executive Summary is equally challenging. Don’t fret – we’re here to help you! Just send us your Resume for a free review – we’ll look through it and share our feedback – all at no cost!

3.Key Skills to include in a HR Assistant Professional Resume

Your Executive Summary might hook us, but we recruiters also want to see the specific skills you can bring to the table.

This section is your chance to list skills you are proficient in! Be mindful to include exact keywords used in the job description. This increases the chances of getting your Resume past ATS scanners (CV scanning software).

ResumeWriter Tip: Scan the job application and add the exact key phrases used in the description, into your resume.

Examples of Audit Resume Key Skills:

  • HR Management
  • Employee Relations
  • Office Administration
  • Expatriate Management
  • Payroll & Benefits
  • Recruitment & Selection
  • Performance Management
  • Training & Development
  • HRIS Proficiency
  • Recruitment Support
  • Confidentiality
  • Compliance Knowledge
  • Attention to Detail
  • Team Collaboration
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Problem Solving

4.Work Experiences for an HR Assistant

Work Experiences

  • Supported HR Manager in various HR functions like policy development, recruitment, training, performance evaluation, and expatriate management for an IT company with 200 local employees and 12 expats.
  • Helped create and implement company policies and ensured employees understood the rules. Also, handled disciplinary actions.
  • Interacted with Business Heads and Managers to deal with recruitment, compensation, benefits, HR strategies, and change management.
  • Created training programs to improve employee skills and reduce turnover. Coordinated training with external providers.
  • Assisted with administrative tasks like documentation, travel arrangements, and event planning when needed.

Here’s how we improved his resume’s Work Experiences.

  • Report directly to HR Manager and assist in performing full spectrum of HR duties, including policy development, recruitment, training and development, performance evaluation, and expatriate management for global IT company with 200 local employees and 12 expats.
  • Assist in conceptualising and implementing of company policies. Facilitate orientation of new guidelines to all employees and ensure proper procedures on disciplinary action.
  • Communicate with Business Heads and Managers to manage key areas such as recruitment, compensation, benefits, HR strategies, and change management.
  • Identify and develop training programs to improve employee skills and reduce turnover rate. Liaise with external training providers and consultants to coordinate employee training and corporate learning programmes.
  • Perform administrative functions when necessary, including documentations, travel arrangement, and event organization.

    The second Work Experience example is clear. Each bulletpoint specifies the tasks and responsibilities.

    In contrast, the first line of the former example doesn’t really detail what the candidate’s exact responsibilities and achievements are.

    Specific traits are explicitly identified. This makes it easier for us to identify if the candidate has the required skills for the role.

5. Key Achievements

  • Suggested and introduced standard evaluation report and resume grading procedure to streamline resume screening process which resulted in 12 man hours saved during weekly timesheet processing.
  • Reduced employee turnover rate by 20% and increased staff’s productivity by introducing new performance management system that recognises staff contributions and empowers employees to take on new challenges.

Include career achievements to make your CV memorable.

  • Include metrics to substantiate your contributions.
  • Show how exactly how your contributions have help the company if possible. Hiring managers and employers want to see your results.
  • One especially crucial area to talk about is your experience in leading a team, department or even a Project. Don’t leave out your team size! Describe any challenges you faced, and how you resolved these problems.

If you have questions about your Resume, or would like a second opinion, don’t hesitate to reach out! Just send us your CV, and we’ll get back to you!

About the HR Assistant Role

While it is common for Human Resources staff and officers to scrutinise every single error or flaw in a candidate’s CV, sometimes they themselves do not have a perfectly-written resume.

While it is common for Human Resources staff and officers to scrutinise every single error or flaw in a candidate’s CV, sometimes they themselves do not have a perfectly-written resume.

If you are an HR professional looking into growing your career, check out our guide on how to write an outstanding resume for HR assistants. Or you may want to check out resume writing guide and sample for an HR Manager here.

What Hiring Managers Look For in HR Assistant Resumes

  • Knowledge and Experience in HR Functions: While you may not be the primary person to perform HR tasks, it would help if you have experience or are familiar with the basic responsibilities taken by an HR executive, including recruitment, payroll and benefits, expat management, and finance and auditing
  • Excellent Communication Skills: HR professionals deal with people most of the time. A strong command of language and ability to communicate well with stakeholders, employees, as well as candidates, are crucial to the position you are applying for.
  • Administrative and Office Management Support: From time to time, HR assistants are expected to carry out administrative tasks to assist HR and Office Managers. Therefore, you have to highlight that you are comfortable doing these both on your CV and during the job interview.
  • Your success as an HR professional can be supported by significant achievements in your CV. Therefore, make sure to list down accomplishments you’ve single-handedly made or those you were a part of. It would be much better if you can quantify them to be able to show a clearer picture of how you made an impactful improvement to hiring managers.
  • Be sure to mention HR-related courses you attended and certifications you received in order to add strength to your profile as an HR professional.

HR Job Opportunities

  • Join LinkedIn groups or follow companies you wish to work for to keep abreast with new job openings.
  • Alternatively, you can reach out to these headhunters in Singapore to learn about any vacancies they may be trying to fill out.

Job Hunting Tips from our Resident Headhunter

Before You Go… Common Questions about HR Assistant Resumes

What should an HR assistant put on a resume?

HR professionals should be sure to include all the important parts needed to create a solid resume. This includes an introduction with a resume objective or executive summary, followed by a summary of both your professional and educational experience.

Can I get HR job no experience?

Although it’s easier with experience, it’s still possible for you to land a HR job if you have none. Though, you’re probably better off using a one page CV to succinctly cover your educational experience instead.

What is the best HR resume format?

We usually recommend the reverse-chronological format when it comes to building a resume for HR professionals. However, you can also use the Functional Resume format and the Combination Resume Format too – you can find out more about these in our guide to resume formats.

Be sure to download this resume sample, which uses our tested-and-proven resume writing techniques, as a guide for your own CV. Best part is, this sample is available for free 🙂

And before you start sending out applications, send us your resume for a free CV feedback analysis from our team. We’ll review your CV in detail, share personalised feedback on its strengths and weaknesses, and show you how you can improve it.

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