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How to describe your professional experience

In this section of the resume, list your employment starting from the current or most recent one. Write a list of the jobs you had in reverse chronological order.

For each job, you should state:

  • Name/Location of the Employer
  • Starting month/year and ending month/year
  • Job title
  • A brief description of your role and outline of what you ‘ve achieved and feel proud of.

Professional Experience

East Bank, Headquarters, New York, NYJune 2013 – present

Senior Commercial Banking Assistant

Reporting directly to the Head of Business Banking, led a team of two assistants. Responsible for multiple executive calendars, contacts and correspondence, and meeting preparation and coordination.

  • Prepared reports and presentations for executive meetings, including Board Meetings.
  • Identified the necessary enhancements to the electronic document management system. Contributed in the requirements and performed acceptance testing of the new system for executive assistants, as needed.
  • Improved conference room booking with the tracking of conference rooms in Outlook.
  • Supervised and provided direction and guidance to two less experienced team members.

Financial Trading Inc, New York, NYMay 2011 – March 2013

Executive Assistant (Trading Department)

Provided general administrative and operational support to Equity, Options. and Futures Trading Managers at this fast-growing firm. Handled travel and entertainment expense submission claim process for Trading personnel. Wrote, proof-read and edited manuscripts and presentations. Advanced use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Access. Achievements:

  • Identified proactively and escalated operational and control deficiencies.
  • Enhanced internal communication introducing a sign-off procedure for minutes of meetings.
  • Compliance assistance: Worked closely with Compliance officer on the implementation of legal and trading regulations.

Retirement Investments Inc., New York, NYOctober 2008 – April 2011

Administrative Specialist

Offered administrative support to this mid-size investment company. Responsible for expediting client enquiries, managing calendar, planning meetings, making travel arrangements and keeping track of customer requests. Wrote. Proofread and edited correspondence and presentations.

  • Increased availability of detailed client records and reduced office supply use with the introduction of document scanning into the database.
  • Improved visibility of expenses via the implementation of an expense reporting system in Excel and generation of monthly expense reports.

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