How do i know if my work experience qualifies?
My title has been Administrative Clerk II and recently Office Support Specialist, but about 50 percent of my day is processing accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entries, and payroll. Will be not having a title of “bookkeeper” or “accounting assistant” effect my ability to use my employment as experience?
If you’re looking for a bookkeeper or accounting assistant job (for which it sounds like you have experience), you’ll want to make sure that you list your skills at the top of your resume, before you list your work experience. List all the relevant accounting skills you have. Then, under each job, make sure you describe that 50% of your work was processing accounts receivable, accounts payable, journal entries, and payroll. Most job boards will pull the relevant keywords from your application form and uploaded resume. You may also want to write a cover letter to the hiring manager for all jobs you apply to — to explain how much accounting/bookkeeping/payroll experience you do have. Check out these free resume samples and a how-to video on Harvard University’s website.
Best of luck to you!