As you start to look for your new business office job, you want to make sure that you are making your resume stand out. In today’s world, let’s face it, there is a lot of competition and many individuals are applying for the same jobs as you.

There are several hard and soft skills that all business managers and hiring managers look for and you want to showcase these skills on your resume. If you are new to the workforce, you may find it a bit more difficult to turn your experience into skills, but all you need to do is think outside of the box.

Below, we will go over some of the skills you definitely want to highlight on your business office resume.

Should you have any questions about our business office administration program, we invite you to reach out to one of our program advisors here at UEI College today.

If you’re interested in starting a new career, you should consider enrolling in UEI College’s Business Office Administration Program. The program can be completed, and you can earn your diploma in as little as 10 months.


One of the hard skills that you want to highlight on your resume is data entry and Microsoft Office experience. Most businesses use Microsoft Office and they do not want to spend time training a new employee on how to use the different programs within the software.

In fact, most businesses expect employees to know how to navigate and use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. If you are a newbie to Microsoft Office, do not panic. There are classes you can take online to help you learn your way around.

In addition, businesses expect you to know how to type and enter data into the computer. Sometimes, you may find that business office positions require you to type a certain number of words per minute too.


Another hard skill that any business professional needs is effective communication skills. Depending on your role in business administration, you will need to communicate both orally and on paper. Most companies will expect you to be able to communicate clearly and concisely to get your point across. 


A soft skill that you should always list on your resume is that you are a team player. Every business LOVES a team player because, after all, most businesses require you to work with at least one other person on a consistent basis.

Make sure that you highlight this skill on your resume and if you do not have work experience as a team player, think about other times you were a team player such as on group projects at school.


Never forget to highlight that you have good customer service skills. Remember, customers are the heart and soul of any business, so good customer service is a MUST. In fact, businesses will often choose someone with less experience if they can connect with the customer. Your professionalism, ability to communicate, and attention to the customer will pay off.


If you see yourself working in a business setting providing superior customer service or helping the office run smoothly, our business office administration diploma program is an excellent choice for you.

This program can be completed in as few as 10 months and prepares you for an entry-level role in business office administration. Students enrolled in this program will complete a 200-hour externship at a local business office too!If you would like to learn more about UEI College or our business office administration program, reach out to one of our program advisors today!

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