Personnel clerks usually work in the HR department of a company where they are expected to provide clerical support. They may manage payrolls, benefits and employee relations depending on their individual placement of work.

Personnel clerks keep employee records, attendance records and insurance information as well and may be asked to assist in performance reviews. They also assist the hiring process by taking vital information from applicants and checking references. There is no minimum education requirement for a person to qualify for this position but employers prefer that candidates possess at least a high school diploma. Once you know that you are qualified for this position, you can apply for a job using this resume as a sample.


Personnel Clerk Resume Sample



390 Penn Avenue ♦ Pittsburg, PA 80003 ♦ Tel: (010) 999-9021 ♦ Email:

OBJECTIVE: Human Resources/Personnel Clerk 

• Three years of experience working as a personnel clerk
• Hands on experience in overall payroll functions and maintenance of personnel records
• In depth knowledge of processing applicant forms and applications
• Highly skilled in examining employee files to determine missing or incorrect information

• Complete knowledge of the payroll process
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to work in a team fostered environment
• Willing to learn new things and adopt new ideas
• Well versed in assisting new employees with paperwork, orientation, and benefit questions


Extendicare, Pittsburg, PA                                              Mar 2010 – Present

Personnel Clerk
• Compile employee records along with ensuring their maintenance
• Manage applicant information and application forms
• Manage updates on employee files
• Assist with the payroll process
• Administer aptitude tests and maintain scores
• Calculate salaries based on employee status

Extendicare, Pittsburg, PA                                               Apr 2009 – Mar 2010

HR Intern
• Assisted in gathering employee information
• Processed background checks and verified information
• Updated employee files as directed
• Managed the payroll process as directed
• Took telephone calls and provided information

Pittsburg City College – Pittsburg, PA
Associate Degree in Human Resources – 2009
GPA: 3.74