I am trying to move up to supervisory roles. At one job, I was the right-hand-man to the guy in charge. I traveled with him, advised him, and helped him out with management tasks, and also mentored other employees who were my same pay grade. I'd like to spin this on a resume to help me get into supervisory roles. "Administrative assistant" doesn't sound right. How can I phrase this?
At one job, I was the right-hand-man to the guy in charge. I'd like to spin this on a resume to help me get into supervisory roles.
There are two ways for you to point out your abilities and lean them toward a supervisory role.
On your resume, you list these activities as details in the section that describes your role.
My Title - Big Corporation, Inc. (2001 - 2016)
did the usual work for the title
did more work for the title
Performed assistant and advisory duties for the CEO
Mentored junior employees
Basically, you just fold the activities you want to highlight into the normal activities you performed in your role.
The second way is to highlight these activities in your cover letter. There you just describe what you did within a paragraph or two, and indicate how this will be valuable in the supervisory role you are seeking.
I would focus on your responsibilities and what you actually did -- your description of those will highlight your management experience. The title is actually less important.
If you had an actual title at that job, consider using the title. In addition to the title you could add an alternate or additional title that describes work not captured by your actual title, such as: "Actual Title \ Managerial Associate" or "Actual Title (Assistant Supervisor)," then explain your dual role.
I don't think there's anything wrong with omitting less supervisory descriptions in favor of supervisory-related tasks. No one lists everything on a resume, so it's a matter of deciding what you want to highlight for that job, to fit the position you seek.
A resume should be closer to sales brochure than historical document.