What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Newport News:
"Very busy and dealing with customers is very rewarding."
Have patients but make sure that you learn to speak for yourself in a professional manner.
Administrative Assistant in Sacramento:
Responsibilities include: Answering phones, Gathering information for prospective business, Assisting Managers in completing tasks, Reservation requests (if in your job description), filing, commissions, Rewards points, including other duties.
Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Where the company was headed."
Don't be afraid to ask questions of your superiors about what is going on in the company and its plans for the future.
Administrative Assistant in Easton:
"Other Duties as Assigned."
My contract states other duties as assigned, which I know know could be anything from taking a student home, to cleaning up a bloody nose.
Administrative Assistant in Las Vegas:
"How flexible are you?"
Two of the most important qualities necessary in this job, is the ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task. Some days may be very routine while others are going to be packed with challenges and changes. Don't get to comfortable in a routine as it is bound to change. If you're flexible and able to go with the flow, your job will be much more successful.