What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Scottsdale:
In the non-profit world I have found that pay/salary is usually a bit less than in the public sector. Also, some positions have benefits while others do not, so check out these details before applying for a job.
Administrative Assistant in Canton:
"My degree is not paying for itself."
Learn to multi-task because projects are always popping up. You learn to be a counselor, record keeper, calculating, spreadsheet making, payroll keeping, test giving, hiring and orienting genius!
Administrative Assistant in Hollywood:
"Not much, I really like to work."
Negotiate salary as you think that you are really valuable. Be responsible.
Administrative Assistant in Frankfort:
"State Government Not So Peachy."
This type of job is easier to advance in in the private sector. If you choose to take a job like this with the state government, plan to stay in that position without a raise or promotion for quite sometime until you have X-amount of years of experience in that specific field or you've obtained specialty training such as IT or management courses that would allow you move around in your organization.
Administrative Assistant in Sacramento:
"Treat Everyone The Same."
With today's technology, news (good or bad) and reputations travel 'uber' fast so treat everyone you come into contact with the same level of respect. Be patient when explaining things or learning things - everyone has different levels of understanding. Always treat your clients, bosses, co-workers, guests kindly. You never know who they know.