What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in East Chicago:
"How will my pay grow as my responsibilities do?"
Negotiate your base pay. Your raises/compensation are all based on your starting pay.
Administrative Assistant in St. Joseph:
"How much public speaking it required."
Clean up the system when you first get there THEN start implementing your own protocol little by little and always be able to back up your numbers in writing.
Administrative Assistant in Athens:
"How to advance in this position."
I would advise anybody new to this field to consider getting a B.A. Degree in a different field to compliment their regular administrative and secretarial skills. It has been hard for me to advance in this role because there is normally 1 administrative assistant in most businesses so they don't tend to give raises as much because your typically not doing more than the basic tasks.
Administrative Assistant in Atlanta:
"Learn all you can!"
The more you learn, the more valuable you are to the company. Learn absolutely everything the company is willing to teach you.
Administrative Assistant in Conway:
To be able to multi task and to be able to conform to changes. Also, not to get caught up in drama within the workplace. Staying neutral is good advice for those that do not want to get caught up in that scenario.