What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Minneapolis:
"Find a Mentor."
In most environments, I feel, it is important to have guidance and or a mentor in your field. I find work challenging due to not having a mentor or direction. A degree only goes so far.
Administrative Assistant in Dallas:
"Multi-tasking vs. Focus."
Be prepared physically and mentally. Come to work rested. Establish priorities and eliminate distractions.
Administrative Assistant in Fort Wayne:
Make your job your--take ownership. Always be ready to stretch yourself and be sure you are completely dependable.
Administrative Assistant in Aiken:
"Are there opportunities for advancement?"
Make sure your job have an upward trajectory and isn't stagnant. If there are opportunities for advancement, please take advantage of them. Be prepared to say no in a million different ways. Demand nothing less than excellence. Check, check, and triple check all of your work, especially the routine projects.
Administrative Assistant in Oklahoma City:
"Be a Go-Getter and never give up. Love a Challenge."
It will be a heavy load, but it can be rewarding. Always something to do.