What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Administrative Assistant in Springfield:
"Smile when you answer the phone the caller will notice."
Try to be in a positive mood everyday when you come to work, even thought you may not feel like it. It sets the tone for your day.
Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles:
Reliability is the most important quality in an employee. If I can rely on you to show up on time, do your job right, and be there when I need you, than you are the person I want to work for me.
Administrative Assistant in Framingham:
"That there was a pay ceiling for my position."
Don't work there if you want to advance your position/pay.
Administrative Assistant in San Diego:
"Learn as much as you can job wise so you can advance."
Learn all you can about your job and take on heavier responsibilities so you can advance.
Administrative Assistant in Gainesville:
"That it was a learn-as-you-go job."
Keep your eyes and ears open so that you can learn what is going on in the company because they won't sit you down to tell you. Act and dress professionally at all times.