Administrative Assistant Advice

Q: What is it like working as an Administrative Assistant?

Administrative Assistant in Cape Girardeau:
Learn shorthand and various computer programs.

Administrative Assistant in Milwaukee:
"Administrative Information."
Pros: The ability to do a variety of things on a daily basis.

Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
Pros: I get a set schedule of 8-5. I get paid holidays and PTO. I have medical, dental and vision, life insurance ect.
Cons: I cannot work from home. It is not as flexible as I would like. There aren't any bonuses or perks for people in my field and the raises are very low (2%)

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.

Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
"Work Flexibility."
Pros: What I like most about my job it is convenient because it is only 15 minutes from my sons school.
Cons: The heads are very negative.

Administrative Assistant in Corvallis:
"People management."
Get training for managing people and volunteers.