Administrative Assistant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Preformance Review doesn't assist with pay increase."
Be sure to hold your grounds when agreeing to the position at the rate your given.

Administrative Assistant in Bangor:
"Know up front what would be expected of me."
Ask a lot of questions, ask to shadow someone before your first day on the job.

Administrative Assistant in McAllen:
"My role has limited HR-related tasks/responsibilities."
The most important skills to develop/master are networking, interpersonal skills, time management and organizational skills. If you can't make things happen, deal with people and keep the balls in the air you are worth anything to anyone.

Administrative Assistant in Charlotte:
"Get what you're worth."
Work hard and go for what you deserve.

Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Organization Matters."
To be an administrative assistant the most important component is being highly organized.

Administrative Assistant in Chicago:
"Gain experience and give ultimatum."
Over achieve so that if you left they wouldn't know what to do without you.

Administrative Assistant in Brownwood:
"If I had known."
Don't be afraid to ask questions when they say they are relocating your position.