Administrative Assistant Advice

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

Administrative Assistant in Augusta:
"Don't make assumptions."
Even though many of the people in this field have been working here for years don't assume that they know what they are talking about. They may know their job but cannot communicate what they do to others. Many need someone to translate their abilities in an easy to follow guide for new hires. People also assume that since you are good at your job, you know all the answers. You need to draw the line of what your responsibilities are and guide them in the right direction. You do not work for Human Resources so don't answer questions for them, direct them to the correct person. To excel at your job, learn the different areas that are included in your department. Even if you aren't accomplished in them, learn the basics.

Administrative Assistant in Austin:
Pay attention to detail. Don't let the little things get backed up because then they become big things. When a patient is in front of you stop doing everything and pay attention to the patient. Be here now!!

Administrative Assistant in New York:
Word, Excel, Web developer, computer IT, Golf event planner.

Administrative Assistant in Chattanooga:
MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS IN WRITING.

Administrative Assistant in Frankfort:
"Business."
Always work to your best ability!

Administrative Assistant in Columbus:
"Advancement."
Keep learning advanced technology.

Administrative Assistant in Kennewick:
"Excel training so important."
Learn what you can about Microsoft Excel. It will help so much.