Executive Assistant Advice

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

Executive Assistant in Fairbanks:
"Expectations."
Get clear and concise definition of role and responsibilities. Continually ask for feedback to take corrective actions to improve performance.

Executive Assistant in Seaford:
"Strong Microsoft Office Skills."
Keep up on your Computer Skills. Take classes when offered. Professionalism, Honesty and Integrity a must. Never be satisfied where you are. Always strive for the next level.

Executive Assistant in Houston:
"Nothing."
Always work outside the box.

Executive Assistant in Draper:
"Accommodation to different personalities is required."
Need to be able to multi-task and change direction on projects at the drop of a dime. Maintaining accuracy and clear records will help if research is needed after a period of time has pass.

Executive Assistant in Lafayette:
"Research salaries of peer positions internal and external."
Build your network of colleagues so that you have resources for information.

Executive Assistant in Kerrville:
"Higher Ed is different."
I wish I knew how higher ed worked as far as pay scale, politics, etc.

Executive Assistant in Orlando:
"Surgical Coordinator / Executive Assistant."
Learn the nuances of the people you are supporting; what matters to them and what will make them successful. Then focus intensely on those things and be sure to look 10 steps ahead of them so that you can prioritize for them and plan accordingly.