Executive Assistant Advice
Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?
Executive Assistant in Grand Rapids:
I wish I'd know what the financial 'caps' were for my position. Same positions are now starting at nearly what I currently make after 23 years, including all benefits.
Executive Assistant in Los Angeles:
"Learning Key Internal Processes."
Seek and cultivate relationships with internal contacts when learning new processes that relate to your job function and keep your manager updated with a time line of your progress of getting tasks completed. Always provide next steps and eta of completion.
Executive Assistant in Chicago:
"All the work it intails and the way I am treated."
Get it in writing.
Executive Assistant in Rome:
"Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and involvement."
Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and involvement is critical with a high energy level and strong work ethic. Must also be flexible to work overtime if needed. The following ESSENTIAL TRAITS: Helpful, Organized, Analytical, Takes Initiative, Wants Challenge, Diplomatic, Trustworthy, Precise, Warmth & Empathy, Writing & Language, Resourceful, Non-Smoker. The following DESIRABLE TRAITS: Computer/Tech Savvy, Clerical, Optimistic, High Tolerance for Pressure, Enthusiastic, Collaborative, Authoritative when Necessary, Manages Stress Well, Systematic, Creative.
Executive Assistant in Pensacola:
Continue education to professionalize you skills.
Executive Assistant in Muskegon:
"Great Place to Work."
Listen and learn.
Executive Assistant in Santa Rosa:
"Find a different job, this one is over worked & under valued."