Executive Assistant Advice

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

Executive Assistant in Greensboro:
"On call 24/7."
Stay one step ahead. One event, always keep updated files ready to go.

Executive Assistant in Oakland:
"Manage the day to day operations of the president's office."
Attention to detail is a must. Ability to prioritize multiple tasks. Good communications skills.

Executive Assistant in Rochester:
"More facilities aspects."
Specialize in a few key areas.

Executive Assistant in Lakeland:
"Does it evolve?"
Find a company that you can grow with and develop your skill set to meet the changing needs of the company.

Executive Assistant in Chicago:
"Negotiate everything."
Identify pain points quickly with your boss and make them go away. The more you can do that, the more they. Will trust you.

Executive Assistant in Dallas:
"That there was no opportunity for advancement."
Be ready for a hectic pace where you ALONE will support 60 people. The phones are extremely busy, the front desk traffic is non stop and travel is constant! You have to CONSTANTLY negotiate with airlines, hotels and automobile rental companies with little satisfaction! DO NOT EXPECT PRAISE. You will never get it. Be ready to be discouraged and unappreciated. Good Luck!

Executive Assistant in Memphis:
"New responsibility without added pay."
I am a dedicated worker and I am always committed to excellence with every job assignment. I wish I had known when I first started with the organization, to balance taking on new responsibilities above my pay grade without asking for the appropriate adjustment in salary. I have acquired many new challenging responsibilities, and have found success, but have not always been awarded with the proper pay increase.