Working Towards the Job of an Administrative Assistant

Posted April 24, 2008 by

Almost any college student you ask will give you a similar answer on why they chose to attend the additional schooling. They recognize that in the overcrowded job market of today’s world, there are far fewer jobs than there are employees to fill these positions. By attending the extra courses, they are gambling that the time and money they are expending on this effort will lead to a higher paid entry level job and eventually to a productive career.
If you have a similar ambition, how can you be certain of your results? One way to do this is by planning ahead. By recognizing entry level jobs that will likely still be around after you finish school, you can anticipate the future needs of employers and work towards those ends today.
One such entry level position is that of the administrative assistant. Corporations recognize the need to disburse responsibilities over a group of people rather than having one person preside over every detail. The administrative assistant is a part of this group because of their skills that benefit those in administration. Attending classes in office management, office computing and clerical skills as well as developing your skills in handling interactions with others now will put you in line to be not only useful as an administrative assistant but will also give you the opportunity to be promoted to the ranks of management at a later time. To add further value to your resume, consider taking part in an internship to gain work experience or taking additional classes in business administration that may prove useful when your name comes up before the promotion committees.

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