For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).
Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!
Employers are still approaching hiring, raises and promotions with caution, so it may take special skills to get ahead in 2013, says Wall Street Journal columnist Ruth Mantell.
Executive assistant duty gives ambitious young professionals a big-picture view of a company’s operations as well as a glimpse of day-to-day decision-making. It also provides exposure to the varying leadership methods, intense schedules and high pressure found at the upper echelons.
Executive assistant, administrative assistant or secretary—whatever the title, you are the ones who keep America’s offices running, even though you’ve taken on more and more work as budgets shrink.
Laurie Ruettimann is a former HR leader and a speaker, writer and career advisor. She blogs at “The Cynical Girl.” We sought her advice for developing a great career as an admin, as well as what it takes to work well with the HR team.
Keynote speakers at the Administrative Professionals Conference this year included motivational speaker J.R. Martinez and personal financial expert Manisha Thakor. Among the key themes:
Bosses today value input from the receptionists and administrative assistants who come into contact with candidates during the interview process. What’s worth passing along to your boss?