Executive Assistant/Office Manager, Portland, OR - November 23, 2015
I truly enjoyed my job here and would have stayed on much longer, had the company stayed in business. We were a small, somewhat experimental Asset Management subsidiary of a larger corporation and in that, we had a lot of independence, with the perks and benefits of a large corporation. My day would depend on the needs of the CIO first, then the 4 VPs and the management of the office. I enjoyed having several different jobs to do, and rarely having the same day twice. I work well with people that have been deemed "demanding" and/or "difficult" so my personality was a good fit for this position, that wasn't for just anyone. As there were many demands of this job, time management was the most important aspect of staying on top of everything. Thankfully, I had 8 years of working on the trading floor behind me, where your day is measured down to the tenth of a second, and each of them count, so time management has always been one of my stronger skills. In all, the job was a chance for me to use my finance and market knowledge in a support position that truly enjoyed and was very sad to see go.