I'm back in the job market after a layoff and have yet to catch a bite. I've been searching jobs and some of them seem like they are asking too much for the title they have posted. For example:
"Candidate must be a self-starter with excellent organizational and time management skills with the ability to prioritize tasks, handle multiple tasks at once and adapt to an ever changing environment with minimum supervision. Outstanding writing skills are essential. Multiple communication specialties (employee communications, media relations, marketing communications), political savvy, and a solid understanding of business a plus. Above average communication skills required in dealing with inter-departmental personnel as well as outside consultants and contractors. Must possess and utilize effective verbal and written communication skills to make presentations to small and large groups. Must have the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions. Must be a strategic thinker, a team player and be confident in dealings with senior management. "
I found that one the other day and when reading through it (especially the part about being able to make presentations to large and small groups!) I couldn't help but think "Wow, someone in this role should probably have a more advanced title then Administrative Assistant'".
Though, maybe because it has been a while since I have been an admin I'm just out of the loop? Are employers asking admins to take on more roles within the office? And, subsequently, if they are is the pay scale going up to meet these extra demands? I guess my question is - is this job posting the new average or is this particular company just looking to fill multiple vacancies?