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John O

Updated 11 days ago

Tired of Administrative Assistant jobs! - 182 Replies

[QUOTE who="Shingami in Chicago, Illinois"] Men don't see Admin work as work, and if the majority of men are creating unions or continue to be the...

Senior Job Hunt

Age discimination?

I am a 61 year old swf and was laid off my job of 5 years over a year ago. Shortly after they hired about 8 younger ladies, one of which was doing...


Been out of the game going on four years now...

I was previously employed as an Executive Assistant/Transcriptionist at a mental health facility for 19 years, then I resigned in 2012 to become a...


Updated 1 month ago

Escaping the Female Ghetto that is Administrative Work - 150 Replies

How I got out: I went to as many informational interviews as I could. I started with the offices close to where I worked (DC is very condensed...


Updated 1 month ago

Fresh out of College - 1 Reply

If you have recently graduated, you are still eligible for internships. There is usually a two-year window for you to intern. http://gogovernment....


Updated 2 months ago

Unfair Treatment on Job - 3 Replies

Have you thought about applying for office positions in a school system? Your reason for a move could be that you want to "spend more time with...


Updated 2 months ago

Need a change of career - looking for something new - 2 Replies

Network and go on informational interviews. This will help you a lot! Look up public relations agencies and or public affairs offices in your area...


Updated 2 months ago

Best Admin Asst Advice - 107 Replies

[QUOTE who="Regretful in Springdale, Arkansas"]Anyone planning to take a "temporary" job as an admin , there should be a pop up that says, "Abandon...


Updated 2 months ago

frustrated and need advice regarding the Administrative Assistant role - 1 Reply

I would advise against coming into a company and 'working your way up' from an admin role. Once a company sees you as an admin, it's hard to move to...

TigerLily in Brook Park, Ohio

Updated 4 months ago

Older Worker Seeks Employment - 74 Replies

I I find it more diffucult to find work because I am 55 years old work

TigerLily in Brook Park, Ohio

Applied for an administrative job, was offered a housekeeping job...

Applied for adminsitrative position, was offered a housekeeping job... I have several years of administrative experience and recently graduated from...

sran0123 in New York, New York

Updated 4 months ago

Boring at work…. - 1 Reply

I am working as administrative assistant for 2 years at this company. My office is small only 5 people are working here. Well, pretty much I have...

Lyssa in Oskaloosa, Iowa

Updated 5 months ago

I need to improve my English and I want to gain work experience I have a degree. - 3 Replies

I came to united States a year ago I am a legal resident, I have a degree in Business Administration with a specialization in marketing,I have...

DH in Homewood, Illinois

Updated 5 months ago

How can I get a Clerical role - 1 Reply

I am losing hope. I desire to get a administrative clerical type job. I was in a program which trained me in the Microsoft Office Suite,they gave me...

Linda in Novi, Michigan

Updated 6 months ago

Administrative assistant promotion - best title? - 2 Replies

Administrative assistant promotion - best title? Recently there are talk about getting a promotion at my work. My supervisors position is being...

Scarlettt in Ontario

Updated 6 months ago

Administrative/PA role, new job! - 4 Replies

I have just started a new administrative/PA role within a business I am still learning. I have a lot of previous admin work and believe I thrive...

panjakirevasan in Singapore, Singapore

Updated 8 months ago

College degree needed to be a secretary - 160 Replies

Why is a college degree needed to be a secretary/receptionist/typist? What ever happened to life experience and good old fashioned common sense? I...

NamVet in La Porte, Indiana

Updated 9 months ago

Why is it hard for military veterans to find a job? - 63 Replies

Hello everyone, I am a 28 year old Army Veteran who was just Honorably Discharged from the military after 8 years. I worked in the Human Resources...

Nitesh in Delhi, India

Updated 9 months ago

Any on-line tutorials available for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint? - 2 Replies

I will be testing Friday afternoon and would like to brush up on some of the seldom-used aspects of each of these programs. I know that the...

Suburban Girl in Illinois

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ShorthandSue in Harrison, New York

Updated 12 months ago

Relearning shorthand - 50 Replies

I haven't used shorthand in many, many years and got pretty rusty at it. What would you suggest as the best way to improve and basically relearn...

AiMGnAHk -- in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 13 months ago

Infinity Retail Solutions - 2 Replies

Be careful about applying for jobs with this company. I did and went to a three hour interview that took at least a day off of my life, only to find...

Sylvia in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 13 months ago

Can I interview one of you lovely administrative assistants? - 2 Replies

Hi, I'm taking a few courses to get certified as an administrative assistant, and one of my assignments is to interview an administrative assistant....

Clem in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Updated 19 months ago

Does anybody know how to print consective dates on Excel for each page printed out? - 2 Replies

I hope you guys could assist me here. I just started a new job as an Admin Assistant and I feel like I'm not up too speed with all the tasks given...

rose in Fairfax, Virginia

Updated 20 months ago

Administrative Assistant - 175 Replies

Why every one is calling themselves Administrative Assistant, from a HS degree to a Masters degree in Administration. We don't have secretaries any...

Nina in Lowell, Massachusetts

Career Change from Admin Assistant II after attaining Business Degree

I have 5 1/2 years working as an Admin II and I have an Associate in Business and Help Desk Analyst Certified, currently working on my BS in...

Anne O NyMous in Somewhere in, California

Updated 23 months ago

Goal Question During An Interview - 81 Replies

Okay, I'm in my 50's, actually 57 and been an admin for 10+ years except temping that last 2 years. Now going out for an interview and getting...

Cheryl in Saint Louis, Missouri

Updated 23 months ago

Switching jobs to admin assistant - 2 Replies

I've been searching for a forum where people can offer advice and answer my questions on finding an administrative assistant job, and I'm hoping I...

Bluetea in Texas

Updated 23 months ago

Looking for a job in Healthcare Administration - 6 Replies

I am currently going to school for my Bachelor's in Healthcare Administration. I have no experience in Administration work but I am a fast learner. I...

Bluetea in Texas

Updated 24 months ago

Where do I go from here? - 1 Reply

Hi! I graduated from college with a bachelors in History, 3 years ago. I currently am finishing up my MBA. I have been working as an...

Living and Learning in Pflugerville, Texas

Updated 25 months ago

What is the next logical step after admin? - 35 Replies

I am a great admin, no doubt about it. But, as with most in the profession, I am sick of it. I'm sick of being a babysitter, travel arranger, party...

Chrisk in Beverly Hills, California

Updated 25 months ago

Interview Questions / Answers - 19 Replies

After 11 years of supporting one executive at one company, I'm now searching for a new position. I have a list of questions to ask a potential...

Doheny in Halethorpe, Maryland

Updated 27 months ago

criminal record - 32 Replies

I worked as an administrative assistant for 8 years until I had an almost life ending car accident in 2002. I have recovered almost completely, but...

yunalesca_guado in Chicago, Illinois

Travel Arrangement Tips?

I just got a job as an Executive Admin Asst for a start up. It's supporting a group of 4 plus any other people that may need help. They said a large...

Mia in Norfolk, Virginia

Updated 33 months ago

Company Objectives - 1 Reply

i am an sr admin assistant and wanted to share ideas of yearly objectives that certain companies require from their admins. anyone who would...

KitCan in Charlotte, North Carolina

Updated 34 months ago

With this experience, where can I get a JOB? - 2 Replies

•Two years experience working for AZ D.E.S. conducting eligibility interviews, screening, and case management •Five years working for Municipal...

Karen in Denver, Colorado

Updated 35 months ago

Changes in Administrative Assistant field in the last three years - 22 Replies

I am presently taking an online course to be able to work as an administrative assistant and was given an assignment, requiring me to INDICATE SOME...

officespace in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

I'd rather be June Cleaver - we've gotten nowhere - unless females have gained the career they WANTED

Ok. The administrative assistant job is perfect for a sub personality with a domestic life desiring the same (i.e. Shades of Grey LOL)...I've dealt...

Susan Cox in West Palm Beach, Florida

Updated 36 months ago

Relocating to NC, looking for work - 43 Replies

I want to relocate from NYC to Wilmington, NC. I realize the salaries there are MUCH lower than in NYC, but how do I go about finding out what the...

tlgordon in Columbus, Ohio

Updated 37 months ago

Laid off.... still trying.. ready willing and able- can't get a foot in the door - 4 Replies

I hate to use the word "comforting" but realized looking through these - I'm not alone in this struggle. Laid off in 2009, I began looking the very...

tbirdsell11 in Rowlett, Texas

deferred adjudication

During my time working at the corporate office of a major retailer, I was charged with prescription fraud which is a 3rd degree felony. I was put on...

Bluetea in Texas

Updated 38 months ago

I could use help on "phone handling", medical if possible - 4 Replies

I just got a temp job in an upscale surgical hospital that I really need to convert to a permanent position. Unfortunately, the first few calls I...

TracyD in Germantown, Maryland

Updated 38 months ago

Convincing others I can do the job! - 1 Reply

The role of Office Manager and Administrative Assistant can be very challenging, but at the same time when the requirements for the job posted simply...

need2chance in Griffin, Georgia

Updated 38 months ago

unemployed for 11 months - 79 Replies

I just want to say that I have been unemployed for 11 months, I know the economy is bad and trying to keep a positive attitude, but I have 15 years...

T.N. in Dallas, Texas

Updated 39 months ago

Others discriminated against by Monarch Staffing LLC? - 16 Replies

I am interested in finding out if anyone else has been discriminated against, in any way, by this temp agency in Springfield, PA. I'm posting this...

Penelopepittstopper in Bedford, United Kingdom

What should I do in this situation? should I continue as I am and not say anything

In February I joined an agency after having been made redundant. I then was sent for an interview at a factory for PA to Project Manager. The Project...

Anne O NyMous in Somewhere in, California

Updated 40 months ago

What is it like being a secretary? Pros and Cons. Should I do the 1yr or 2 yr program? Is it a good career choice? - 3 Replies

Any other advice or comments will be appreciated. I am 20 years old btw. And I'm sick of working in factorys and fast food places!

Mary Katherine in Los Angeles, California

Questions about EA interviews

I've been looking for 6 months after my temp to perm job went nowhere after 18 months (hiring freeze). My resume is stellar - it gets compliments...

TAz in Brooklyn, Maryland

Updated 41 months ago

Administrative Assistant with TS/SCI??? - 2 Replies

Anyone know what the salary would be for a college graduate with a TS/SCI who is applying for an entry administrative assistant position in the...

GiGi in Jonesboro, Georgia

VA interview for a term education claims examiner NTE 2 years

Help----Any advice out there for military Vet taking a Term position with the VA NTE 2 years. My spouse just got an interview with the VA that is...

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