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Jury 14 in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 1 month ago

Tired of Administrative Assistant jobs! - 168 Replies

Is anyone else finding that once you've worked in administrative and clerical positions, that's all employers see you as - no matter what your other...

NoMoreAABS in Charleston, South Carolina

Updated 2 months ago

Escaping the Female Ghetto that is Administrative Work - 109 Replies

As mentioned in a previous post I too am tired of doing administrative work. I've been an admin. for sixteen years and I am fed up with the high...

Heidi Lee in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 3 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...

lorr1e1 in South Lanarkshire, United Kingdom

Updated 3 months ago

Relearning shorthand - 76 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...

iamflyingpig in Singapore, Singapore

Updated 3 months ago

Any on-line tutorials available for MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint? - 14 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...

Sassy sissy in Washington

Updated 5 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....

lostinnyc29 in New York, New York

frustrated and need advice regarding the Administrative Assistant role

Hey everyone, I've read alot of the posts on here and you guys always give great advice. Im hoping someone on here can guide me in the right...

Clem in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Updated 5 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 6 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...

BxGal1018 in Bronx, New York

Updated 8 months ago

College degree needed to be a secretary - 159 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...

Anne O NyMous in Somewhere in, California

Updated 9 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 10 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 10 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 10 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 11 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 12 months ago

Interview Questions / Answers - 41 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 14 months ago

criminal record - 34 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...

marie62 in Sterling, Virginia

Updated 18 months ago

Best Admin Asst Advice - 99 Replies

For those willing to take a moment to answer a few inquiries, I am soon to enroll in an administrative assistant program and would greatly...

Buster in San Antonio, Texas

Updated 18 months ago

Older Worker Seeks Employment - 59 Replies

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

Mia in Norfolk, Virginia

Updated 19 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 21 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 21 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 22 months ago

Relocating to NC, looking for work - 44 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 23 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 24 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 24 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 25 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 26 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 26 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 28 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...

STP in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Updated 29 months ago

Infinity Retail Solutions - 1 Reply

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...

AdminTemptooLong in Boston, Massachusetts

Updated 30 months ago

Laid Off and then found work -inspiration for other's - 2 Replies

I was laid of in 5/09 from a major corp. admin. job where I made good money, about 70K most years. When I lost my job I started looking immediately,...

WynixQueen in Marblehead, Massachusetts

Updated 30 months ago

MS Excel: How proficient is proficient? - 5 Replies

I am thinking about becoming an AA, and have been working on my skills in MS Excel. I was wondering if the experienced Administrative Assistants out...

Vasso in ThessalonĂ­ki, Greece

How can you contribute as an admin assistant? What will you bring to the job?

Hello everyone, I'm completing a job application for an administrative assistant position. What would be the best answer to this...

pete in Brewer, Maine

Are office assistants in Maine all female?

I am a male executive assistant who used to work for a large firm in New York City. I moved to Maine five years ago and have had no luck getting a...

MnD in North Sioux City, South Dakota

Updated 33 months ago

Unemployed too long - 15 Replies

I've been unemployed since February when i was laid of with over 300 others. I've been searching relentlessly to no avail. I have over 20 years...

Denise in Rochester, New Hampshire

Updated 33 months ago


Do not go to Bonney Staffing and waste your time. They AGE DISCRIMATE BIG TIME. Have had nothing but excuses from them as to why they will not...

neknek in Talladega, Alabama

Looking for Employment in the Raleigh/Durham Area!!!

I am an experienced admininstrative assistant. I have applied in every area possible in the Raleigh/Durham Area including the Durham Public School...

Hannah in Los Angeles, California

Updated 34 months ago

Relentlessly Seeking Employment - 45 Replies

This December will mark five years since I've been unemployeed. I never thought that I'd see the day where being out of work would turn into years. ...

Pam in Cromwell, Connecticut

Updated 35 months ago

need math to be an administrative assistant? - 4 Replies

i was just wondering if you need any math to be an administrative assistant and what kind/

Dana Muoio in Simi Valley, California

Updated 35 months ago

Don't want to be adminitative assisted anymore. - 4 Replies

I hate being administrated assistant. How can I start a new career immediately? I can't afford to take a break from work to go back to school.

Admin in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 36 months ago

Something I've noticed about Admin Assistant jobs lately - 1 Reply

I've been looking for a job and noticed that 99% of admin assistant jobs require being the receptionist also. why is this? It use to not be like...

lrm in Randallstown, Maryland

Updated 37 months ago

What more can I do to stand out above the rest? - 18 Replies

I have been on several 2nd or 3rd interviews that look promising, being in the "top 3 or 5" and then end up not being the one they hire. I have a 12...

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