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Admin in Baltimore, Maryland

Updated 43 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 43 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...

apgtoocooll in Van Nuys, California

Why makes someone stand out more than others when the qualifications are right there?

Does anyone have any suggestions. I sure would like to know

dds in Rockville, Maryland

Updated 43 months ago

ISO a job - 3 Replies

I was recently laid off at a law firm in DC. I was there for 4 years and was not given a severance package. I have 20 years of legal...

newbie in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Administrative Assistant and typing speed

I am new to New York and about to start job hunting. My question is that are AA's tested on their typing speed. I have worked in the Legal Field as a...

eleanor draughn-parker in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 44 months ago

Getting back into workforce - 17 Replies

I am semi-retired but am bored out of my mind. I want to get back into the workforce and have excellent experience as an administrative...

deanna in Austin, Texas

Updated 44 months ago

Interview Preparation - 65 Replies

Do you have any tips to help prepare for an upcoming administrative assistant interview? Are there common interview questions that come up again and...

Dawn in Auburn, Washington

Updated 45 months ago

Starting a Career - Administrative Assistant - 5 Replies

I have recently decided to make a career change. I am currently a highschool teacher and have decided that being an administrative assistant is more...

PollyAnn in San Leandro, California

Updated 46 months ago

SINGLE PARENT SEEKING RE-EMPLOYMENT - LAID-OFF.. . not easy when you can't divulge you're desperate - 1 Reply

If you've been laid-off over a year, an employer seeking to hire now finds fault with this, even though you have been diligent in your job searching...

MJO in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 47 months ago

Admin. running personal errands - 19 Replies

I have been with a company for about 4 months now. I was hired as an Admin. Assistant, my 'official title' to those outside the company ranges from...

Sue in Derwood, Maryland

Updated 47 months ago

A Honest living - 1 Reply

HELP! I have been seeking employment for a couple of years. Because my work history is nil (licensed Realtor and Appraise) for 20+ years, no one is...

United we stand, Devided we fall ! in San Diego, California

Wages do not match job descriptions

Which one are you? Office Clerical Support, Payroll Department, Data Processor, File Clerk, Receptionist, Supplies Coordinator ? Oh that's right! It...

saied moradi in Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of

Updated 49 months ago

How do you handle stress? - 3 Replies

I have had this question come up and I am not sure if I really gave them the right answer or the best answer. How do you handle stress? "I put...

nancy duckworth in Morganton, North Carolina

tired of hearing we get back to you .

i am sick and tired of employes asking me about my age that does not have any thing to do with my experience of legal assisnant/parageal.substance...

Karen Porter of The Effective Admin in Savannah, Georgia

Updated 49 months ago

Goals for Admin Asst - 6 Replies

hi, what are the goals of a admin assistant?

tattwo in Charlotte, North Carolina

Is there anyone on this forum that enjoy being a AA or EA?

I have read numerous thread about how AA or EA's are treated like crap, underpaid, etc. It's somewhat discouraging. I'm trying to get out out the...

AdminRckStr in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 49 months ago

Need a bussiness correspondence (a letter, memo or short report) - 1 Reply

Nothing fancy just need to critique it for a class I'm takin for Admin. Assistance. Any type of document will work thank you.

AdminRckStr in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 49 months ago

technology or people what is more important??? - 1 Reply

Of the various information system elements, do you believe that technology or people are more important?

AdminRckStr in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 49 months ago

How do you get your first administrative assistant position? - 1 Reply

I have a bachelor's degree in the liberal arts. I can type and am a fast learner. How can I break into this field? I have only retail management...

NicholeCD in Lowell, Massachusetts

Updated 49 months ago

RHI - 2 Replies

Anyone have any experience with Robert Half/Office it legitimate??

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chelsea in Grand Blanc, Michigan

computer hardware and software

what computer hardware and software is used to carry out job duties and responsibilities.

chelsea in Grand Blanc, Michigan

Retention and disaster recovery process

What programs have you found best to use?

Linda in Greeley, Colorado

Updated 51 months ago

Is an "at will" company fair? - 1 Reply

I use to love what I was doing, but situations at my job caused me to feel other wise. I am unemployed right now, but it is a blessing in disguise...

me in Cromwell, Indiana

Updated 51 months ago

Bogus job postings - 2 Replies

The Optima Consulting firm is no more than an agency trying to get people to enroll in school. They claim to represent a company but after a few...

Kingsley in Port Harcourt, Nigeria

Nigerian Employment.

Is it possible for a Nigerian who is living in Nigeria to get employed outside Nigeria with less STRESS? I have never met or heard any story about...

F in Montreal, Quebec

Updated 53 months ago

Help ! Office paper organization for an executive - 3 Replies

I am out of solutions to help my executive with the piles of papers in his office. I need suggestions, please ! Being extremely busy, there is...

Rskidmore in Strongsville, Ohio

Jobseeker in Strongsville,Ohio

I have been out of work for over a year, I took some Microsoft Application courses and I have an Associate's in Business Office Technology. I am...

Sr. EA in Vancouver, British Columbia

Updated 56 months ago

Sending A Message on Behalf of - 1 Reply

I have been asked to send an email message on behalf of some people who does not grant me permissions to be a delegate. Thus the message will be...

Brooklyn Boys in Brooklyn, New York

Updated 57 months ago

More or Less Interviews - 2 Replies

2010 is now here. I have applied to jobs but not had a single call for an interview in over a month. I realize that the holidays were a slow time,...

Brooklyn Boys in Brooklyn, New York

Highest Education that you received?

I was cleaning out some old papers from a few years ago, and came across a magazine from Wisconsin, and they had different stats about the state. ...

Sammi in Melbourne, Australia

Admin case scenario...Need help with my grammar etc please...

Case 1: ------- ME: "Hello, this is Sammi from [company]. I'm ringing to confirm if Paul will be attending Disco Function tonight?" RECIEVER:...

Are You Serious in Denver, Colorado

Updated 58 months ago

Finding work after being unemployed going four months - 321 Replies

Finding it very difficult to find a job. My last job I worked more than 11 years. The problem it did not require much work on the computer. I...

just my op in Kent, Ohio

Updated 58 months ago

Should I resign or stay? - 3 Replies

The company I work for has three administrative assistants. Myself and two other female members. I was employed as a trainee but I will be...

mary in Tampa, Florida

Updated 58 months ago

How do you get seriously back into the work force after dedicating your life to a marriage and family no longer present. - 5 Replies

I earnestly spend every moment I can muster seeking a job. I literally have too many people say they are looking for a "younger dynamics". I didn't...

cateyes81 in Merritt Island, Florida

Administrative Assistant

I have 7 years experience as an Administrative Assistant and 13 year as a Planner/Scheduler for the United Space Alliance at the Kennedy Space...

ITPC in Plano, Texas

Updated 58 months ago

Admin Survey - 16 Replies

Now that unemployment is 10.2% it is getting harder for all of us to land a new job. Lets take a survey. How long have you been out of...

Cobi in Mount Vernon, New York

Updated 58 months ago

Bad Interview - 5 Replies

I had an interview for an Office Administrator position and I feel that is went very bad! When I got there they already had another candidate there...

thisoneisforu in Fall River, Massachusetts

Updated 59 months ago

Slightly disabled - 2 Replies

I have worked for at least6 to 7 years per the last two jobs that I had. My problem is during my last job, I had neck surgery. It did not bother my...

Cass in Buffalo, New York

Which documents to display?

I am about to graduate this coming fall and will be applying for Administration jobs as early as May. I have been told by several people that I...

Janet in Sherman Oaks, California

Updated 60 months ago

Keeping candidates hanging - 10 Replies

I have been on a few interviews and it seems like they all play the same game. They initially tell me that they have a few more candidate to...

Pecanpie in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 60 months ago

Help! Can't keep a job - 4 Replies

Because of hard economic times I am taking any administrative position job that is offered to me and am unsuccessful with keeping them. I have...

Pecanpie in Hartford, Connecticut

Updated 60 months ago

Rejection Letter - 2 Replies

Went on an interview a few weeks ago, at the end of the interview the man told me that they would let me know either way by the end of the following...

Newcomer to Atlanta in Altanta, Georgia

Professional Resume

Has anyone paid to have a professional resume done? If you did, did you see a significant increase in responses to the professionally done resume...

Marke in Schaumburg, Illinois

Updated 61 months ago

17 Interviews to Get A Job - 2 Replies

A recruiter told me that it takes 17 interviews to get a job. I have never heard of that statistic. I know people who have been out of work for...

Katie226 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts

Updated 61 months ago

Cover Letters - 1 Reply

I've been laid off for almost a year now...I've applied for jobs but no one gets back to me. I was told to write a simple cover letter but my friend...

Jobseeker in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 62 months ago

Administrative Assistant duties - have they changed? - 7 Replies

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...

Jobseeker in Chicago, Illinois

Your Ideal Company Size

If this was a better economy and the job market was in our favor, and you have several job offers to choose from, what size company would be ideal...

friend in Tampa, Florida

Updated 62 months ago

Interviewing for a job that a temp is in now - 14 Replies

I recently went on an interview for a position that I thought I was a good fit for. This was through an employment agency. When I called the agency...

gloria in Chicago, Illinois


i think is crazy how many profiles i have to open everytime i want to apply for a job. why can't i just apply without having to open soooooooo many...

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