I have been an Sr Administrative Assistant for 10 years supporting Directors, Managers and their team. Also have been back up support for other EAs in the dept. Even in one my my jobs I use scheuled photoshoots and press briefings for the CEO so I have had experience interfacing with high level execs.
Now looking for a job, I see reqs with requirements 1-2 years administrative assistant experience to support a VP of Marketing, HR, etc. I look over the req, check the companies website and know from their description this is something I could do, so I apply for the job.
I then get a call and then say they are very impressed with my resume. Then I get the question, "have you supported a VP before"? I dont lie and tell them what my resume says what level I've supported.
Then they say, sorry but we're looking for someone who has had experience supporting a VP. I feel like asking them, so why did you call me.
So what is a person to do?