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Updated 2 days ago

Why is it hard for military veterans to find a job? - 75 Replies

It’s a hot bag of bull when people say jobs are out there for vets. I have honorable service under my belt, 700+ credit score, no felony or...


Updated 12 days ago

Looking for a job in Healthcare Administration - 50 Replies

[QUOTE who="russwest in Fall River, Massachusetts"]I rememeber looking at this forum 3 years ago and freaking out because I was a senior in college...


Updated 12 days ago

What is the next logical step after admin? - 38 Replies

[QUOTE who="Melanie in New Westminster, British Columbia"]Don't get into Project Coordination or Project Development /Management! It's one in the...


Updated 20 days ago

I hate being an admin assistant - 10 Replies

I stumbled into this role after leaving call center work which was making me mentally and physically. I thought the role they described would grow...


Updated 27 days ago

Best Admin Asst Advice - 115 Replies

yup, there are some deranged people commenting here. kinda like your auntie lynn who warned you that all guys are rapists when you asked about...

Judy Goodley

Updated 2 months ago

Goal Question During An Interview - 90 Replies

[QUOTE who="Sheribow in North Andover, Massachusetts"]I've got the same problem with that question I'm 54 and still looking for work. I've been a...

Judy Goodley

Updated 2 months ago

Escaping the Female Ghetto that is Administrative Work - 195 Replies

[QUOTE who="trappedadmin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin"]I feel the same way. I am drastically underpaid for this hellish admin to exec job and don't see...

Judy Goodley

Updated 2 months ago

Interviewing for a job that a temp is in now - 16 Replies

[QUOTE who="Joanna in Berwyn, Illinois"]I know that agencies collect resumes, but what do they really do with them. How does that make money for...


Updated 2 months ago

Admin. running personal errands - 20 Replies

I have absolutely no problem working as an Administrative Assistant. When applying for my current position I routinely sent my resume. Obviously my...


Updated 4 months ago

Tired of Administrative Assistant jobs! - 239 Replies

I finally found a way out of my admin role too. Actually, I had went from admin BACK to receptionist because I had gotten laid off and couldn't find...


Career Advice for Admin Assistant / Marketing Coordinator

I am a fresh graduate, new entry to career, and beginning my third month in my job as a Admin Assistant / Marketing Coordinator. Its just a small...

2Legit in Cincinnati, Ohio

Updated 6 months ago

Any suggestions on how to get out of Admin work - 2 Replies

I've been working in the legal secretary or legal admin field for close to 20 years. I have absolutely nothing to show for it except a lot of bad...

Anonymous in Des Plaines, Illinois

Admin Jobs

Do you hate your administrative assistant job? Do you hate working for an unorganized manger and a lot of bullies? If you do feel this way, have...

LIGHTHOUSE1261 in Bensalem, Pennsylvania

How do I list end of employment date

Our company has had a major lay off and will be closing our office in the near future. We do not know if we will come in tomorrow and be told to...

victorec1970 in Whitecourt, Alberta

Updated 13 months ago

Cannot find a job. Any help would be appreciated. - 3 Replies

I am posting a summary of my resume. I cannot find a job with it and I am hoping someone can offer up advice. Brandi S. Bachelor-Legal...

Iraebenysrael@*****.*** in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Updated 14 months ago

Unfair Treatment on Job - 4 Replies

Working for company 1-3/4 yrs as admin asst in title, but do the work of an Ofc Mgr and then there is the physical work setting up meetings. My...

Ursula in Salt Lake City, Utah

Updated 15 months ago

Older Worker Seeks Employment - 84 Replies

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

Shingami in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 17 months ago

I've transitioned from Admin work, sort of.... - 6 Replies

Hello - I wanted to post and hopefully encourage some of you. Although I haven't completely left administrative work, I went back and got my...

AtExit8 in City, New Jersey

Updated 17 months ago

How to get experience to be an Administrative Assistant? - 1 Reply

How to get hired with no experience as an Administrative Assistant? Where do I start to look for jobs? What if you don't know how to use excel...

Syltre in Norfolk, Virginia

Updated 17 months ago

Becoming an Administrative Assistant - 1 Reply

Hello, I will be graduating within a year with a BS in business management and I am interested in gaining some administrative experience. I have...

Martha in Seattle, Washington

Updated 21 months ago

College degree needed to be a secretary - 170 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...

meghanin in Fond Du Lac, Wisconsin

Administrative Professionals: What certifications, training, professional development have you completed?

I am a student nearing graduation in the Administrative Professional associate degree program at Moraine Park Technical College in Wisconsin. I am...

Chris91 in Eagle, Wisconsin

A Business Management degree, IT certificate, volunteer experience...still nothing

Hello. I thought I would type out my situation on here and maybe see if anyone could offer any advice for me. Back in 2010, I graduated from high...

bonqt1 in Normal, Illinois

Almost 60 and definitely stuck

I was so glad to find this thread! I have been doing clerical/administrative work for 40 years, and talk about being sick of it! Trust me, it gets no...

aqtaka in San Jose, California

Education vs Experience

I'm currently at a point in my life where I'm leaving my LVN job and trying to find another career. I enjoyed the administrative part of my nursing...

Ceciliaa in Calgary

Updated 23 months ago

Interview Questions / Answers - 22 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...

Stephanie Grams in Canton, Ohio

Canton, Ohio Nonprofit

I'm pulling my hair out trying to find a full-time nonprofit position in the Stark County, Ohio area and/or within 20 miles in any direction. I have...

Nalda Jones in Deerfield Beach, Florida

Updated 31 months ago

I need to improve my English and I want to gain work experience I have a degree. - 1 Reply

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...

markmain in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Updated 32 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...

Georgia in San Diego, California

Updated 32 months ago

Quitting the admin life to become my own boss - 4 Replies

I quit my job as an office girl for the last time last year and started my own business. After eight years on and off working my way up from...

mona in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 34 months ago

Position - 1 Reply

Why is it so hard to find a position in the state of Georgia!

mona in Phoenix, Arizona

Updated 34 months ago

Why are resumes still requested in Word format, rather than in PDF formats? - 52 Replies

I'm just wondering about this, because I have had bad experiences where someone would request my resume in Word format, and then literally 'steal' my...

kodraper in Bronx, New York

Updated 38 months ago

Age discimination? - 1 Reply

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...

uberlurker1 in Everywhere

Updated 38 months ago

Starting a Career - Administrative Assistant - 8 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...

Oldschoolmelody in Sacramento, California

Updated 38 months ago

How to keep a log or journal, when very busy - 2 Replies

I've heard many times that I should keep a log or journal of whatever my boss communicates to me as well as anything else that may need to be...

Oldschoolmelody in Sacramento, California

Admin Asst lost & confused

Hello, I've been a Admin 15 yrs. I've worked for companies that were so bad, so brainwashing that I hated every second but on the flip side the last...

Erica B in Newark, New Jersey

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Elizebeth in Bedford, New Hampshire

Updated 39 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...

forenzavue in Fort Wayne, Indiana

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...

Alyson in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 41 months ago

Fresh out of College - 1 Reply

I've studied special education at BGSU for 3 years but I got my degree in individualized studies. What are some good opportunities (besides teaching)...

Alyson in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 42 months ago

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

Does anyone have any suggestions as to where and who I would go to for ideas of changing what a do for a living. After working as a legal assistant...

Angela in Fort Worth, Texas

Updated 42 months ago

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

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...

Indeed not in Indiana, Indiana

Updated 43 months ago

Discouraging... - 6 Replies

Got another rejection...this time from one of the hospitals on one of the 11 positions for which I applied. These rejections are getting old REAL...

Joe Gagill1 in Key West, Florida

Updated 43 months ago

Job Search Blues - 2 Replies

I am in my early 40s with 20+ years' experience as a medical transcriptionist and admin assistant. I also earned an Associate's degree in 1992 in the...

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 45 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...

DH in Homewood, Illinois

Updated 45 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...

Scarlettt in Ontario

Updated 46 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...

Sick Of It All in Santee, California

Updated 46 months ago

Administrative assistant promotion - best title? - 1 Reply

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

Nitesh in Delhi, India

Updated 49 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...

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