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Debby in Richmond, California

How to land a job as an Executive Assistant?

I am graduated in Marketing. Although I am interested in working as an Executive Assistant, because it is more broad and what gets my attention...

Laura in Bristol, United Kingdom

Escaping the female Ghetto that is Administration

I once read a thread on this site that coined the title of this discussion perfectly. The writer called it escaping the female ghetto that is...

LC in Chandler, Arizona

Updated 8 months ago

Preparing for an interview, I have no exec. assistant experience - 46 Replies

I am a college grad, with experience in both sales and customer service. I recently applied to an executive assistant position, and they want me to...

Seaphee in Winnipeg, Manitoba

Updated 23 months ago

30/60/90 Day Plan - Executive Assistant - 2 Replies

I am in need of a 3/60/90 day plan. I have never done one before and want to stand out from the other candidates. Can anyone help?

Michelle in NJ in Vienna, Virginia

Updated 24 months ago

Executive Assistant Salary Range - 112 Replies

What are the tasks for Executive assistants and what is the current salary range? Does the job that I did for 9+ years have a new job title, i.e.,...

Ruby Slippers in Las Vegas, Nevada

Updated 29 months ago

Jobs - 1 Reply

Your jobs do not seem to be good positions. Have you anything with any level of sophistication or that might require education at the university...

TheFutureIsNow in St Louis, Missouri

Applying for Executive Assistant position, no actual experience

Hello. I have found a couple of strong leads on Executive assistant jobs that I would like to apply for. I have never actually held the title of...

GGmama in Redding, California

Updated 42 months ago

Assistant to CEO - 33 Replies

Hi all: I need advices or people who can share their experiences on how to handle a 1st day at work, specifically as an assistant to a C-class...

Linda in Farmington, Michigan

Updated 48 months ago

executive assistant with an MBA? - 2 Replies

I am a recent MBA graduate and I am hoping to get a job as an executive assistant. I have been an administrative assistant for over 6 years. Will my...

Lora in Versailles, Kentucky

Updated 53 months ago

Managing my boss - 13 Replies

my boss gave me a week to but and read a few books and come up with 20 items on how I can make him a better CEO using my executive asst. skills !! ...

Greg haddin in Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Updated 56 months ago

Fortune 100 Company, make $40K - 6 Replies

I am an executive assistant for a Fortune 100 Company. I have worked here for three and a half years. This is my first job out of college. I am...

Maeve in Brookline, Massachusetts

EA reporting structure

Anyone willing to share any information about the reporting structure for their administrative staff? I work for a hospital, and we are considering...

W. Donn in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 66 months ago

To be the best... - 17 Replies

What are the top 3 traits or skills every executive assistant must have to excel? Can you suggest any tips or insights to develop your executive...

Zuly in Miami, Florida

Updated 66 months ago

Where am I going wrong? - 37 Replies

I am an administrative professional having a difficult time finding a job after my last employer of 14 years closed down due to an acquisition. With...

Malijo in Singapore, Singapore

Shifting from Headhunting to EA/PA role

I've had more than 20 years work experience. My work has been scattered Few years as a researcher in headhunting, then EA/PA role, then back to...

Cricket Girl in Dallas, Texas

Updated 75 months ago

Executive Assistant Wanting to Move West - 9 Replies

Currently in Charlotte, NC looking to move west by way of CA or AZ...not sure yet..but was told something yesterday that made me sigh hugely... Here...

Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

Updated 77 months ago

Executive Assistant Training - 1 Reply

Hello, I am very interested in being an Executive Assistant, after being a CNA for so many years I am ready to go into another field. Please let...

hhhava in San Francisco, California

I have a job! yay, but the same institution has an opening for an even better job, how can I move up?

Hi, I have just started a job as an administrative assistant for a law school. It's a great place to work. The same school's assistant Dean's...

G. Salkowski in San Jose, California

Updated 77 months ago

Spreadsheet - 1 Reply

Looking for an effective spreadsheet, a sort of "to do" list that I can use to list high to low priorities, calls to make, and projects to develop....

Westcoastbound in Charlotte, North Carolina

Need Answers Regarding Potential Interview Questions- How Do You Answer?

- Describe a situation in which you had to deal with a challenging employee"? How did you deal with it? - What is the best and worst thing you...

Blondie in Lansing, Michigan

Updated 81 months ago

Salary or Hourly? - 37 Replies

Hello all - I've been an EA for at least 20 years. My current employer, whom I have worked for for almost 10 years, hired me as salaried, exempt...

Darlene510 in Trenton, New Jersey

Updated 84 months ago

Executive Assistants Who are Incentive Bonus Eligible - 2 Replies

I work for a very large company with numerous salary grade levels. There are some levels that qualify for incentive bonus and some that do not....

CS in Jersey City, New Jersey

Updated 84 months ago

How Many Executives Does and Admin Support - 6 Replies

I've just interviewed for Executive Assistant position where I would be supporting two executives and helping around in the office. With my last...

Sunshine2011 in Dublin, California

Requesting Availability

Hello Ladies, I've encountered a few emails from other assistants where their request for availability is written in such a manner that comes...

Clay in Calgary, Alberta

Updated 86 months ago

Finding an Executive Assistant Position in today's tough job market - 46 Replies

Hello! My job as an Executive Assistant is being eliminated March 31. I've been looking for a similary position for the last three months. I have...

transplatedagainthankstolayoffs in Kansas City, Missouri

Updated 89 months ago

Fed Up! - 3 Replies

To all employers posting open positions: 1. When you contact a candidate by telephone and do not like what the answers you receive, do not tell...

Deb in Arvada, Colorado

Updated 93 months ago

Job Satisfaction - 16 Replies

It amazes me how divisive many people are, delighting in creating conflict and confusion. Although the company stresses teamwork, I observe the exact...

Anthony McClellon in Chicago, Illinois

New to being an EA

Greetings all, I am a fairly new EA, having held my current position as EA to the CEO at a non-profit for a year now. Our office hours are 9-5,...

kachhadiyaharshad in Rajkot, India

Updated 93 months ago

Company bought out - I still have my job, but new boss... - 4 Replies

The company I work for was bought out by a different company. I am currently EA for the president of the company - and when the new president comes...

titijoanne in Juncos, Puerto Rico

Updated 98 months ago

Do You Use A Blackberry as an EA? - 8 Replies

Many job postings require that the Executive Assistant be proficient using a Blackberry. Do EA's take it home so you are "on call" for urgent...

Future Hope in Narragansett, Rhode Island

Thoughts about seeking employment

I strongly encourage a candiate condsiering a BS in Paralegal Sudies to do their homework first, if want a successful carrer! Be smart and ask...

Mss1 in Massachusetts

2nd Round Interview

Hi All, I am preparing for 2nd round interviews (assuming I'm called back for a 2nd..) In anycase, I am in need of 30/60/90 day action plan...

Lisa Waggoner in Murphy, North Carolina

Updated 100 months ago

Software testing for EA position? - 3 Replies

I have a second interview this week for an EA position, and I was told to prepare for testing in Word, Excel and Publisher (2003 versions - I've been...

Joni Walker in Irvine, California

Corporate Politics - Struggle Between Managers

Hello, I have an issue with a support struggle in our office, so need some feedback from anyone to help me out. This is it: I started out in a...

Cobi in Mount Vernon, New York

Updated 104 months ago

Challenges Senior/Mature/Older EAs are Experiencing - 1 Reply

Hi there, I spoke to a few EAs older than 45yrs old with 20 + years of experience and some of them expressed some challenges they're facing in...

cheree in Chicago, Illinois

Updated 104 months ago

Degrees - 4 Replies

I have an MBA,MPM working on a DBA and I am a Customer Service Rep. What is wrong with this picture?

AGLo in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 105 months ago

First Day Objectives - 1 Reply

Working on an opportunity to become an executive assistant requires, at the request of the recruiting manager, me to write a statement which details...

AGLo in Toronto, Ontario

Updated 105 months ago

Potential EA, interview next week - 1 Reply

Hey guys, I am interviewing for a position as an EA next Tuesday, i have a Bsc in Management and i've worked as an administrative assitant for a...

Laure Ponnu in Mauritius

Knowledged-Based test

Hi, I have got an exam for the post of Executive Assistant and would like to know what to prepare for it - any advice/resources/guidance. Thanks, ...

Rooskie in Dublin, Ohio

Updated 107 months ago

Does your title matter to you? - 1 Reply

Does anyone understand the importance of titles? My last two jobs (including my present) are as an Executive Assistant (EA). Due to the economy, my...

Diamonds07407 in Elmwood Park, New Jersey

Updated 108 months ago

Interview Questions - 4 Replies

What are the top 5 questions you are asked when interviewing with a CEO. I am supporting an SVP right now and have an interview with a CEO and a COO...

Nazlee Moustapha in Mc Lean, Virginia

Updated 109 months ago

Being an Executive Assistant at Private Equity Firms - 1 Reply

I've just responded to an ad for an EA at a Private Equity firm. Has anyone worked for one? What was it like? What did you like about it? What did...

Mary inTampa in Tampa, Florida

Updated 112 months ago

Legal Secretary Workers' Compensation Defense - 1 Reply

Hello, my name is Deborah, I have been a legal secretary workers' compensation defense for 19 years. I am looking for that firm that is looking...

robert in Anchorage, Alaska

Updated 112 months ago

Searching for Administrative Assistant Job - 3 Replies

A single mother of 4 grown children, and 1 grandson a total of 6 in the family is getting to where I need to find a job, and am getting really...

08-14-2009 in Round Rock, Texas

Updated 115 months ago

An Excellent Web Resource for EA Information! - 4 Replies

Hi everyone, I'm an EA and I love it! I'm also passionate about learning how to do my job better (and enjoy it even more)so I recently started a blog...

08-14-2009 in Round Rock, Texas

Updated 115 months ago

What do you think of messy desks? - 10 Replies

Hi I visit so many offices when I get the time but what I find there is quite disappointing. You find an executive surrounded by lots and lots of...

Sharon in Washington, District of Columbia

Updated 115 months ago

Female CEOs - 1 Reply

I've been an EA for about 15 years and for the last 8 have been the EA for the President/CEO of a nonprofit foundation. Since my company is closing,...

Brooke in Shreveport, Louisiana

Updated 115 months ago

Starting out... - 4 Replies

How did you get your start doing executive assistant work, and what career moves did you make to get to your current position? Do you need a...

E. T. Christian in Parkville, Maryland

Updated 115 months ago

Show me the money... - 24 Replies

What are typical executive assistant salaries? Do some companies pay a lot more for this position than others? What does a top earner make in this...

nancy in Thornhill, Ontario

Want to find a job in the USA

Hi Everyone: I live in Canada and want to move to the USA and find a job as an EA. I have 15 years experience. I am hoping to find somewhere warm....

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