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    The Evolution of the Office Manager

    The Evolution of the Office Manager
    Twenty years ago, Erin O'Hara Meyer was working as a secretary, typing as fast as she could to keep up with a demanding boss who also required her to make the morning coffee, schedule all of his appointments and run his clothes to the dry cleaners. These days, O'Hara Meyer is the president of Administrative Excellence, a nationwide training and consulting ...
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    STEP 3: Get the Education and Skills You Need

    STEP 3: Get the Education and Skills You Need
    Congratulations! You’ve decided to enter an exciting and rewarding field. To get the most out of yourself and your job, employers and experts suggest you pursue the right degree. First, without question, you need to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. This will ensure you have the basic grammar, reading, and typing skills to qualify for a legal secretary ...
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    STEP 4: Look for Administrative Assistant Jobs and Apply

    STEP 4: Look for Administrative Assistant Jobs and Apply
    Now that you have decided this field is for you and have the smarts to back it up, you are ready to show yourself off to employers, right? Wrong. You’ll need a standout resume, an impeccable cover letter, and you have to brush up on your interview skills. Follow our expert advice on honing your job search, applying and landing the ...
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    STEP 5: Become Indispensable

    STEP 5: Become Indispensable
    Congratulations! You’ve gotten the job. Now you need to prove they can’t live without you. How? Embrace your role as the hub of the office, wear many hats, and take on various responsibilities in an organization. Every successful administrative assistant must have the following qualities: Be Trustworthy: You know your bosses and your organization better than anyone. The people you support ...
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    STEP 2: Decide If Becoming an Administrative Assistant Is Right for You

    STEP 2: Decide If Becoming an Administrative Assistant Is Right for You
    Administrative work takes a great deal of dedication, motivation and tact. It also calls for a comfort with technology and openness to training. When figuring out if becoming an administrative assistant is the best fit for you, ask and answer the following questions: Do you like the environment of a business office? Big or small ? Do you like greeting and ...
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    STEP 1: Research the Administrative Assistant Field

    STEP 1: Research the Administrative Assistant Field
    Not sure if a career as an administrative assistant is right for you? Not sure where to get started learning about it? Luckily for you, AdminSecret has done the research! Find out what admins really do all day. The Job Joan Burge, an expert consultant to administrative professionals, outlines the most essential 12 key competencies of an admin in her book, ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming an Administrative Assistant

    5 Steps to Becoming an Administrative Assistant
    You want to start an exciting career, you like to support people, and you are naturally friendly and helpful. Obviously you're thinking about becoming an administrative assistant. But where do you start? We’ve got the best step-by-step guide out there to take you from dreams to reality! STEP 1: Research the Field STEP 2: Decide if Becoming an Administrative Assistant Is ...
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