Good qualities of an administrative assistant
I HAVE been working now as an administrative assistant now. For as far as I can remember, I have always wanted to work in an environment where I can showcase my skills and acquire new knowledge.
Right now, I am working in an environment where the foundation of every youth starts: School. I am happy with my work, the people here are all kind and approachable and students are always fun and exciting to work with.
As they say, an employee like me who works as an administrative assistant is the “wizard behind the company curtain”, since most of the task given to us involves organizing and book keeping, it is safe to assume that most of the information from the company or schools we work with is given to us. That is why for this article I’m gonna talk about some of the good qualities that an administrative assistant must have.
Good communication skills. All company wants to hire a person who has good communication skills. Since, communication is a very important aspect of life, it is indeed needed for an employee to have this skills. Just like a normal administrative assistant, my work demands me from answering phone calls, assisting students, teachers and visitors and etc. And thus having this skills I must say that it is not just actually a good one but a must have.
Have knowledge about computers like MS office and social media. Well, I think this one is given to all those who aspires and are actually working as an administrative
assistant. With the evolution of technology everything now is made easier with the use of computers. And it is vital for us to know now these technologies so we will be able to meet the demands that our workplace expects from us.
Have the ability to organize things. There is what we call day-today operations. And I think wherever workplace you are in this one is normal. And as part of our work as an administrative assistant, dayto-day operations or activities are assigned to us.
And your ability to organize things will be tested here. Thus, an effective admins assistant will be able to keep track of the tasks. As you organize things, you must keep it all time in order. Maintaining and keeping everything up-to-date is a must. This of course because schools are all acquiring for accreditations, so in order for comprehensive outcomes, management and organizing of data is needed.
Well, the clerical duties I have as a school administrative assistant requires me with a lot of qualities. The said qualities help me to have this position. My job responsibilities help me to become a better employee. But I know I have a lot to improve. ( Paid article)