Administrative Assistants: The Important People Behind Successful Leaders

Administrative Assistant Careers

Have you ever noticed that the best company leaders have the best Administrative Assistants? These tireless professionals do a whole lot more than answer phones and make appointments. If you’ve ever considered a career in business, becoming an Administrative Assistant could be a great place to start.

Here are just a few of the responsibilities you might have:

Gatekeeper: As an administrative assistant, you’d be in charge of who gets to see the boss and who doesn’t. You’d maintain their schedule, make and update appointments, and decide what phone calls are important enough to get the boss’s attention.

Customer record keeper: Whatever business you work in, there will be customers and clients. And someone has to keep track of all those very important people. Technology, like Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications, makes it easier than ever to be productive and efficient. You’ll know who’s purchasing what and you’ll be able to keep track of your customers’ entire relationship with your company.

Bookkeeper: As an administrative assistant, you might be called on to perform some basic bookkeeping functions around:

·         Data Entry

·         Payroll

·         Payables

·         Receivables

·         Taxes

·         Financial Reports


Event planner: Whether it’s the annual board meeting or a simple company outing, someone needs to plan the event, invite participants, and make sure everything goes off without a hitch. Could that be you? If you have great organizational skills, fine attention to detail, and enjoy bringing groups together for fun and professional outings, you could be a great asset to your boss.

Presenter: You might not be called on to actually give presentations, but a lot of work goes into those PowerPoints that make your boss look like a rock star. Master the PowerPoint and other applications from the Microsoft Office Suite and you won’t just have some great stuff to put on your resume; you’ll have the skills that companies demand.

If you’d like to become a Microsoft Office Specialist, Career Quest Learning Centers can help you get started. Our Administrative Assistant Program can help you prepare for a career as an administrative assistant, office manager, and more! Find out all we have to offer by giving us a call in Lansing at 877-481-4930 or Jackson at 877-365-8144.



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