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What this job is about

No matter what industry a corporation operates within, there are a few truths: 1) Donuts are always a good motivator. 2) No one likes staying late on a Friday. 3) Administrative tasks make the office go 'round. From filing to typing, printing, faxing and answering phones, administrative assistants help to lighten the load on other employees by taking over some of the paper pushing tasks and keeping the office organized. It's perfect for someone who is organized, has good time management skills and generally solid tech skills, since you'll be spending a lot of time on the computer – or checking out the break room for donuts.

Work Styles

What it Takes

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Service Orientation

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Judgement and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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