Becoming an administrative assistant requires talent in a variety of areas. Good typing and active listening skills along with the ability to take dictation and communicate effectively are integral to this position. The following are skills and traits vital to becoming an administrative assistant.
Ability to multitask. Administrative assistants are responsible for a wide variety of tasks, and the amount of work they have to do often exceeds what most people could accomplish in a reasonable time period. They have to learn to multitask, planning schedules while answering and redirecting phone calls, and setting up meetings while emailing an executive with requests.
What is a Salary Calculator
A salary calculator helps determine the median pay range for a particular position in a certain regional area. This tool can be extremely beneficial when considering a career choice or next employment move. There are many types of salary calculators, and many ways in which they can be used to help workers determine whether they are being paid fairly.
10 Best Interview Questions
Headhunters and human resource staffers conduct numerous interviews. Over the years, the process of weeding out the bulk of candidates has become more complex, but basic interview questions remain consistent. The following are ten good interview questions for getting the clearest picture of a potential employee:
1. Are you qualified for the position? This is one of the most common questions interviewers ask, but it has not lost its effectiveness. The question serves two purposes: first, to find out what the employee thinks they need to be successful in the position, and second, to see what the applicant considers his or her best qualities. Listen for examples of the applicant’s qualifications, not just a list.
Symphony Placement’s is excited to attend Staffing World Convention October 25-27, 2016 in beautiful San Diego, California. American Staffing Association presents the largest expo and convention annually that enhances excellence for the staffing, recruiting and workforce solution industries. A special note this year, ASA is turning 50 years and a special celebration and history of the staffing industry will be showcased at this years convention.
Wanda Smith has been a member of the ASA since her early years in the staffing industry. Since 2006 and founding Symphony Placements…..Celebrating our own special celebration 10 Years in Staffing Excellence, Wanda believes in industry associations and not only showing up to the events, webinars and conventions but more importantly being involved and sharing industry trends with the team at Symphony and Clients.