Opportunities In Administrative Assistant Careers / Edition 1

Opportunities In Administrative Assistant Careers / Edition 1

by Blanche Ettinger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071476091

ISBN-13: 9780071476096

Pub. Date: 03/26/2007

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

Plan for a rewarding career as an administrative assistant

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially satisfying. Opportunities in Administrative Assistant Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to become an administrative assistant.

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Plan for a rewarding career as an administrative assistant

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially satisfying. Opportunities in Administrative Assistant Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to become an administrative assistant.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the specialty that's right for you, from travel planning to project management to event coordinating
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of the administrative assistant profession
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources

    ENJOY A GREAT CAREER AS AN:

    executive assistant
    • multimedia specialist
    • administrative manager
    • network administrator

  • Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9780071476096
    Publisher:
    McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
    Publication date:
    03/26/2007
    Series:
    Opportunities In...Series
    Edition description:
    Revised
    Pages:
    192
    Product dimensions:
    5.40(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.48(d)

    Table of Contents


    Preface     ix
    Acknowledgments     xi
    The Changing Workforce     1
    Demographic shifts
    Workplace
    Office of the future
    New administrative roles
    U.S. economy and employment data
    Canadian economy and workforce
    Nature of Administrative Assistant Positions     13
    From secretaries to managers
    Mobility
    Viewpoints of administrative professionals
    Historical growth of professional secretaries
    Administrative Professionals Week
    Quality of employees
    Characteristics of administrative assistants
    Organizational Structure and Climate     29
    Office information systems
    Evolving job titles of administrative assistants
    Modern office technology
    Expanding role of administrative assistants
    Demand for Administrative Assistants     43
    Employment statistics
    Administrative assistant occupations in Canada
    Male-female employment in administrative careers
    Salaries and benefits
    The alternative workplace
    Temporary employment
    Types of Administrative Assistants     67
    Levels of administrative personnel
    Position descriptions
    Specialized fields
    Is Administrative Work for You?     87
    Trends in office environments
    Advancement opportunities
    Teamwork is in!
    Older workers in the job market
    Advantages of working as an administrative assistant
    Educational Preparation for Administrative Assistants     101
    Educational and other requirements
    Is shorthand obsolete?
    Secretarial/administrativeassistant programs of study
    Secretarial programs in Canada
    Professional Organizations and Certification     121
    Professional administrative organizations
    Certification and licensing
    Promotional Opportunities for Administrative Assistants     133
    Personal qualities
    Professional skills
    Paths to professional growth
    Professional organizations
    Company training programs
    Tuition-reimbursement programs
    Networking
    The Job Search in the Information Age     145
    Location
    Type and size of office
    Conducting the job search
    The application letter
    Resumes
    The job interview
    Once you have a job

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