Job Description

Administrative Assistant Job Description

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Administrative assistant role and responsibilities

An administrative assistant supports an organization or department by performing—what else—administrative services. An administrative assistant also:

  • Aids management with administrative tasks such as tracking and compiling information of interest
  • Prepares various reports detailing the administrative information handled by the position
  • Reviews and answers correspondence
  • May handle confidential information
  • Coordinates travel for department or individuals
  • Generally reports to a supervisor or manager

Administrative assistant job skill set

  • Attention to detail
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Organizational skills
  • Promptness

Experience and qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • 0-2 years of experience in the field or in a related area

Frequent administrative assistant job interview questions

When you're interviewing for an administrative assistant job, be sure your answers to these questions are direct, succinct and, most importantly, truthful:

  1. Do you enjoy working with and interacting with people?
  2. Can you describe your previous administrative experience?
  3. What do you know about our company and services?
  4. Have you handled confidential information before?
  5. Can you tell me about your computer skills?

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Similar Positions

  • Receptionist
  • Data entry clerk
  • Contracts administration clerk
  • File clerk

Career Advancement

Depending on the path, administrative assistants can become:

  • Senior administrative assistant
  • Administrative supervisor
  • Office manager
  • Executive assistant

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