What are the qualities for an administrative assistant?
Good on the phone, organized, good people skills, motivated.
Depending on the needs of the firm, an administrative assistant can have a myriad of responsibilities. Typically, an administrative assistant will be responsible for clerical support (typing, filing, faxing, scheduling). For smaller firms, the administrative assistant may also be responsbile for reception, and transfer of phone calls.
If you have held a position as an administrative assistant in the past, you can use examples from your former job to explain how you will handle the challenges of a new position. If this you have never worked as an administrative assistant, describe experiences you have had where you have had to multi-task.
I just looked into the administrative assistant training program at Careerstep and as far as I know, an administrative assistant performs routine clerical and organizational tasks. They organize files, draft messages, schedule appointments, and support other staff, and basically look after the smooth functioning of an office.
This is a job that might be asked on a job application, or in a job interview. The job may call for 2 years of administrative experience, including secretary, receptionist, administrative assistant, office manager, executive assistant, and many more. If you have this kind of experience, your answer is yes. If not, your answer is no.