Administrative Job Searches
Administrative positions are the backbone of companies. The roles of administrative professionals have evolved over the years to encompass a great deal of responsibility. Many corporate executives are powerless without their executive administrative assistants. These men and women literally manage all the details of executives' business lives.
Administrative jobs encompass an entire array of different positions. Administrative assistants need to have excellent organizational skills, impeccable communications skills, great writing skills, a keen knowledge of Microsoft products (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access), and top-notch time management skills. The term "administrative assistant" used to be a euphemism for "secretary." Now, it's an actual assistant level role that's integral to the overall function of the entire organization. These positions pay fairly well and often have potential to evolve into something more lucrative.
Running Administrative Job Searches
Most online job boards list "Administrative" as a job category. When running an administrative job search, it's important to be as specific as possible because different corporations and organizations require different skills and experience when it comes to administrative roles. Smaller companies typically require their administrative assistants to know almost as much as the people they are working with in the company.
Entry level administrative jobs are often reserved for the men and women fresh out of school. This is a great way for aspiring business professionals to break into the business world and really learn how things work. Even if you have aspirations of being a corporate executive one day, you need to work a job that gives you access to the nuts and bolts of a company's operations. The administrative workers have this access and some of them even end up knowing more than the people they report to.
by James Lyons
Job Hunting Sites
Job hunting sites have revolutionized the hiring and job search process. The Internet is teeming with hundreds of different job hunting websites for prospective candidates to post their resumes and examine available jobs. These sites also allow recruiters in subscribing companies to search for candidates in their resume databases. Both employees and employers have reaped the benefits of this phenomenon.
A few years ago there were only a few recommended job hunting web sites for both employees and recruiters. As the years go by, however, more and more job hunting sites are popping up, many of which offer broader coverage and more specialized services. Job seekers are inundated with recommendations and recruiters have too many places to look. Is it possible that this surge in career search sites has actually created a problem of abundance?
Too Many Job Hunting Sites?
Fear not my friends, because there are not too many job hunting web sites on the Internet. In fact, it probably won't hurt if a few more enter the market. Having more sites encourages more competition. The job boards are getting better and better every day, offering newer and better services to both companies and job seekers.
The only foreseeable problem is knowing which sites are worth using. Frankly, there are over 50 reputable job boards on the Internet and it would take you a millennium to examine all of them. For that reason I would put your faith in a resume posting service that targets the top job hunting web sites. This will save you a ton of time and frustration.
by James Lyons
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