As we comb through applications and conduct interviews, we always look for a handful of qualities when hiring for our clients. Read on to learn about the most important qualities of top administrative assistants that are the most successful with our clients.
In today’s virtual environment, being comfortable using technology is a must-have skill for our administrative assistants. Gone are the days of filing cabinets and Rolodexes. Instead, we look for employees that are proficient in platforms like Microsoft Office, calendar platforms, and any other administrative software that our clients use.
Administrative assistants are often seen as extensions of their supervisors. Because of this expectation, the best admins represent their supervisor’s professionalism and attention to detail. They should have strong communication skills, easily navigate interpersonal relationships and approach every problem with a can-do attitude. The best administrative assistants can step in to communicate with clients and help manage projects when their supervisor is out. While experience in construction management is preferred, being able to prioritize projects and demonstrate great customer service will get you a lot of praise in the industry.