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Administrative assistants perform administrative duties ranging from general office tasks to acting as special assistants in particular departments.

Successful administrative assistants tend to have the following personal characteristics:

  • good oral and written communication skills
  • good interpersonal skills
  • good organizational and time management skills
  • the ability to work independently or as part of a team
  • effective decision making skills
  • the ability to demonstrate professionalism
  • keen sense of initiative.

You should enjoy working with people, using computer applications, and compiling and organizing information.

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