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Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

1.Try to set up the communication of the office so your boss checks their own emails and responds, but you are in charge of all the mtg coordination, phones, and anything that happens in the office. If you have to purchase stuff for your boss - ask to xerox the credit card, both front and back now. Do they have a frequent flyer card for any business? 5.Filing Set up a great filing system now. If you are out sick, a temp will have to sub for you.

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The Realities of Job Hunting As A High Level Executive Assistant

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

They will revisit their files and notes and reach out to you as jobs become available. You'll find yourself getting calls and emails a couple of times a year if not once a month. As you are job hunting, think hard about if you want to temp, freelance, do contract work, temp-to-hire, or direct hire roles only and under which circumstance. Have a large stock of thank you cards, stamps, and pre-printed address labels at all times.