Administrative assistants keep everything in smooth, running order. They are responsible for organizing, managing files, scheduling appointments, and drafting letters to maintain correspondence. Part of their job also includes creating presentations and reports to be presented during meetings. Their extensive knowledge of computers lets them maintain a database to keep crucial information and keep everything accessible to the right people. They also handle general clerical work.
Additional responsibilities of Administrative Assistants may include keeping an inventory, placing orders, dispensing products, and keeping correspondence with clients. Depending on the nature of the business, administrative assistants may be required to help meet deadlines and guarantee results in other departments.
The typical duties of a good administrative assistant include: