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Local resource for administrative assistant jobs in South Portland. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to administrative jobs, administrative degree programs, administrative assistant job listings, and administrative assistant training, as well as advice and content on career counseling.

Springborn Staffing Services Inc.
(207) 761-8367
107 Exchange St
Portland, ME
Type of Service
temporary, long-term, temporary/part time, part time

Officeteam
(207) 772-9400
100 Middle St
Portland, ME

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Single Source Staffing
(207) 541-9000
28 Maple Street
Portland, ME

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Career Management Associates
(207) 780-1125
72 Pine Street
Portland, ME
Main Industries / Positions
K +, Executive, Healthcare

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Bonney Staffing - MASTER
(207) 773-3829
477 Congress St
Portland, ME

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BONNEY Staffing Center
(207) 773-3829
477 Congress St Ste 100A
Portland, ME
Type of Service
temporary, temporary/part time, part time, managed services

Brown Group The
(207) 772-3906
339 Capisic St
Portland, ME

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Springborn Staffing Services
(207) 761-8367
130 Middle St
Portland, ME

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Deosystems
(207) 879-1039
175 Lancaster St
Portland, ME

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Blue Rock Consulting
(207) 780-0960
9 Woodmont St
Portland, ME

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Administrative Assistant

How to become an Administrative Assistant.

Computer proficiency and excellent interpersonal communication skills are the ideal qualifications that most employers look for in a new hire. There is an increased demand for administrative assistants who are adaptable and versatile, regardless if the business is a Fortune 500 or a local community non-profit.

Due to daily interactions with the public one imperative quality an administrative assistant needs is excellent customer service: individuals must be tactful in their dealings with both the general public and with their co-workers. Discretion, good judgment, organizational or management ability, initiative, good interpersonal communication skills, and the ability to work independently are qualifications in higher-level administrative positions.

Employers of executive administrative assistants increasingly are seeking candidates with a college degree to work closely with top executives. A degree related to the business or industry may provide a job seeker with an advantage in the application process. Most executive positions desire an applicant to possess a Liberal Arts degree or a bachelor's in Business Management. For most medical and legal administrative assistants, they must go through specialized training programs that teach them the language of the industry.

Once hired, many professionals acquire more advanced skills through on-the-job instruction by other employees or by equipment and software vendors. Individuals may attend classes or participate in online education to learn how to operate new office technologies, such as information storage systems, scanners, or new updated software packages. As office automation continues to evolve, retraining and continuing education will remain integral parts of administrative assistant jobs.

What does an Administrative Assistant do?

Depending on the employer and the business sector, administrative assistants serve as information and communication managers for an office or a home-based company: they are responsible for a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently.

Administrative assistants are the conduits between the public and their employer. For many companies the administrative assistant not only oversees the managing of the office culture but is in charge of scheduling their employer's daily work agenda.

Job duties can include planning and scheduling meetings and/or appointments, organizing and maintaining paper or electronic files, to managing projects. Administrative assistants conduct research and can be expected to train office staff. They must have sufficient knowledge in maintaining the efficiency of office equipment and conducting minor repairs. Most importantly, they need to be able to disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail. Many administrative assistants handle travel, transportation and guest arrangemen...

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