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How do you find administrative assistant vacancies?

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Find open positions for administrative assistants through job listing sites such as Indeed.com and CareerBuilder.com or through the jobs section of online classifieds such as Craigslist.org, as of 2015. It is also possible to find administrative assistant jobs through business social media sites such as LinkedIn.com or by contacting companies directly.

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Many job listing websites feature categories that focus specifically on administrative assistant positions. These positions differ from secretary or receptionist jobs, which are typically entry-level and carry few responsibilities. Indeed.com and CareerBuilder.com both feature tools to search for jobs according to location, salary and job requirements. Craigslist.org contains listings on a regional level, with administrative assistant openings appearing in several categories. The job listing section of LinkedIn.com has a section for administrative assistant positions, which appear according to the company posting the opening.

Administrative assistant positions typically involve responsibilities regarding the daily schedule and activities of an executive within a company, commonly the CEO. Tasks may focus on managing the executive's schedule, which includes setting appointments, rescheduling meetings, and providing the necessary documents or information to each member of the meeting as necessary, along with organizing other events and tasks for the executive. The role involves working closely with the executive to facilitate the needs of her position, which may include small matters such as ordering lunch or large projects such as traveling with her internationally and arranging meetings with clients.

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