Originally Posted by CroMagna
The pay is lowsy... it's a dead end job.
This will prob be my last post as forum may shutdown any minute now.
Just read something related to this "A closed mind is the most expensive thing you will ever own because it keeps you POOR "Passing Over Opportunities Regularly."
I started out as a secretary. It was an excellent opportunity to meet people at all levels, both inside and outside of the organization, including VIPs. After a year I got promoted to a more technical job and went on from there.
The point is, if you make the most of it, it is a stepping stone to something bigger and better, not a dead end at all. And executive assistants make very good money. Yes, you have to have a positive attitude - that's true wherever you go if you want to be successful.
Any job is a starting point, you don't have to stay there forever. Use it to reach higher. You also don't want to have too big a gap in your resume.
A couple of strategies, look for the type of organizations/businesses you think you would want to work for. Or businesses that you might want to learn about for your future purposes. Be assertive, make inquiries; a lot of jobs are not always advertized.
Some more food for thought I came across recently - Stop asking "what do I want?" and ask "why am I here?". You may come closer to your true purpose.
Good luck. Hopefully we can all find another helpful forum, as well as taking this opportunity to spend less time online!