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Should someone with a MS get a job as an executive assistant or will they always think of you as a secretary?

I have a MS in science but have been working in another field for years, would it be a good idea to take a job as an executive administrative assistant (assistant to the president) of a science related company? Could it lead to an executive job later or will they likely always think of their assistant as just a secretary? Also, would it be easy to go from executive assistant at one company to be an executive at another company or does it just look like secretarial experience on a resume?

Asked By: JK - 6/18/2007
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I'm sorry hon but an Executive Administrative Assistant is just a fancy title for Secretary. It could lead to an executive position if there's room for growth but you will always be considered the former "secretary" if it's with the same company. Executive Administrative Assistants are glorified secretaries. Since... More
Answered By: unlabeledone - 6/18/2007
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Don't let the title fool you. Responsibility gets you noticed. Be selective in the Exec Asst jobs you apply to, and go with self-iniative and professional goal setting high on your list... More
Answered By: PatV - 6/18/2007
 
I accepted a similar position for which I am over qualified but it has been wonderful. I do make executive level decisions and am recognized for it, have input and control over policy formation and I do find it odd to go from one extreme to then performing trivial administrative stuff. Working with the right... More
Answered By: Iknowthis! - 6/18/2007
 
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