I am receptionist and would like an administrative assistant position what should I do to get the job?

I have been a receptionist for 3 years and I'm thinking of going to college to get a business degree but I'm not sure what I should take in order to be considered for administrative positions. I think I would like to work in Human Resource..

Asked By: tdsanders2002 - 2/11/2008
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You can do any degree after which you should qualify as an MBA as it is having an edge over the non MBA persons. MBA in HR for a new comer is like a passport to travel, and knowledge of work, skill and competence is like a visa for acceptability in a profession.
Answered By: V.T.V.RAM - 2/14/2008
Additional Answers (7)
B.S. in Business Management. Focus on Hr if the college allows it.
Answered By: gyggles000 - 2/11/2008
An Associate's or Bachelor's in Business Management or Business Administration would be a good choice. You could also pursue a PHR certification program if you want an HR career... More
Answered By: Mel - 2/11/2008
If you need to start or finish a degree, going to college is a step in the right direction. To excel in on your current job, take more responsibility, ask for more tasks. Help others in the office meet deadlines. Become the "go to" person in your office and you will make the prefect administrative assistant. Be... More
Answered By: JJZEE - 2/11/2008
There are emphasis in office education with a 4 year degree. I believe its called Office Managment-B.A. or even a B.S. But you want as much computer knowledge and people-skills classes(psychology) that you can get under your belt. Anyone can train to become an admin assistant, but it takes a people-oriented(... More
Answered By: anaise - 2/12/2008
Try telling your current employer that you are interested in moving up to an adminisitrative assistant. He or she may give you more responsibilities that will help you transition easily into the department you are interested in. Most administrative assistants don't have degrees. To be an HR Generalist, you would... More
Answered By: KCS - 2/13/2008
Congrats! Setting a professional goal is important... More
Answered By: PatV - 2/16/2008
Talk to your boss, your company might pay for your classes.
Answered By: summergirl - 2/19/2008
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