What skills do I need to be a more in-demand administrative assistant?

I live in a small city with not many administrative assistant opportunities right now other than being a receptionist. Thankfully, I'm employed, but the job is unchallenging and doesn't use many of my skills. I realize times are tough, so I want to use this time productively to improve my value. I have several years experience as an executive and department assistant, as well as project management. I am advanced in MS Office programs. What other kinds of skills/classes should I focus on?

Asked By: dingding - 5/19/2010
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I don't know your job environment but one area that is constant is good project manager with the PMI certification. Other areas are Six Sigma, BPI (Business Process Improvement), MS Sharepoint. These are areas where companies are growing in order to do things right and for business improvement. The other overall... More
Answered By: RipCity - 5/19/2010
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I have been looking for jobs and I will tell you that if you don't know more than one language, you need to learn another one. A lot of employers want spanish, but now they also want korean, vietnamese, chinese. They want read/speak/write capabilities. I know a bit of french and italian and a lot of german and greek... More
Answered By: rosiegrl - 5/19/2010

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