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HR & Office Administration

Do you have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient?

HR & Office Administration
HR & Office Administration might be the field for you if:

HR & Office Administration professionals support the company’s goals with various HR initiatives, and are comfortable handling sensitive information. Their strong communication skills means they are able to communicate well with members from various departments in the organization. They have compassion for others and a willingness to listen to others’ problems, and their high emotional intelligence allows them to resolve conflict. They are able to present a positive company image to potential job candidates and anyone who visits.

Anna Linsenmeyer, Executive Assistant at Angie's List

“I never really know what I’m going to encounter from one day to the next. But that’s the beauty of being an executive assistant: you have to think on your feet and problem-solve quickly as you go with the flow. ”

Sound interesting? Here are some occupations in this field:
Human Resources Manager

Human resources managers plan, direct, and coordinate the administrative functions of an organization. They oversee the recruiting, interviewing, and hiring of new staff, consult with top executives on strategic planning, and serve as a link between an organization’s management and its employees.

Talent Recruiter

Talent recruiters are tasked with identifying and pursuing candidates for potential job openings. They play a key role in filling important, hard-to-fill positions where competition for qualified candidates is strong.

Administrative Assistant

Administrative assistants help with correspondence, keep records, make appointments, and carry out similar tasks. They may also assist with event planning, researching information for projects, and database entries.

A Executive Assistant's day might include:
8:00 AM

Always check email first thing in the morning to see if any of today's meetings are rescheduled or have changed in any way

Get the conference room ready for today's investor meeting by creating agendas and preparing AV and technical set up

Book flight and hotel travel for our CEO's trip to meet our first overseas customer!

12:00 PM

During lunch, check the stock of our supplies in our kitchen and order new drinks, snacks and logo napkins

Make new nameplates for our new staff arriving this week and schedule their onboarding meetings with our CEO

Prepare and email out the briefing notes for our board meeting, then check in with our CEO before the end of the day

8:00 AM

Always check email first thing in the morning to see if any of today's meetings are rescheduled or have changed in any way

Get the conference room ready for today's investor meeting by creating agendas and preparing AV and technical set up

Book flight and hotel travel for our CEO's trip to meet our first overseas customer!

12:00 PM

During lunch, check the stock of our supplies in our kitchen and order new drinks, snacks and logo napkins

Make new nameplates for our new staff arriving this week and schedule their onboarding meetings with our CEO

Prepare and email out the briefing notes for our board meeting, then check in with our CEO before the end of the day

You could work at a company like:

Meet Anna Linsenmeyer, Executive Assistant at Angie’s List

From Inman, Kansas and Seattle to Indy, Anna built her career path on experience working in management offices. At Angie's List, she loves and is encouraged to learn new things while learning from a great leader.

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Meet Alia McCord, Executive Assistant at Scale Computing

Alia's career path took her through several office environments before she found a deep connection to a technology-focused office at Scale Computing. Read about her role as an executive assistant in this post.

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Startup co-founder Rod Feuer always knew he would come back home to Indianapolis

Before co-founding sales deal management startup Costello in Indianapolis, Rod Feuer worked in Chicago and New York City at a top consulting company, a major financial institution, and a private equity firm. In 2010, he started on a more entrepreneurial path that included leadership roles at advertising and marketing tech scale-ups in the Big Apple.

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HR & Office Admin

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.

Product development professionals love building products, automating inefficiencies, and solving problems.

Data scientist professionals enjoy extensive thinking about data and abstract problems.

Designers are passionate about crafting beautiful, functional user experiences.

Product managers get excited about guiding the success of a product and leading the cross-functional team that is responsible for improving it.

IT and cybersecurity professionals build and maintain the security of complex computer networks and databases.

Customer success professionals enjoy building relationships, and take pride in being the voice of the customer.

Support professionals have respect for all clients and team members, and enjoy engaging with people via phone and email to help them solve problems.

Sales professionals have a will to win and a knack for influencing and building relationships with people.

Marketing professionals crafting communications or experiences that inspire, inform, and influence people.

Finance managers have a passion for working with financial data and interpreting how a business makes money.

HR & office administration professionals have a passion for making sure the workplace is functional, comfortable, and efficient.