Weekend Poll: Did You Plan to Become An Assistant?

Responses received before 9:30 p.m. PST on Monday, January 7/19 are reflected in the results of this Weekend Poll, which you’ll find by clicking here

For our first Weekend Poll of 2019, we’re focusing on your choice of career.  

I ask because, in my upcoming book, I’m looking closely at the assistant career. When you read it, you’ll learn more about how I didn’t originally envision myself heading down the assistant career path … and how I took some detours before returning to the career in my thirties.

I know from past Weekend Polls, as well as conversations, emails and interviews with assistants from around the globe that I’m not unique in this, but would like to get a 2019 perspective on readers’ experiences.

Please share this poll with colleagues and peers in your various networks, as …

I’ll include results and your collective voice in my upcoming book

For the sake of this poll, consider the term “Assistant” as encompassing a range of support roles including admin. assistant, admin. officer, board secretary/governance professional, executive assistant, legal assistant, management assistant, office manager, paralegal, secretary, executive secretary and chief of staff.

That leads us to the focus of my latest Weekend Poll …

Did you envision a career as an assistant?

Take a couple of minutes to complete the poll below, and I’ll publish results early next week. Please share this poll with colleagues and peers in your various networks, as I’ll include results from this Weekend Poll in my upcoming book.

YesNo
YesNo
20 or younger21 - 2526 - 3031 - 3536 - 4041 - 4546 - 5051 - 5556 - 60
NoYes; a certificateYes; a diplomaYes; an undergrad degreeYes; a graduate degree
1 year or less2 - 56 - 1011 - 1516 - 2021 - 2526 - 3031 - 3536 - 4041 - 4546 - 50
YesNoI didn't have a firm career preference
YesMost of the timeNo
YesNoI'm not sure

One Comment on “Weekend Poll: Did You Plan to Become An Assistant?

  1. I’ve changed from previously working at various insurance companies to now 20 years working at research and development organization. I find that engineer types are very hard to work with and for. It is a challenge in their communication styles.

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