We work with a lot of admin pros each day, whether they are administering tests to applicants or researching testing options for their organization. We even have a few admin pros, who are job candidates themselves, contact us about "practicing" their skills on our tests (sorry, ma'am, can't do that). We speak your language.
The life of an admin pro isn't easy. Lots of teamwork, paperwork, and coordination between departments. Add in a healthy dose of customer service skills and you've got a sense of what it takes to be successful. In fact, if you want to know the full range of skills necessary for this role, check out the US Department of Labor's detailed description of the tasks and skills needed for this type of job. You'll find it far more extensive that you think, while also spotting many tasks that your favorite admin pro does that you don't usually give a second thought to.
With the myriad of "special days" that there are on the calendar, it's no surprise that Administrative Professionals have a special recognition day of their own, which is today, April 27, 2016.
In that spirit, Happy Admin Pros Day! Time to kick back and relax (after your work is done, right?). May your day be filled with adoration (plus gifts, flowers) from those colleagues for whom you make life flow so smoothly.