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Executive Assistant to VP of Global HR

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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.

School: University of Redlands
Degree: Fine Arts
Job Title: Executive Assistant to VP of Global HR
Employer: Bare Essentials

Job Summary: Human Resources Assistants, Except Payroll and Timekeeping

Job Description

Human resources assistants compile and keep personnel records and data for each employee, such as address, weekly earnings, absences, amount of sales or production, supervisory reports, and date of and reason for termination. May prepare reports for employment records, file employment records, or search employee files and furnish information to authorized persons. They help maintain records, collect data and information, and respond to questions or concerns.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
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$20,000 - $50,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
0 to 10 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Hospital / Clinic, Indoor, Military, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Organizational skills, People skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented

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<span m='21940'>guess</span> <span m='22210'>is,</span> <span m='22570'>in</span> <span m='22800'>all</span> <span m='22840'>honesty,</span> <span m='23480'>going</span> <span m='23780'>into</span> <span m='23970'>this</span> <span m='24200'>role</span> <span m='24800'>you</span> <span m='25120'>know</span> <span m='25400'>that</span> <span m='25520'>as</span> <span m='25630'>an</span> <span m='25700'>executive</span> <span m='26160'>assistant</span> <span m='26720'>you're</span> <span m='26890'>supporting</span> <span m='27770'>someone</span> <span m='28090'>of</span> <span m='28150'>a</span> <span m='28210'>high</span> <span m='28470'>level.</span> <span m='29110'>So</span> <span m='29550'>immediately</span> <span m='30550'>you</span> <span m='30750'>know</span> <span m='31180'>that</span> <span m='31380'>this</span> <span m='31550'>is</span> <span m='31690'>going</span> <span m='31820'>to</span> <span m='31910'>be</span> <span m='33090'>person</span> <span m='34260'>to</span> <span m='34370'>person</span> <span m='34740'>interaction</span> <span m='35700'>every</span> <span m='36080'>single</span> <span m='36440'>day,</span> <span m='36820'>and</span> <span m='36960'>you</span> <span m='37000'>have</span> <span m='37190'>to</span> <span m='37290'>just</span> <span m='37510'>be</span> <span m='37700'>on</span> <span m='37840'>top</span> <span m='38130'>your</span> <span m='38330'>game.</span> <span m='39050'>And</span> <span m='39790'>honestly</span> <span m='41050'>you</span> <span m='41990'>just</span> <span m='42200'>read</span> <span m='42570'>the</span> <span m='42640'>job</span> <span m='42980'>description,</span> <span m='43730'>and</span> <span m='43880'>you</span> <span m='43960'>know</span> <span m='44170'>what</span> <span m='44290'>you're</span> <span m='44390'>getting</span> <span m='44680'>into.</span> <span m='45100'>So</span> <span m='45640'>that's</span> <span m='46380'>the</span> <span m='46870'>basic</span> <span m='47310'>approach</span> <span m='47680'>that</span> <span m='47810'>I</span> <span m='47890'>had</span> <span m='48450'>getting</span> <span m='49070'>into</span> <span m='49230'>this</span> <span m='49420'>role.</span> </p><p><span m='50510'>What</span> <span m='50650'>I</span> <span m='50770'>like</span> <span m='51000'>about</span> <span m='51230'>my</span> <span m='51390'>job</span> <span m='51790'>is</span> <span m='52050'>that</span> <span m='52480'>I</span> <span m='52560'>have</span> <span m='53110'>so</span> <span m='53320'>much</span> <span m='53700'>access</span> <span m='54760'>to</span> <span m='55330'>confidential</span> <span m='56030'>information.</span> <span m='57160'>I</span> <span m='57610'>think</span> <span m='57850'>that</span> <span m='58340'>just</span> <span m='58840'>comes</span> <span m='59140'>with</span> <span m='59280'>the</span> <span m='59380'>role</span> <span m='59670'>of</span> <span m='59830'>an</span> <span m='59920'>executive</span> <span m='60460'>assistant,</span> <span m='61470'>and</span> <span m='62100'>that</span> <span m='62500'>I'm</span> <span m='62830'>able</span> <span m='63250'>to</span> <span m='64170'>just</span> <span m='64640'>take</span> <span m='64930'>care</span> <span m='65379'>of</span> <span m='66150'>a</span> <span m='66660'>high</span> <span m='66950'>level</span> <span m='67230'>executive.</span> <span m='68020'>In</span> <span m='68180'>my</span> <span m='68330'>case</span> <span m='68650'>it's</span> <span m='68820'>the</span> <span m='68960'>VP</span> <span m='69310'>of</span> <span m='69450'>global</span> <span m='69760'>HR,</span> <span m='70150'>and</span> <span m='70250'>you</span> <span m='70340'>can</span> <span m='70530'>imagine</span> <span m='70980'>what</span> <span m='71140'>that</span> <span m='71330'>all</span> <span m='71460'>entails.</span> <span m='72540'>So</span> <span m='72920'>I</span> <span m='72990'>take</span> <span m='73170'>a</span> <span m='73210'>lot</span> <span m='73340'>of</span> <span m='73420'>pride</span> <span m='73660'>and</span> <span m='73780'>joy</span> <span m='74020'>with</span> <span m='74220'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='74780'>What</span> <span m='74980'>I</span> <span m='75200'>don't</span> <span m='75500'>dislike.</span> <span m='78370'>I'll</span> <span m='78910'>be</span> <span m='79540'>honest</span> <span m='79800'>with</span> <span m='79980'>you.</span> <span m='80430'>I'm</span> <span m='80840'>very</span> <span m='81290'>open,</span> <span m='81940'>and</span> <span m='82690'>just</span> <span m='83290'>very</span> <span m='83700'>positive.</span> <span m='84590'>There's</span> <span m='84890'>not</span> <span m='85080'>much</span> <span m='85310'>I</span> <span m='85340'>don't</span> <span m='85550'>like</span> <span m='85790'>about</span> <span m='86070'>the</span> <span m='86180'>role</span> <span m='87080'>because</span> <span m='88250'>it's</span> <span m='88790'>a</span> <span m='88820'>nine</span> <span m='89030'>to</span> <span m='89150'>five.</span> <span m='89950'>I</span> <span m='90230'>get</span> <span m='90440'>weekends</span> <span m='90920'>off.</span> <span m='91490'>I</span> <span m='91830'>work</span> <span m='92040'>with</span> <span m='92120'>awesome</span> <span m='92590'>people.</span> <span m='93330'>So</span> <span m='94100'>that's</span> <span m='94500'>not</span> <span m='94680'>a</span> <span m='94770'>sales</span> <span m='95080'>pitch.</span> <span m='95670'>It's</span> <span m='95930'>true.</span> </p><p><span m='99410'>Key</span> <span m='99570'>decisions.</span> <span m='100200'>A</span> <span m='100590'>major</span> <span m='100980'>one</span> <span m='101590'>that</span> <span m='102890'>you</span> <span m='103690'>might</span> <span m='103970'>know</span> <span m='104330'>that</span> <span m='104480'>comes</span> <span m='104770'>with</span> <span m='104900'>being</span> <span m='105140'>an</span> <span m='105250'>artist,</span> <span m='105640'>especially</span> <span m='106170'>a</span> <span m='106200'>painter,</span> <span m='107040'>is</span> <span m='107610'>that</span> <span m='108560'>you</span> <span m='109070'>become</span> <span m='109330'>an</span> <span m='109380'>artist</span> <span m='109890'>and</span> <span m='110460'>immediately</span> <span m='110940'>with</span> <span m='111170'>that</span> <span m='111850'>comes</span> <span m='112620'>the</span> <span m='112720'>whole</span> <span m='112980'>idea,</span> <span m='113540'>oh,</span> <span m='113640'>you're</span> <span m='113720'>going</span> <span m='113810'>to</span> <span m='114030'>be</span> <span m='114290'>a</span> <span m='114320'>starving</span> <span m='114800'>artist.</span> <span m='115530'>Well</span> <span m='117220'>the</span> <span m='118080'>key</span> <span m='118680'>point</span> <span m='119060'>and</span> <span m='119170'>idea</span> <span m='119580'>coming</span> <span m='119890'>into</span> <span m='120040'>this</span> <span m='120240'>career</span> <span m='120780'>was,</span> <span m='121220'>no,</span> <span m='121690'>I'm</span> <span m='121850'>not</span> <span m='122010'>going</span> <span m='122100'>to</span> <span m='122150'>be</span> <span m='122280'>a</span> <span m='122320'>starving</span> <span m='122720'>artist.</span> <span m='123280'>I'm</span> <span m='123530'>going</span> <span m='123620'>to</span> <span m='123690'>have</span> <span m='124230'>a</span> <span m='124470'>solid</span> <span m='124880'>nine</span> <span m='125070'>to</span> <span m='125200'>five</span> <span m='125490'>job,</span> <span m='125910'>and</span> <span m='126010'>I'm</span> <span m='126110'>going</span> <span m='126210'>to</span> <span m='126270'>be</span> <span m='126500'>able</span> <span m='126710'>to</span> <span m='126770'>make</span> <span m='127280'>art</span> <span m='127710'>on</span> <span m='127910'>weekends,</span> <span m='129100'>and</span> <span m='130500'>when</span> <span m='131039'>I</span> <span m='131090'>clock</span> <span m='131320'>out.</span> <span m='131930'>So</span> <span m='133030'>I</span> <span m='133390'>think</span> <span m='133950'>that</span> <span m='134540'>was</span> <span m='134700'>the</span> <span m='134790'>key</span> <span m='135190'>point</span> <span m='135740'>that</span> <span m='136140'>led</span> <span m='136390'>me</span> <span m='136530'>to</span> <span m='136600'>be</span> <span m='136770'>like,</span> <span m='137000'>OK,</span> <span m='137360'>this</span> <span m='137540'>is</span> <span m='137640'>the</span> <span m='137740'>career</span> <span m='138070'>I</span> <span m='138150'>want.</span> <span m='138820'>This</span> <span m='139190'>is</span> <span m='139340'>going</span> <span m='139450'>to</span> <span m='139520'>keep</span> <span m='139710'>me</span> <span m='139830'>balanced</span> <span m='140550'>with</span> <span m='140760'>being</span> <span m='140990'>an</span> <span m='141080'>artist.</span> </p><p><span m='144840'>How</span> <span m='145060'>difficult</span> <span m='145520'>it</span> <span m='145650'>is</span> <span m='145940'>to</span> <span m='146180'>find</span> <span m='146380'>a</span> <span m='146430'>job</span> <span m='146710'>in</span> <span m='146780'>this</span> <span m='146920'>industry.</span> <span m='148530'>You</span> <span m='149740'>know</span> <span m='149870'>what</span> <span m='151010'>that's</span> <span m='151890'>a</span> <span m='151970'>really</span> <span m='152200'>good</span> <span m='152330'>question,</span> <span m='152880'>and</span> <span m='153000'>I</span> <span m='153040'>have</span> <span m='153480'>a</span> <span m='153600'>lot</span> <span m='153830'>of</span> <span m='154170'>passion</span> <span m='154970'>to</span> <span m='155110'>answer</span> <span m='155400'>this</span> <span m='155600'>question,</span> <span m='156030'>and</span> <span m='156130'>here's</span> <span m='156440'>why.</span> <span m='157100'>You'll</span> <span m='157720'>hear</span> <span m='158240'>a</span> <span m='158420'>lot</span> <span m='158930'>that</span> <span m='159410'>this</span> <span m='159630'>market</span> <span m='159980'>is</span> <span m='160100'>so</span> <span m='160530'>hard</span> <span m='160720'>to</span> <span m='160790'>get</span> <span m='160930'>a</span> <span m='161000'>job,</span> <span m='161680'>you</span> <span m='161950'>know,</span> <span m='162720'>we're</span> <span m='163190'>going</span> <span m='163430'>through</span> <span m='163550'>this</span> <span m='163750'>crisis</span> <span m='164350'>in</span> <span m='164420'>the</span> <span m='164480'>United</span> <span m='164800'>States</span> <span m='165140'>and,</span> <span m='165490'>yeah</span> <span m='166560'>we</span> <span m='167420'>are.</span> <span m='167990'>But</span> <span m='168170'>the</span> <span m='168250'>reality</span> <span m='168750'>is</span> <span m='169400'>if</span> <span m='170030'>you</span> <span m='170510'>have</span> <span m='170820'>drive,</span> <span m='171720'>if</span> <span m='172180'>you</span> <span m='172450'>just</span> <span m='172800'>search</span> <span m='173280'>and</span> <span m='173420'>apply</span> <span m='173990'>to</span> <span m='174370'>60</span> <span m='174780'>jobs</span> <span m='175150'>all</span> <span m='175310'>at</span> <span m='175400'>once,</span> <span m='175880'>and</span> <span m='176120'>you</span> <span m='176210'>nail</span> <span m='176620'>that</span> <span m='176790'>interview</span> <span m='177450'>that's</span> <span m='177560'>what's</span> <span m='178180'>going</span> <span m='178780'>to</span> <span m='178820'>get</span> <span m='179050'>you</span> <span m='179170'>to</span> <span m='179260'>get</span> <span m='179490'>into</span> <span m='179760'>this</span> <span m='180010'>role,</span> <span m='180420'>or</span> <span m='180580'>into</span> <span m='180810'>any</span> <span m='181120'>role,</span> <span m='182060'>that's</span> <span m='182810'>the</span> <span m='182870'>drive</span> <span m='183160'>I</span> <span m='183250'>have.</span> <span m='183850'>My</span> <span m='184260'>work</span> <span m='184530'>and</span> <span m='184630'>life</span> <span m='184900'>balance</span> <span m='185430'>is</span> <span m='186490'>very</span> <span m='187370'>balanced.</span> <span m='188210'>So</span> <span m='188710'>this</span> <span m='188880'>is</span> <span m='189020'>a</span> <span m='189080'>position</span> <span m='190060'>in</span> <span m='190540'>the</span> <span m='190640'>corporate</span> <span m='191010'>world.</span> <span m='191460'>It's</span> <span m='191700'>a</span> <span m='191780'>nine</span> <span m='192170'>to</span> <span m='192270'>five</span> <span m='192560'>position.</span> <span m='193140'>You</span> <span m='193240'>get</span> <span m='193430'>weekends</span> <span m='193800'>off.</span> <span m='193970'>You</span> <span m='194040'>get</span> <span m='194170'>holidays</span> <span m='194650'>off.</span> <span m='194980'>You</span> <span m='195210'>get</span> <span m='195420'>a</span> <span m='195440'>lot</span> <span m='195590'>of</span> <span m='195650'>perks.</span> <span m='196200'>So</span> <span m='196690'>putting</span> <span m='196980'>that</span> <span m='197170'>hand</span> <span m='197500'>in</span> <span m='197580'>hand</span> <span m='198150'>with</span> <span m='198490'>my</span> <span m='198600'>major</span> <span m='199520'>it</span> <span m='199950'>complements</span> <span m='200450'>it</span> <span m='200540'>very</span> <span m='200730'>well</span> <span m='201030'>because</span> <span m='201410'>I'm</span> <span m='201530'>able</span> <span m='201840'>to</span> <span m='202160'>do</span> <span m='202380'>art</span> <span m='203080'>at</span> <span m='203480'>night</span> <span m='203830'>and</span> <span m='204300'>my</span> <span m='204420'>days</span> <span m='204650'>off,</span> <span m='204960'>and</span> <span m='205110'>I'm</span> <span m='205220'>able</span> <span m='205470'>to</span> <span m='206230'>work</span> <span m='206600'>hard</span> <span m='207010'>and</span> <span m='207470'>do</span> <span m='207590'>my</span> <span m='207670'>thing</span> <span m='208350'>during</span> <span m='208720'>the</span> <span m='208830'>week.</span> </p>","file":{"id":452051,"video_id":"3671448379001","name":"2685-tracy-AssistantofVPofGlobalHR","duration":209767,"thumbnail_url":null}});