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Executive Assistant to Chief of Staff? Ask an Admin

Ask an Admin was created by Office Dynamics to help administrative professionals with their problems through the help of their peers. We don’t always have an answer to each individual’s problem but we know some of you might. Please read the question and comment below.

Preethi asks:

Hi Fellow Admins,

I am an administrative professional with over 10 years of experience. I have been an EA to the CEO or C-level executive for the last 5+ years. I am involved in corporate strategy; plan, organize and participate in Board and committee meetings, handle performance appraisal, review and edit HR and Board policies, organize events and town halls, etc.

I have been doing this for a while now and wonder where to next? I like being an admin professional but also want growth in terms of role, designation, and pay. Is there a way to become a Chief of Staff? Most CoS in the corporate industry seem to be from operational or management background. Is there a way for an EA to become CoS?

Thanks,
Preethi

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