I’ve been an Admin Assistant for 5 years with the last 2 in a government. I have worked hard to get here thinking this is what I wanted. Now that I’m here, making 40k CAD/yr. I feel like I’ve hit a glass ceiling and I’m desperate for more money and responsibilities - my job is way too easy. But not many opportunities for growth. Any suggestions on where to go from here?

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I've been an administrative professional (similar to admin assistant) for almost 7 years and by year 4, I was itching to leave. I begun getting involved with initiatives outside of my job (supporting workplace giving/ organizing the firm's day of volunteering, etc). Made great internal connections and when a role became available, I applied and had a number of connections vouch for me.

It isn't an easy process if that is what you are after. I continue to do the best that I could while waiting for that opportunity. I also let my leaders know that I wanted a challenge so they also started putting me on special projects, etc.

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