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Are You Aware of the Top Hiring Trends for Administrative Professionals in 2024?

Administrative professionals will be in high demand in 2024. Most managers seeking these professionals are having difficulty finding them. As a result, administrative professionals can land jobs with higher salaries and expand their career opportunities.

As an administrative professional, you should capitalize on the top hiring trends in the industry this year. Knowing which skills and roles are most essential can help you make career decisions.

Discover the top hiring trends for administrative professionals in 2024.

In-Demand Skills for Administrative Professionals

Most managers who need to hire administrative professionals seek high levels of customer experience and project and program management skills. For instance, customer experience is essential for customer retention and brand reputation. Also, tasks such as integrating new technologies and navigating remote work are required to overcome challenges and keep companies competitive.

Flexibility in Administrative Roles Is Increasing

Most administrative professionals look for flexibility when deciding where to work. As a result, many employers are offering remote or hybrid work options, a flexible schedule, and generous paid time off (PTO).

Emphasizing your knowledge, skills, experience, and qualifications increases the odds of securing an interview for an administrative role that offers flexibility. You also can negotiate other types of flexibility into job offers to better fit your needs.

High-Demand Roles for Administrative Professionals

Administrative assistants are needed to implement new technologies, lead projects, and maintain team cohesion. These roles offer meaningful career paths with purpose-driven work.

Executive assistants offer critical support for top executives to focus on big-picture strategies. These assistants organize high-level meetings, manage sensitive communications, and handle other responsibilities.

Office managers take on additional duties and responsibilities in line with changing business needs. Many of these managers ensure hybrid teams effectively function while working onsite and remotely.

Contract Administrative Professional Roles Are on the Rise

Many hiring managers are offering contract roles for administrative professionals. These opportunities let you take on contract roles in different industries and departments to see which ones best fit your abilities and interests. Working in diverse environments provides additional opportunities for career expansion.

You should consider taking on contract-to-hire administrative roles as well. You typically have a few months to perform the job duties and responsibilities, learn the culture, and build work relationships. At the end of the contract period, you could be offered a full-time job.

Are You Ready to Find a New Administrative Role?

High Profile offers a range of contract, contract-to-hire, and direct-hire roles to help grow your career as an administrative professional. Visit our job board to apply for a role today.