If you can start as an office administrator or administrative assistant in a supportive role, you will start to make connections of those who have been promoted and made a successful transition to upper management; such as an office manager or administrative director.
Once you secure an administrative role do your best to see what new skills you can learn. There are endless ways to increase your skill set through online classes, seminars, tutorials, LinkedIn Learning, etc.
Never stop learning and be open to change and you will succeed.
Good luck to you!
It's always beneficial to improve your hard skills. Concentrate on fundamental abilities such as typing speed, proficiency with Microsoft products like Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint, among others.
Enhancing your soft skills is also advantageous. Office administrators often serve as the backbone of an organization and are likely to interact with clients. Being the support for both internal and external clients, it's crucial to be approachable, dependable, and adaptable.
Best of luck to you!