Ashley Fox

Ashley Fox

Office Manager


ALR Construction Inc.


Get your name out there - don't be too shy. Make an impression with your dedication, and make sure they know your name!

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
May 2013 - High School Graduation
March 2014 - My First Job at OfficeMax
November 2017 - Hired as a file clerk at Trent-Wyatt Contracting
January 27, 2018 - Becoming Mrs. Fox
July 2018 - Promoted to Administrative Assistant at Trent-Wyatt Contracting
January 11, 2019 - Accepted Position as Office Manager at ALR Construction
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Jefferson County High School
Career

Career

Office Manager

I maintain the office of a local construction company - you name it, I do it!

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Business
Business
Entrepreneurship
Entrepreneurship
Problem Solving
Problem Solving

Day to Day

I begin my day by reconciling bank accounts, checking and responding to e-mails, and creating a to-do list. From there, I field incoming phone calls as they come in and take one problem at a time, completing my to-do list as best as I can! The company I work for is in beginning stages of networking and organization, and I am new to the company, so I am doing my best to help the business take off!

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I feel that a person with similar aspirations could benefit from customer service experience in order to communicate effectlively with clients / vendors / customers, etc. as well as a carefully calculated course in computer technology / keyboarding in order to learn to type quickly and with accuracy, as well as to strengthen skills in Microsoft Office and similar programs. Working with computers and being adaptable to new software is a key component of my everyday job functions.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Networking is the largest component of advancement in administration, in my opinion. Networking and hard skills alone got my position. Don't be afraid to really get out there and get in touch with (or even follow on LinkedIn!) those who are your superiors or who you aspire to. Get your name out there - don't be too shy. Apply for jobs that you aren't qualified for - get the interview and show them what you're made of! Make an impression with your dedication, and make sure they know your name!

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration and Management, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"If you can't stay put at one job, you'll never earn enough of a reputation to make it. "

If you aren't happy with your current position and can financially manage a change, take the leap! Once I found a position that fit for me, I was able to be promoted twice in less than a year, and I was able to network to be scouted to the position that I wanted! Finding a job that I was good at and loved to do paved the way for my dream job, and in little-to-no time. Find what works for you and go after it!

Challenges I Overcame

Financial
Financial

I still struggle with my financial goals, and it's hard to work through. This week, for example, my husband's truck was totaled - because we were working to one financial goal, we can't afford a car for him. It's always a process and that's okay!