Aurélie Briand, Administrative Assistant

Aurélie Briand, Administrative Assistant (1 min 53 s)

Added on January 23, 2013


Administrative assistants perform various administrative support tasks according to their managers' instructions.

Their main duties include secretarial work, managing and following up on the manager's schedule, emails and phone calls and organizing various meetings.


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Aurélie Briand, Administrative Assistant (1 min 53 s)

Added on January 23, 2013 | Desjardins Group

Note: The information in brackets describes the visual and audio content of the video, and the rest of the text corresponds to the dialogue.

[Background music, chatter in French]

[Image: Various close-up and wide-angle shots of Aurélie Briand]

Aurélie Briand [overdubbed in English]: When I was younger and people asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I still remember saying that I wanted to help people.

[On-screen text: altruistic]

Aurélie Briand: Now, I help my manager, I help my colleagues and my clients. I feel fulfilled and I'm very proud of it. My listening skills and good intentions are my strengths.

[On-screen text: listening]

Aurélie Briand: I'm organized and I'm always smiling and in a good mood.

[On-screen text: Aurélie Briand Administrative Assistant]

Aurélie Briand: I am an administrative assistant at Desjardins.

[Image: Manager sitting at office desk, Aurélie Briand brings papers, puts them on the desk and goes through them with the manager.]

Aurélie Briand: I work in close collaboration with my manager. It's a working partnership. You have to be able to listen, summarize information quickly, and understand its meaning and relevant issues. We do work independently to improve the manager's work; we add value to it.

[On-screen text: D.E.P in Secretarial Studies, experience]

Aurélie Briand: To work as an administrative assistant, you need at least a vocational diploma in secretarial studies and experience.

Aurélie Briand: When I get up in the morning, I can't wait to get to work. I can't wait to get to Desjardins, where everyone enjoys working together.

[Image: Over the shoulder shot of Aurélie Briand using a computer]

Aurélie Briand: Also, there's always the possibility of a promotion. I can't say where I'll be in a few years' time, but one thing is certain—I will be at Desjardins.

[On-screen text: Her talent is what moves us forward]

[On-screen text: Your talent is what moves us forward]

[On-screen text: Desjardins logo;]

End of transcript