Q&A with GEO Jobe’s Angel Ahlstedt, Executive Assistant

GEO Jobe has been serving our clients and partners since 1999, and the key to our success is the people behind our growing company. Here is a brief Q&A with Executive Assistant Angel Ahlstedt, who joined GEO Jobe in 2023.

Q: What is your job at GEO Jobe, and what does it entail? 

A: I am an executive assistant at GEO Jobe and have the great pleasure of assisting with the administrative needs of our C-suite executives. 

Q: What has your career path at GEO Jobe looked like and what attracted you to join the team? 

A: I first heard about GEO Jobe in the summer of 2023. I knew I wanted to find out more after hearing GEO Jobe lauded as the best company to work for with a great work culture. GEO Jobe is filled with good people that are a pleasure to work alongside. I’m very fortunate to have been offered a position that exercises my professional expertise and regularly requires me to grow in more skills. I started in August of 2023 and plan to stay forever! 

Q: What jobs and experiences have led you to your current role? 

A: I have a mixed bag of professional experience! I was a barista, a licensed home builder, a banker, and a paralegal. What’s interesting about my current position is that I get to use skills from all of these previous jobs. 

From Tiger Rock while training in Tae Kwon Do

Q: What particular skills or talents are most essential to be effective in your job?

A: Excellent listening and communication, and also managing calendars. My biggest talent is being willing and able to improve on existing skills and learn new ones. 

Q: Any advice for recent graduates entering the job market and aspiring to a similar role?

A: Learn to love talking to people. Be kind and empathetic. Everyone has something going on, and this role means taking that into consideration while fostering connections. 

Q: What technologies and strategies do you use in your day-to-day work that are key to success? 

A: If you’re not already, start using Notion. It is the best resource in conjunction with my calendar that keeps me on task. It is perfect for planning, to-do lists, brainstorming, note-taking, and anything else you can think of.

Q: What would you like to learn more about or incorporate into your daily work?

A: I am presently learning about habit formation and am using that information to better the efficiency in completing my daily work. 

Q: On a more personal side, do you have a favorite newspaper, magazine, blog, or sources of inspiration? 

A: There are a few channels on YouTube that I follow for inspiration. Fairyland Cottage is a great introduction to minimalism and slow living; Jim Kwik for unlocking your brain’s potential; Pick Up Limes and J. Kenji Lopez-Alt for clear instructions on preparing good food; and Yoga with Adrienne for practicing yoga. Overall, I look for joy in the mundane. 

Q: What kind of technology do you prefer and why?

A: PC and Android. I find the UI to be more user friendly. 

Q: What do you enjoy doing outside of the office? 

A: Outside of the office, you can find me working on home improvement projects, watching my birdfeeders, playing Warcraft with my hubby and friends, watching anime with family, and playing Werewolf: the Apocalypse. I also like knitting and crochet, and hanging out with my three cats. Typical old lady activities!

About Our Company

GEO Jobe is a leading GIS software and geospatial solutions provider, serving over 10,000 organizations globally. GEO Jobe is best known for developing the most popular applications in the ArcGIS Marketplace, including Admin Tools for ArcGISBackup My OrgClean My Org and Scheduler for ArcGIS.

GEO Jobe offers U.S.-based 24/7 Support solutions for organizations using Esri’s ArcGIS© System. GEO Jobe also offers professional services focused on Esri’s ArcGIS© System, including custom software development, enterprise solution implementation, data science and UAV data collection.

Founded in 1999, GEO Jobe is in its 25th year of operation, has been an Esri business partner since 2002 and is currently a Platinum Partner.

Learn more about Angel by connecting with her on LinkedIn. Interested in joining the GEO Jobe team? Keep an eye on our Careers page for future opportunities!

To learn about our variety of GIS products and services and how we could benefit your organization, email GEO Jobe at connect@geo-jobe.com.

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