Resources for Administrative Professionals

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When Lark Ismail first interned as an administrative assistant while in college, she wasn’t sure that she would eventually go into the field for her career.  “I simply thought of my job as a way to help small...

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When the recession hit in 2008, I naively thought it wouldn’t affect me—not in a personal way that meant losing my job, a foreclosure on my home or being unable to afford medical care. I had a steady job, a place to live, and was single with minimal expenses. Entirely of my own...

More and more administrative professionals are being asked to plan meetings and events for their employers. This is big job and it can be intimidating. Thankfully, there are some fantastic resources that will help make your gathering a success and help make you look good. I want to showcase one...

In a one-on-one interview with OfficePro, licensed psychological counselor Gayron Haywood mentioned an...

Without good project management practices, whether in a traditional office or working on your own as a virtual assistant, you need insight and control over how much a project will cost you, how much time it will take, and what objectives you’re trying to achieve.

One of the ways to...

Right out of the gate, the smart, new administrative professional recognizes the implicit choice to either follow the crowd or to be a pacesetter.

Here are 10 ways new administrative professionals can strengthen and capitalize on their abilities, get noticed, and stay competitive in this...

A Pew Research Center poll a few years ago revealed that more than half of Gen Y respondents said that one of their goals is to become famous. It’s no wonder that fame is a goal in a society which values and rewards celebrities who are the highly confident, charismatic personalities that...

Traveling during the holidays can be both a joy and a curse for administrative professionals. It’s great to see loved ones and spend time with family and friends. However, planning a trip, and the process of getting there, can be a big headache. Administrative professionals often have...

Minute taking does not have to be difficult.

Remember the game, Telephone, that we played as kids? One person would whisper a message to the person beside them, and they would whisper it along to the person beside them. When the message reached the end of the line and the last...