Resources for Administrative Professionals

IAAP is the hub of information for the administrative profession. Use the articles below to help you shape your administrative career and learn new office skills. Learn about the benefits of becoming an IAAP member here.

By Marlene Weaver

After more than 40 years of work experience I still look back to my early career and realize that a mentor had a huge impact on my success. My mentor gave me support, guidance, and self-confidence.

In 1971 I was 17 years old, had just graduated...

Our social, family, and work lives are in constant flux.  Our daily life is changing incredibly fast and in diverse ways. We are constantly presented with new demands at work. We have a wider variety of opportunities including more extracurricular activities for our kids, expanding work...

Finding the right holiday gift for co-workers and managers is hard work. It’s challenging enough to locate just the right purchase for our family and friends, people we know well and love. Now you have to buy something that strikes the perfect balance of not too cheap, nor too expensive;...

By Tarah Remington Brown
IAAP Marketing Manager

The New Year is traditionally a time for reviewing what you’ve accomplished and what you’d like to...

The holiday season can be a mixed blessing for many administrative professionals. Aside from the normal stress incurred while juggling family and business demands, there are the office parties. These annual gatherings have taken on almost mythic proportions. They’re seen as events where...

Europeans developed some ingenious forms of execution in the Middle Ages. In one, the victim’s limbs were tied to four horses, which were then sent in opposite directions. The French called it “distraction.” It’s a state experienced by many office professionals today....

Technology and the economy have turned modern offices into a circus of demands. The professionals who staff these offices are expected to juggle a wide range of tasks for co-workers, clients, managers, executives and contractors. Fortunately, the very technology that stokes this stress can also...

It's barely 5 a.m. in Vancouver, BC. The sun has not yet peeked over the hill and Dawn Becker, CAP/OM the immediate past president of the...

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2013 salary guide, and it's got lots of good news that should...