Resources for Administrative Professionals

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When I’m invited to an afterhours networking event, two questions never fail to cross my mind: 1) Will I know anyone there? 2) Do I have to go?

Social work events can be nerve-wracking, but they are also a fantastic way to...

Over the years, I have traveled throughout North America attending IAAP's annual EFAM conferences. It has been a remarkable way to network with other professionals and help develop my career. I am excited to attend EFAM 2014 in...

According to the New York Times, 40 to 75 percent of people suffer from social anxiety. In fact, it’s the number one social phobia. Do you suffer from social anxiety? Is coming to EFAM causing you worry because you won’t...

Welcome to the inaugural post of Revitalize!—the new blog about IAAP’s revitalization and restructure. Here, we’ll be communicating developments on the new structure of...

 

Annette Dubrouillet

I walked into a Department of Defense building a few years back. The halls were a boring grey I had seen in so many office...

Read these interviews with four managers and find out what they value in an administrative professional.

Stephanie Bolick and Tina Lustre at...

Face it. You’re not superman, superwoman or superhuman.

In psychological circles, replacing old habits with new is called “shaping.” It’s a way of redefining attitudes so we can move toward positive results. It’s also a way of making friends with the clock,...

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...

This is the second of two-parts. Read last week’s Land a Dream Job with the Skills We Learned in Preschool ...

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...