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.

Becoming a virtual administrative assistant can be an excellent career move. But, like any other job, there are certain requirements. Providing...

Whether you are shown the door or you remain, layoffs are miserable. After experiencing my third round of layoffs, I decided I would stop looking for the perfect job and would create the perfect job by starting my virtual administrative assistant service.

This is the first in a series of...

True Stories: (Note: Names have been changed.)

Allison from California announced, “I haven’t had a vacation in nine years.” Barbara (43 years old) from Texas responded, “I haven’t had a real vacation ever.”

Cindy from Illinois shared that she has...

If it’s your first job or your fifth job, you always want to leave on good terms. Your goal should always be to gather a letter of recommendation from two or three of your professional colleagues. These letters can be very important as you move forward in your career.

In many cases...

When you have an annoying coworker, everything they do can seem irritating. Annoying coworkers can be recognized by their laziness, over-sharing, obnoxious habits, poor communication, lack of hygiene - you name it! We’ve all been there.

What if your annoying coworkers aren’t...

Do you have the personality to be a workplace leader? Here's a look at the common "Big 5" traits of leadership, according to the executive coaching company Working Resources. Consider the strategies below for developing...

Leadership. It’s a hot topic of career conversations that fuels a multi-billion dollar self-help industry. From highly effective habits to leadership models and personal accounts of extraordinary life-and-death circumstances—the topic touches everyone in some facet of their career....

By Christine Nolene

Managing records is often part of the job description of those working in the administrative profession. Often you’re called upon to not only managing your own records but the records of others...

There area new ways to change your thinking to get more done in less time without being exhausted, depleted and overwhelmed. You can be a stellar employee and still go home and be cheerful in your non-work environment. You can experience more meaning and impact in this amazing life.

When...

IAAP recently released its 2013 Benchmarking Survey report, a comprehensive portrait of administrative professionals. Here...