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How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and shared with permission by OfficeTeam and it’s author. Today’s administrative professionals have anything but an easy and boring job. In recent Office of the Future research from OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals, 50 percent of survey respondents feel they have skills that are not being tapped at work.

7 Ways to Position Yourself as an Admin Leader

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional , I’ve always enjoyed being a part of the admin community. I was being interviewed by major news publications! Unfortunately, that company is no longer in business, but I spent a few years as their community spokesperson, writing professional development articles for admins and traveling the country to meet our admin community on a regular basis. Today, I am still a true supporter of administrative professionals.

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Do you have a job or a career?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Do you consider yourself a professional? Most, if not all, of the people I have worked for have been a professional in their field. One of the givens is they join their professional association for their particular area. Are you a member of your professional organization? Administrative Assistants have professional associations they can join.

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The Good, Better, Best of Professional Development for Admins

Jen Lawrence

A few years ago, I interviewed to be the executive assistant to the CEO of a biomedical company. “How do you invest in your administrative staff?” And right there and then, I politely, but firmly ended the interview. I walked out of an interview with the CEO of a major biomedical company because he didn’t believe in investing in admins. Yes, administrative candidates and employees should be advocating for themselves.

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Job descriptions for Personal Assistants – Merited or inherited?

Practically Perfect PA

You applied for the role and after an interviewing process were offered the coveted position. The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. Interpret administrative and operating policies and procedures. Clear objectives should be listed for e.g. strategic administrative partner in daily business operations. Lucy Brazier – Executive Secretary Magazine April 23, 2105.

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Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

Make sure if you are using your blog as part of your "career package" that you keep your blog professional and on target. Keep it professional and you won't go wrong. I have sometimes had to go back in my memory to things I learned in school, researched some subjects to bring myself up to speed, written about good advice I was given along the way, or things I learned from my mistakes and it has helped me to grow as a professional.

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The importance of having someone to talk to

Laughing all the Way to Work

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too! Below are some things that I have found helpful to build my network: Join a professional association such as the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Read professional magazines when you get the opportunity. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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