Administrative Professionals’ Week

Office Dynamics

million administrative professionals in the USA. I’d like to acknowledge all the great administrative assistants, executive assistants, and the more than 40+ titles that represent the group that holds organizations together. In interviewing a group of executives recently, the word ‘trust’ came up numerous times. If you are an administrative professional reading this, I hope you have a wonderful week.

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

I recently received an email from Joan in her trademark professional encouraging style. I realize many of you received this email and maybe additional emails celebrating Administrative Professionals Day and our profession. Reading through Joan’s encouraging words I recalled the numerous amazing women that I met during the past two Conferences for Administrative Excellence and the opportunities I have had to talk with Joan and the Office Dynamics team.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

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I was impressed with Gillie the minute she walked in the meeting room as she was polished, professional, and friendly. I also need to say that Gillie is an outstanding executive assistant and has always maintained a professional, polished image. I was tickled to death when Gillie told me that when she interviewed with the CEO, she was like a mini-Joan. There is something to be said for years of experience in the administrative field. The Gillie Watson Story.

Focusing on Providing Exceptional Service as an Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

I have shared several discussions about this topic with my peers throughout my years as an administrative professional. Stating facts about your performance is a form of professionalism and confidence. Providing quality work and taking pride in your performance encourages professional growth; whether advancing within or moving on to a better-suited career opportunity. Providing exceptional service both professionally and personally encourages confidence and growth.

The Administrative Professional: A Vital, Yet Overlooked Contributor

Office Dynamics

The administrative role is a noble calling. Administrative professionals are strategic partners in business success. Administrative” cannot be separated from “professional.”. We work each day toward a world where the administrative is highly-valued. A world where assistants are offered training and professional development opportunities without question. At Office Dynamics we believe the administrative profession is NOT a dying breed.

Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

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From Ernan: When we created Ask an Admin we had hopes that we’d get questions from administrative professionals having trouble finding answers to their problems. We also hoped that we’d get answers from administrative assistants and executive assistants that wanted to help. NICE JOB ALL OF YOU) That is why we decided that we are going to have one of our Guest Bloggers, Dana Buchanan , give her administrative professional advice.

Certification Programs for Administrative Professionals

Jen Lawrence

Whether you’re an administrative professional looking for a way to validate your skill set or a manager looking to contribute to your admin’s professional development ( thank you, thank you, thank you ), certification is the perfect step. An admin can spend years of doing professional development and training to become a badass at what they do. A manager can call for references or give a practical during the interview.

Creative Thinking Administrative Professional

Office Dynamics

Annual Blog-a-thon for Administrative Professionals. We are holding 4th Annual Blog-a-thon for the Administrative Profession. We hold this blog-a-thon each April and the goal is to make assistants aware of the resources available to them and build a community of administrative assistant and executive assistants who want to learn and grow and flourish in their career of choice! Welcome to the Who Took My Pen. Again? If you are just tuning in, here's the scoop!

Overqualified and Interviewing

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Rarely, if ever, are any of those reasons a desperate move or because one simply desires contentment or lacks professional development desire. I knew with my experience and overqualifications the interview committee would want to know why I would be willing to take a pay cut and less work responsibilities. Be familiar with names of those interviewing you and department heads you’d work with. Ask questions during the interview.

Happy Administrative Professionals' Day!

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 April, 2009 Happy Administrative Professionals Day! I am speaking this morning at an administrative event so looking forward to meeting some new assistants. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

April 22nd - Administrative Professionals' Day

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 8 April, 2009 April 22nd - Administrative Professionals Day It often amazes me that a day is set aside for our profession. Administrative professionals usually go about doing their work with little or no recognition. Is your office doing anything for Administrative Professionals Day?

Tips and Techniques for Assistants – Skevi Constantinou

Practically Perfect PA

Interviews Video admin Administrative professional administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tips and TricksOur Tips and Techniques for Assistants video series focus on seasoned Assistant’s advice for success in the role. Each Assistant has a tremendous amount of knowledge to share with you, and we are proud to introduce their videos to you each week. You can find all of the tips and tricks on the Practically [.].

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Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne

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Mentors & Masterminds, a dating service for administrative professionals looking for their perfect mentor match! Special thank you to Debbi Shaffer, Audacious Admin, for taking the time to conduct this interview during our Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence. The post Facebook Live Interview with Mentors & Masterminds, Tara Browne appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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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An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

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It’s been almost a full year since I attended the Conference for Administrative excellence. I have over 20 years of administrative professional experience and proud of my personal and professional accomplishments, yet the conference provided new perspectives, opportunities to talk with others in my chosen field and a reminder to embrace my unique talents and skills. Melia Amira – Administrative Assistant.

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Interview with TRAVO at the Annual Conference for Assistants

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TRAVO is an incredible travel planning tool in development for administrative professionals. TRAVO was one of key sponsors at the 2016 Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and we are so excited that Debbi Shaffer of Audacious Admin was able to sit down with TRAVO for a brief interview to talk about what they are doing. The post Interview with TRAVO at the Annual Conference for Assistants appeared first on Office Dynamics.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

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My good friend and fellow expert in the administrative field, Julie Perrine, has a saying that goes something like this, “In admin, you can start here and go anywhere!”. She’ll be at the annual Conference for Administrative Excellence this year and she is an absolute wealth of knowledge and insight. But back to the point: Being an administrative professional, the world is your oyster. Database Administrator. Get Involved in Professional Associations.

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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

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Unfortunately, burnout is real, it’s draining, emotional, stressful and typically affects both professional and personal lives. As an administrative professional for the past 20 plus years, I have learned how important it is to avoid burnout in one of the largest career fields in the world. Plan a lunch away from the office once a month or at least a few times a year with your department team or administrative professional team. Avoid Burnout.

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12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque

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Watch the Replay: The Proactive Professional with Chrissy Scivicque. Download Your Certificate of Attendance: Certificate-Of-Attendance-The Proactive Professional. Why do you think it’s important for administrative professionals to be proactive? Get Chrissy’s book, The Proactive Professional for $18 + bonus downloads. Chrissy’s New Book, The Proactive Professional for $18 + bonus downloads.

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Expectations of Today’s Assistant

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Office Dynamics is all a buzz with the anticipation and excitement of Administrative Professionals Week the end of this month. Because administrative professionals are the backbone of every organization. Yes, leaders are extremely important but they really can’t function at their very best if they don’t have a great administrative or executive assistant or some type of support person. Not if you take the administrative profession seriously.

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Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie.

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! © Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 12 July, 2010 Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgate, 2010 Stevie® Award winner Lynn Holgate, an Executive Assistant at High Performance Technologies, Inc. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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The Practically Perfect PA guide to finding the perfect PA job

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Example interview questions and answers specifically for assistants. Questions to ask during an interview. Our Office Support Division has more than 25 years’ experience working with highly experienced administrative professionals. Career Development eBook Job Hunting Resources admin administrators assistants Career EA Executive Assistant Interviews Job hunting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

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Administrative professionals make up a fifth of the working population so although there are plenty of jobs the competition is tough, particularly for the senior assistant roles. During the interview is your time to shine. It will also allow you to remain focused during the interview as you will be able to relate each question back to your key attributes. Before you do start the job hunting process do ensure your social media presence reflects your professionalism.

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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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Can you ever ask too many questions?

Laughing all the Way to Work

Recently I was involved in an interview for an assistant role in our office and the executive who was interviewing with me mentioned that when she is giving a presentation, she also appreciates that her assistant ask herself what would she need if she was giving the presentation. success in the office administrative professional good questions to ask yourself ask questions Administrative Assistant

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International Women’s Day 2020 – A Message From Julie Reed

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In a recent interview, I was asked, “What motivates you to be an Administrative Professional Trainer and Coach”? Joan Burge , Founder & CEO of Office Dynamics International, is known as the pioneer of the administrative training industry. In 1990, Joan created a business dedicated to the training of Administrative Professionals by administrative professionals. Sunday, March 8.

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Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 3

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In part one of “ Empowering Tips ” I mentioned that the word Empower is not only the theme of the 26 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , it is also used in a variety of situations and conversations. I highlighted the many professional and personal development focuses that I have learned from Office Dynamics resources, conference, team, and owner – Ms. What competencies do you find the most important as an administrative professional and why?

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How Assistants Can Deal with Difficult Bosses (Video)

Eat Your Career

I’ve told him in previous conversations regarding him being late to appointments/interviews, that I’m looking out for his brand, and he has told me that is not necessary. The Career Success Library is a convenient, affordable online learning center for career advancers including administrative professionals , emerging leaders , and anyone else who wants to leverage the power of ongoing professional development.

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Do you like what you do?

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! INTERVIEW WELL Make it a conversation. You are interviewing them too so ask questions. Take notes during the interview so you don’t forget what you wanted to ask. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

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We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios. Created personal brochures to leave with the person they interviewed with – the brochure is a simple tri-fold brochure showcasing talent, professionalism, and CREATIVITY. •

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Why I love my job?

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! When I interview for a job I interview the person interviewing me and try to get a feel for whether we will work well together. Good boss, bad boss On one interview I went on, when I met the two men who would be interviewing me, I met the first one and thought, "OK, so he seems like a nice man and I could work with him."

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Free Coaching Call:January 2017

Eat Your Career

On this call, we discussed a wide variety of career-related topics including: What technical skills are most needed for administrative professionals. How to get feedback after a job interview where you didn’t get an offer. In case you missed it, I hosted my first monthly free coaching call of 2017 earlier this week! This call is exclusively for members of the Free Career Resource Library.

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Giving Credit Where It's Due

Office Dynamics

April 17, 2013 - - For many executives, one key to their success is no secret: It''s their administrative assistant, a new OfficeTeam survey confirms. Nearly all ( 94 percent ) of senior managers interviewed said their administrative professional is important to their success at work. The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals.

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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Guest Blogger: David B. Wright, Author

The Office Professionals Place

The Office Professionals Place by Elite Office Concepts The purpose of this blog is to educate, enlighten, motivate, inspire, and strengthen office professionals to grow in their professional development. Wright, Author So Youve Got the Job Interview - Now What? This morning the phone rang - youve got an interview! Obviously you really want the job, and to get this job, youve got to really shine in the interview.

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Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

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Since administrative professionals are usually the ones planning events, managing catering, speakers, binders, and AV/tech, it was wonderful to celebrate their learning achievements through a great event celebrating each of them as a stellar assistant! In the lobby, guests walked a red carpet between tall red pillars while overhead, a marquee announced Office Dynamics International’s 25th Conference for Administrative Excellence.

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Looking the Part

Laughing all the Way to Work

Our organization set it up for Admin Professionals' Week. We only have a few seconds to make a good first impression and whether we are speaking or going to a job interview, we should make it count, because it really does matter. Donations of business clothes are collected for people who are going on an interview or just starting a new job and otherwise couldn't afford clothes for the office. Happy Admin Professionals' week everyone

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Administrative Assistants Working in a Team – Ask an Admin

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Ask an Admin is a concept that brings administrative professionals together for the best peer to peer advice from administrative assistants and executive assistants from around the world! In our division, we have myself (Executive Administrator) and three Team Assistants (two in our building, and one in another state).

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Creativity In Your Career Portfolio

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We have set up a Career Portfolio Photo Album in our photo gallery with pictures of administrative professionals showcasing their portfolio as well as pictures of examples of what these administrative professionals are putting in their own portfolios. Created personal brochures to leave with the person they interviewed with – the brochure is a simple tri-fold brochure showcasing talent, professionalism, and CREATIVITY. •

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The Vanishing Executive Assistant—NOT!

Office Dynamics

First, I have been entrenched in the administrative profession for 50 years. Office Dynamics specifically focuses on training and development for administrative professionals of all levels. I am happy this article got published because it demonstrates the flaws in how people think about the administrative profession and how companies are overlooking these vital contributors. million secretarial and administrative assistants’ jobs have been eliminated.

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Star Moment!

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I am very proud of Jasmine as she was published in her first ezine for administrative professionals. Please take a peak at Jasmine's interview! Star Moment for Jasmine! She's even on the front cover. AdminAdvantage January 2010 Issue. Speaking of Star Moments , that is something we created in our office. When something exciting happens for any of us or we "shine" in some small way, we come out from our office or work area to share our Star Moment with each other.

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What Assistant Certification Courses Are Best For You?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics, we are noticing a tremendous amount of interest in executive assistant certification or administrative assistant certification courses or programs. More and more, administrative professionals are asking my opinion on having a certification. Is certification for the administrative profession becoming a requirement in the business world?”. Then I focus in on whether the interviewee has taken workshops or classes in the administrative profession.

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Star Moment!

Office Dynamics

I am very proud of Jasmine as she was published in her first ezine for administrative professionals. Please take a peak at Jasmine's interview! Star Moment for Jasmine! She's even on the front cover. AdminAdvantage January 2010 Issue. Speaking of Star Moments , that is something we created in our office. When something exciting happens for any of us or we "shine" in some small way, we come out from our office or work area to share our Star Moment with each other.

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