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. Joan stated – Expand your mind; add to your skill set; challenge your thinking; look at your day in a new way; be a life-long student. Please enjoy Administrative Professionals Day.

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A Story of Inspiration for all Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

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.

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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.

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. I’ve worked hard to expand my business acumen and build up a toolbox of skills.

How Administrative Professionals Can Prepare for the Office of the Future

Office Dynamics

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. You’ll see how you can get involved and grow your administrative skills. Chances are your boss will be pleased to get the additional administrative support.

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

Overqualified and Interviewing

Office Dynamics

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.

An Interview with the Office Dynamics Team

Office Dynamics

It’s been almost a full year since I attended the Conference for Administrative excellence. If you are looking for justification to attend the 25 th Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence October 23 rd – 26 th , please click here and here.

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Strategies for Advancing Your Career Outside of Administrative Services

Office Dynamics

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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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.

2019 160

Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

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. Avoid burnout by bringing your unique talents and skills to your position. Actively learn personally and professionally. Avoid Burnout.

2018 135

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

Office Dynamics

In this webinar we get to dig in deep with Chrissy Scivicque about what the skill “proactive” really is. What does it look like, how do you acquire and build this skill and so much more. 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?

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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! Lynn has been in the administrative field for 28 years and to be honoured like this has confirmed that her efforts and hard work have been appreciated.

2010 153

How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

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 upgrade your skills? 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.

2007 100

Empowering Tips for the Administrative and Executive Assistant – Part 3

Office Dynamics

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. Competence is proficiency or ability in a specific skill area.

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Multigenerational Communication & Cross-mentorship

Office Dynamics

The professional world of administrative and executive assistants and support staff is an exceptional melting pot of backgrounds, experience, knowledge, gender, age, education and personalities. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2017 there were 22 million administrative support occupation positions recorded in the United States alone! A willingness to learn and confidence to teach creates the roadmap to keeping our professional world evolving and relevant.

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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. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2009 172

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.

2008 130

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. million secretarial and administrative assistants’ jobs have been eliminated.

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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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Conference for Administrative Excellence – Gala Event

Office Dynamics

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!

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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.

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?

2009 141

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.

2018 150

Guest Blog by Alexis Bonari: 10 Easy Ways to Check and Maximize.

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! Good time management skills can help reduce confusion, stress, and even workload levels, so there are many benefits to making sure that time is well spent.

2010 130

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic. And in my nearly 20 years around the administrative staffing industry, I had heard only fantastic things about the conference. Administrative staff are increasingly gaining influence in the office by challenging the norm, taking intelligent risks and going above and beyond their traditional roles to show their value.

2016 134

High Fives at an Administrative Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

An administrative assistant conference is best measured by the feeling one has while clapping at the end of the last presentation. The networking opportunities and team exercises provided friendship and professional connections I truly did not expect, but I am beyond grateful for.

2018 164

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. A lot of Job Specs tend to focus on a standard set of skills rather than the actual responsibilities. It is imperative to be proactive about self-promotion in order to showcase your skills, achievements and personal brand. The global tribe of administrative professionals is largely female at 98%. CPD – Active learning in relation to both hard and soft skills.

2015 147

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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 31 December, 2009 Office Confidential: Just for fun to start your New Year off with a laugh These are excerpts from a presentation I gave to my local International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Chapter dinner meeting. I bet they never asked you that question at a job interview).

2009 100

I look like that!!

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! I was in a workshop today on presentation skills and one of the things they had us do was present something to the group while they filmed us. Posted by Patricia Robb at 10:06 PM Labels: Administrative Assistant , administrative professional , how we look to others? Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2009 100

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

In case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year. They were an absolute delight to interview and I appreciate all the time they took to share their tips to a successful business partnership. Here is my last Blog from their interview. Ken has such a great perspective of the administrative role; I just had to ask him when and how did he gain that perspective. As our interview came to an end, Maria told me her closing thoughts. "I

2009 128

Underneath It All, Reviews are out

Office Dynamics

Joan bears a piece of her soul and, in the process, helps readers define what it means to lead a life of significance professionally and personally. Underneath It All is full of straightforward, tangible advice on how to find success as an Administrative Professional. From teamwork and leadership to communication and professionalism, this book can serve as a survival guide for anyone looking to get ahead in business. Above all else, Joan is a consummate professional.

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Underneath It All, Reviews are out

Office Dynamics

Joan bears a piece of her soul and, in the process, helps readers define what it means to lead a life of significance professionally and personally. Underneath It All is full of straightforward, tangible advice on how to find success as an Administrative Professional. From teamwork and leadership to communication and professionalism, this book can serve as a survival guide for anyone looking to get ahead in business. Above all else, Joan is a consummate professional.

2009 100

Executive Perspective of the Administrative Role

Office Dynamics

In case you have not read the past few Blogs, I had interviewed two great people this year. They were an absolute delight to interview and I appreciate all the time they took to share their tips to a successful business partnership. Here is my last Blog from their interview. Ken has such a great perspective of the administrative role; I just had to ask him when and how did he gain that perspective. As our interview came to an end, Maria told me her closing thoughts. "I

2009 100

Dealing in real time.

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2010 141

Holiday Party Do or Don't Attend?

Office Dynamics

The survey was developed by OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the placement of highly skilled administrative professionals. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees. OfficeTeam is the nation’s leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals.

Whose meeting is it anyway?

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2010 130

We don't know what we don't know

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! If you are part of an administrative team you can use your meetings to share knowledge with each other or give tips on something new you have discovered.

2010 151

Atlanta, Georgia: The City that Smiles

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! They are a team of office professionals for office professionals. Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2009 130

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2009 130

Admin Buddies

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

2010 141

A funny thing happened on the way to the office.

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! Admin in the Spotlight: Interview with Lynn Holgat.

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