Dana’s Administrative Professional Advice – Ask an Admin

Office Dynamics

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.

Inside the Peterborough PA Network

Practically Perfect PA

Next up in our series of blog posts about regional PA networks, we have the Peterborough PA network. Launched by Bethany Fovargue in 2013 this network has gone from strength to strength and Bethany is now asked to speak and promote the role of assistants all over the world. . I left primary teaching in June 2011 and started at Data Interchange as an Office Administrator shortly afterwards. Aside from the network, what have been your career highlights to date?

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Personal Growth Is Your Responsibility

Office Dynamics

<Guest Blog Post by Judi Moreo> One of the biggest assets any Administrative Assistant can have is the understanding that her personal growth is her responsibility. Having a mentor will help an assistant develop skills. Mentors are people who possess skills, knowledge, and attributes that you would like to also possess. You can grow a great deal as well by networking. This will help you build your network.

2015 151

Writing Meaningful Performance Goals

All Things Admin

” For many administrative professionals, this is the single hardest moment of your annual performance review. Start with Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan. Goal Setting Examples for Administrative Professionals. Administrative Professionals

Goals 63

5 Powerhouse Strategies for Creating Administrative Peer Power

Office Dynamics

When you are trying to create change, whether in a process or for the administrative community in your organization, it is much easier to be persuasive when there is a group. Whether there are two administrative professionals in your office or 200, joining forces with your administrative peers will contribute to greater success for your organization. You create synergy with your administrative peers when you show a sincere interest in them.

2016 126

5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

You should be able to answer these 2 questions: A company would hire you (or promote you) over another event professional because? Mentor someone in the company. If you really want to expand your network you need a seat at the table. You will expand your network. Judi is an expert on personal branding who helps professionals learn how to expand their network, embrace fear and get a competitive edge. “In a crowded marketplace, fitting in is a failure.

2017 140

5 Best Practices for Boosting Your Resiliency

Office Dynamics

Build your personal and professional networks. If you need to troubleshoot a problem at the office, find someone with more expertise, get a quick recommendation for something, or find a new job, your network is one of your biggest allies. Connect with people on social media , attend networking events, and talk to your colleagues. You never know when you might need to rely on your network for help, so it’s important to start expanding it now…before you need it.

2015 179

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART I: AN EVENT OF DISTINCTION BEGINS

Office Dynamics

After so much anticipation, the Office Dynamics Conference, titled the 21st Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , opened on Tuesday evening September 30th with the Social Fusion Mixer. Meanwhile, the Office Dynamics team including Joan Burge and the conference’s featured expert presenters like Julie Perrine, Chrissy Scivique and Lucy Brazier flowed through the space, helping connect people with industry peers and mentors, sharing stories and smiles.

2014 151

Have You Reached A Career Plateau? How to Regain Control

Office Dynamics

If inexperience is holding you back, approach someone whose work you admire and ask him/her to mentor you. Offer to help coordinate a “lunch and learn” session, or an after-hours network of your peers. Mentor someone else, and you’ll find it’s also good for you. Turn to peer networks, blogs and books to support your turnaround. Author: Shelagh Donnelly. Have you paused lately to assess where your career is going? Are you making progress, or have you plateaued?

2016 109

How to Implement Your Strategic Administrative Career Plan

All Things Admin

If you’ve followed me for long, you probably already know how crucial it is to have a strategic administrative career plan. It’s a combination of your personal mission, vision, and goals that will guide your professional growth and development.

2021 61

No Opportunities for Career Advancement? Do These 5 Things

All Things Admin

What do you do when you reach the highest job title for administrative support? But there are several things you can do to address the situation professionally and respectfully. Your professional network can be a great resource!) Train and mentor others.

2021 52

OFFICE DYNAMICS CONFERENCE RECAP PART III: The Final Day

Office Dynamics

Next, Joan Burge took the stage with a strong message reminding us all why we’re really here, and how every professional can truly “Expand Your Influence.” As Joan explained, neither her career, nor this signature annual gathering, is about “training” — it’s about making work lives substantially BETTER for administrative professionals in every stage of their careers, and carving out the administrative path as a career of choice for high-performing and high-potential individuals.

2014 100

10 Must Follow Admin Resources On Twitter

Office Dynamics

We’ve noticed that the number of administrative professionals have been surfacing on Twitter has been increasing. With more assistants and professionals advocating for and teaching others how to use this valuable communication tool, assistants are seeing the value and deciding to jump on board. officerenegade Champions the importance of competent, dedicated administrative professionals in the workforce. Founder of the Quick and Dirty Tips network.

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

All Things Admin

Running your career without a strategic administrative career plan is like hopping a plane to Paris without any preparation whatsoever. Your administrative career should not be left to chance. Did you participate in any professional networking activities? •

2020 54

Stereotypes Part 1: Age vs Experience

Who's the Real Boss?

Guilty or not, at some point we have all found ourselves stereotyping amongst our own administrative peer group with age discrimination, or better put, ‘experience discrimination’, which I’ll explain further.

2019 52

Lots of new speakers added to the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

Leni Miller is the Founder and President of EASearch, LLC, a premier search firm, headquartered in Sausalito, CA and specializing in consulting, coaching and recruiting, senior level executive support professionals. Leni’s 30+ years’ experience is inspired by a deep commitment in support of the placement and development of top professionals in their right work. Many administrators are self-taught.

2017 133

Choosing Excellence Every Day

Office Dynamics

Can you imagine how a self-perpetuating plan for professional development would affect your work over time? The impact might at first seem to be minimal as you save a few minutes here or a headache there; over time, however, the cumulative effect of all these improvements will be to transform you from an employee who does what they are told to a professional who largely dictates the course of their career. Achieving excellence as an administrative professional is no different.

2017 156

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. Network With Leaders In Your Field. Mentor Someone In Your Field.

2015 199

Resources for assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The magazine doesn’t contain any advertising so it is packed full of articles focussed on training and mentoring assistants. The magazine also features information on marketing, finance, productivity and updates on IT and social networking. The office Professional. The office Professional is a monthly PDF magazine featuring news, information and advise for all administrative professionals. Global PA Network. Pin It. Welcome to my new blog site.

2012 162

Assistant Certifications: free webinar replay & handout

Office Dynamics

We had an incredible webinar event with over 1,300 assistants registered to learn more about why, as an administrative professional, they should consider a career certification. We also featured a special guest, Brenda Mason, who is a lifelong learner who holds a variety of professional designations. Is it possible to get a list of attendee email addresses to network after the webinar? Is the CWCA a professional designation?

2015 188

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

Debbie was a speaker at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and shared more insight on the topic below. I have been in this role as an administrative professional for well over 30 years and as I look back to the day when I decided to become an executive administrator, it was not for the love of being in and administrative role or the responsibilities it came with. I was already an Administrative Professional and didn't even recognize it!

2010 119

How to Become an Expert in Your Chosen Field

Eat Your Career

I’m going to make a bold statement here: In the field of professional development, I consider myself an expert. One of the most common things I hear from professionals when discussing reputation in the workplace is that they want to be seen as an expert. Whether you’re an administrative professional, a CEO, or a NASA engineer, expertise is something to strive for. Network With Leaders In Your Field. Mentor Someone In Your Field.

2015 100

The Administrative EFX by Debbie Gross

Office Dynamics

Debbie was a speaker at the Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence and shared more insight on the topic below. I have been in this role as an administrative professional for well over 30 years and as I look back to the day when I decided to become an executive administrator, it was not for the love of being in and administrative role or the responsibilities it came with. I was already an Administrative Professional and didn't even recognize it!

2010 100

The Thankful Season

Office Dynamics

This is a critical time for administrative professionals and executive assistants! This would be a good time to send a hand-written thank-you note to your mentor, those you’ve networked with, or that colleague who recommended a great book or suggestion for growth. How did I expand my people network? Do I have a vision for my next career chapter and for next year (both personally and professionally)?

2010 109

What Are You Thankful For?

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. I am thankful for the relationships I have created through my membership with professional organizations. I have had the pleasure of meeting some dynamic individuals who have made an influence on my life personally and professionally.

2009 100

A Day in the Life of an Admin

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. Wednesday, July 29, 2009 A Day in the Life of an Admin Administrative Assistants can be considered the backbone of any company. Attend seminars and conferences, subscribe to professional publications, get or become a mentor, and take classes (i.e.

2009 100

The Thankful Season

Office Dynamics

This is a critical time for administrative professionals and executive assistants! This would be a good time to send a hand-written thank-you note to your mentor, those you’ve networked with, or that colleague who recommended a great book or suggestion for growth. How did I expand my people network? Do I have a vision for my next career chapter and for next year (both personally and professionally)?

2010 100

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.

2008 100

Getting your foot in the door.

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! Many times the administrative assistant position is a good way into an organization and what a great training ground to know an organizations inner workings than in this profession. The administrative position can be a springboard for a management position if you want to go in that direction and have the right educational background.

2009 100