Administrative Professional Today

A recent study on hotel towels may have implications for the office. Researchers found that guests were more likely to hang up and reuse their towels if the little cards in their bathrooms focused on the actions of other guests …

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You’ve been fired, laid off, rendered redundant. Yet, no matter what the reason you were released, you never saw it coming. Here are lessons you can learn from a job loss—or prepare yourself for that possibility—so you can more easily dust yourself off and land the next job.

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We’ve all sent the “oops” reply. Here’s how to avoid it: Set up a Rule so all e-mail messages go out two minutes after you click “Send.”

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One admin directed this question to peers on our online forum, hoping to find top-notch suggestions to fit a tight budget (www.businessmanagementdaily.com/APF). Here are a few creative responses.

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According to PC World magazine, thrifty web sites are getting more attention (and site traffic) than ever before. Click on any of the sites listed here for good advice on saving money and guarding your finances.

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Any admin worth his or her salt knows that trust is a cornerstone of the job. Without trust, it’s tough to forge a true partnership with your boss. But what happens when the trust between co-workers is broken? …

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Haven’t figured out yet what all the new Web 2.0 tools can do for you? Here are two tools that, when used together, can direct you to better information—not just more information—on the web.

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Show others that you attach a high value to your time, and they won’t squander it. That’s the advice of productivity coach Laura Stack, author of Find More Time, who recommends using availability management.

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Snagging the best admins today means going beyond your local paper’s classified ads. More than half of employers find it challenging to recruit skilled professionals because of a lack of qualified staff and the higher cost of recruiting, reports a recent CareerBuilder.com survey.

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If your performance evaluation is at least six months away, start tracking now the value you bring to your job, especially if you want a raise. That’s according to David Lorenzo, managing partner at The Gallup Organization and author of Career Intensity.

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