Administrative Professional Today

If you love using Pinterest for fun, also consider using it to boost your career, writes FlexJobs’ Brie Weiler Reynolds. She offers four organizations to follow for career advice.

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If you spend all day working on your computer, your wrists may be at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Drake Baer offers tips on how to keep it at bay.

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Quotation marks are an important part of your writing, but are you using them correctly with other punctuation? There are some potentially confusing rules, but you need to get them right to make sure people understand what you’re saying.

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Who are the powerful administrative assistants behind the best advertising agencies? Alexandra Bruell gives you a behind-the-scenes look at five powerful ad agency admins.

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When you need a simple answer fast, can you beat communicating via instant messaging? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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Audio transcription is tedious. Lis­­ten­­ing, typing furiously, re­­wind­­ing, toggling back and forth between audio and word-processing: it’s endless and inefficient. An application called oTranscribe aims to change that, and seems to be do­­ing a great job, John Paul Titlow writes.

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Improve your relationships by practicing mindfulness … Fight stress with science … Liberal arts degrees may not be a path to poverty after all.

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Even if you’re not a chronic procrastinator or someone who’s easily distracted, you can probably think of plenty of tasks you don’t like to do because they’re tiresome. Still, you have to get them done, so find a better way to complete them with these tips from EZ-PR founder Ed Zitron.

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Too often professionals get overwhelmed with the sheer number of tasks and requests coming in, and fail to prioritize everything properly. This can waste an enormous amount of time. Instead of reacting to emails, calls and requests immediately, professionals should prioritize to figure out which truly need attention at any given time, Scott McDowell writes.

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Technology is in flux these days with so many companies striving to improve upon old ideas. Focus on the technologies that will help you be more efficient in your job, says Stephen Chan, a digital marketing specialist.

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