Administrative Professional Today

As an admin, there’s a good chance you’re involved with your boss’s communications. This could involve announcing a change, a new initiative, or keeping everyone abreast of the company’s objectives. Michelle Gilbert, Com­­cast Cable’s Heart­­land region, offers these tips to help your boss communicate effectively

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It’s unlikely your boss is going to give you all the info you need to be promoted. She may share some things, but she’ll keep the good stuff to herself, says CareerMeh workplace writer Sophie Lizard. Here’s three things she won’t tell you.

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The difference between “lay” and “lie” doesn’t come from who’s doing the action (people or dogs)—it comes from the action itself, writes The Morn­­ing Call commentator Bill White.

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Research shows that employees want to be happy at work, and a bump in salary is not the most effective way to achieve this, according to a survey by staffing company Spherion. But the good news is a lot of people already are happy at work, and you can steal some of their secrets to become happier yourself.  

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Admins have responsibilities to both their immediate bosses and the organizations they work for. Some­­times it can be hard to serve both equally. What should you do when situations force you to choose?

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Equal pay is the most important issue working women face today, according to 42% of working women surveyed by Gallup. Here’s what the women said.

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These days it can feel like you never catch up at work. The Washington Post’s career coach, Joyce E.A. Russell, offers tips to help you get caught up once and for all.

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Do you type two spaces after a period? If so, your résumé may be destined for the wastebasket. According to career counselor Marc Miller, adding that extra space is a résumé mistake that brands an applicant as “too old.”

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It can be frustrating when your peers use sneaky tactics to make them­­­selves look better than you at work. But what can you do to stop them? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

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On-the-job advancement isn’t what every employee wants. We talked to a couple of career advisors about what to do if you feel you’ve already found your peak.

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