Keynote speakers at the Administrative Professionals Conference this year included motivational speaker J.R. Martinez and personal financial expert Manisha Thakor. Among the key themes:
Most administrative professionals trust their gut and frequently use their instinct to guide their actions at work, a study by OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals found.
You’ve been a loyal, hardworking employee for years and haven’t seen a promotion. You may have one or more of these common professional problems, writes Alison Green:
Starting at the bottom may not be fun, but it’s a fact of life. Or is it? Cassie Boorn skipped it with the help of a blog she started in college. Steer yourself into the fast lane with her tips.
Bosses today value input from the receptionists and administrative assistants who come into contact with candidates during the interview process. What’s worth passing along to your boss?
Only 3% of American office workers don’t care what their co-workers wear to work each day, according to a survey by Adecco. Everyone else is prepared to think less of people who commit office fashion faux pas.
When you, or your boss, have to give a presentation with a strict time limit, you need to have every word down pat to ensure you hit all the key points. The only way to do that is to practice—a lot.
“Profersonalism is about letting go of the idea that we can put our lives into neat little boxes. It’s about categorizing activities instead of people,” says Jason Seiden, CEO of Ajax Social Media. What does that mean in the context of an administrative professional’s career?
The negativity that flows from workplace whiners can spread “kind of like a cancer,” says Jim Harter. If you’re struggling to remain an optimist in the midst of workplace whiners, try these tactics.
Semicolons are often misused, inspiring both love and hate from professional wordsmiths. But with a proper understanding of their purpose, they can become one of your favorite punctuation marks.