For admins, the work never ends. Administrative professionals fill key office management functions every day – tasks that go unnoticed (until they’re not done).

Admins are the unsung heroes of the workplace – the glue that holds an office together. Every week should be Administrative Professionals Week!

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More responsibilities on the job mean more career options for admins, according to a recent OfficeTeam survey that asked managers about the admins’ role, compared to five years ago.
To find out what savvy admins are reading, we checked the nightstand of Tamy Raina, an admin in the C-suite of pharmaceutical company Astra- Zeneca.
As winter thaws, it’s the perfect time to venture outside the office to build your professional network.
"I have learned as much from bad bosses as good ones," says Trevor Gay. Whether you manage a team of admins or occasionally supervise an intern, you probably want to be remembered as a “good boss.” Gay says, "Life is too short to work with jerks." Here's his list of what makes a good boss ...
Where Kate works as an admin, people assume that the copy machine fairy keeps it stocked with paper and running smoothly.
If you thought the days of the overlooked admin were over, think again. Unfortunately, too often the tasks that admins do for a team project are simply considered “part of the job.” Step up and claim the recognition you’re due with these tactics.
Recently, an admin wrote on our online forum ( that she felt swallowed whole by her job, doing work that had originally been spread among five people.
You may have skipped out on college, or never started in the first place. But that doesn’t mean you can’t go back later in life.
When Debi Hochestetler's son started having trouble at preschool, she realized it was time to talk to her boss about a flexible schedule.
One way to balance out the speed and thoughtlessness of e-mail is to add your unique personal touch to other correspondence, such as birthday and thank you notes.