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What’s the best admin career advice?

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Parents are known for delivering classic career advice such as “Do what you love” and “Dress on the same level as your boss.” But what advice has served you best in your career?

A few of our readers recently shared the career wisdom they carry with them:

•  Don’t shy away from the unknown. “If you don’t know how to do something, admit it, but then offer to learn. I’ve learned so many things over the years by my willingness to try something new,” says admin Claudia.

This may be as simple as informing a manager that you don’t know how to do a task but would love to learn.

She gleaned the advice from her first manager 30 years ago—at Burger King.  “He also taught me to speak up if I’m not busy, so that I can help others. The combination of these two lessons has always stayed with me and has awarded me time and again,” Claudia says.

•  Always have a plan. Admin Jane says her parents counseled her, many years ago, to learn w...(register to read more)

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