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Admins

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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Mark Nichol, writing at Daily Writing Tips, offers a list of common spelling mistakes in idioms.

Rules are there for a reason, but there are occasions where breaking the rules at work can pay off. It might earn you the title of “trailblazer” or create opportunities.

The go-to for visual presentations is usually Microsoft’s PowerPoint—it’s easy, familiar and works well in many situations. However, there are other programs that may be more effective for different needs. Here are some alternatives.

Admins who work in a group environment may be uncertain about taking a job as an executive assistant where they’d work closely with just one person. How do you decide if the role switch is right for you?

Digital clutter can be just as stressful as physical clutter around your home or office. Abby Quillen offers this advice for organizing your digital life.

Project management: Everyone wants to get certified, but the path can be confusing. Remember these four things.
Many people are familiar with the struggle for a healthy work-life balance these days, but studies suggest that constantly worrying about work-life balance may be one of the things that lets harmful stress get to you.
Sometimes it’s worth taking a hard, honest and brutal look at our soft skills. As administrative professionals, we often worry more about keeping up our technical skills, while our interpersonal and self-management attributes end up on the lower rack of our administrative toolkit.
Very few people will actually tell you, so it’s time to look in the mirror. Ask yourself these four questions.
Sometimes you simply have to trim your list. Keep these things in mind.
There’s always one in every office … maybe two. Or three.
That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum. Experts offered their take on the issue.
A second pair of eyes is always ideal, but having to apply your skills without a safety net will always happen at some point.
Elaine Glusac, writing at The New York Times, offers these examples of data-driven travel planners.
For us personally at Administrative Professional Today, that topic is algebra. But just for argument’s sake, how would we face it if we had to? When confronted with such an onerous subject, take these routes.
Admin Amanda Martin says being part of a small, dedicated staff makes her feel like she’s truly a contributing voice in the organization at the Tempe History Museum in Arizona.
You make a mistake, or even just become the victim of a misconception, and suddenly responsibilities are taken away from you. Not fair, right? Respond this way.
Stress is often best dealt with by doing a little research in advance of its arrival. Consider these tips.
If there’s a skill you’d like to acquire, chances are there’s an online course for you. Microlearning lets you focus on particular knowledge without having to enroll in a semester-long class.
The key to saving money on travel, predictably, is getting really good with your deep online searches. Here are some tips.
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