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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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It happens to us all at some point:  We become unmoored—hopefully because of a fabulous new job!—and suddenly our support system is nowhere in sight. As soon as you track down the grocery store, go into action to get that system back in place.
The loss of someone close may seem doubly hard when you walk into a workplace that isn’t there to comfort you. Here are some tips.
Melissa Smith, who’s based in Georgia, founded The PVA, a virtual assistant staffing company, and wrote Hire the Right Virtual Assistant. She has also created a virtual assistant training course.
We asked experts for their take on teaching computer software, and the consensus is that a mix of video and written instructions are best.
Your mind wasn’t built to put the pedal to the metal 24/7. Consider these strategies to stay sharp.
Three words to delete from your vocabulary.
So-called conventional wisdom leads you to believe too blindly about what it takes to succeed. Stop automatically believing these five myths.
One of the most important qualities an assistant can develop is credibility. It can take a bucket full of thoughtful actions to establish and yet can be seriously undermined by a single thoughtless move that creates a slow leak.
Two activities to help with concentration and reduce fatigue.
You have two seconds to impress someone who can make things happen for you. Try these tips.
Introverted? That’s just fine—but making your presence known in meetings is both important and totally doable.
Tips to make it more likely new people will remember you.
“A great work fit brings us joy, connection, creativity and meaning, and when we are misfit it creates real pain and suffering—for us, for our families, for our communities and also for companies,” says Moe Carrick.
Three things to do when you can’t fall asleep.
As an admin in higher education, Amanda Dixon says she enjoys helping students while working among friends. She enjoys talking through complex issues with students and parents, and loves encouraging them along their path.
Smartphone apps offer calendar, note-taking and reminder functions that can put organization right at your fingertips. However, there are benefits to old-fashioned pen and paper that an app can’t duplicate.
Flexibility is a workplace benefit that’s gaining popularity. Whether it’s remote work or flexible hours, employers are recognizing its importance, making now a great time to negotiate your own flexible arrangement.
Sometimes even admins make it onto the big screen, so what are some of the best on-screen portrayals of admin life?
There are six types of people you should have in your life to support your career success. Check your personal and professional life to see if you have each of these.
Speaking up about something you think a superior is doing wrong is intimidating and risky. From calling attention to a serious violation to questioning a simple business practice, you have to weigh your situation to determine whether speaking up is the right thing to do.
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