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5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

One question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get started as a virtual assistant?” Many admins are eager for advice on how to strike out on their own and begin their virtual assistant business. Yet they don’t know where to start. While there’s no exact science behind...

Prepare for Career Transitions with a Job Search Toolkit

No matter how well you perform your job duties, no position is ever really safe. Even the most outstanding administrative professional can lose their job, through no fault of their own, at any given time. Your company could go out of business. Your executive may...

What Makes You #AdminProud?

April is Admin Appreciation Month and we’re celebrating you! Recently, we asked our audience to complete a brief survey about the importance of the admin profession. Specifically, we wanted to know why our admins chose their career path, and what makes them...

Personal Note from Julie: How Do You Organize the Projects You Manage?

When I was first introduced to project management 20 years ago, it was love at first sight! Getting more involved in the projects my executives were working on meant I got to exercise my attention to detail and my obsession for organizing at a much deeper level. And I...

Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

If you’re like most assistants, you have plenty of recurring tasks. These are things you might do on a daily or monthly basis, or even just once a year. But there’s no need to start these tasks from scratch each time. Anything you do repeatedly can be turned into a...

Systems and Procedures: What They Are and Why You Need Both

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary magazine and is reprinted here with permission. Systems and procedures both help your office run smoothly. They facilitate stress relief, make your job easier, and allow someone else to do your job with...