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5 Important Ways Procedures Facilitate Stress Relief

5 Important Ways Procedures Facilitate Stress Relief

Even the most competent, dedicated admin is out of the office from time to time. Whether you’re setting sail for a well-deserved vacation, attending an out-of-town conference to further your admin skills, or taking time off for an illness or family emergency, the fact...

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Personal Note from Julie: The Value of Keeping a Time Log

Personal Note from Julie: The Value of Keeping a Time Log

I’ll never forget the first time I did a time-tracking exercise with a friend (who just happened to be a professional organizer). She challenged me to track my time for a few days in an effort to better understand where my time was going. I could tell by the tone and...

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Procedures Don’t Replace You; They Show Your Immense Value

Procedures Don’t Replace You; They Show Your Immense Value

One of the questions I frequently get asked by assistants is, “If I create administrative procedures, will they make it easier for my company to replace me?” And my answer is always the same: “No, they can’t.” This is a common hang-up assistants have with creating...

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Personal Note from Julie: My Favorite Interview Question

Personal Note from Julie: My Favorite Interview Question

One of my all-time favorite interview experiences happened about 20 years ago. I was interviewing for a police dispatch job and the interviewing manager asked: “What would you say if I told you I didn’t think this interview was going well?” I paused, took a big, deep...

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Personal Note from Julie: You Are Your Own Best Recruiter

Personal Note from Julie: You Are Your Own Best Recruiter

When it comes to job hunting, the debate continues on the pros and cons of engaging with a recruiter. Whether or not you choose to use a recruiter is a personal choice and depends on the specifics of your situation. Over time, I’ve adjusted my opinion on this debate....

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