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How to Do a Comprehensive Skills Inventory

How to Do a Comprehensive Skills Inventory

By Suzanne Bird-Harris, Fly Rod Media LLC A skills inventory is a collection - or list - of your skills, education, and experiences. Skills inventories capture your professional expertise, attributes, and abilities. Creating such an inventory provides you with a...

An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

An Admin’s Guide to Career Preparedness

As an admin, you need to be prepared for anything the day, your executive or your colleagues throw your way. But how do you properly prepare for your own career success? All too often people get caught unprepared when a good career opportunity shows up, or something...

How to Fix Mistakes and Learn from Failures as The Innovative Admin™

How to Fix Mistakes and Learn from Failures as The Innovative Admin™

Admins are often expected to do their jobs perfectly, and with just cause – a single mistake can be costly to your company, executive, and your career. Yet, The Innovative Admin knows that failure is a necessary and integral part of the innovation process. You don’t...

Join Julie Perrine at Executive Secretary LIVE Global

Join Julie Perrine at Executive Secretary LIVE Global

Join Julie Perrine at Executive Secretary LIVE Global! Seize this opportunity to spend two days focusing on your career progression and development! Engage in meaningful conversations with Julie Perrine, other elite speakers, and colleagues, expanding your...

5 Reasons Admins Do Not Take Initiative and How to Overcome Them

5 Reasons Admins Do Not Take Initiative and How to Overcome Them

“Initiative is doing the right things without being told.” ~ Elbert Hubbard Taking the initiative is one of the most liberating and rewarding parts of being an administrative professional. You overhear your executive promising to send a document to a colleague by the...

Save 40% on the Admin Skills Webinar Bundle!

Save 40% on the Admin Skills Webinar Bundle!

Read about each webinar below:Do you want to learn how to better organize, locate, and share your notes? Would you like a single location for capturing your great ideas? Do you want to stop important information from slipping through the cracks? Microsoft® OneNote...

Save 40% on the Executive Webinar Bundle!

Save 40% on the Executive Webinar Bundle!

Read about each webinar below:As an admin, your primary responsibility is to support your executive. To do this effectively, you need the right set of skills, and you need to learn how to work well with your executive. But you want something more. You want to build a...

Save 40% on the Systems Webinar Bundle!

Save 40% on the Systems Webinar Bundle!

Read about each webinar below: From natural disasters, such as floods, wildfires, and hurricanes, to personal emergencies, like health issues, a death in the family, or criminal situations, there’s a lot that can happen on any given day. Most of these situations come...

Save 40% on the Self-Care Webinar Bundle!

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Read about each webinar below:Admins are really good at taking care of other people – their executives, colleagues, and fellow admins. But many don’t give themselves the same level of attention. Yet self-care is crucial for admins, and it’s not just necessary when a...