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Note From Julie: Simple Ideas for Organizing Your Workspace

Note From Julie: Simple Ideas for Organizing Your Workspace

As much as I love to shop for office supplies, I've learned organization doesn't magically happen just because I purchased a new file sorter or another organizing tray. Organization is achieved and maintained when you have a system in place that fits with your time...

Boost Your Business Writing Skills With the January  Training Series

Boost Your Business Writing Skills With the January Training Series

Administrative professionals spend much of their time communicating, often in written form. Yet studies show 6% of corporate time is wasted on poorly written communications. As admins, we are constantly racing to get to the next item on our to-do list. But this can...

Note From Julie: Ongoing Training is Crucial to Career Success

Note From Julie: Ongoing Training is Crucial to Career Success

I recently read that a college degree can become obsolete in as little as 18 months if you aren't actively engaged in continuing your education beyond the degree. I believe this to be true for any professional. We have to make continuing education part of our daily...

7 Goals to Invigorate Your Career in the New Year

7 Goals to Invigorate Your Career in the New Year

It’s hard to believe another year is almost complete. What have you accomplished this year? What do you have planned for next year? Is your career where you want it to be? As the days fly by toward a new year, now is the perfect time to start setting your goals for...

Note From Julie: Impactful Books for Your Admin Career

Note From Julie: Impactful Books for Your Admin Career

One of the fastest, easiest, and most convenient ways to advance your admin skills is by reading. Each day, I read the newspaper, as well as industry and profession-related articles online. I always have at least one book, sometimes two, that I'm actively engaged in...

Note From Julie: When Life Strikes, Procedures Can Save the Day

Note From Julie: When Life Strikes, Procedures Can Save the Day

It doesn’t matter what your job title is, which department you work in, or the type of executive you work for – we all need a back-up plan. That’s why I’m such a passionate advocate for documenting your administrative procedures so they are accessible to you and...

Note From Julie: Expanding My Knowledge of Cybersecurity

Note From Julie: Expanding My Knowledge of Cybersecurity

I’ve been learning a lot about cybersecurity this month as I’ve researched this topic for social media posts, articles, and the AdminPro Training Series webinar. With the Equifax data breach being fresh on our minds, I had a lot of questions from a personal...

Note From Julie: Now Available: Become a Procedures Pro

Note From Julie: Now Available: Become a Procedures Pro

I’m writing this week from the Office Dynamics Conference for Administrative Excellence in Las Vegas, and I’m so excited to be here speaking on one of my favorite topics – productivity! Anyone who has followed me for a while knows how passionate I am about procedures,...

Note From Julie: Learn to Spot Phishing Scams

Note From Julie: Learn to Spot Phishing Scams

Did you know that most hackers successfully enter into a company's computer system through one of its employees? It might be a phishing link, a phone call asking for information, or even a combination of these tactics. Because of this, it's crucial to your success and...

Improve Your Cybersecurity Savvy With the October Training Series

Improve Your Cybersecurity Savvy With the October Training Series

A large part of what admins do in their day-to-day jobs requires some sort of digital, internet-connected device. So staying safe while using them is critical to protect yourself, your executive, and your employer. Believing that cybersecurity is solely the...