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The Administrative Professional: Start here. Go Anywhere!

The Administrative Professional: Start here. Go Anywhere!

Our local community college has a saying they use on their promotional materials: Start here. Go anywhere.  As an administrative professional, I have always seen the administrative profession in the same way.  The career potential both within the administrative...

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

Looking at This Year’s Successes as You Set Next Year’s Goals

It’s New Year’s Eve.  You’re having friends over for dinner and an evening of game playing. You walk into your kitchen and start pulling out the ingredients you need to make your favorite meal and all of the snacks to accompany it.  But before you went to the grocery...

5 Keys to a Successful Transition to Self Employment

5 Keys to a Successful Transition to Self Employment

Guest blog by Sydni Craig-Hart, The VA Success Coach™ At what phase in your entrepreneurial journey do you find yourself now?  Are you researching the opportunity to become a Virtual Assistant?  Or, have you already fired your boss and are setting up your home based...

Mapping Out Your Reinvention Plan for 2012

Mapping Out Your Reinvention Plan for 2012

By Julie Perrine, CAP-OM, MBTI Certified The theme for Ali Brown's SHINE conference in Dallas, Texas last week was "Reinvention". During her opening keynote, Ali presented "Your 7 Step Plan for Reinvention…for Your Definition of Success." As we head into the final...

“How to Get the Most Out of a Business Event” by Ali Brown

“How to Get the Most Out of a Business Event” by Ali Brown

Fall is the time to sign up for business conferences to learn new skills, mingle with colleagues, and get inspired for re-energizing your business. Or, if you are thinking about changing your corporate hat for an entrepreneurial one, an event is a great place to get...

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 3 of 3)

Becoming the Admin They Can’t Live Without (Part 3 of 3)

By Julie Perrine, CPS/CAP, MBTI Certified Here is part 3 of a 3-part series sharing what executives need and expect from their assistants and the strategies admins can implement to meet those expectations. Click here for part 1 of this series. Click here for part 2 of...

Top 10 “Style” Tips I Learned from Clinton Kelly at IAAP EFAM 2011

Top 10 “Style” Tips I Learned from Clinton Kelly at IAAP EFAM 2011

As you know, I was pretty excited to hear Clinton Kelly speak LIVE at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) Educational Forum and Annual Meeting (EFAM) 2011 in Montreal a couple of weeks ago.  I even managed to get my copy of his book,...

Mapping Out Your Plan of Attack

Mapping Out Your Plan of Attack

Part 3 in a 3-part “Career Reset” series including tips and strategies that will help you proactively engage in planning your career to take you exactly where you want to go. If you missed parts 1 and 2, click here to read more. You’ve taken a look at where your...

Are you on a mission?

Are you on a mission?

Part 2 in a 3-part “Career Reset” series including tips and strategies that will help you proactively engage in planning your career to take you exactly where you want to go. If you missed part 1, click here to read more. Mission statements.  I’ve never been so turned...

Do you need a “Career Reset”?

Do you need a “Career Reset”?

(Part 1 of a 3-part series) Have you ever gone to your kitchen to start making a meal and realized you’re missing several key ingredients that you need to complete the recipes or menu you had in mind?  Sometimes you can successfully substitute; other times, it turns...

Cool Admins, Career Advice, Workout Tips, and more!

Cool Admins, Career Advice, Workout Tips, and more!

Here are five fantastic finds that I wanted to make sure you knew about, too! Are you a COOL Administrative Professional? Then be sure to join the Office Dynamics Blog-A-Thon: April 1 – 30, 2011! Admins unite! Office Dynamics needs your help to create the world’s...