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7 Ways to Invigorate Your Career with Professional Association Membership

7 Ways to Invigorate Your Career with Professional Association Membership

Although at the time I didn’t realize it, I started building my professional network in high school when I participated in student government and joined the Business Professionals of America (BPA). I’m certain I didn’t know what “networking” even was at the time. But...

Complacency Can Lead to Administrative Career Extinction

Complacency Can Lead to Administrative Career Extinction

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, complacency is a career killer. No matter how indispensable you make yourself in your administrative career, there are no guarantees. Companies get bought and sold. Executives transfer. Departments get outsourced. Work...

Request Approved! Gaining Employer Support for Professional Development

If I walked up to your desk and asked you to give me $20, what would you say? You’d probably respond with, “Why?” or “What do you need it for?” or “I don’t have $20, so you need to ask someone else.”  I can also hear a few smart, sarcastic replies coming my...

Becoming A More Innovative Thinker

I love innovation because it's a new way of doing or thinking about things. It's how we take common, ordinary things and make them better. It's how we make ourselves better. The goal of innovation is positive change. But often we don't allow time for innovative...