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Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Top Advice for Aspiring Admins

Recently, we asked our audience to complete a brief survey on the admin profession asking them to share why they are #AdminProud, and what advice they have for those considering the admin profession.  At the beginning of the month, we highlighted some of the fantastic...

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

5 Tips for Becoming a Virtual Assistant

One question I get asked a lot is, “How do I get started as a virtual assistant?” Many admins are eager for advice on how to strike out on their own and begin their virtual assistant business. Yet they don’t know where to start. While there’s no exact science behind...

Prepare for Career Transitions with a Job Search Toolkit

Prepare for Career Transitions with a Job Search Toolkit

No matter how well you perform your job duties, no position is ever really safe. Even the most outstanding administrative professional can lose their job, through no fault of their own, at any given time. Your company could go out of business. Your executive may...

What Makes You #AdminProud?

What Makes You #AdminProud?

April is Admin Appreciation Month and we’re celebrating you! Recently, we asked our audience to complete a brief survey about the importance of the admin profession. Specifically, we wanted to know why our admins chose their career path, and what makes them...

Join Us! Spotlight Your Career: Free Webinar and 5-Day Challenge

Join Us! Spotlight Your Career: Free Webinar and 5-Day Challenge

When it comes to your career, do you shy away from the spotlight? Or are you comfortable taking center stage? A lot of admins would rather hide in the corner than have the attention on them. However, when it comes to being considered for a promotion, raise, or...

Learn How to Harness the Power of Your Personal Brand

Learn How to Harness the Power of Your Personal Brand

Your personal brand exists – whether you manage it or not. From your social media page updates to the emails you send, and even the way you set up your workspace – all of these things (and more) reflect on your personal brand. But why is it so important? Your personal...

The Admin’s Guide to Effective Job Search

The Admin’s Guide to Effective Job Search

The following is a true story about a former colleague.  It was a week after Thanksgiving when she got the news her job was being eliminated. She had noticed the workload had been lighter during the past few months. But layoffs? Seriously? Right before Christmas? She...

Energize Your Career With This ELS Forum in New York!

Energize Your Career With This ELS Forum in New York!

Looking for a way to energize your admin career and charge into the second half of 2019? Join Julie Perrine and other admin leaders in New York City for the Executive Leadership Support Forum! Title: Executive Leadership Support Forum Date: June 19-20, 2019 Location:...

Systems and Procedures: What They Are and Why You Need Both

Systems and Procedures: What They Are and Why You Need Both

Systems and procedures both help your office run smoothly. They facilitate stress relief, make your job easier, and allow someone else to do your job with little to no problem if you’re sick, on vacation, or out of the office. Yet systems and procedures aren’t exactly...