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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...

VIDEO: How to Get Started Creating Your Disaster P.L.A.N.

VIDEO: How to Get Started Creating Your Disaster P.L.A.N.

As we’ve all learned in the past few weeks, disasters are not always the result of Mother Nature. It’s easy to assume someone else is responsible for your company’s disaster planning. But disaster planning is everyone’s responsibility. And administrative professionals...

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

How to Better Prepare for Emergencies and Disasters

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 with little or no warning, so...

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

4 Tips for Developing Your Emergency Communications Plan

As an admin, it’s your responsibility to keep your office running from day to day. But what happens when disaster strikes? In order to be prepared for an emergency — whether it’s a fire, natural disaster, or other event — you need a disaster recovery plan, and one...

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

An Admin’s Guide to Disaster Safety

When we think disaster, we typically imagine tornado sirens blaring or floodwaters rising. But not all disasters are caused by Mother Nature. An employee choking on a bagel in the breakroom. An electrical fire caused by faulty wiring. A hazardous material spill....

Top 10 Tips for Procedures [Infographic]

Top 10 Tips for Procedures [Infographic]

Procedures are an essential component of keeping your office – and the entire company – running smoothly. They are your professional safety net! It may seem like an overwhelming project to develop them, but it doesn’t need to be! You can create procedures that help...

Personal Note from Julie: How Do You Organize the Projects You Manage?

Personal Note from Julie: How Do You Organize the Projects You Manage?

When I was first introduced to project management 20 years ago, it was love at first sight! Getting more involved in the projects my executives were working on meant I got to exercise my attention to detail and my obsession for organizing at a much deeper level. And I...

Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

Become a Better Project Manager with Templates and Project Plans

If you’re like most assistants, you have plenty of recurring tasks. These are things you might do on a daily or monthly basis, or even just once a year. But there’s no need to start these tasks from scratch each time. Anything you do repeatedly can be turned into a...

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...