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Personal Note from Julie: Step Up Your Admin Game

Personal Note from Julie: Step Up Your Admin Game

Hello, Taking initiative is really important to the success of your administrative career. Whether you take the lead on a project, planning an event, or creating your administrative procedures, your initiative demonstrates a commitment to your role as an admin. But...

5 Tips to Avoid Social Media Hacks

5 Tips to Avoid Social Media Hacks

You have a new Facebook friend request. Someone wants to connect with you on LinkedIn. You have a new follower on Twitter. These notifications typically signify a positive confirmation that your social network is growing. However, in some cases, they also can spell...

An Admin’s Emergency Kit Checklist

An Admin’s Emergency Kit Checklist

When a disaster occurs, chaos usually ensues. And when chaos enters, logic usually exits. This is why it’s important to plan ahead for crisis situations that could affect your office and potentially force you and your colleagues from it. Some disasters, such as...

Personal Note from Julie: Why You Need an Office Emergency Kit

Personal Note from Julie: Why You Need an Office Emergency Kit

Hello, When you’re in a crisis situation and everyone is panicked, you don’t always think clearly. I experienced this firsthand in 2008 when we experienced massive flooding here in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The flooding happened so quickly that there wasn’t a lot of time to...

Personal Note from Julie: March is Disaster Preparedness Month

Personal Note from Julie: March is Disaster Preparedness Month

Hello! March has definitely come in like a lion – not only has the weather been crazy, but it’s also been a hectic couple weeks for me personally. I’ve been dealing with some family matters, so I took a couple days off to visit with my family and spend some time with...

Make Them Love You While You’re Gone

Make Them Love You While You’re Gone

This article was originally published in OfficePro and is reprinted here with permission. If something happened and you missed work for a week, two weeks, or even a month, could your co-workers step in and fulfill your responsibilities without a major interruption to...

An Admin’s Guide to Service of Process & Other Legal Matters

An Admin’s Guide to Service of Process & Other Legal Matters

Legal matters are a reality every company has to face. While dealing with these legalities likely isn’t your responsibility, as an administrative assistant it is your responsibility to support your executive and team. This means you need to have some understanding of...

An Admin’s Guide to Avoiding Copyright Infringement

An Admin’s Guide to Avoiding Copyright Infringement

Have you ever borrowed a photo or image from the internet without citing where you got it? Ever used a statistic in a meeting presentation without the proper attribution? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, there’s a good chance you’ve committed...

Solving the Sick Admin’s Dilemma

Solving the Sick Admin’s Dilemma

This article was updated on July 8, 2015 Administrative professionals keep their executives, departments, and many times even the entire company running smoothly. They are office super heroes who can balance board meetings, lunch conferences, and employees’ birthdays...

7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures [Infographic]

7 Tips for Creating Effective Administrative Procedures [Infographic]

Administrative procedures are a vital component of any efficient office. They’re an extremely valuable resource and creating them is a huge service to your executive and team. Not only do they allow others to easily cover for you during absences or vacations, but they...