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Personal Note From Julie: Paving the Way for a Rewarding Partnership

Personal Note From Julie: Paving the Way for a Rewarding Partnership

Is your working relationship with your executive as strong as it could be? Do you know what you can do to make it stronger? If you have a solid partnership with your executive, you know how rewarding it can be. But if you're getting started with a new executive, or...

5 Simple Steps to Developing a New & Improved Job Description

5 Simple Steps to Developing a New & Improved Job Description

A complete and detailed description of your job is extremely important to your professional career. It’s not just important if and when you decide to take a new position outside your company or assume a new role within your organization. It’s also vital in helping...

What Your Executive Needs From You

What Your Executive Needs From You

Have you ever heard an executive raving about his or her assistant and wondered what that admin does that garners such praise?  Would you like to be that admin?  As an administrative professional turned entrepreneur, my perspective has shifted from how to become the...

Profile: Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO, All Things Admin

Profile: Julie Perrine, Founder and CEO, All Things Admin

Can we start with a little background information? Where are you from and what is your current role? I was born and raised in the Midwest on a farm in Iowa. I am the oldest of four girls in my family. I attended college in Texas and lived in Pasadena, California for...

10 Tips to Help Admins Become Exceptional Public Speakers

10 Tips to Help Admins Become Exceptional Public Speakers

You have a terrific idea for making an improvement to how your team manages projects. It will save a lot of time and eliminate a lot of unnecessary emails. You have to pitch the idea to the three project managers you work with daily, then you have to pitch it to your...

5 Simple Steps to Developing a New and Improved Job Description

5 Simple Steps to Developing a New and Improved Job Description

This article was originally published in Executive Secretary Magazine and is reprinted here with permission. A complete and detailed description of your job is extremely important to your professional career. It’s not just important if and when you decide to take a...

Get Connected: 7 Reasons Why All Admins Need Social Media

Get Connected: 7 Reasons Why All Admins Need Social Media

Social media is an omnipresent part of our society and culture. It’s a valuable and important means of communication for personal and professional correspondence. It’s a lifeline for many people’s and companies’ marketing and branding efforts. And it’s vital to your...

Be Your Own Best Professional Advocate

Be Your Own Best Professional Advocate

If you don’t proactively promote yourself and your professional abilities and accomplishments, who will? As an admin, being your own biggest professional advocate is crucial in advancing and preserving your career … because if you don’t take the initiative, nobody...

Become the CEO of Your Career

Become the CEO of Your Career

An administrative assistant’s primary job is to support his or her executive in any way possible – whether it’s organizing a board meeting or making travel arrangements for a business trip. The nature of our job means our professional needs frequently take a backseat...

Lessons to Learn Today to Be a Better Admin Tomorrow

Lessons to Learn Today to Be a Better Admin Tomorrow

The days of admins taking dictations from their executives and typing on typewriters are long gone. Making carbon copies and delivering them to the “in-boxes” on our executives’ desks is a thing of the past. Thanks to modern technology and advancements in our field,...

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...