January 25, 2015

Welcome Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants

Hello, Blog Readers.

Have a look around this blog to read articles for administrative assistants and executive assistants. You'll find several timeless articles with tips and advice. After reading those, come back to this home page to click any of the links below to go to my current Web site and blog for administrative assistants and executive assistants. I don't update this Blog too much anymore since I developed the newer Web site. So this home page has links to popular or newer articles at the new The Effective Admin blog.

Click here to go to the newer The Effective Admin Blog for administrative assistants and executive assistants, primarily. But anyone is welcome to follow me on my blogs; it's just that most of what I write for The Effective Admin brand is of interest specifically to administrative professionals. I try to tailor content in that way since that's who I primarily serve with The Effective Admin resources.

Update (1-25-15)
Here are links to some posts at the new home of The Effective Admin Blog and The Effective Admin Web site in general (so when you click these links, you'll be leaving this Blog/Web site):

What is Not a SMART Goal for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants - Don't confuse seeds for goals with actual measurable SMART goals.

Six Major Reasons Why Administrative Professionals Take the Job and Do What They Do -- Read why administrative assistants and executives assistants love, or even just like, their work and roles.

What is an Ergonomically Correct Workplace and Especially for Office Professionals - How is your back today? How will it be in 10 years from now. Practicing good ergonomics in the office will help determine this. So administrative assistants and executive assistants, if you're reading this from your chair at work, learn this ergonomics stuff. Your body parts will be grateful.

Attending Administrative Professional Conferences, Seminars and Workshops - How do you choose? Who Pays? What are your options?

How to Ask Your Boss to Have the Company Pay for You to Attend a Conference, Seminar or Workshop - Yes, you can ask, and whether your boss's answer is "yes" or "no" is covered in this article.

What Are Meeting Minutes - I've seen some administrative professionals asking in discussion forums if minute taking is becoming obsolete. Short answer: No. Absolutely not.  Certain meetings will always need minutes taken and minute takers to do so. Also, don't confuse minutes with scratching some notes down at a meeting -- it's not the same thing at all.

Preparing for Your Next Performance Appraisal – Here are some thoughts for proactively planning for your performance appraisal.

Administrative Assistant Skills and Executive Assistant Skills - Find out what administrative assistant skills and executive assistant skills are in demand by today’s employers.

February 10, 2012

How to Become a Better Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant

How to become a better administrative assistant or executive assistant than you were last year; the road to continuous improvement for administrative professionals

It's a new year, and thus that time when you, an administrative assistant or executive assistant, may be asking yourself questions like, "What can I do to become a better administrative assistant or executive assistant this year?" or "What can I do to add value to my administrative professional role that'll be beneficial to my employer and make me a stand-out employee and administrative professional simultaneously?"

How can I get an edge and become a better administrative assistant or executive assistant this year than I was last year?

Here's how you can do that...