Do You Have Questions in Your Administrative Role?

Get Your Questions Answered If you have questions in your administrative role, job and career, know that you’re not the only administrative professional with them. Many administrative assistants and executive assistants seek knowledge about how to keep up with workloads, shine as

Posted in Professional Development and Training

Are You an Awesome Assistant? Is Your Administrative or Executive Assistant Awesome?

1) Awesome Assistant 2) Really Awesome Assistant Which are you? If you’re a manager or executive, which is your assistant? Tell her or him with an Awesome Assistant t-shirt by The Effective Admin: Click here for ordering Info. They’re not

Posted in Karen's Chitchat

Admins: Just Write it Yourself, and You’ll Avoid Copyright Mishaps and Miscommunication Like This

I tracked down some copyright thieves this week—the ones that think I do the writing (work) on my Web site and newsletters so they can cut and paste it word for word to their Web sites. The funniest is the

Posted in Business Writing Skills

Employers Want Administrative Assistants With These Computer Software Skills

The below list is of what computer software skills employers want administrative assistants to have is excerpted from job ads by employers for administrative assistants in the United States in 2017. I found these ads on LinkedIn by doing a search

Posted in Career Management Skills

Attention to Detail is a Skill That Matters for the Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Position

A recent issue of The Effective Admin newsletter featured an article on the topic of “The Importance of Maintaining and Improving Attention to Detail for Admin Professionals and How to Do It.” As pointed out in the article, details matter

Posted in Organizational Skills

Eight Goal Setting Tips for Administrative Professionals

GOAL SETTING AT WORK Something administrative professionals ask me about a lot is “goal setting in the workplace.” So I’m going to provide some tips on this page on the topic of goal setting for administrative assistants and executive assistants. I’ve been

Posted in Career Management Skills