These are Articles for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants
(All articles below are under copyright and owned by The Effective Admin; you do not have permission to reprint them in your newsletters, Web sites, etc.)
♦ Who Are Administrative Professionals? - What does an administrative professional do? What is an admin?
♦ Administrative Assistant Job Descriptions - What’s a typical day for an administrative professional?
♦ Administrative Professional Job Titles – Job titles for administrative office positions.
♦ Administrative Assistant Skills and Executive Assistant Skills - Find out what administrative assistant skills and executive assistant skills are in demand by today’s employers.
♦ Executive Assistant vs Office Manager (job description) – Is the next advancement level up from executive assistant that of an office manager? Find out here.
♦ Supporting a Manager Versus an Executive as an Administrative Professional – Here are the differences between supporting a a mid-level manager and an executive.
♦ Do You Need a College Degree to Work as an Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant? – Learn how important a college degree is to getting a position in administrative support, or not.
♦ Skills Assessment Testing During Administrative Assistant Job Interviews - Skills assessment questions and answers for administrative professional job candidates:
- Why do employers conduct these tests during job interviews?
- How can I prepare?
- If I get called back after an interview to take a skills assessment, is this considered a good sign?
- How much will my results affect my chances of getting the job?
♦ Should Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants Pursue More Education? - Here are a few thoughts on that.
♦ How to be The Irreplaceable Administrative Professional – Learn what can set you apart from your administrative professional colleagues.
♦ 10 Reasons Some Administrative Professionals Aren’t Doing Professional Development – This is a list you don’t want to be on. You’re not on it, are you?
♦ What is a Successful Administrative Professional? – Here are five ways you might define success as an administrative assistant or executive assistant.
♦ Is the Green Monster Blocking Your Workplace Satisfaction and Success – Read this article to learn how to unintentionally sabotage your own success and satisfaction as an administrative professional (or just stress yourself out over what’s not really important at work).
♦ Tips for You to Become a More Successful Administrative Professional: - The Admin Pro Coach and Advisor Karen Porter addresses some questions in this section including…
- What do the best administrative professionals have in common?
- Do you need to be an extrovert in personality to achieve on the job and career success as an administrative professional (versus an introvert)?
- Can I be successful as an administrative professional by just working hard at my desk (nose to the grindstone as the old adage goes)?
- Can I be a successful administrative professional by learning as I go on the job?
♦ Administrative Assistant Goals – Executive Assistant Goals – Why is it so hard to set goals for administrative assistants and executive assistants?
♦ Preparing for Your Next Performance Appraisal – Here are some thoughts for proactively planning for your performance appraisal.
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♦ For more free articles for administrative assistants and executive assistants, browse the TEA Blog. Here is the index of all articles on the Blog:
- 22 Words and Phrases That Describe Great Administrative Professionals
- A Partnership Between Administrative Professional and Executive / Manager Defined
- Administrative Assistant Skills in Demand by Employers
- Administrative Professional Development and Training — Is it Your Responsibility or Your Employer’s?
- Administrative Professional Stress at Work and Why it Happens
- Administrative Professionals: What Perception do You Want Others to Have of You at Work
- Advice for Administrative Professionals Planning International Travel for Their Executives
- Assertiveness Skills for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants
- Attending Administrative Professional Conferences, Seminars and Workshops
- Best Advice Relevant to Administrative Professionals’ Jobs or Careers
- Do You Have This Illness?
- Eight Skills and Traits Administrative Assistants Need to Work For Multiple Managers and Executives
- Experience Versus Degree for Administrative Professionals as Job Candidates
- How Administrative Professionals Handle Stress
- How to Ask Your Boss to Have the Company Pay for You to Attend a Conference, Seminar or Workshop
- How to Become a Better Administrative Professional This Year
- Meetings of Administrative Professionals Within Your Company
- Minute Taking — Should You Make Audio Recordings as the Minute Taker?
- One Way Administrative Professionals Affect Company Profits
- Respect in the Workplace: Who’s Getting it and Who’s Not
- SMART Goals for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants
- Solving Time Management Dilemmas for Administrative Assistants and Executive Assistants
- Take a Brain Game Break in the Office to Rejuvenate
- The Best Way to Predict Your Future
- The Importance of Perception Management in Your Administrative Professional Role
- The Three P’s: Prioritization, Productivity, and Procrastination
- Time Management Solutions for Administrative Professionals
- Welcome Administrative Professionals!
- What Are Meeting Minutes?
- What Differentiates a Good Administrative Professional From a Great Administrative Professional and Which are You?
- When Your Clueless Coworker is Your Boss’s Favorite (What to do and what not to do)
- Who Administrative Professionals Respect at Work
- Why Administrative Assistants Screening Calls Increases Company Profits
- Why Administrative Assistants Should Learn How to Book International Travel Even if it Isn’t Currently a Job Requirement
- Yes You Can!
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♦ Plus read the paid subscription, TEA Newsletter, for more articles and tips you can use on the job and in your administrative career, including feature articles and articles and tips on business writing and technology. The TEA Newsletter is exclusively available to VAAP members (see link to VAAP below). However, even if you are not a subscriber to VAAP e-Membership, you can get many of the archives from the paid subscription newsletter at this link: TEA Newsletter Archives.
♦ If you are enjoying the articles above, I encourage you to join my e-membership organization called Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals (VAAP). You will find more in-depth information on those article topics above and others in the educational and informational resources and publications provided to VAAP members.
Plus you can let employers know during your performance appraisals that you belong to VAAP — an educational organization in your field dedicated to continuous learning and knowledge you can apply on the job for your employer.
Or if you’re job searching, put that you are a member of VAAP in the continuing education section (or wherever appropriate on your resume) so that prospective employers know you’re committed to improving yourself in your role.
–Karen Porter, founder and president of The Effective Admin and the Virtual Association for Administrative Professionals (VAAP)