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What Motivates Teams?

 

Annette Dubrouillet

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Tracy Orpin's picture

The One Tool You Need To Plan Your Next Event

More and more administrative professionals are being asked to plan meetings and events for their employers. This is big job and it can be intimidating. Thankfully, there are some fantastic resources that will help make your gathering a success and help make you look good. I want to showcase one event/meeting planning tool that has proven to be particularly valuable for me throughout my career.

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Julie Perrine's picture

4 Keys To Happy Travel This Holiday Season

Traveling during the holidays can be both a joy and a curse for administrative professionals. It’s great to see loved ones and spend time with family and friends. However, planning a trip, and the process of getting there, can be a big headache. Administrative professionals often have twice the travel planning prep given our responsibility for making our executives’ travel plans.

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The Big 5 Personality Traits of Leaders

By Kathryn Hawkins

Psychologists have developed a set of dimensions that are used to define the human personality, which every individual falling somewhere on the scale for each trait. Although organizational leaders don’t all behave in similar ways, a number of studies have found similarities in how they rank on the “Big 5” personality scale.

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5 Mobile Apps For Smooth Business Travel

Every week, there are great new mobile apps being released on the market, and we here at IAAP are always on the lookout for cool and useful tools that will make your life a little easier. Few things have been more impacted by mobile tech as business travel. Whether you’re changing flights, booking a rental car, finding a replacement laptop battery, getting a cab at 3:00 am or retrieving key documents at the last minute, having a smartphone or tablet provides a lot of convenience.

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Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Will Run Out Of Steam

In a previous post (“Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch”), IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam’s 2014 Salary Guide was analyzed to reveal the top cities for administrative professionals in terms of overall salaries and salaries compared to the

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Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2014 Salary Guide. This annual publication is packed with useful information for administrative professionals.

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Julie Perrine's picture

7 Reasons You Need A Professional Portfolio

A professional portfolio can be an administrative professional’s biggest ally when it comes to asking for a promotion or interviewing for a new job. However, this valuable tool isn’t just for job-seekers – it’s for anyone who’s serious about his/her career.

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4 Skills Needed To Succeed As A Virtual Administrative Assistant

Becoming a virtual administrative assistant can be an excellent career move. But, like any other job, there are certain requirements. Providing administrative support is challenging enough when you’re a staff member in a traditional office. Working virtually adds another layer of complexity. Plus, you need to go out of your way to prove to a client that you are worth the investment.

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5 Advantages And Disadvantages of Becoming A Virtual Administrative Assistant

Whether you are shown the door or you remain, layoffs are miserable. After experiencing my third round of layoffs, I decided I would stop looking for the perfect job and would create the perfect job by starting my virtual administrative assistant service.

This is the first in a series of blog posts about making the transition to being a virtual administrative assistant. The goal of these posts is to provide some useful information for administrative professionals who may want to take the big (and very scary) step from being an employee to business owner.

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