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Learning To 'Lean In'

Maybe the key to having it all is redefining what "all" means. That's one of lessons I've learned after spending some time on the brilliant website for Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg's new non-profit organization, LeanIn.org. Any professional caught between the demands of work and home ought to pay it a visit.

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Thriving After the 'Big Boom'

"Dream, and dream big, because it's free and no one can take it away from you." - J.R. Martinez

As the United States and its coalition partners mark the 10th anniversary of the start of the Iraq War, this seems like a good time to draw some inspiration from one of the heroes who emerged from that conflict.

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Broadcasting Yourself In The New Job Market

Everybody gets to be a mogul of their own media empire these days. It's pretty much a requirement to find a job in the post-recession economy. To a certain degree, we all need to use the digital tools and techniques available to broadcast ourselves to our target audience in the job market.

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Building A Firm Foundation For Your Digital Job Search

The creative, digital resume has definitely reached the tipping point. If you're looking for a new or better job and you're still strictly sticking to the old-school format, you're missing out on some great opportunities to sell yourself using social media, creative design and multimedia tools like video. At the same time, though, you don't want to get so far out in left field that you leave the job search stadium. Learn the where the foul lines are first and you'll be in good shape.

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EFAM: Don't Leave Your Career In The Cold

In my last post, I summarized a recent report on big technology trends that will impact office professionals over the next several years. The post ends with a call to action: invest in professional development or risk irrelevance in your career. This post is a short follow-up on how to make that investment.

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5 Tech Trends Impacting Administrative Professionals

The wave of office technology is now a tsunami, according to a recent report. It’s a trend that’s rapidly washing away old tools and techniques and creating a new ecosystem for business: collaborative, mobile, adaptable, responsive and informative.

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Get More Done With These 7 Apps

The team here at IAAP is ever vigilant for tools and techniques that can make life at work and home at least a little easier for administrative professionals. Cloud technology is amazing because it allows bright people to relatively quickly develop new applications and get them into the market. This is also a curse because it means there are literally thousands of apps being hawked at any given time, plus loads of new programs arriving every day.

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To Say Or Not To Say In The Office

I read an article listing the top things never to say to your boss. It was a ridiculous article that focused on the boss’s needs and made employees sound like whiny self-centered complainers, which in my professional experience this is very rarely the case.

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APW Logo: Calm In the Eye of the Storm

Administrative professionals are often at a loss to explain to others what they do. I've heard or read this complaint many times from IAAP members. There are several reasons why this is the case.

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What's The Right Equipment For The Mobile Workforce?

In case you hadn't noticed, mobile technology is in the office and it's here to stay. About 60 percent of the world's administrative professionals say they don't need to be in the office to be productive, according to a survey by social contact manager Gist. A third of all administrative professionals use more than one mobile device to do their jobs, and about the same portion say they're at their most productive when they're using mobile tools to work from home.

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