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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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Webcast: Administrative Professional Top Job For Women In The U.S.

"Secretary and administrative assistant" continues to be the most common job for women in the U.S., according to the most recent census figures from the federal Census Bureau. This has been the case for more than 60 years. The trend has sparked a flurry of interest in the news media about the relationship between women and the types of administrative professional careers.

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Why Mentors Are Vital For Your Career

By Marlene Weaver

After more than 40 years of work experience I still look back to my early career and realize that a mentor had a huge impact on my success. My mentor gave me support, guidance, and self-confidence.

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Put The Car Jacks Down: A Lesson In Office Gift Giving

Finding the right holiday gift for co-workers and managers is hard work. It’s challenging enough to locate just the right purchase for our family and friends, people we know well and love. Now you have to buy something that strikes the perfect balance of not too cheap, nor too expensive; personal, but not creepy.

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Personal Branding: 5 Keys To A New You In The New Year

By Tarah Remington Brown
IAAP Marketing Manager

The New Year is traditionally a time for reviewing what you’ve accomplished and what you’d like to improve upon. One of those items you may want to improve is your personal brand. Whether you are looking for a new job in the New Year or wanting to go for a promotion in 2013, honing your personal brand can help you achieve your goals.

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5 Etiquette Tips For Holiday Office Parties

The holiday season can be a mixed blessing for many administrative professionals. Aside from the normal stress incurred while juggling family and business demands, there are the office parties. These annual gatherings have taken on almost mythic proportions. They’re seen as events where careers can climb or crumble. No wonder so many people get uptight when the party invitations arrive.

I’ve surveyed some of what etiquette experts have to say about office parties during the holidays. Here’s a sample of their advice and links for more tips:

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Time Management: How To Avoid Death By Distraction

Europeans developed some ingenious forms of execution in the Middle Ages. In one, the victim’s limbs were tied to four horses, which were then sent in opposite directions. The French called it “distraction.” It’s a state experienced by many office professionals today.

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