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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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5 Cloud Tools To Boost Productivity

Technology and the economy have turned modern offices into a circus of demands. The professionals who staff these offices are expected to juggle a wide range of tasks for co-workers, clients, managers, executives and contractors. Fortunately, the very technology that stokes this stress can also bring some order.

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New Salary Guide Positive For Adminisitrative Job Seekers

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2013 salary guide, and it's got lots of good news that should please administrative professionals.

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14 Surprising Jobs Office Pros Do At Work

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The link between money and happiness is tough to unravel. It's a tugging match between esoteric thirsts like love and satisfaction, and very real demands like food and shelter. But a recent report involving administrative professionals suggests that the old cliches are at least partially true: you don't need a lot of money to be happy.

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Get Your Head In The Virtual Clouds

Two interesting trends have started to emerge among administrative professionals. The first is an increase in the number of administrative professionals who are now working on a freelance basis, either by choice or due to the economy.

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Don't Let Fear Foil Your Career

I used to believe that all mature, working adults in modern business understand the value of professional development and certification. A surprising question I recently fielded proved me wrong. I've learned there are admins struggling to improve their careers by becoming certified because they work for people who are afraid of the consequences.

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