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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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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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The Not-So-Secret Powers of an Administrative Assistant

By Ross Shafer:

I'm always stunned when I hear an administrative professional say, "I don't have the authority to make that decision." You're kidding, right?! You spend more time in the belly of the beast than the boss.

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Stress Management: Living Life on the Edge

It used to be that our lives were fairly predictable. Go to high school, find a spouse, have 2.1 kids, live in a house with a picket fence, find a good job and stay there until we retired with a gold watch on our wrist, then gracefully pass away.

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Extinguish Burnout At Work

I always used to think that burnout happened when you worked too hard for too long without any respite. It was the physical, mental, and emotional exhaustion that resulted. In the past, we’ve all experienced bouts of burnout that might have been cyclic, seasonal, or occasional. But lately, many of us have been living with it daily. With the downturn in the economy, companies have cut back on staff, funding, and resources to support all the work that needs to be done. In fact, as we struggle with having less, we’re being asked to do more.

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Q. I'm thinking of going back to school to pursue a college degree. What type of degree is most valuable to administrative professionals?

A. Here are some things to consider:

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Ask IAAP: What to Do When There's Not Much to Do at Work

Q. Please help….At my current job, I have basically nothing to do for approximately half the work day. My talents and skills are being vastly underutilized. I’m bored! What can I do?

A. Try to make the best of it. Here are some positive things you can do in the new job:

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