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Understanding Social Media Lingo

Social media is a vital tool for every administrative professional. Social sites, including LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook, can enhance your networking abilities, develop your personal brand, and help you identify new job opportunities.
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Document Collaboration: Tips & Resources for Using Word & Google Docs

As an administrative professional, chances are you collaborate on documents and spreadsheets with your team members, executives and other administrative professionals. Gone are the days of revision and attaching files to an e-mail. A plethora of tools and software exist, but the two most commonly used are Word’s Track Changes feature and Google Docs. Whether you’re a novice or you use one or both of these programs frequently, here are some tips and resources to collaborate on documents more effectively and efficiently.

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5 Steps for Successfully Unplugging While on Vacation

Being an administrative assistant is hard work, really hard work. It’s a stressful, chaotic, always-on-call kind of job that can leave even the most seasoned administrative professionals wiped out some days. (As a 22-year veteran of this industry, I can attest to this!)

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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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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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5 Tips for Creating a Polished & Professional LinkedIn Profile

There are a lot of social media options out there, but when it comes to professional networking none hold a candle to the most popular platform out there: LinkedIn.

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5 Must-Download Travel Apps for You and Your Executive

Travel planning – whether it’s for yourself or your executive – can be a harried experience if you’re not a seasoned pro. There are so many decisions to make. Where to stay? How to get there? Where to eat? What to bring? When to go? The wrong choice could leave you or, worse yet, your boss sleeping in a bedbug-infested motel or stranded in an airport in some far-off land. Fortunately, there are tons of travel apps out there that can make the process a little more manageable and a lot less stressful.

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Top Travel Review Sites Every Admin Needs

Ever show up to a hotel and find that it looks nothing like the plush, comfortable accommodations featured on the website? Have you purchased a plane ticket only to find that there are additional charges for online check-in and selecting a seat? Worse yet, have you ever subjected your executive to these situations because you unintentionally booked a travel dud?

You wouldn’t be the first.

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Travel Planning: 5 Tips for Keeping Your Executive Healthy on the Road

Between germ-laden airplanes, dining out, jetlag, countless handshakes, and long hours, the chances of your executive catching a bug while traveling is pretty high. The flu, a nasty cold, or, worst yet, a serious illness could put a serious damper on your executive’s travel plans and their productivity.

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