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Bonnie Wooding's picture

5 Advantages And Disadvantages of Becoming A Virtual Administrative Assistant

Whether you are shown the door or you remain, layoffs are miserable. After experiencing my third round of layoffs, I decided I would stop looking for the perfect job and would create the perfect job by starting my virtual administrative assistant service.

This is the first in a series of blog posts about making the transition to being a virtual administrative assistant. The goal of these posts is to provide some useful information for administrative professionals who may want to take the big (and very scary) step from being an employee to business owner.

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Ray Weikal's picture

Infographic Highlights Key Insights From IAAP's 2013 Benchmarking Survey

IAAP recently released its 2013 Benchmarking Survey report, a comprehensive portrait of administrative professionals. Here's an infographic the association compiled to highlight some of the key industry insights gleaned from the survey (please be patient as it may take up to a minute for the image to load):

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Positive feedback is fairly rare in our professional lives. That's why a recent survey from Business Management Daily is so gratifying. The International Association of Administrative Professionals was named one of the top resources for administrative professionals by the prominent industry news and information website.

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Robert Hosking's picture

The Secret To Your Manager's Success

Many of us already know how valuable administrative professionals are, but a new OfficeTeam survey confirms it! Nearly all (94 percent) of senior managers interviewed said their administrative assistant is important to their success at work. Among those supervisors, more than 4 in 10 (44 percent) reported their assistant’s contributions are very important.

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Ray Weikal's picture

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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Ray Weikal's picture

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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Ray Weikal's picture

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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Ray Weikal's picture

14 Surprising Jobs Office Pros Do At Work

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Ray Weikal's picture

Administrative Assistants Make Less Than Most. So Why Are They So Happy?

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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The administrative profession has certainly seen its share of changes since 1942 when IAAP was formed. Back then, manual typewriters were an essential for support staff. Today, typewriters are considered dinosaurs, relics no longer found in any office. Administrative staff are expected to master far more complex tools to perform their jobs effectively now.

In the same way office equipment has evolved over time, so has the role of the administrative professional.

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