Resources for Administrative Professionals

IAAP is the hub of information for the administrative profession. Use the articles below to help you shape your administrative career and learn new office skills. Learn about the benefits of becoming an IAAP member here.

You’ve probably heard a lot about Excel pivot tables. In fact, people who are really into pivot tables tend to go on and on about how cool they are. It can be a little annoying. What’s the big deal? Why are pivot tables so cool?

The main reason pivot tables are cool is that...

It’s true! Millennials, Baby Boomers and Generation Xers can get along in the workplace.

With as many as five generations gathered around the office water cooler at the...

The Right Financial Plan

Quitting a job is always an option, but it may not be the best option. First, get the facts. Review your employee handbook and/or schedule a confidential appointment with human resource professionals to get details on employment benefits,...

“I’d like you to consider keeping chapters open as long as possible. I’m worried about chapter members losing interest.”

“While I understand we need to change, please don’t make my chapter close in December. We already had plans for...

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...

Have you made the decision to attend EFAM 2014 in Milwaukee, Wis.? I hope so! This year’s program is sure to be exciting, inspiring and educational.

If you’re still...

Those working in administrative professions often hear how concrete skills are a must for success. You need your Certified Administrative Professional certification and your Microsoft Office Suite certification. These are necessary, but they are not enough.

Tangible skills are essential...

About the time you think you’ve seen and heard everything, think again. These days, something new—something unexpected, bold or just plain crazy—can go viral and get worldwide attention with millions and millions of hits on YouTube.

As an example, we give you Joey.

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“When you hold onto your history, you do it at the expense of your destiny.”
--Bishop Jakes

IAAP has a wonderful history. There might be information about your association’s past you might not even know...

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!)

Our jobs can...