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.

Welcome to the inaugural post of Revitalize!—the new blog about IAAP’s revitalization and restructure. Here, we’ll be communicating developments on the new structure of...

 

Annette Dubrouillet

I walked into a Department of Defense building a few years back. The halls were a boring grey I had seen in so many office...

Read these interviews with four managers and find out what they value in an administrative professional.

Stephanie Bolick and Tina Lustre at...

Face it. You’re not superman, superwoman or superhuman.

In psychological circles, replacing old habits with new is called “shaping.” It’s a way of redefining attitudes so we can move toward positive results. It’s also a way of making friends with the clock,...

When Lark Ismail first interned as an administrative assistant while in college, she wasn’t sure that she would eventually go into the field for her career.  “I simply thought of my job as a way to help small...

This is the second of two-parts. Read last week’s Land a Dream Job with the Skills We Learned in Preschool ...

When the recession hit in 2008, I naively thought it wouldn’t affect me—not in a personal way that meant losing my job, a foreclosure on my home or being unable to afford medical care. I had a steady job, a place to live, and was single with minimal expenses. Entirely of my own...

More and more administrative professionals are being asked to plan meetings and events for their employers. This is big job and it can be intimidating. Thankfully, there are some fantastic resources that will help make your gathering a success and help make you look good. I want to showcase one...

In a one-on-one interview with OfficePro, licensed psychological counselor Gayron Haywood mentioned an...

Without good project management practices, whether in a traditional office or working on your own as a virtual assistant, you need insight and control over how much a project will cost you, how much time it will take, and what objectives you’re trying to achieve.

One of the ways to...