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.

In a previous post (“Top 10 Cities Where Your Paycheck Packs A Powerful Punch”), IAAP Key Partner...

IAAP Key Partner OfficeTeam recently released its 2014 Salary Guide. This annual publication is...

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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The classic 80s movie, "9 to 5," depicts managers and executives as sexist and obnoxious male dictators who treat their female administrative staff as second-class citizens not worthy of respect, recognition or promotion. Thankfully,...

Empowering diversity means more than having people of different ethnicities, genders, abilities, sizes, sexual orientation and ages working with you. It requires seeing what we share, acknowledging the challenges we each face, and being open to celebrating the richness our differences offer....

Becoming a virtual administrative assistant can be an excellent career move. But, like any other job, there are certain requirements. Providing...

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...

True Stories: (Note: Names have been changed.)

Allison from California announced, “I haven’t had a vacation in nine years.” Barbara (43 years old) from Texas responded, “I haven’t had a real vacation ever.”

Cindy from Illinois shared that she has...

If it’s your first job or your fifth job, you always want to leave on good terms. Your goal should always be to gather a letter of recommendation from two or three of your professional colleagues. These letters can be very important as you move forward in your career.

In many cases...

When you have an annoying coworker, everything they do can seem irritating. Annoying coworkers can be recognized by their laziness, over-sharing, obnoxious habits, poor communication, lack of hygiene - you name it! We’ve all been there.

What if your annoying coworkers aren’t...