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.

Here’s how prominent psychologist Dr. Guy Winch explains the difference between chronic complainers and the everyday, run-of-the-mill optimists and pessimists (that we tend to be):

• Optimists: See a glass half full....

Administrative professionals tend to know the ins and outs of their organizations better than anyone else in the company and juggle multiple roles throughout the day. IAAP’s most recent...

Every week, there are great new mobile apps being released on the market, and we here at IAAP are always on the lookout for cool and useful tools that will make your life a little easier. Few things have been more impacted by mobile tech as...

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...