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5 Steps for Successfully Unplugging While on Vacation

This post was originally published on the IAAP blog and is reprinted here with permission. 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 25-year veteran of this industry, I can attest to this!) Our jobs…

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Just Say “No”

Administrative professionals strive to do the best they can at their jobs, be team players, and take a service-oriented approach to their daily responsibilities. Yet all too often an admin’s strong work ethic and graciousness are taken for granted. As an admin, you have your hands full helping the executive you were hired to support. Yet oftentimes admins are subject…

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Note From Julie: The Importance of Taking Time Off

Whether you prefer warm weather vacations or cold weather getaways, taking real vacation time away from work is important to keep you functioning at your peak. In this age of constant connectivity, though, taking time off from you admin job can be difficult when you have so many people depending on you. I just spent two weeks traveling in Australia…

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Affilate Webinar:Bargaining with the Devil: Strategies and Techniques for Negotiating with Tough Opponents

From the presidential race and global diplomacy to the sports world, negotiation has been in the news of late. The issues are vastly different, but these negotiations have one thing in common: The parties view each other with distrust and sometimes dislike. How do you “bargain with the devil?” Robert Mnookin knows how … and this Harvard Law professor, international…

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Note From Julie: Hello from Australia and New Zealand!

When was the last time you invested time in self-care? I don’t mean a day at the spa or getting a massage, although both of those qualify as self-care. I’m talking about reading a book, running errands that you’ve neglected, getting some exercise, visiting a friend, drinking enough water, or getting the right amount of sleep. Taking care of yourself…

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Affiliate Webinar: Proofread with Perfection: Proofreading and Editing Techniques for Flawless Communication

Poor proofreading can cost you your job. A misplaced decimal, a name spelled wrong, a word misused, a number transposed — brush it off and the consequences can be dire. Don’t leave this important job to chance. Find out the tricks the pros use, and catch the mistakes that can hurt your credibility and ruin your career. Learn to proofread…

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Note From Julie: Rest, Relax, Refresh, Repeat!

It’s July…already. And I don’t know about you, but I need a vacation. I travel a fair amount throughout the year for work. I love to travel, so it’s exciting and refreshing in one sense, but it’s also exhausting. And sometimes I think my mind confuses travel with vacation even when it’s for work. A true vacation is not anything…

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The Significance of Sleep: What Every Admin Needs to Know

Sleep. No matter how hard we try, it’s something most admins just don’t get enough of. Late night calls and emails from executives, worries about late reports or big events, and an often-crazy schedule on both a personal and a professional level all contribute to our lack of zzz’s each night. But it’s not just the bags under our eyes…

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