If you’re a typical admin, you are being asked to routinely handle countless demanding situations and projects: supporting multiple managers; coordinating work flow; juggling projects; overseeing office tech support; firing off written and verbal communications; supervising budgets; even training, managing (and/or hiring), other admins. In short, you are more challenged than ever before—and stretched thinner than ever before.
The big question is: Has your training kept up with your expanding responsibilities? If it has not, you run the very real risk of falling behind, in both your job and your career. And it’s a fact of business today that it’s likely on you to do whatever is necessary to keep your training current.
Here are 15 important reasons to keep up with your training, whether that training takes the form of online or offline classes, certificate programs, administrative conferences, or one-on-one mentoring. Training will help you to:
As you can see, the benefits of training are myriad. And the more skilled you become, the better your chances to thrive in your current job, and to advance to higher positions, with a commensurate salary. What’s more, you’ll gain greater respect and credibility from those you work with and report to, and stay energized in your job.
Check out ASAP's Training Center for online courses, ASAP's Live and On-Demand Webinars, and the Administrative Professionals Conference for four days of intensive live training and networking. ASAP also offers one day regional events through our ASAP Live series.