Jump to the Head of the Class with the PACE Advantage

Do you want to be recognized for your commitment and accomplishments and solidify your professional growth? Consider enrolling in ASAP’s PACE Certification—the educational credentialing program that sets the standard for excellence for administrative professionals around the world! PACE will help you gain well-deserved recognition and showcase your outstanding achievement to colleagues, supervisors and your peers.

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Have a Network? Now Build an Admin Community!

You know that a professional network contributes to your professional development and helps you perform better.  A “community” is different. Unlike networks, communities bring with them purpose, connection, engagement, and often, membership. Whether local or beyond borders, cultivate these 10 traits to build a sense of community for admins and assistants.

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Building a Powerful Personal Brand

Your personal brand—how you present yourself and what makes you stand out—is your biggest career-related asset. A strong personal brand can result in greater achievement, acclaim, and ultimately, success. Here’s how to use your experience, skills and knowledge to create a personal brand that helps you shine.

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Sink or Swim – Take the Time to Manage your Time

We all have our challenges in life and for many, it’s time management. ASAP member (and Eureka! Award runner-up) Holli Campolongo shares how to identify when you’re starting to drown, and what steps you can take to get yourself and your life back on track.

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Staying a Step Ahead: The Key to Being a Successful Admin Professional

It’s easy to want to be a step ahead, but then life happens. Suddenly it’s easier to just keep up. Senior EA Aimee Reese is here to help frame this quandary, remind you why it’s in your best interest to keep at it, and walk you through a quick reset to help you get there.

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Best Green Initiatives for Your Office

Going green is more important than ever. Energy-efficient heating, lighting, windows, ventilation, air conditioning and plumbing create offices that are environmentally friendly and sustainable for the long-term. Here are important ways you can help Improve your organization’s bottom line while acting responsibly toward the environment.

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Get Yourself Moving to Get Things Done

Most admins and assistants have comprehensive “to do” lists. We’re really good at listing what there is to do, so why is it that we sometimes have trouble getting motivated to act? Learn a few surprising ways to overcome inertia, avoidance and procrastination to get things done. Find out why waiting until the last minute isn’t always a bad thing and what the #1 tool is that successful people use to make things happen!

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Proofread Like a Pro

Every time you write a letter or an email, it reflects the way you present yourself and your company’s credibility. It can be easy to overlook errors in our own writing, because we’re so close to the content. Our brains tend to think everything we do is correct, so as the writer, we have a difficult time recognizing our errors. Proofreading everything you write makes sure you’re reflecting your best you.

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Six Ways to Conquer Your Fear of Risk-Taking

Risk-taking can help everyone stand out, succeed and be seen as a leader. Although risk-taking can be frightening—Will I fail? Look stupid? Be laughed at?—the payoffs are huge. Here are six simple ways to learn to overcome your fears, become a successful risk-taker and move your career forward!

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Introducing TRAVO

What does it mean to design something specifically for administrative professionals? Well beyond just giving access to exclusive corporate rates that can save your company up to 30%, it means spending years talking to actual administrative professionals and developing solutions for the greatest pain points you face when booking travel for others!

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