Organize Your Projects Like a Pro

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For administrative assistants, project management is a big part of the job description. And in order to be successful, you need to establish good systems for organization – whether you’re supporting the project or taking the lead.

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Your Two-Part System for Successful Event and Meeting Planning

Organizing successful meetings and events means you need an effective system you can rely on for consistent results. For me, that has always included a planning binder that mirrors my digital planning folder so I can find what I need when I need it.

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Creating a Personal SWOT Analysis

Many of us are familiar with the concept of a SWOT analysis for our companies but have never applied this process to our own personal and professional development. Keep the reins of your career firmly in your hands, says Marie Herman, by assessing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats facing YOU.

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15 Reasons Standard Operating Procedures Rule

Standard Operating Procedures, or SOPs, are vital to every organization. SOPs help employees efficiently and effectively carry out business tasks and they help organizations produce predictable results. Admins can stand out by creating and updating SOPs, demonstrating you care about employees working smarter, not harder.

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Travel Best Practices Part 2: Creating End-To-End Itineraries

Planning and booking travel can often feel overwhelming, with hurdles every step of the way. However, there are basic checklists and templates that you can use to leap towards travel planning success. Let us show you how to make end-to-end itineraries and booking easier.

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Updating Your Job Description for Professional Growth

Your job description should provide a road map of your role, along with a template for evaluating your job performance. Follow these steps to evaluate and update your job description and drive your career forward.

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These Assistants Are Leaving a Legacy

What does it take for a good idea to become a reality that has a positive impact on the organization? This year’s Eureka! Award finalists used purpose, planning and project management to move their organizations—and careers—forward.

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How to Incorporate Your Hobbies Into Your Life as an Executive Assistant

Our occupation is by far the preponderance of our day. And as Executive Assistants, we are asked to take care of everything for everyone.  Why not include something for ourselves in there! Hear about three people who learned how to make their days a little brighter by bringing more of themselves to their day.

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Top Go-To Resources for Organizing Anything

Organization is important for anyone, but for administrative professionals, it can make or break your entire career. On the surface, spending a few minutes searching for a missing folder here or a half hour recreating a lost document there doesn’t seem like such a huge deal. But if you find yourself in that position frequently, the time and money adds up fast.

The answer? Putting the principles of organization to work for you! In this post, Julie Perrine of All Things Admins shares her formula for staying organized, as well as some fantastic resources from Avery that can help you along the way. 

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Travel Best Practices Part 1: Traveler Profiles

Creating a traveler profile is the first step in any admin’s travel planning journey. However, this can be a very time consuming and difficult process. Thankfully there are tons of awesome tools that will make it easier to communicate and store these traveler profiles.

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