As a seasoned executive or administrative assistant, you know what it takes to be successful. If you were fortunate enough to have a mentor in your early career, you know all too well how this support served as a springboard to your success. Whether you’re looking to give back or build-up your admin team internally, it’s important to know why and how mentorships succeed.
Remember how much you loved summer when you were a kid? You slowed down, caught fireflies, had time to move beyond the day to day routines, drank lemonade, and, you played. Basically, summer was a time to recharge, refuel and renew. Things at the office are a little more relaxed as well in the summer, so it’s a great time to renew yourself!
In an ideal world, job titles would be irrelevant. But in today’s world, job titles do matter—not just to administrative professionals, but to employees in every organization and every industry across the spectrum. Learn more about the advantages to having the right job title and how one could help you frame the conversation around new responsibilities and salary increases.
A job interview can be a heart-pounding experience. In addition to general employment questions, a potential employer will have interview questions specific to admin pros. Check out some examples that will help you increase your confidence and help you rock your next job interview.
Stress is a part of life and does not discriminate. We all have it, some more than others. Many of us face stress on different levels. It’s learning how to manage stress and maintain a balance that will allow us to navigate life in a healthy, non-stressful way.
What if you were so focused on your team members’ needs that you could close the gap between recognizing a need and providing the service required to fulfill it? What if you positioned yourself as that type of proactive administrative professional? The best thing we can do for our internal AND external customers is to anticipate their needs, explains upcoming APC speaker Sandy Geroux.
Congratulations! You’ve made the choice to attend ASAP’s Administrative Professionals Conference (APC) or the Executive Assistants’ Summit - now what? Whether it’s your first time or you’re returning after a brief hiatus, you’ll want to check out Lisa Assetta’s recommendations for what to do before you go, while you’re onsite, and after you return to the office.
Managing your manager’s time is one of the best ways to create value for your boss—and your organization. You can contribute to your manager’s success by using her or his time (and yours) as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Who knew those long summer days filled with games, meeting new people, sharing goodies and telling ghost stories were setting the stage for our careers? Our summer fun, whether at camp or at home, was as much about how we interacted with others as it was about ourselves. So too, our success at work relies on our ability to work with and influence others. Here’s what we can learn from summer camp!
Embracing technology is the key to success, explains Lisa Assetta, Senior EA to the CEO of Tampa International Airport. With today’s executives constantly on the go, an assistant’s value lies in keeping their boss(es) tapped in so they can keep things moving forward. Check out Lisa’s quick tips to use tech right.