Career Growth is a Gift You Give Yourself: 10 Ways to Evolve

Too often we put off important career growth because it is not urgent; we wait for others to show the way. Have you been eyeing a promotion? A different role? Or maybe you want to step-up your skills in the job you have. If you want to grow, you can’t afford to wait for someone else’s guidance or help. In fact, you can’t afford to wait at all! The most successful and satisfied admins are those who control  their careers. These 10 tips help you take matters into your own hands.

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Rocking Your Annual Report

It’s annual report time—and you’ve been asked to create something people want to read that’s crisp, clear and accurate. Here is a quick guide for writing an annual report that offers a succinct, yet lively account of your organization’s past performance and its plans for the future.

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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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