Top 10 Posts of 2008

By | Dec 31, 2008

2008 is almost over.  I want to thank all of my readers who have helped me come so far this year.  You guys are all wonderful!  When I started Administrative Arts just 10 months ago, I never thought I’d reach a monthly readership of over 2500 unique visitors and over 13,000 page views. Thanks so […]

What Are Your New Year’s Goals?

By | Dec 29, 2008

As the holidays wind down, New Year’s Day looms, and with it the spectre of New Year’s Resolutions.  While most people look at these resolutions in a personal sense, like losing weight, exercising more, or being more assertive, I’ve found it beneficial to apply the idea of New Year’s Resolutions to work as well.  We […]

Happy Holidays

By | Dec 25, 2008

Whether you celebrate Christmas, Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, Yule, or some other holiday (or no holiday at all), may this season bring you happiness, love, and prosperity. Thank you for sharing a small bit of my life here at Administrative Arts!

Another Should Know Software: Microsoft SharePoint Services

By | Dec 24, 2008

In a previous post, I talked about must know software for the administrative assistant. Today, I have another piece of software that career minded administrative assistants should learn. Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services is a versatile software that can help businesses and teams maintain communication and easily collaborate on documents.  And with it’s out-of-the-box functionality, pretty […]

Keep Warm in the Office

By | Dec 23, 2008

photo credit: zenera I don’t know what it’s been like in your neck of the woods this winter, but it’s been unseasonably cold here.  And with companies trying to save on utilities, keeping our fingers and toes warm in the office is getting harder and harder.  I did some hunting around and found some great […]

Increase Your Vocabulary

By | Dec 22, 2008

One important aspect of being a great administrative assistant is your vocabulary.  After all, how can you appropriately proofread documents (not to mention write them) if you don’t have an adequte vocabulary? I’ve put together a list of resources to help you increase your vocabulary: I’ve told you about Free Rice before.  It’s a neat […]

Site Maintenance

By | Dec 21, 2008

I’m going to be working on the site for the next couple of hours, upgrading WordPress and making some other changes.  I apologize in advance for any inconvenience.

Casual Friday: Change the Present

By | Dec 19, 2008

As Christmas continues to barrel toward us, I know many of us are still struggling with what to get that one person who seems to have everything. Or that one person we’d like to give a nice gift, but we don’t really know them well enough to know what they’d like. Well, today I found […]

Tips for Traveling With Your Laptop

By | Dec 17, 2008

I know many of you are travelling during the holidays, and many of you are taking laptops with you.  Following are some tips for keeping your laptop secure while traveling. Keep your laptop with you at all times.  Locking it in your trunk is not a good solution.  Many laptops are stolen from car trunks […]

8 Tips for using Outlook’s Out of Office Assistant

By | Dec 15, 2008

In the midst of the holiday season, where everyone is absent from the office at some point, the use of the Outlook Out of Office Assistant is widespread.  But, let’s face it, not everyone uses Out of Office wisely.  Here are 10 tips for making the best use of Outlook’s Out of Office Assistant. Don’t […]

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