10 Things To Do When You Have Nothing To Do

By | Jan 19, 2009

photo credit: sunshinecity One piece of advice that I give to every up-and-coming administrative assistant is this: NEVER SIT IDLE!  If you have nothing to do, then go out and find something to do.  Occasionally, though, you do find yourself temporarily at loose ends, so here’s a list of 10 things to do when you […]

Creating a Printed Watermark in MS Word

By | Jan 19, 2009

You’ve seen them, documents with a word or picture in the background with the text of the document running over the top of it.  Just how do they do that, anyway?  If you use Microsoft Word, placing a printed watermark in your document is easy. What is a watermark anyway? A true watermark is created […]

Create a Desk Reference Manual

By | Jan 19, 2009

photo credit: Dan4th What happens if a sudden emergency occurs and you have to be off work for a week or more?  Could a temp walk into your office and be able to easily handle things while you’re gone?  She can if you’ve created a Desk Reference Manual with procedures on how to handle your […]

Working With Confidential Documents

By | Jan 12, 2009

photo credit: ivoryelephantphotography As you progress in your career as an Administrative Assistant, and especially as an Executive Assistant, you’ll be working more and more with confidential documents.  Pretty much every interview you go on will ask you about your experience in handling  these types of documents.  Below are some tips for properly handling confidential […]

5 Tips for Appropriate Casual Friday Dress

By | Jan 5, 2009

  Photo from Morque File We all love Fridays, especially if our employer allows us to dress down.  Some people, however, take Casual Friday a bit too far.  Here’s some tips to appropriate dress on Casual Friday. Casual doesn’t mean unprofessional.  Avoid wearing clothing with advertising or messages that are inappropriate for the workplace.  In […]

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