Where Are My Outlook Calendar Items?

By | Sep 21, 2009

I know you’ve all probably experienced this before.  One day an appointment is on the calendar, and then it’s just gone.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve accused my boss of messing up his calendar, but I’ve found out it wasn’t actually his fault (sorry about that, Val!). The Problem with Delegates It […]

Ask the Admin: Writing a Resignation Letter

By | Sep 16, 2009

Regardless of why you’re quitting your job, you always want to leave on a good note.  Even if your boss is the worst in the world and has made your life a living hell, remember to always, always, always leave a good impression behind you.  You never know when you’ll need a reference or perhaps […]

10 Tips for Effective Meeting Minutes

By | Sep 14, 2009

photo credit: Symic A common job duty of administrative and executive assistants is to be able to take effective meeting minutes. Whether you are taking minutes at a team meeting or a meeting of the Board of Directors, the skills are pretty much the same. Here are 10 tips for taking effective meeting minutes. Always […]

Interviewing Skills: Turning an Interview into a Job

By | Sep 9, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. This post is a continuation of my So You’ve Been Laid Off series. So, your killer resume has resulted in the interview.  Now it’s make or break time.  Nothing else matters.  When you walk in the door for an interview you are […]

Handling Conflicting Priorities

By | Sep 7, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. photo credit: graymalkn Do you ever feel like you’re caught in a game of tug-o-war….and you’re the rope?  These days, supporting multiple managers is the norm more than the exception, and it isn’t uncommon to receive conflicting priorities from the various managers […]

Ask the Admin: Watermarks in MS Word Part II

By | Sep 4, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. In my last post, I showed you how to make a graphic into a watermark in Microsoft Word.  Today, I’ll show you how to do the same thing with text using WordArt.  The reason we use WordArt is because a text box […]

Ask the Admin: Watermarks in MS Word

By | Sep 2, 2009

NOTE: Don’t forget to enter my contest to win a Starbuck’s Gift Card. Quite a while ago, I posted about using the watermark function in Microsoft Word.  Like most bloggers, I tend to spend time reviewing what search terms bring people to my blog.  This month, I’ve had several folks searching for some different ways […]

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