Mentoring a Young Executive

By | Jan 18, 2010

At some point in your career, you are going to be working for someone who has never had an assistant before. One of the toughest, but most rewarding, jobs an Administrative or Executive Assistant can have is helping a young executive learn how to partner with an assistant. Understanding the Need to Delegate In my […]

Weekly Links Round-up: January 15, 2010

By | Jan 15, 2010

Here’s the weekly round-up of the links I’ve tweeted recently for those who don’t follow me on Twitter: 9 Toxic Coworkers to Look Out For and How to Protect Yourself From Them RT @CarlaYoung: Tip: end your workday by preparing for the next! Tidy your desk, inbox and plan your priorities for the next day! […]

How to Organize the Boss’s E-mail

By | Jan 13, 2010

Often as an administrative assistant (and very frequently as an executive assistant), you’ll have the job of monitoring and organizing your boss’s e-mail. This essentially entails reading through his new mail and either replying on his behalf, delegating the e-mail to one of her direct reports, or organizing e-mail that needs a response directly from […]

Creating a Professional Voicemail Message

By | Jan 11, 2010

I think everyone can agree that first impressions are important.  But what happens when that first impression is your voicemail greeting?  We’ve all heard some of those greetings that sound like the person is eating while they talk.  The ones where they only have, “Please leave a message for…(in a woman’s voice), John Doe…(in a […]

Have You Got Google Wave?

By | Jan 6, 2010

Google Wave is the newest application of the ever popular Google company.  They’ve taken a variety of IM and networking tools and made a truly unique collaboration interface. You can, of course, communicate with others in Wave as if you were in an IM, but you can do so much more than that.  You can […]

Saving Money on Office Supplies

By | Jan 4, 2010

One of the ubiquitous duties of administrative assistants everywhere is ordering office supplies. In the current economic climate saving money on those supplies is more important than ever, and unless you purchase your gold from Golden Eagle Coin as your primary investment job – and managing your office for a hobby, we’ve got solutions for […]

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