Getting Coffee: Personal Errands Personified

By | Aug 30, 2010

Should you get coffee for your boss?  I find this question over and over in the searches on my site.  Why are admins asking this question.  Why is it important? Personal Errands Getting coffee is really just the tip of the iceberg.  What most admins are asking about is running personal errands for your boss.  […]

Eating At Your Desk – Should You?

By | Aug 27, 2010

Should administrative support personnel eat at their desks?  Some organizations allow it.  Some don’t.  Professionally, though, whether it’s allowed or not, is eating at our desks something we should do? Like many professional dilemmas, the answer is a resounding maybe.  For some administrative support jobs, occasionally eating at your desk shouldn’t present a problem.  For […]

Working Virtually

By | Aug 25, 2010

Today’s blog is a guest post over on Joan Burge’s blog on Office Dynamics about how to support your boss in a virtual environment.  Go on over and check it out.  Don’t forget to subscribe to Joan’s blog while you’re there.  I find many great tips for Administrative Professionals on her blog, as those of […]

Links Roundup – August 24, 2010

By | Aug 24, 2010

Here’s a list of the links I tweeted during the last few weeks.  If you’re into Twitter, you can follow me at http://twitter.com/admnarts. What I’m Reading: 10 Excel Secrets Every Admin Should Know – Admin Secret adminsecret.monst… What I’m Reading: Add a Cover Page to a Word Document online-tech-tips…. RT @mmangen: #ExcelQueen Tip: CTRL+D Uses […]

No Budget for Training? Do It Yourself

By | Aug 18, 2010

Today’s article is a guest post from Wendy Stoneman. In my time with my current employer, I’ve been involved in training a few of our new admins.  At some point in their first year they generally ask about training.  Can they get some sort of training to improve their skills in a particular software program […]

Administrative Assistant Job Descriptions

By | Aug 16, 2010

Probably the most frequent questions I get and that I see asked on the internet is what is appropriate work for an Administrative Assistant.  You will rarely find any cohesive answers for this question, though, because the job description for any Administrative Assistant position will vary widely depending on the industry, the company, the department, […]

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