Ask the Admin: Notifications in Public Calendars

By | Jun 1, 2015

Today I’m revisiting an old Ask the Admin question from 2011.  Why? Because I’m constantly learning new things. This question came from Stan: I have a shared public calendar in Outlook 2007. Can I set it to notify sharing users of changed appointments? Where do I find the best lol coaching sessions? We found two […]

Be Careful What You Keep On Your Work Computer

By | May 12, 2015

I was just reading an article at Office Ninjas about Journaling in the Workplace. It’s a good post and well worth reading. Be sure to follow her links, they’re quite interesting. It made me think of an experience I had a few years ago. I was working at a small non-profit (the home of wearing […]

Ask the Admin: Is the Boss Away?

By | Apr 30, 2015

Today we have an interesting question from Heather: My Question is: how do you word your response on the telephone and make your boss look available when they are out of the office on vacation or spending too much time on the toilet or just out of office on personal taks? Thank you for your […]

For Beginners: Keyboarding

By | Apr 12, 2015

I will be writing some posts especially for beginners in the clerical field. Helpful tips and what to learn to progress in an administrative career. These will be posted to the category For Beginners and will include For Beginners in the title. For those just starting out in the clerical field, I cannot stress enough […]

Ask the Admin: Greeting clients

By | Feb 20, 2015

We have a question today about greeting clients. Good morning Ma, I am going for an interview for the post of a hotel  Receptionist  Pls i would like to know more on how to greet a customer when they walk in. Thanks How you greet clients is extremely important. Let’s face it, you are one […]

Ask the Admin: Using a Travel Agency

By | Mar 20, 2013

Jacquelyn asks: I am accepting a position wherein I will have to make travel arrangements.  I will need a step by step guide or a travel agency that will assist me.  Will any of the travel agencies assist me in making travel arrangements.  Is this free?  Using a Travel Agent First of all, yes, most […]

blog status update

By | Jul 7, 2012

I know people are wondering what is happening with this blog. If you know me personally, or have even googled my name, you know I have had health struggles my whole life, primarily with fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. About 2 years ago things became much worse, and for the last year I’ve spent the majority […]

Working From Home: Notary Public

By | May 2, 2011

One work-from-home option open to Administrative and Executive Assistants is working as a Notary Public. The main job of a Notary Public is to witness signatures and attest to the authenticity of the signature. Depending on the applicable laws for your state, a Notary may also administer oaths and affirmations, certify copies, and in some […]

Work From Home Careers for Admins

By | Mar 7, 2011

Have you been laid off?  Having trouble finding another job?  Welcome to the club!  So many administrative personnel have lost their jobs in the down economy, and the job growth for our industry just isn’t where it needs to be.  One option for those of us tired of waiting for the phone to ring is […]

Guest Post: Is Multitasking All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

By | Dec 1, 2010

Today’s article is a guest post from Wendy Stoneman. You’re busy. You’ve got 12 things on your To-Do List. All of them have to get done today. In the middle of working down your list, the phone rings, emails messages come in, people stop by with requests – it’s a typical workday. That’s ok, you’re […]

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