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, […]

My Job Changed, Why Not My Title

By | Jul 30, 2010

I hear the lament over and over, not just in the administrative support field, but in just about every field and industry I know.  It happens all the time. The Job Changes When you start a new job, you usually get a job description.  We all know, though, that jobs have a tendency to change […]

Guest Posting

By | Jul 28, 2010

Do you have some great tips on how to be an Administrative or Executive Assistant?  Software tips?  A funny experience from work? Maybe just an opinion that you want to share? I’m soliciting guest posts for Administrative Arts.  If you would like to share something here, send it to me by e-mail.  Include: The blog […]

7 Posts You May Not Have Read

By | Jul 26, 2010

Those of you who know me will know that I’m an avid reader and huge fan of Problogger, a blog written by Darren Rowse on…well…blogging.  Last week, Darren talked about reintroducing content that your readers may not have read.  He called it the 7 Link Challenge. Well, I’m always up for a challenge, and I […]

Ask the Admin: Records Retention

By | Jul 19, 2010

I got this e-mail from Kelly: What is the business standard for the length of time to keep meeting minutes? Thanks for your question, Kelly.  You didn’t specify what type of minutes you need to keep.  How long you retain meeting minutes will depend on the type of meetings you are referring to.  Most record […]

Links Roundup – July 16, 2007

By | Jul 16, 2010

Here we go again.  All of the links and tips I’ve shared recently on Twitter (or at least those I thought you might find interesting). What I’m Reading: 25 Things a Professional Woman Should Never Wear – Admin Secret adminsecret.monst… What I’m Reading: Add a Linear Regression Trendline to an Excel Scatter Plot online-tech-tips…. RT […]

Maintaining Your Office Supply Cabinet Part 3

By | Jul 7, 2010

In my last post on this topic, I talked about various folder options, tapes and clips.  In this post, we’ll talk about desk set items that you should keep in the supply closet, media to have on hand, and other miscellaneous items needed. Finding the Right Office Space and Desk Set Items Let’s face it, […]

Becoming a Project Manager

By | Jul 5, 2010

While being an Administrative or Executive Assistant is, for many of us, a career goal in itself, many assistants desire to grow into other careers.  One job I’ve personally seen a number of assistants grow into is Project Management. What Is Project Management Project Management, in a nutshell, is about planning, organizing and managing the […]

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