What Are Your New Year’s Goals?

By | Dec 29, 2008

As the holidays wind down, New Year’s Day looms, and with it the spectre of New Year’s Resolutions.  While most people look at these resolutions in a personal sense, like losing weight, exercising more, or being more assertive, I’ve found it beneficial to apply the idea of New Year’s Resolutions to work as well.  We […]

New Job? What to do on your first day

By | Dec 8, 2008

So, you’re starting a new job as an Administrative or Executive Assistant.  What do you do to make sure you start off on the right foot and are able to hit the ground running? First Things First Your first task should be to sit down with your new boss and find out exactly what he/she […]

Making A Full Page of the Same Label

By | Sep 22, 2008

So, you have a mailing to process, and you want to make a full page of the return address label.  Don’t worry, you don’t have to type out each label individually.  Making a full page of the same label is very easy in Microsoft Word. First, click on Tools: Letters and Mailings: Envelopes & Labels: […]

Answering Questions Right the First Time: Creating a Resource List

By | Aug 26, 2008

In my previous series on Receptionist Tips (see Part I and Part II), I neglected one very important piece of information:  creating a resource list. As a receptionist, you are often the first person someone will talk to, and if they are not calling the right place, you are often the only one they will […]

For Beginners: Receptionist Tips Part Deaux

By | Mar 10, 2008

On to Part Two of our Receptionist Tips series. In Receptionist Tips I, I discussed phone etiquette for receptionists, although some of the tips are applicable to anyone in the admin support field. However, unless you are working on a switchboard, there’s a great deal more to being a receptionist than answering the phone. Appearance: […]

For Beginners: Receptionist Tips I

By | Mar 4, 2008

One of the most frequent entry level positions for someone in the administrative support field is that of Receptionist. In this position, you will have a chance to learn and hone many skills that you will carry with you throughout your career as an administrative professional. As an Executive Assistant, I still get compliments on […]

Software Training from Microsoft

By | Feb 14, 2008

Yes, there are other office products out there besides Microsoft Office. But if you work in the administrative field for any length of time, you’ll soon discover that Microsoft Office is the industry standard for office administration. And, when you reach the upper echelons of your administrative career, you will be expected to know the […]

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