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What Does An 'Administrative Professional' Really Do?

What Does An 'Administrative Professional' Really Do?

By Susan Ricker Administrative Professionals' Day is Wednesday, April 24, and recognizes the significant support and expertise administrative professionals provide in the workplace. While this holiday originated as "National Secretaries Day" in 1952, it has now grown to encompass the many diverse roles... Read More »

Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

Bosses vs. Secretaries: Who Is Really More Essential?

As many administrative assistants know too well, so much of the work they perform day in and day out goes unrecognized. It was the awareness of that slight that gave rise to the first Secretaries' Day (now Administrative Professionals' Day) 60 years ago. And if you don't think the work that office managers,... Read More »

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

Eight Occupations Boom as On-Line Job Openings Increase

Unemployment numbers may have gone up in May, but at least there's some good news from the job front: Online advertised vacancies were up 148,800 in May to 4,471,200, with thousands of new openings listed in eight occupations including sales, office and administrative support. According to the latest... Read More »

The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

The 10 Happiest Jobs In America

CareerBliss.com recently surveyed 200,000 independent employees from 70,000 jobs all over the country to determine which ranked the highest in nine key areas that affect employee happiness: the employee's relationship with their boss and co-workers, their work environment, job resources, compensation, growth... Read More »

Reward Your Assistant, or Yourself

Reward Your Assistant, or Yourself

Want to give your administrative assistant a boost, or, if you are said administrative assistant, would you like a reward and a vacation? You can now nominate a co-workers (or ask someone to nominate you) for an Administrative Excellence Award, presented by OfficeTeam and the International Association of... Read More »

In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

In-Demand Jobs With the Federal Government

By Carol Tice State and local governments may be trimming their staffs, but the federal government has out its "now hiring" sign. Washington needs to hire 270,000 workers in the next two years, the Partnership for Public Service reports. One reason for the hiring boom: The government is confronting a... Read More »

Receptionist Job Description

Receptionist Job Description

When you're employed as a receptionist, you're the face of the company you're working for, and what you say and do creates the first impression many people will have when they make contact with your employer. Read More »

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

Where Women Work: 20 Most Common Occupations

You've Come a Long Way Baby... Or Have You? Think back to the most common jobs that women held in your mom's day, and if that's not far enough back, think about your grandmother. Do secretaries, nurses, teachers and retail sales clerks come to mind? Now think about the most common jobs for women today:... Read More »

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