Keep Your Admin Skills in Shape

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Successful administrative professionals don't stay on top by accident; they work at it by constantly improving their skills. "You must take classes and continue training, because software programs and other things are constantly changing," says Cynthia Lively, past president of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Lively, who has 36 years of admin experience, is also the administrative assistant to ... Full Story

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    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job

    Mixing Continuing Education With a Full-Time Job
    The alarm goes off at 5:30 am, and you could swear you went to sleep five minutes ago. First a quick shower, followed by the finishing touches on that homework assignment due tonight over coffee and breakfast — if there’s time. Then it’s off to work, a solid eight-plus hours of time where you’re busy with reports, meetings and other assorted ...
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    A New Kind of Assistant Training Program

    A New Kind of Assistant Training Program
    Every college graduate dreams of walking into a high-powered career immediately after receiving his or her diploma and stepping off the stage, but we’re afraid it takes a bit more effort than that. You’ve heard of the corporate ladder -your first step-rung on that ladder is very likely going to be a position as an assistant. This may have some of ...
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    Certification Benefits for Admins

    Certification Benefits for Admins
    There’s no better time for admins to boost their administrative skills and get them certified. Why? Because employers are getting ever more exacting in their requirements for such skills, says Susan Fenner, Monster Admin/Support Advisor and manager of education and professional development at the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), which offers Certified Professional Secretary (CPS) and Certified Administrative Professional (CAP) ...
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    Earn More by Learning More

    Earn More by Learning More
    In today's job market, giving yourself a competitive edge over other administrative assistants is more important than ever. If you are interested in advancing your career as an administrative professional, getting an advanced degree is definitely a step in the right direction. A new degree will make make you more well rounded and prepared as an administrative professional. The Hard Facts ...
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    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Four of the CAP Admin Certification Exam?

    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Four of the CAP Admin Certification Exam?
    The AdminSecret team created the quiz Quiz: Could You Pass Part Four of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam? from various training materials, practice tests, etc. in order to give you an idea of what is on the exam and how you would perform. Although the actual exam results would not let you know what you got right vs. what you got ...
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