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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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    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Three of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?

    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Three of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?
    The AdminSecret team created the quiz Quiz: Could You Pass Part Three 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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    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Two of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?

    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part Two of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?
    The AdminSecret team created the quiz Quiz: Could You Pass Part Two 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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    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part One of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?

    Answers to the Quiz: Could You Pass Part One of the CAP/CPS Admin Certification Exam?
    The AdminSecret team created the quiz Quiz: Could You Pass Part One 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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    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?

    Is Another Degree Your Ticket to Management?
    I received my BS (1980) and MS (1982) in education and health sciences and worked in medical research until the mid-1980s. Since moving from the East Coast to California, I have changed careers and worked in computer support (three years) and mortgage banking (10 years). While these jobs paid the bills, I haven’t been able to progress to a management position. ...
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    Get an Education to Be Green

    Get an Education to Be Green
    “Creating a sustainable economy and society requires a complex mix of ecological content knowledge, political ability, legal savvy, financial understanding and managerial skill,” says Kevin Doyle, national director of program development for the Environmental Careers Organization (ECO), a national nonprofit group offering paid internships and fellowships since 1972. In other words, it takes a well-stocked village of educated professionals to create ...
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    How Your Education Level Directly Affects Your Salary (It's Bigger Than You Think)

    How Your Education Level Directly Affects Your Salary (It's Bigger Than You Think)
    You’ve heard that your base salary is largely determined by your education level – but did you ever wonder exactly how much education matters? If you’ve got enough smarts, it shouldn’t matter whether or not you have formal training – right? Wrong. At least, it might not be so simple. As job scarcity continues to drive more competition to each open ...
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    Upgrade Your Desktop Computing Skills

    Upgrade Your Desktop Computing Skills
    Today’s administrative professional is taking on more high-level responsibilities in the office than ever before. The reasons for this evolution: [widget:cornerstone] 1) Modern technology frees up time for admins to tackle important projects, rather than waste precious time on basic tasks. Computers, electronic filing systems, e-mail, software applications, etc. make activities that used to suck up hours take only minutes – ...
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    Types of Aid: Dollars for College

    Types of Aid: Dollars for College
    With college costs rising, most students need help paying for higher education. And most will rely on more than one source to cover costs. Learn how to put together the pieces of your financial aid package. *Grants and Scholarships: This is free money that doesn't have to be repaid.* Grants are awards based on financial need or funds distributed to support ...
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    Part-Time Students Can Get Financial Aid

    Part-Time Students Can Get Financial Aid
    Has someone told you that only full-time students can cash in on financial aid programs? If so, listen up. It’s time to bust another higher education myth. It’s true that many financial aid programs are limited to full-time students, but determined part-time college-goers like you can also leverage the system to subsidize your educational opportunities. If knowledge is power, then arming ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Public Administration

    Bachelor of Science, Public Administration
    A public administration degree can prepare you for many different upper-level careers in public service, including administrative careers like Executive Assistant or even becoming an Office Manager. The curriculum includes leadership and management skills, strategic planning for single departments but also for major disaster response, communication skills, media relations to name a few. One can expect to come away from a ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science

    Bachelor of Science, Computer Science
    Do you enjoy working with computers? Have you ever been curious about the way they work and how they can accomplish all of the fascinating tasks they do? These days, it's all about the people behind the magic - computer programmers. Writing code takes a certain problem-solving mindset, whether you’re writing scripts, software, or web applications. If you’re starting a career ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Business Management

    Bachelor of Science, Business Management
    Management guru Peter Drucker defined management as one part marketing, one part innovation. In management, you must recognize the functions and inner-workings of an organization to help it run smoothly and effectively. This involves overseeing people in a department, or maybe even over multiple departments within a company. You need to learn how to organize, plan, control, and direct the firm's ...
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    Master of Business Administration (MBA)

    Master of Business Administration (MBA)
    The master of business administration, or MBA, is often considered the top degree in the business world, although PhDs in certain specialties are certainly available. No matter what industry you're in, an MBA degree will be an enormous asset. Some companies will provide tuition assistance or reimbursement in exchange for your commitment to continue working for them after you earn your ...
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    Associate Degree, Administrative Office Technology

    Associate Degree, Administrative Office Technology
    Did you read AdminSecret's guide "5 Steps to Becoming an Administrative Assistant" and decide becoming an administrative or executive assistant is the perfect fit for you? A natural choice, then, would be to pursue some technical education in the field. If you are looking for a quick but effective program, consider earning your Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Administrative ...
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    Bachelor of Science, Human Resources

    Bachelor of Science, Human Resources
    Human resource management covers a wide variety of tasks and functions within an organization, including: recruiting and hiring, employee compensation and benefits, corporate policy, employee assistance, and training. Within the field of human resource management there is an endless list of possible jobs. Some of these include: recruiters, EEO officers, employer relations specialist, benefits managers, training and development managers, and labor ...
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