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    Keep Your Admin Skills in Shape

    Keep Your Admin Skills in Shape
    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 ...
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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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    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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    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Scholarship…PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started

    Three Easy Steps to Finding a Scholarship…PLUS Five Great Scholarships to Get You Started
    Step 1. Find Schools You Want to Attend Most colleges and universities offer fantastic scholarships. So the BEST way to search for scholarships is to narrow the list to include only those schools you’d most like to attend, then research their awards and financial aid options. Many scholarships from corporations and nonprofits also require detailed information about your academic plans, ...
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    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration

    Associate and Bachelor Degrees in Business Administration
    Do you wind up the leader of almost every group project you get involved in? Do other people frequently ask you for financial advice? Do you watch _"The Apprentice"_ and similar TV shows and say to yourself, "I could do better than all these people"? You might never get to be the president of a multi-billion-dollar company, but businesses all over ...
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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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    Education Paths For A Medical Secretary

    Education Paths For A Medical Secretary
    Congratulations! You’ve decided to enter an exciting and rewarding field. To get the most out of yourself and your job, employers and experts suggest you pursue an applicable education. First, without question, you should earn your high school diploma or equivalent. This will ensure you know the basic grammar, reading, and typing skills to qualify for a medical secretary position. Furthermore, ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Admin Career Journeys

    Admin Career Journeys
    The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. By furthering and expanding your education, you could move up more quickly and readily to one of these higher paying positions… +Administrative Professionals:+ Administrative Associate - $30, 551 Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553 Administrative Coordinator - $34, 624 Executive Secretary - $35, 029 Office Administrator -$35, 388 Sr. Administrative Assistant - $39, ...
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    Education Paths for Administrative Assistants

    Education Paths for Administrative Assistants
    Congratulations! You’ve decided to enter an exciting and rewarding field. To get the most out of yourself and your job, employers and experts suggest you pursue an applicable education. First, without question, you should earn your high school diploma or equivalent. This will ensure you know the basic grammar, reading, and typing skills to qualify for an administrative assistant position. Furthermore, ...
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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 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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    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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    Are Software Certifications Worth It for Admins?

    Are Software Certifications Worth It for Admins?
    This article first appeared on MonsterGwen Dickerson, CPS, decided to strengthen her resume by earning Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certifications in Word, Excel and PowerPoint. "I wouldn't say the vast majority of employers are requiring or asking for MOS certification, but it is a way to validate that you have a good working knowledge of office software used by approximately 95 ...
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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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