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    Welcome to AdminSecret!

    Welcome to AdminSecret!
    Hello and welcome to AdminSecret! AdminSecret is tailored to you — the modern, driven, multi-tasking, getting-the-impossible-done – administrative assistant. Whether you are a seasoned executive assistant or an aspiring admin, AdminSecret pulls together the career resources you need to make your job easier. We feature MS Office troubleshooting, booking business travel, resume essentials, expert job advice, salary and promotion guidance (just ...
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    Action Phrases and Power Verbs

    Action Phrases and Power Verbs
    Describing your work experience isn't easy. To help you, we've compiled a list of action phrases and power verbs. The purpose of using them is to show employers that you know how to get results. Begin your job descriptions with a power verb or phrase: enlisted the support..., formed a committee..., sold, budgeted, improved, increased, maintained the client relationship. Power Verbs ...
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    Check Real-Time Flight Status

    Check on any flight from any carrier by the departure and arrival airport, airline and flight number, or by airport using the top widget. Also, see the weather and areas of delay in any major city with the tool at the bottom. Legend: Scroll over "Legend" link at bottom of map See all of our "Travel" Articles.
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    Guidelines for Carry-On Items

    Guidelines for Carry-On Items
    What to Carry and What Not to Carry On First, remember no liquids, gels or aerosols that are more than 3.5 oz. Even if you only have less than 3.5 oz. of liquid, it cannot be carried on in a container larger than 3.5 oz. Carry-on appropriate containers can be found at most drugstores and will indicate the fluid ounces it ...
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    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines

    (800) Numbers for the Top Airlines
    This is a great reference sheet to print off and put in your 'to-keep-handy' records... AAA Air Ambulance   (800) 245-9987 Aer Lingus   (800) 223-6537 Aero California   (800) 237-6225 Aeroflot   (888) 340-6400 Aerolineas Argentinas   (800) 333-0276 AeroMexico   (800) 237-6639 Aeroperu   (800) 777-7717 Air Afrique   (800) 456-9192 Air Canada   (800) 776-3000 Air Europa   (888) 238-7672 Air France   (800) 237-2747 Air Jamaica   (800) 523-5585 ...
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    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare

    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare
    Top Tips for Reducing your Business Class and First Class Airfare © By: Dave Smith Here are 10 more top tips for getting cheaper first class and business class airfares: 1. Always join the frequent flyer programs of the airlines you fly on. You should try to have loyalty membership from at least 2 of the major world alliances. If you ...
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    Reap the Benefits of Airline Partner Groups

    In order to serve their customers better, most major airline carriers have banned together in alliances. Be sure to take advantage of these partnerships as it can provide many perks and free resources for you and your boss. Frequent Flyer Miles Frequent Flyer programs are set up to offer rewards to customers after they accrue a certain amount of "points" or ...
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    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview

    Tips on Using Frequent Flyer Points: An Overview
    Collecting all your frequent flyer miles is a great idea. If you fly with one particular airline frequently, you can start collecting your points. You can later redeem these points for cash or a free ticket. You can even use a credit card to earn those points, without even traveling. However, airlines are not so pleased with your traveling for free. ...
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    Best Written Resources and Books for Admins

    Monster asked approximately 100 admin pros which books, magazines and newsletters they found indispensable in their jobs. Here are the most popular selections: OfficePRO Published by the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP), the field's largest professional organization, "this periodical has so many terrific articles that I can't begin to describe them all," says Debi Cain-Rivord CPS/CAP, executive assistant, sales, at ...
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    The Best Music Websites

    The Best Music Websites
    For When You Know What You Want to Listen To…. Grooveshark Grooveshark is an online music sharing site where you can make free playlists a listen to songs in their entirety from any song in their database (which is practically every song known to man) even if you don’t own them. How is it legal? “For every song sold in our ...
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    The Top 10 Web Sites for Admins (Besides AdminSecret)

    The Top 10 Web Sites for Admins (Besides AdminSecret)
    Chasing down information on the World Wide Web can leave you at one dead end after another. So how do you find a direct route to the answers you need? That's where this list of the 10 best sites for admins comes in. Think of it as your roadmap for the information superhighway, provided by administrative assistants just like you. CeoExpress ...
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    Warning: People Have Food Allergies (and Other Dietary Restrictions)

    Some People's Bodies Cannot Process Certain Foods Imagine it is a hot day and your office brought in a special treat – ice cream! You take a big bite of the delicious sweet dish and it is cool and satisfying. Then you go back to your desk to continue your work when all of a sudden your skin starts itching all ...
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    Have You Served This Type of Food Yet?

    Have You Served This Type of Food Yet?
    Stuck on what type of food to serve at your next party, event or lunch? Go through this list of genres and ethnicities and switch it up. Everyone will thank you! African -Fried plantains, Wakye: Rice and beans cooked with Ghanaian spices, Khebad: Cubes of beef "spiced" and skewed with vegetables, soups, stews, rice, etc. [photo:64] American Classics -Burgers, French fries, ...
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    Admins: Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat

    Admins: Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat
    Your job description doesn't include the word manager, but sometimes you're forced to wear a manager's hat. You may find yourself hiring temps to help complete a project, or your department may grow and move you up the totem pole. Unfortunately for administrative professionals, many organizations don't train staff in management skills, yet companies pile on supervisory expectations. Part of the ...
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    Admins Must Have the 'Write' Stuff

    Admins Must Have the 'Write' Stuff
    "Our admins are lifelines that feed us our most vital information and keep our responsibilities and resources coordinated," says Marc Wright, founder and principal of Martinez & Wright Homeownership Partners in Los Angeles. "If they give us messages that are unclear or inaccurate, we're going to end up as someone else's lunch." With email being the preferred mode of business communication ...
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    Holiday Card Help

    Holiday Card Help
    When Nevada Title Co. wanted to send a truly memorable holiday card to its clients, it sponsored a contest for the students of a local elementary school to design the card, says Patti Speer, an executive assistant with the Las Vegas-based firm. Speer addresses every card she sends by hand to ensure that recipients "feel really appreciated for their business," she ...
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    Create a Paperless Office

    Create a Paperless Office
    If you're finding it tough to stay ahead of the paper trail in your office, it might be time to begin phasing it out. Storing documents electronically can save you time and your firm money, says Leonard B. Kruk, a technology futurist and president of Naples, Florida-based Leonard Kruk Consulting. Reducing your reliance on paper can increase your productivity. Here are ...
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    Handling a Disorganized Boss

    Handling a Disorganized Boss
    You’re excited about your new job. The pay is good, the office setting is comfortable and the commute is easy. But as you start the actual work, you confront an unsettling truth: Your new boss is an organizational train wreck He hasn’t mapped out a plan for your first few days or weeks. He doesn’t give you any guidance on the ...
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    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses

    Juggle Your Work for Multiple Bosses
    While the traditional role of an administrative assistant is to support a single boss, many admins today report to multiple executives, departments or entire staffs of small businesses. According to admins who work for more than one boss, some simple strategies can keep you from being pulled into multiple directions at one time. When in Doubt, Let the Bosses Duke It ...
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    Ways Admins Work with Today's Boss

    Ways Admins Work with Today's Boss
    When Rosalind Hebert, CPS, started her first full-time administrative job in the 1980s, making coffee for her boss was her top priority every morning. Now, as an administrative assistant at the Houston-Galveston Area Council Transportation Department, she seldom performs such tasks -- or even many traditional clerical duties, she says. Her boss writes his own email correspondence and has empowered her ...
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