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    10 Excel Secrets Every Admin Should Know

    Excel is one of those programs. Sometimes it seems as though it's perfectly harmless and easy - until you accidentally hit enter and erase all the data you just spent the entire day creating. With the help of AdminSecret featured writer Richard Rinyai, we've put together this list of the 10 Excel secrets that will help you do your job better, ...
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    Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant

    Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant
    From the Administrative Arts blog "Must Know Software for the Administrative Assistant" These days, with companies reorganizing and downsizing, more and more is being expected of the Administrative Assistant role. We’re not just expected to take care of the boss anymore, we’re also expected to design databases, manage websites, produce newsletters and a plethora of other duties we weren’t expected to ...
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    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers

    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers
    I haven't been practicing lately so I only top out at about 95wpm (words per minute), but with continued training it is fully possible to kick your typing speed up to 160wpm or even higher. Why am I mentioning these speeds? Because the average person's handwriting speed is somewhere around 25-35wpm where the words are short and speed is at the ...
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    What to Capitalize in a Title

    This article will help you never forget what words are capitalized in a title. I love being an admin, but technicalities when it comes to writing and words were never my thing. After winning my 2nd grade spelling bee, it all went downhill from there. Unfortunately, overlooking seemingly trivial details doesn't cut it for a top admin. You must be ...
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    How to Catch Common Grammatical Errors

    How to Catch Common Grammatical Errors
    Business documents rife with typos can undermine your professional reputation, not to mention that of your company. That's why admins should have a good working knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation as well as the ability to catch mistakes before someone else does. Catching your own errors can be challenging. But with a little practice, you can reduce your margin of ...
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    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies

    Ways to Beautify Yourself with Office Supplies
    One of an admin’s priorities is to maintain a professional appearance at the office. But everybody inevitably runs into one of those hit-the-snooze-button- didn't-get-to-shower- couldn't-find-mascara- drop-off-kids-at-school- spilled-coffee-on-the-drive-to-work mornings. If you need a beauty refresher before happy hour, give yourself a makeover with items and supplies you can find around your office. Disclaimer: These tips are do-it-yourself - to yourself - using ...
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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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    Correspond Like A Pro

    Correspond Like A Pro
    As the number of emails increase, it seems that the level of professional correspondence has decreased. Tacky notes, mis-spelled words, sentences that drone on and on -- you've probably seen it all, as have I. But never forget that people judge you by whatever means you interact with them. That includes notes, phone messages, and yes, the ubiquitous email. Here are ...
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    The 15 Coolest Office Gadgets

    If you have to be stuck at your desk all day, you might as well make it fun. From the totally useful to the completely random, there’s no end to the gadgets that can perk up your work day. Here’s our collection of the greatest office gadgets of all time!           Laser Trip Wire Fruit-Powered Clock USB ...
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    Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message

    Write An Effective Out Of Office Assistant Message
    Are you going on vacation? Are you going to be out of the office for a short or even long period of time? Don’t forget to set up and turn on your “Out of Office Assistant” on Microsoft Outlook. It’s amazing of how many people actually forget to do this. You e-mail someone asking them a question or wanting to state ...
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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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    Trying to Organize Your Email? Keep it Simple

    Trying to Organize Your Email? Keep it Simple
    If you’re like most people I know, you have trouble managing your email. Maybe you can’t keep up with the dozens or hundreds of messages (yes, some people get hundreds) you receive each day. Perhaps you’re fed up with all those silly forwards from your uncle or coworker, or frustrated by the series of 12 back-and-forth emails it takes to set ...
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    Inspirational Quotes for Every Admin

    It's easy to get down in the dumps sometimes, especially when you think no one notices all the hard work you do. Motivation is a tough thing to hold on to - so that's why we've gathered a collection of the most inspiring quotes for administrative professionals in any field, to remind you that the work you do does matter. It ...
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    13 Bosses and How to Make Them Love You

    Along with paychecks, deadlines, and overtime, bosses are one of the things you just can’t avoid in the workplace. But how to identify these strange characters and deal with them? Don’t go it alone — it’s a jungle out there. We show you how! [page] The Robot Distinguishing characteristics: An empty desk, no family pictures. What they do: All business, all ...
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    The Art of Minute-Taking

    The Art of Minute-Taking
    Minute taking is an art! Anyone who is good at it is to be commended. I have never had to take minutes, but I almost did many years ago. My boss came to my desk and told me he needed me to take minutes for a meeting. I was not aware of the meeting so I wasn't prepared. I started to ...
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    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word

    7 Things You Should Know About Microsoft Word
    Microsoft Word is an extremely easy tool to start using. However there are lots of interesting features "under the hood." Some of these features can save you a lot of time when producing documents. I am amazed that they are not as well known as they should be. These top seven tips are my favorites and I cannot imagine life with ...
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    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do

    10 Things to Do When You Have Nothing to Do
    One piece of advice that I give to every up-and-coming administrative assistant is this: Never sit idle! If you have nothing to do, then go out and find something to do. Occasionally, though, you do find yourself temporarily at loose ends, so here’s a list of 10 things to do when you have nothing to do. h4. *1. Clean Up/Reorganize Your ...
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    Planning a Trip for Your Boss: The Checklist

    Planning a Trip for Your Boss: The Checklist
    Follow our four important steps to ensure planning a trip for your boss goes smoothly: - Step 1: The Pre-Trip Discussion - Step 2: Booking the Flight - Step 3: Arranging the Hotel and Transportation -The Final Step: Go Over the Details with Your Boss Step 1: The Pre-Trip Discussion When you start your administrative work for anyone, you need to ...
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    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday

    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday
    For me, the eye-catching headline on today’s front page is “The magic formula for keeping off lost weight.” In my dreams, the equation is shopping + chocolate – broken nails = thinner you! Unfortunately, they didn’t tell me anything we all don’t know: exercise + diet = weight loss. According to a recent University of Pittsburgh study, exercising for an hour ...
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    Organize Your Piles of Paperwork

    See original blog post Project Paperwork Made Simple. [widget:aby_garvey_featured_auth_box] Got piles? If you're afraid to put all your papers away for fear you'll forget to do something, you're not alone. Welcome to the wonderful world of project management. Whether you realize it or not, each and every one of us is a project manager. Whenever you work on a multi-step task, ...
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