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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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    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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    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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    How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?

     How Can I Make My Computer Run Faster, for Free?
    Q. My computer has gotten slower and slower at doing basic things like booting up and running multiple programs at once. How do I improve its performance without spending any money? A: You're wise to try to fix this problem yourself, for free. There are a few things you can do to make your computer feel more like the brilliant multitasking ...
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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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    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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    How To Really Be on Top of Things as an Administrative Assistant

    How To Really Be on Top of Things as an Administrative Assistant
    What’s the chief characteristic of being a great Administrative or Executive Assistant? It’s knowing everything, or at least seeming like you do. The best assistants are those that can aptly handle managing the boss’s calendar, sorting his mail and screening her calls without having to always stop and ask for information or permissions. But how do you get to that miraculous ...
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Valentine's Day Ideas and Tips for the Office

    Valentine's Day Ideas and Tips for the Office
    Valentine's Day is about chocolates and roses for some employees, but cavities and allergies for others. Be sure Valentine's Day in your office is kept in good spirits and is within yours or the offices' budget. As admins, a major part of our job is to keep office morale high. With massive budget cuts and layoffs this year, it would be ...
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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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    Writing Mistakes Even Smart People Make

    Constipated Clauses Reporting on the feats and foibles of the Red Sox, a writer for South Coast Today notes: "It goes without saying that these exploits take a tremendous amount of skill." If it "goes without saying" then don't say it. If it doesn't, in fact, go without saying, then don't say it does. "Obviously, the sky is blue." Putting ...
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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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    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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    Why Are There Lines on My Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!)

    Why Are There Lines on My Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!)
    Why are there Lines on my Copies? (And How to Get Rid of Them!) Have you ever made a copy and noticed that there are lines running down the length of the page? This article is about identifying image defects or lines that a Key-Operator (Person responsible for the equipment.) can fix on their own and lines that need a repair ...
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    Slideshow: 10 Ways to Cut Business Costs

    Small changes to reduce expenses and improve profitability can help prevent more painful cuts later on. Here are 10 ways your company can trim costs without touching your core business, with links to in-depth articles on each technique. [page] h3. Reduce Energy Use Switch to compact fluorescent lighting to save electricity. Cut your heating bill with better insulation and windows. ...
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    Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Your Boss All Under $25

    What to Give Your Boss This Holiday Season... You want to show your boss your appreciation and spread holiday cheer, but your dollar is already being stretched this year. No worries. AdminSecret researched fun, mindful gifts for any type gift-receiver.. Jet-Setting Boss Caffeine Junkie Book Worm Hard-to-Buy-For Boss Movie Buff Boss Artsy Boss Green Boss Desk-Bound Boss Likes "Fun" in "Functional" ...
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