Career Development

5 Administrative Skills and Attributes Every Office Professional Should Have

By - September 25, 2015

An OfficeTeam and IAAP survey reveals some surprising truths about PA success Administrative professionals are valued for their ability to wear many hats. Often their jobs require high-level responsibilities, ranging from planning large-scale events and representing senior managers to creating presentations and analyzing financial data. But what skills and attributes are must-haves for today’s support... Read more »
Career Development

The Evolving Role of the Administrative Professional

By - January 25, 2015

Time stands still for no one, including administrative professionals says Robert Hosking Gone are the days when filing papers, answering phones and scheduling meetings comprised the bulk of their daily routine. Today’s administrative job descriptions encompass so much more. For their Office of the Future research, OfficeTeam and the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP)... Read more »
Leadership

8 Steps to Developing an Executive Presence and Getting Ahead

By - September 25, 2014

Robert Hosking details his top tips for developing an executive presence Ever noticed how some administrative professionals seem to have mastered the “wow” factor? They walk the walk, talk the talk and look the part. Heads turn, ears perk up and people pay attention when they speak. Here’s the thing: nobody is born with executive presence.... Read more »
Communication

Why Good Writing Skills Are Important in Today’s Workplace — and Tips for Developing Them

By - March 25, 2014

Good writing skills are a key asset at every stage of your career, from the moment you write your very first cover letter and CV until your retirement party explains Robert Hosking This is especially true for administrative professionals who are responsible for a significant amount of written communication on a daily basis. You don’t... Read more »
Cover Story

8 Rules of Networking Etiquette Every Administrative Professional Should Heed

By - November 26, 2013

Robert Hosking explores the social skills we all need Networking as a business concept has been around for some time, but many professionals have a narrow view of what it means. They may consider it to be almost exclusively a job search strategy. That is, you inform as many people as you can about the... Read more »
Cover Story

Getting Serious About Soft Skills

By - May 26, 2013

There’s nothing soft about soft skills explains Robert Hosking Finding success as an administrative professional these days depends more and more on your “soft skills”, or how well you communicate effectively and work collaboratively with others. People without these skills increasingly find themselves held back in the workplace and have difficulty moving up in the... Read more »