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19 Reasons Why Every Office Should Have A Cat

It’ll be Purrsday every day.

1. They’ll save a seat for you at meetings.

And Fluffy knows not to get on that one bum chair in the conference room.

2. They’ll make sure no one messes with your copies.

Cuz he’s a COPY CAT!

3. They’ll find your messy desk charming.

So now you can tell Charlene to get off …


Toronto company Vestra Inet prefers 'female candidates' for receptionist work

A Toronto web design company says it would prefer to hire a female candidate for its latest writing job, not because it's 2015, but because sometimes …

Canadian News

This is the most practical travel gadget you'll ever use

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Whether for work or pleasure, traveling shouldn’t be stressful. But if you’re the type who can’t stop using things with screens — i.e., …

Travel Technology

70 Apps Every Professional Should Know About and Use

December is a great time to reflect on how your previous year went and what you can improve upon in the future. And as we near the beginning of 2015, …

Behind the smile: What your executive assistants are really thinking

By Bonnie Low-Kramen

“Imagine a world where people wake up inspired to go to work.” – Simon Sinek, Start With Why

It happened again.

I was recently …

Salaries & Wages

How to tackle anxiety at work

This article first appeared on The Financial Times. Related Posts:More UK high earners now male and part-timeYoung people face ‘worst economic …


Executive Secretary Live Dubai 2015 A Great Success

Things simply can’t be done without them as the role of an Executive Secretary has evolved into a profession which makes up fifth of the world’s …

United Arab Emirates

Administrative Procedures Toolkit OneNote Edition

Have you created a procedures manual but need a better solution for sharing it?

Or maybe you’ve heard of Microsoft OneNote but don’t know where to get …

Microsoft OneNote

Salary Scoop: Administrative Assistant

Want to learn more about administrative assistant jobs? Here are the latest administrative assistant salary ranges, job description and necessary …

Salaries & Wages

Dealing With Office Gossip, When It Is About You | Rhonda Scharf

"Did you hear the latest about Rhonda? Last week she...."

And so it goes. Typical office conversation. Gossip. It happens in every workplace and in …

Canadian News

Personal Note From Julie: Is Your Job Description Holding You Back?

Your job description is not something you should take lightly. You might be thinking, “I already have the job, and I’m not leaving anytime soon. So …


Weekend Poll Results: Competing for Professional Recognition

Would you like the opportunity to compete for awards that reflect recognition of your professional skills and contributions? It turns out that, while …

PA of the Year Awards: winners revealed

The first annual Manchester PA of the Year Awards has attracted over 250 guests at Manchester’s Imperial War Museum North .

The awards, organised by …

What does workplace bullying look like?

Most people have an opinion about what constitutes bullying in the workplace - and many would accept the way Acas characterises it as 'offensive, …

Workplace Bullying

Fantastic session from rising internationAl training star @PeggySueVasquez Love this quote

Why Every Admin Needs a Professional Headshot

I see it almost daily, and I cringe every time. A professional’s social media profile with an awful snapshot, or worse yet, a selfie. A company …

Social Media

Why You Might Need a New Perspective—Not a New Job

<p>When you’re feeling <a href="">unhappy at work</a>, it can be …

4 Life Hacks for People Who Spill Coffee on Everything

If you’re a coffee drinker, it’s likely you’re also a coffee spiller. You get that perfect, steaming cup of joe, and before even having a chance to …


New Harvard study suggests drinking a whole lot of coffee is actually quite good for you

In what we hope is the coffee study to end all coffee studies, a new Harvard research paper claims that people who drank 3-5 cups of coffee per day "had about a 15 percent lower [risk of premature] mortality compared to people who didn't drink coffee."

Over recent years, there have been numerous …


5 Reasons You Feel Trapped in Your Job (and How to Overcome Them)

It’s not just escapologists—sometimes we all feel trapped in our jobs.

I’ll bet there’s been a morning when you’ve racked your brain for an excuse not …

The fabulous @BakerThompsonAL talking communication and leadership #ExecSecLIVE #Dubai

A couple of Executive PA Magazine hosted buyers dropping pass our stand @ibtmworld @eumauk #paoftheyear

How to Survive a Bully Boss : Executive PAs, Secretaries and Administrators Network

By Sheri Staak

We’ve all had them… bosses from hell. Power-hungry, greedy, egotistical personalities who would rank among the worst bosses you’d ever …


Real Careers: Juliana Carneiro

Exceptional EA showcases Real Careers, in which administrators from around the globe generously share the benefit of their experience. We’ve made


Why Sarcastic People Are More Successful

Research calls sarcasm "the highest form of intelligence" and claims it can help you get ahead at work.

Everybody just loves sarcasm. It's so warm and fuzzy and makes everyone feel nice. So go ahead with those biting quips -- they'll definitely win you friends and admirers!

I'm being sarcastic, of …


Anatomy of an Executive Assistant

Assistants go out on a limb so their bosses won't have to lift a finger. Here's the anatomy of an Executive Assistant.

Words to Use in a Resume — and Some to Avoid

Want to create the perfect resume? Here are the words to use in a resume and the ones to leave out.

When it comes to resumes, every word matters. You …


It's Monday and it's #AveryLifeHacks time...a very simple idea but one which can save you making a mistake

Shifting Gears: Transition from other Fields to Admin Work

By Williesha Morris (originally published Aug/Sept 2014)

It’s possible to not only successfully transition into an administrative career from another

Johns Hopkins University