Now, take a moment to do a job search for positions you would be interested in considering now or in the near future. Read about the qualities of the ideal candidate. Are you equipped with the work experience, skills, and qualities desired by the employer? Do you feel you are lacking in some key areas? Do you believe your cover letter and resume would be pulled by the Human Resources staff to schedule an interview among the hundreds of applicants? Continue reading
- Why did you start the blog, A Great Day’s Work? I started my blog A Great Day’s Work to share resources with administrative professionals in an effort to help them be successful in their career and inspire them to lead in the workplace.
- Where were you born and raised? Chico, California
- Tell us about your family. My family means the world to me. My parents still live in Chico, CA, and they just celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary. I am the oldest of four children.
- Where do you work? I work full time as the Senior Executive Assistant to the City Manager at the City of Rancho Cordova in California. What’s so unusual about my job is that I was hired in 2004 as employee No. 13 to help build a new City. It’s been an incredible journey.
If I were given the chance to change my career, would I? No! Why? Working and serving in my role as an administrative professional makes me happy. In fact the happiness I feel in my role is somewhat magical and brings joy to my life.
Working as an administrative professional gives me the opportunity to meet new people. It challenges me to learn new technologies. It also stretches me to accept and seek new work assignments. The career of the administrative professional can be far from glamorous; however, the work is necessary, diverse, and important! Even with the challenges of scheduling meetings, managing email, participating on teams, coordinating travel, and meeting critical deadlines–it’s all worth it!
I grew up with a typewriter and taking handwritten notes. As technology advanced, I learned to use a computer and eventually took computer application classes. Does anyone remember WordPerfect 5.1? Oh, how technology has evolved over the years. Continue reading
This month we will honor and celebrate Administrative Professionals Day on Wednesday, April 27, 2016. In an effort to recognize and provide on-going support to administrative professionals, I am joining the Amazing Ride campaign to help raise money to support scholarships, education, and housing assistance for administrative professionals. Won’t you join me in making a donation? Every dollar counts!
The Foundation of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is helping to raise money that will provide opportunities for administrative professionals. Let’s help to make a difference in the lives of others. Continue reading
You are about to embark on what could be one of the most exciting careers in your lifetime—the career of the administrative professional.
As you prepare for the road ahead, remember to never lose who you are in the months and years to come. Be mindful of your values, and don’t lose sight of who you hope to become. Be a friend to everyone around you by creating and nurturing relationships as people will be your greatest asset. Be confident and thoughtful in your speech. Support and build up your fellow administrative professional colleagues. Choose to be happy each day at work, and you will radiate a passion for the important work you do. Continue reading