Blog Profiles: Administrative Professional Blogs

Blog Profiles: Administrative Assistant Bloggers

Welcome to Blog Profiles! Each week, PR Newswire media relations manager Christine Cube selects an industry or subject and a handful of sites that do a good job with promoting, contributing, and blogging about the space. While Christine is on maternity leave, Mary Johnson will be filling in. Do you have a blog that deserves recognition? Tell us why on PR Newswire for Bloggers.

Clerical worker, typist, office assistant, personal assistant, administrator, clerk, PA, office worker, assistant, executive secretary, receptionist, office manager – these are the people who work behind the scenes to ensure that the day to day life of the office runs smoothly.  They can be the heart of the office or the executive they serve and I am proud to be among them.

Since this week is Administrative Professionals Week, I’m sharing blogs that support those who support others.

Office Ninjas was born of Silicon Valley and based in the SF Bay Area.

How do you not love the name? I know I feel like a ninja at times, but only when I’m doing my job right.

They tout themselves as the place to go to connect with peers, get tips, advice and product views. I must say I agree.

They’re not afraid to handle the tough topics from 5 Signs It’s Time to Quit Your Job to the Art of Tidying Your Desk. Let me just say – I took their advice and brought home some extra glassware and a handful of greeting cards going back eight years!

Need a gift idea for your office professional? Check out their ideas for Last Minute Admin Gifts that are Still Thoughtful. And if you are an admin, check out FLASH RAFFLE! 15 Brag-Worthy Prizes during Admin Week (April 20-24).

Follow Office Ninjas on LinkedIn.

Practically Perfect PA was founded in 2011 and offers free online resources for assistants, in all levels of business.

It’s written by a working personal assistant based out of the United Kingdom, so she’s definitely speaking from experience.

I found her article What can Assistants Expect in 2015? very enlightening in terms of how the role of a personal assistant is evolving. I was surprised to find that 78% of assistants “still feel that the profession is undervalued as a career choice,” even though many may be overqualified.

Fostering relationships is a skill that can always be worked on from understanding your boss to networking with other departments. Practically Perfect shares her know-how in a refreshing and matter of fact way.

In addition, her Minute Taking Tips is spot on, as is her advice on Procuring a Great Supplier and The Ultimate Guide to Diary Management.

Follow Practically Perfect PA on LinkedIn.

Office Dynamics’ blog supports the company’s training and development programs for administrative professionals.

They have been in the business since 1990 specializing in workplace effectiveness, administrative excellence and personal improvement. Their blog is curated by a team led by founder and CEO Joan Burge.

Burge started as a receptionist 20 years ago and eventually supported mid-size and Fortune 500 companies until she launched her own company. With 20 years of experience, this blog is brimming with useful working knowledge and advice.

Covering topics from How Well Do You Communicate? to How to Do More with Less Effort, there is something for every office professional.

The Office Dynamics blog also covers personal growth, how to be more assertive and even a free webinar on developing a professional development plan. I know these are all things I need to focus on for my career, and Administrative Professionals Week is the perfect time to start!

Follow Office Dynamics on LinkedIn.

P.S. Ever wonder how we come up with ideas for our blog profiles? Our handy list of industries and subjects on PR Newswire for Journalists stays top of mind. If you’re a blogger or journalist looking for workforce or career news, let us know. We’re happy to customize any of those feeds for you on PR Newswire for Journalists.

Mary Johnson is the office manager in the PR Newswire Cleveland office. You can find her blogging at ineedaplaydate.com or over sharing on Instagram. Follow her on Twitter at @mryjhnsn.

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