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Defining ‘Administrative Professional’

For those of us in the administrative field, there are few things that can get us as fired-up as trying to define and explain the ‘career administrative professional’.  Let’s start with some  frequently asked questions about the profession. What is an administrative professional? Why is the title ‘Secretary’ insulting to some, but not to others?…

What makes an Executive Assistant? Are you a 43-6010? 43-6011 ?

Several years ago an IAAP chapter hosted a breakfast for the executives and supervisors of IAAP members. I remember having a fairly spirited conversation with a local well-known CEO about what defines an administrative professional? How do we define our field? Is the category reserved only for the clerical realm? What about mail room staff…