10 Twitter Accounts Every Administrative Professional Should Follow
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Every successful office has a hero. They’re professional organizers. They’re calendar ninjas. They anticipate every need and get out two steps ahead of it. A business’ success often hinges on the efforts of an effective administrative professional. If you’re this office hero, you know that staying up-to-date on the latest technology and techniques can give you an advantage.
In any profession, you need to stay current on the latest industry trends if you want to get ahead. If you’re looking to improve your skills as an administrative professional, check out these 10 Twitter accounts that will help take your career to the next level.
1. Team ASAP – @ASAPadmns
The American Society of Administrative Professionals (ASAP) provides free training resources for administrative professionals. They host frequent webinars on topics like 10 Microsoft Office Productivity Hacks in addition to holding contests like the Admin Olympics. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find that ASAP’s content is fun, motivational, and informative.
2. Office Dynamics Intl. – @OfficeDynamics
Office Dynamics publishes content that is about empowering administrative assistants to create, sustain, and renew their focus on excellence.
One standout post from the Office Dynamics blog covers “How to Embrace an Owner Mentality.” They hit the nail on the head when they mentioned how thinking like an owner could transform an administrative professional’s role from merely “order taker” into “indispensable contributor.”
3. Behind Every Leader – @BehindELeader
Behind Every Leader is a production of the Executive Assistants Organization (EAO). They hold regular events and conferences that have featured speakers and attendees like the assistants to Sir Richard Branson, Oprah Winfrey, Satya Nadella, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Madonna, and Google Chairman Eric Schmidt. Their content features a look at the lives of high-level EAs via podcasts, interviews, workshops, and more. They’re definitely worth a follow for those looking to get involved in the community of high-achieving executive assistants.
4. American Management Association – @AMAnet
271K followers can’t be wrong. AMA publishes podcasts, trainings, whitepapers, articles, web events, books, and even videos. They post insightful content daily on a variety of topics, from women in business to how to deal with a horrible boss. No matter what you’re looking for, there’s a lot of insightful content here that will help you advance your career as an administrative assistant.
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5. Nicky Christmas – @PracticalPA
Blogging about all things PA and EA from across the Atlantic, UK-based Practically Perfect PA was started by Nicky Christmas way back in 2011. They specialize in expert advice articles, tools, and resources on becoming an effective professional assistant. Notable recent topics covered include the questions that assistants should ask at an interview and 10 TED talks every assistant should watch.
6. Julie Perrine – @JuliePerrine
Julie Perrine is the Founder of All Things Admin, which (as the name implies) publishes a ton of content geared toward admins, including news, career-planning tools, travel-planning tips, and more. They also publish a daily collection of resources for admins, and host regularly training webinars on topics such as “Go Digital: Taking Your Professional Portfolio to the Next Level.”
7. SkillPath Training – @SkillPath
SkillPath Training has been providing professional business training services since 1989. They have a rich history of providing useful training content, and they regularly share articles about everything from dealing with micromanagement to understanding what your body language says about you.
Aside from the in-depth business advice that they share daily on Twitter, you’ll also find productivity tips, strategic planning, and interview tips (among other things) on their blog.
8. OfficeTeam – @OfficeTeam
Office Team, run by staffing agency Robert Half, houses a global database of experienced administrative professionals. Because of this, they have a lot of data on what makes a candidate successful, or what can cause them to fail. Their Twitter updates are filled with value-packed posts covering topics like “Which U.S. City is the Best Fit for You?” and how to make a great impression in an interview.
9. Red Butler – @redbutler
Red Butler’s strong emphasis on delivering professional administrative support that’s scalable, customizable, and cost-effective makes them worthy of a Twitter follow. They regularly post content on industry trends, time management, and being the best professional you can be.
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10. Bonnie Low-Kramen – @BonnieLowKramen
Bonnie Low-Kramen, best-selling author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, offers a steady stream of career building tips for administrative assistants. Covering topics that range from women’s empowerment to business travel tips, Low-Kramen is another top resource for administrative professionals who want to advance their careers.
11. Vickie Sokol Evans – @redcapeco
Vickie Sokol Evans specializes in “teaching assistants … how to work less and better by using the technology at their fingertips.” If you want to learn more about the Microsoft Office Suite, this is the account to follow.
12. Office Ninjas – @OfficeNinjas
Office Ninjas regularly publishes dynamic, engaging content on a wide range of topics. Ever wonder how to deal with a culture clash at work? Or the best way to calm down a stressed-out office? Office Ninjas has you covered with a boatload of practical tips for the fast-paced office ninja.
13. Lucy Brazier – @lucybrazier
Lucy Brazier is a UK-based thought leader and founder of Executive Secretary magazine. Follow @lucybrazier to join regular #adminchats on topics like “Why Every Admin Needs a Social Media Presence” and to participate in webinars with career-boosting tips.