Guest Author - Vannie Ryanes
Those who work in offices in clerical positions often do not think of joining professional organizations. However, they are valuable resources and should be looked into. These groups offer advice, networking with peers, seminars, hints for moving up the corporate ladder and much more.
I believe that International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) is oldest professional organization of this type. It has over 500 chapters and is a recognized worldwide organization. This is where Administrative Professionals Week originated.
International Association of Administrative Professionals
National Association of Executive Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
Health Care Executive Assistants
Legal Secretaries International Inc.
The organizations below are generally for home businesses that offer virtual office assistance. Take a look at these organizations they may help you to make a decision to start your own virtual office.
International Association of Virtual Office Assistants
The National Virtual Associates Society
The American Management Association offers business workshops that add value to your resume.
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