Websites that Help You Perform Your Administrative Assistant Duties

— Aug 19, 2014 —

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Last month, we posted an article titled, “Three Unbelievably Useful Websites for Administrative Assistants.” Administrative assistant duties, as well as those of office managers, receptionists, executive assistants and floaters across the country are varied and complicated—admins can use all the help they can get! Administrative professionals across the country chimed in with their top picks for websites that made their administrative assistant duties a little easier throughout the day.

As promised, we’ve compiled suggested sites from LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and via email into one post for your perusal. Feel Free to share this post with your fellow administrators!

Training:

www.lynda.com

Lynda.com “helps anyone learn business, software, technology and creative skills to achieve personal and professional goals.”  Subscriptions start at $25 per month.

www.nationalseminarstraining.com

National Seminars Training is a subsidiary of Rockhurst University and is focused on continuing education seminars for adults in all industries and professions.  Seminar prices vary.

www.udemy.com

Udemy.com helps people learn real world skills online.  From Office Productivity tips to lessons on design, music, social sciences and languages, Udemy is an invaluable resource for learning just about anything.  When it comes to administrative assistant duties, a broad knowledge base is key to success.  The site is free.

www.mrexcel.com

MrExcel.com is a communal Excel help forum dedicated to solving problems and simplifying tasks.  Access to answers and the Message Board are free.

www.grammarbook.com

Founded by the late Jane Straus, author of The Blue Book of Grammar and Punctuation, GrammarBook.com strives to serve anyone seeking to improve English grammar and punctuation skills.  When in doubt, grammarbook.com is there to help.  The site is free.

General Help

www.deskdemon.com

Deskdemon.com was launched in 2000 and is a UK-based site developed with and for Personal Assistants, Office Managers, secretaries and administrative staff to provide information regarding office management.  The site is free.

www.allthingsadmin.com

Founded by Julie Perrin, CAP-OM, All Things Admin is “dedicated to developing and providing breakthrough products, training, mentoring and resources for administrative professionals worldwide.” This is the place to go for anything related to administrative assistant duties.  The site is free.

Time and Currency Converters

www.timezoneconverter.com

This free site houses information about world time zones, Daylight Savings Time and time conversion tools to help plan international travel, meetings, and schedules.

www.xe.com

For a quick, easy way to convert currency, go to xe.com.  The site is free, and although it may not convert at the same rate as your bank, it will give you a close estimate of what you should expect.

 

www.timeanddate.com

This free site offers information about rising sun and moon times, weather by city, printable calendars, and much more.

www.convertworld.com/en/

Never wonder about conversions ever again.  Convert mass, area, speed, length, volume and currency quickly and easily on the all-in-one site.

Travel

www.areacodehelp.com

Is exactly what it sounds like.  Find area codes across the U.S.

www.countrycallingcodes.com

All you need to know is where you’re calling from and where you want to call.  This free site helps you find any area code around the world.

www.seatguru.com

In October 2001, frequent flyer Matthew Daimler launched SeatGuru.com with a single color-coded interactive airplane seating chart. Having experienced firsthand the vast differences between airline seats, he was determined to collect this useful information and share it with other travelers.”  It’s basically a review site for airlines, aircrafts and fees; particularly useful when flying unfamiliar airlines.  Coordinating travel arrangements is one of the most complex administrative assistant duties, so this is super helpful.  The site was bought out by tripadvisor.com and is free.

www.flightaware.com

Haven’t heard from your executive?  Simply input his/her airline and flight information or origin and destination, and flight aware alerts you to any potential delays in their itinerary – often before the airlines send their notification.

We would like to thank every admin who contributed to the making of this list! Our network of C-Suite Administrative Professionals is our most valuable resource.

Do you have any other websites you utilize on a regular basis?  Share them with us in the comments section below.

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