How to Insert Checkboxes in an Excel 2013 Spreadsheet

Follow the link below to learn how to insert checkboxes on an Excel spreadsheet.  In the article, Bilal Ibrar discusses how to insert checkboxes and shares several examples of how you might use these checkboxes when designing an Excel spreadsheet. The post is located on a blog called Write A Writing.  Please click the link on Write A Continue Reading…


Are You Using Mobile Apps to Help With Your Job Search and Connections?

If you are looking for employment or wanting to increase contacts in your professional network, you should consider looking at mobile tools that are available to assist you. In January 2015, Business Daily News featured at least 10 apps that can help you with your employment search and networking, and best of all, THEY ARE Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: How to Write Effective Meeting Recaps

By Royce Murcherson, Ph.D. Have you ever wondered why people shrink from taking the minutes in a meeting? It can be one of the hardest jobs on a project team or committee because it carries a huge amount of responsibility. The ‘note taker’ is tasked with accurately capturing details from a discussion that could veer Continue Reading…


Do Your Administrative Professional Skills/Talents REALLY Measure Up to What Today’s Employers Want?

Talents, skills, talents, skills—these words are thrown around a lot today by employers and job seekers alike. And yet, what do these words really mean to people who want to get or upgrade their job marketability so they can be as attractive as possible to potential employers? What can you do to maximize your administrative Continue Reading…


101 Most Useful Websites

The 101 Most Useful Websites on the Internet is a frequently updated list of lesser-known but wonderful websites and cool web apps.  Instead of using Google or Bing, you may find sites on this list that you can easily remember and may want to use frequently.  Click the link below to visit the Digital Inspiration Continue Reading…


WRITING TO WIN: Persuasion and Occasion in Internal Proposals

WRITING TO WIN: Persuasion and Occasion in Internal Proposals by Royce Murcherson, Ph.D., Professor of English, Richland College You are a professional. You want to be successful. You want your good ideas to be noticed and implemented. What’s the magic formula? You write to persuade. You create carefully crafted internal proposals that will cause your Continue Reading…


Twitter to the Rescue? How Administrative Professionals Can Use Twitter Tips From Colleagues to Stay Abreast!

Take a “working tip” from one of our BOSS students who is currently enrolled in Richland College’s online POFT 1309 Administrative Office Procedures course and how she discovered the merits of Twitter and that it can be a wonderful networking tool for helping administrative assistants (and others) get handy advice and tips from other admin Continue Reading…


The ABC’s of Email in Business Communication

by Royce Murcherson, Ph.D. Even though email is one of the most important forms of electronic communication, it is one of the most frequently misunderstood in terms of its impact on public opinion, professional dealings, and even personal relationships. In short, email carries a punch particularly when you are communicating with your colleagues and supervisors Continue Reading…