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ADMINgle With Us at the First Ever OfficeNinjas Retreat

OfficeNinjas Chaminade-Retreat Here’s the deal with company retreats: even at their absolute best, they rarely dig into the nuts and bolts of #NinjaLife. They’re great for company-wide goal-setting, team building, and some good, old-fashioned inter-departmental karaoke, but rarely do they give Office Ninjas any true opportunities for professional development.… [ Read More ]

Watch the Weather with These 5 Apps


Whether you’re coordinating a large outdoor event—and are crossing your fingers for sunny skies!—or you simply want to know what to wear to the office, being informed about the forecast is an important part of your day.

Luckily, gone are the days of sitting eagerly in front of the TV waiting for your local forecast to appear (although,I admit, I … [ Read More ]

10 Reasons to Attend OfficeNinjas IRL, the Premier Event for Admins

OfficeNinjas IRL We’re just going to come right out and say it—you can’t go wrong with an early bird ticket to OfficeNinjas IRL Dallas. First, there’s the savings. You know you want to go (or you will after you read this article), so why not get your ticket before 9/21 and save a little cabbage? Second, you’ll be securing your spot and eliminating any chance of missing out on the IRL goodness (our events sell out all the time)!… [ Read More ]

Crafting the Perfect Office Ninja Elevator Pitch


Your knees are shaking. Your palms are sweaty. Your mouth is dry. Your mind goes blank, your jaw falls open, and a befuddled “Uhhhh” rolls out of your mouth. Why? Someone just shook your hand and asked you the dreaded question, “So, what do you do?”

I’ve been there. I know how tough it can be to concisely summarize your … [ Read More ]

Mixing Millennials and Baby Boomers in the Workplace Melting Pot


Editor’s Note: This article written in collaboration with FirstJob, a job site that matches recent college graduates with quality entry-level and internship opportunities.

According to Forbes, the average office environment now houses up to four generations under one roof, including Veterans (born before 1946), Baby Boomers (1946-1964), Generation X (1965-1979), and Millennials (1980-2000). Today, the old dog and … [ Read More ]

We Asked, You Answered: How Can Ninjas Find Work/Life Balance?


The “9 to 5 job”—is there any phrase that’s more laughable than that?

With round-the-clock email accessibility and phones that only get switched off on airplanes, most of the employed population struggles to achieve work/life balance. And, perhaps we’re biased, but office ninjas face an even bigger challenge. Sure, we can basically do anything and everything, but at some point … [ Read More ]

The Passionate Person: Are You a Multipotentialite?


“What do you do?” Every time someone asks me this question I immediately cringe. Of course I’m proud to be an office ninja! That is definitely not the reason for my knee jerk reaction and initial dismay. That age old query is just so jam packed with limitations and assumptions and my job title does little to describe what it … [ Read More ]

How to Boost Your Salary in Four Simple Steps


My good friend Tim used to work as a patient coordinator for a doctor’s office in NYC; one of the largest (and most bureaucratic) firms in the city. Not exactly a place you expect things to move quickly.

He had your standard ninja duties—acting as a liaison between patients and doctors, scheduling appointments, manning phone calls. For a while, he … [ Read More ]

Motivate Your Company to Make a Difference on Humanitarian Day



Today is World Humanitarian Day—the perfect time to consider corporate philanthropy and how your company can give back.

As the world becomes a more and more volatile place, this has never been more important. There is an urgent need to realize a greater sense of responsibility and develop a sense of global community.” --World Humanitarian Day website

Productive, … [ Read More ]

Define Your Personal Brand—Don’t Let Your Job Tell You Who You Are


Companies are really starting to see the value in employees as individuals, rather than just cogs in a wheel. Individuality is becoming celebrated in the workforce, rather than simply tolerated (at best).

A few years ago, I worked in recruitment and gained a lot of insight into the internal processes of a range of companies. Never quite the corporate type, … [ Read More ]