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Work smarter, not harder!

Welcome to Smarter Admins, Australia’s premiere blog for Australian office administrative professionals (i.e. secretaries, EAs (executive assistants), PAs (personal assistants), office managers and everything in between!).

Smarter Admins began in July 2011 and is published by me, Rah Gardiner. I’m so excited about this project, it brings together two things I’m very passionate about – office administration and blogging.

If you have any feedback about Smarter Admins, please contact me.

You can receive new posts on Smarter Admins by RSS or email. Smarter Admins is also on Twitter and Facebook.

 

Meet Rah

Laura | Smarter AdminsHi there, I’m Rah and I’m the face behind Smarter Admins. I currently work full-time as a Personal Assistant, but I have also been a Secretary, Customer Service Assistant, Receptionist, Office Coordinator, Editorial Assistant and Administrator. I started full-time work over 15 years ago—before I even started my HSC exams—in a customer service role—and I haven’t looked back. I was a graduate of the Training in Retail and Commerce (TRAC) vocational educational program in my final two years of high school and my working life has been very much inspired by my older sister who also also works in admin.

I have been blogging for about seven years and designed my first web site in 1999.

This is the most exciting web project I have been involved in and my first big solo project — I hope you can join me on the journey!

 

Technical jargon about Smarter Admins

I’m a bit of a technology junkie and love talking about the products and services I use to blog. If you have any questions about what I use, please feel free contact me!

Smarter Admins is run on WordPress and is hosted by MediaTemple.

The site has been designed brilliantly by Jarod and Liz Productions. Jarod and Liz are not only responsible for the web site design you’re looking at, but they also designed the Smarter Admins logo. Jarod and Liz are incredibly talented and recommend them to anyone who’s looking for web site or logo designers.

To use Twitter and Facebook, I use HootSuite. My email is managed through Google Apps. I write posts using Evernote on my laptop or iPad. My mobile phone is the Samsung Galaxy Note.

My favourite stationary brands include (but aren’t limited to) 3M, Bic, Papermate, Typo, Kikki-K and Smiggle.

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