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    Admins: Reward Yourself

    Admins: Reward Yourself
    As you celebrate Administrative Professionals Week this year, begin by giving to yourself. Let the following tips be your guide. E-Learn a New Skill Enhance your marketability as an admin by learning a new software skill without leaving the comfort of your computer. Stay competitive by taking a course in JavaScript, FrontPage or DreamWeaver, or enroll in an online certification course. ...
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    Seven Ways Admin Professionals Can Help Shape the Future

    Seven Ways Admin Professionals Can Help Shape the Future
    With new to-dos coming their way like Post-Its in a gale, administrative professionals often feel like they have no choice but to live and work in the moment. But enabled by information and communication technologies and entrusted by their bosses with more responsibility and resources, admins can and should take a longer perspective. Check out these seven ways you can help ...
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    Find Contract Administrative Work

    Find Contract Administrative Work
    If you have good office management and computer skills, you might consider looking for contract administrative work. As a general category, this includes word processing, data entry, calendar or appointment planning, basic billing and other administrative support tasks. If you have administrative experience, then all the better for showing prospective employers that you are knowledgeable and reliable. Your first step to ...
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    STEP 2: Know the Potential Evolutions of an Admin's Career

    STEP 2: Know the Potential Evolutions of an Admin's Career
    The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. By furthering and expanding your education, you could move up more quickly and readily to one of these higher paying positions… +Administrative Professionals:+ Administrative Associate - $30, 551 Administrative/Office Manager -$34, 553 Administrative Coordinator - $34, 624 Executive Secretary - $35, 029 Office Administrator -$35, 388 Sr. Administrative Assistant - $39, ...
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    Great Admins Are in Great Demand - Admin/Support Careers Outlook 2008

    Great Admins Are in Great Demand - Admin/Support Careers Outlook 2008
    What will 2008 hold for administrative professionals? With so many forces roiling the labor market - the trend toward just-in-time hiring, an economy squeezed by a credit crunch, technology that both destroys and creates jobs - it’s hard to say. But this perennial truth will hold: Great admins are hard to find, and they will be in great demand. “During times ...
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    The Virtual Assistant - Regain Control and Love Your Job

    The Virtual Assistant - Regain Control and Love Your Job
    Marie Schulz, an admin to an Air Force general, found herself at a crossroads several years ago when the base closed. She got a new job but hated it because the long commute and office hours drained her, leaving no time or energy to work out or see friends. "The employer expected the employees to live for the job," says the ...
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    Top Paying Admin Careers

    Top Paying Admin Careers
    Are you looking for a higher salary? Explore some of the top paying administrative positions in the field. Depending on your level of education, you could enter any number of exciting and fulfilling admin positions. The national median salary for today’s Administrative Assistant is $30,004. Further, Medical Secretaries earn $27,786; Legal Secretaries earn $40,917. By furthering and expanding your education, you ...
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    Get a High-Paying Administrative Job

    Get a High-Paying Administrative Job
    Even with near-identical job descriptions, two administrative professionals can wind up earning very different salaries. Why the difference? Industry, geographical location and employer are big factors. Follow these tips to ensure you get the most buck for your work on payday. The Financial Industry "There is a hierarchy where support salaries are concerned," says Jennifer Star, copresident of the Jennifer Group, ...
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    Top 10 Resume Blunders

    Top 10 Resume Blunders
    Make sure your resume is in top notch shape by avoiding the top 10 resume blunders: 1. Too Focused on Job Duties Your resume should not be a boring list of job duties and responsibilities. Go beyond showing what was required and demonstrate how you made a difference at each company, providing specific examples. When developing your achievements, ask yourself: • ...
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    Top Dos and Don'ts for Legal Resumes

    Top Dos and Don'ts for Legal Resumes
    When you're looking for a new legal position, the quality of your resume can make or break your job search. Follow these 10 tips from recruiters to produce a winning legal resume that will help you stand out. Make a Good First Impression When you receive up to 700 resumes a week, as does Hudson Legal placement director Penny Burke, you ...
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    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts

    Ten Cover Letter Don'ts
    Your cover letter is the first thing employers see when they open your materials. Avoid these 10 mistakes, and make your first impression a good and lasting one. Mistake #1: Don't Overuse "I" Your cover letter is not your autobiography. The focus should be on how you meet an employer's needs, not on your life story. Avoid the perception of being ...
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    Action Phrases and Power Verbs for Your Resume and Cover Letter

    Action Phrases and Power Verbs for Your Resume and Cover Letter
    Describing your work experience isn't easy. To help you, we've compiled a list of action phrases and power verbs. The purpose of using them is to show employers that you know how to get results. Begin your job descriptions with a power verb or phrase: enlisted the support..., formed a committee..., sold, budgeted, improved, increased, maintained the client relationship. Power Verbs ...
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    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content

    Your Resume's Look Is as Important as Its Content
    Imagine you're an employer and you have two resumes in front of you. One is filled wall-to-wall with text and uses four different fonts. It's also peppered with dozens of bolded, italicized and underlined words and phrases. The second resume is much more visually pleasing. It, too, offers a lot of information, but you can quickly scan the document because it ...
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    The Few, The Proud, The Male Admin

    The Few, The Proud, The Male Admin
    While it isn't a far reach to say most people automatically think of secretaries as women, Joe Carpenter's gender helped him score his first administrative job in 1971 as secretary at a factory where women weren't allowed inside. "I love being an admin, and I've been lucky for almost 35 years to work in a field I love," he says today. ...
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    Spread Your Admin Wings

    Spread Your Admin Wings
    As an administrative assistant, you can stretch your professional wings and take on many other positions with your transferable skills. But many admins allow themselves to get stuck in a rut, not realizing their own true value. Being successful requires a combination of hard skills, including word processing, software knowledge and research skills. And working in different areas often requires learning ...
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    Get Comfortable Wearing the Manager's Hat

    Your job description doesn't include the word manager, but sometimes you're forced to wear a manager's hat. You may find yourself hiring temps to help complete a project, or your department may grow and move you up the totem pole. Unfortunately for administrative professionals, many organizations don't train staff in management skills, yet companies pile on supervisory expectations. Part of the ...
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    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired

    Top 10 Ways to Get Fired
    Most admins start their jobs with the best of intentions, never thinking they could be fired. After all, that's a fate reserved primarily for incompetents and workers caught with their hand in the company till, right? Wrong. You might not realize just how slippery the slope out the door can be. Workplace Mistakes to Avoid To guard your job security, be ...
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    Medical-Billing Opportunities? Not What the Doctor Ordered

    Medical-Billing Opportunities? Not What the Doctor Ordered
    The ad looked like the perfect set-up for a Cloverdale, Indiana, man: He could earn good money working at home while caring for his three children and sick wife. He called a toll-free number and heard that for $377, he would get everything he needed to launch a lucrative medical-billing business from home, including software and the names of doctors who ...
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    Opening Lines for Your Admin Cover Letter

    Opening Lines for Your Admin Cover Letter
    Cover letter openers are often pretty generic, but they don’t have to be. "Most cover letters begin with something like, 'In response to your job advertisement, I'm forwarding my resume for your review and consideration,'” says Abby Locke, speaker, writer and president of Washington, DC-based Premier Writing Solutions. “Make a stronger first impression by writing something different -- something that will ...
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    Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Support Job

    Get Noticed in Your Healthcare Support Job
    Are you a healthcare professional with high career aspirations? Before you take over the hospital (or, heck, the whole healthcare system), you’ll first need your bosses to recognize you as a rising star. Experts offer six tips on how you can stand out from your peers and get noticed. 1. Focus on Your Individual Talents Rather than attempting to improve in ...
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