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    More Than Just a "Secretary"

    More Than Just a "Secretary"
    Anyone in the administrative profession knows that the job of the traditional secretary has evolved substantially to include much more than typing, filing and pouring coffee. But even as admins take on more and more managerial skills and bosses type their own emails, many report that old stereotype still lives on in the workplace. "Years ago, you were that piece of ...
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    Meet Your Deadlines with These Five Tips

    Not meeting deadlines can spiral into project or career failure. Yet deadlines are one of the most vexing pieces of the time-management puzzle. But there are ways to manage your deadlines, according to Jeffrey and Laurie Ford, coauthors of Deadline Busting. Five Deadline-Busting Tips 1. Create and Maintain a Due List of All Deadlines: Write down any promised result, communication, product ...
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    Five Ways to Build Leadership Skills in Any Position

    If you want to start developing leadership skills in your first job, here’s Lindsey Pollak’s advice: Begin with your eyes and ears. That’s what she did in her first role as a program coordinator for the American Woman’s Economic Development Corp. in Stamford, Connecticut. “My pay was very low, so my terrific boss - the executive director of the organization - ...
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    How Admins Can Develop Leadership Skills

    How Admins Can Develop Leadership Skills
    In today’s workplace, admins are expected to possess many skills that extend beyond computer know-how and teamwork. Among them are strong leadership abilities, which are now more important than ever. So how do you develop your inner leader? By embracing a handful of behaviors and attitudes proven leaders possess. Here’s how. Leaders Show Initiative The first step is being proactive, according ...
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    Follow the Interview with a Thank-You Note

    Follow the Interview with a Thank-You Note
    The thank-you note is a necessary tool for any job-hunting strategy. But should you send it email or snail mail, handwritten or typed? In this fast-paced computer age, the question baffles even the most sophisticated job hunters. Follow these guidelines to help you through the maze. Email Thank-You Notes How did the company initially contact you? If you have always corresponded ...
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    After the Interview: Follow Up for the Win

    After the Interview: Follow Up for the Win
    Your follow-up letter could be what sets you apart from other candidates. If you're neck and neck with another candidate, the way you follow up could put you over the top -- or it could sink you. To Send or Not to Send -- Does It Make a Difference? Catherine was looking for a business analyst to fill a position that ...
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    Medical Secretary Cover Letter Dos and Don'ts

    Medical Secretary Cover Letter Dos and Don'ts
    First impressions count in the job search, and that's why a dynamite cover letter can mean the difference between success and failure. But what makes a dazzling cover letter? Several career experts share their advice. Get to the Point State the purpose of your letter in the first paragraph. Small talk is generally a waste of space. "Most of the cover ...
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    Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Example

    Administrative Assistant Cover Letter Example
    Here is an example cover letter for a potential Administrative Assistant. Note that it is catchy, professional, straightforward, one page, highlights her strengths and how they will benefit the employer. Read all of our Resume and Interview Articles.
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    Tips for a Medical Secretary Resume

    Tips for a Medical Secretary Resume
    Healthcare has undergone significant changes in the past 20 years, and healthcare organizations are increasingly sensitive to cost control and productivity. Funding sources for both public and private healthcare orgzanizations have cut back reimbursement and allowable expenses. Your resume must reflect an understanding of these changes. It must show evidence of skills, experience, a commitment to quality, and an ability to ...
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    The Administrative Professional's Resume

    The Administrative Professional's Resume
    As a support professional, you are the heart of the organization. Without you, there might be total disarray and confusion. You may only be appreciated after you're gone and your employer is left to figure out how you were able to get so much done. Pump up Your Resume Your resume needs to reflect all that you do and have accomplished, ...
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    Résumés For Those Over 50 Often Need Makeovers

    Résumés For Those Over 50 Often Need Makeovers
    After LaRue Diaforli lost her secretarial job, she dusted off her résumé and sent it far and wide. But the detailed description of her 30-year work history wasn't getting her any interviews. "No telephone calls. No e-mails. It was complete silence," the Dallas woman recalled. Like other job hunters over 50, Ms. Diaforli figured she was running into the misconceptions ...
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