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    Hourly Rate Survey Report Administrative Assistants

    Median Hourly Rate by Years Experience - Job: Administrative Assistant (United States)Compare your salary: Get a free Salary Report
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    5 Ways to Keep Your Cool

    5 Ways to Keep Your Cool
    During the few weeks prior to launching my latest website, my developer’s apathetic attitude began to seriously test my highly cultivated sense of patience. As the launch date drew nearer, each missed deadline reminded me why the ability to quickly calm the demons inside yourself is sometimes the only thing standing between you and emergency open heart surgery. We all have ...
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    Median Salary by Years Experience for Administrative Assistants

    Median Salary by Years Experience - Job: Administrative Assistant (United States)Compare your salary: Get a free Salary Report
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    Great Companies Don't Diss Their Workers

    Great Companies Don't Diss Their Workers
    I was reading Twitter tweets this morning and I came across one that directed me to a story about the Ten Characteristics of Great Companies by a venture capital investor in Hoboken, N.J., named Fred Wilson. It was a solid list of virtues that make for solid companies, everything from “constantly innovating” to “having a global mindset.” But there was one ...
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    Keeping Your Online Identity Professional

    Keeping Your Online Identity Professional
    Facebook recently started a new group called the “six degrees of separation”. An ambitious undertaking, the leader asked each participant to send a group notice to everyone in his or her contact list in order to determine if it was possible to contact every single person on Facebook (over 30 million viewers) with six or fewer connections. I am not sure ...
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    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong

    How to Save an Interview Gone Wrong
    Everything was going so well. Your solid handshake was met with a warm smile from the hiring manager. The interview started off with some small talk that segued into some skillfully answered questions. You can already see what your desk is going to look like. Then, as suddenly as a lightning strike, the interview takes a turn for the worse. Whether ...
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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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    10 Ways to Deal With the Signs of Layoff

    10 Ways to Deal With the Signs of Layoff
    Layoffs hit our psychological jugular (I just created the term in this context). Emotions run awry. Relationships are transformed. Former professional/work alliances become beleaguered, UNLESS we make strategic measures to overcome these realities. Speaking from experience in the past of one who has worked in various industries (radio broadcasting, education, sales and marketing and career/employment services). Presently, the content of the ...
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    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why

    Work for Free While Unemployed: How and Why
    While I was going through the 17th revision of my resume for my job search, I was pondering how I might be able to keep my fingers on the pulse of marketing work while exploring some new industries. Then, when talking to a local running buddy at the weekly running club gathering spot (you never know who knows who), he suggested ...
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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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    When You're Passed Over at Work

    When You're Passed Over at Work
    Sharp managers have long noted the double-edged sword that goes with managing knowledge workers. As leaders, we love the fact that our teams get heavily invested, mentally and emotionally, in their jobs. We love the way they come up with tremendous business ideas at 3 a.m. (as evidenced by the time-stamp on their breathless e-mails). We love it when our employees ...
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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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    10 New Year's Career Resolutions

    10 New Year's Career Resolutions
    As an entrepreneur, the responsibility for the success of your organization falls on your shoulders--but the burden is not yours alone. You hired highly skilled employees. They are your most essential assets and are fundamental to the profitability and viability of your company. You need to enlist their help to succeed. Accordingly, one of the crucial questions to ask yourself, especially ...
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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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    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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    When Job Interviews Are a Disaster

    When Job Interviews Are a Disaster
    Josh Linkner wanted to fill the account director position within his company. He thought he had the right candidate for the job after interviewing an experienced applicant three or four times. But he had noticed she asked questions like what title would "I" receive, or how much money will "I" get. This "ego driven" questioning worried Linkner, the founder and CEO ...
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    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?

    Is Chaos The Norm In Your Workplace?
    In many ways, it is your job to be the calm in the middle of a storm. While the entire workplace may be in chaos, it’s up to the admin to know who needs to be where and when, locate all the necessary files and direct office communication. Needless to say, managing this chaos can be a challenge. Jennifer at Tips ...
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    5 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit

    It’s always exhilarating to quit a job you hate. You think of all the perfect ways to tell your boss to shove it — but have you thought about the consequences? Do you know what you’re going to do after the big event? Are you prepared to just leave your job? Pause before you take any action. Go ahead and ...
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    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams

    Protect Yourself From Job Search Scams
    Searching for a job is challenging enough in a recession. Job seekers who are eager to reply to any hint of a paying gig must also avoid online scammers and identity thieves who are targeting them. The Better Business Bureau found that 73% of job seekers reported using online sources for help in 2007, compared to 66% in 2005. And that ...
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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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