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    Mental Illness Resources and Answers to the Mental Illness IQ Quiz

    Mental Illness Resources and Answers to the Mental Illness IQ Quiz
    AdminSecret brought you the What's Your Mental Illness IQ? quiz to test your knowlege of mental illness facts in the workplace and beyond. Here are the answers to that quiz as well as some links to mental illness resources. What can cause mental illness? The environment Substance abuse Genetics All of the above — Correct answer From WebMd: “What are the ...
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    How to Get a Raise

    How to Get a Raise
    Colleagues call you ace, you always look busy and the chief executive knows who you are thanks to some smart moves at the office Christmas party. But have you done enough to earn yourself a raise? Not on that evidence. Here’s what it really takes to make the perfect pitch and boost your pay packet: 1. The bottom line. “You have ...
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    Profile: Government Admin

    Profile: Government Admin
    +Job Description+ The government hires extensively for admin positions, from administrative assistants and clerks to administrative officers. The variety of government agencies can make it possible to match up with a mission that’s meaningful to you. While you might think working in government means floundering in red tape, admins who work for the government rave about their interesting jobs. Plus, their ...
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    Profile: Public Services Admin

    Profile: Public Services Admin
    +Job Description+ Being an administrative assistant to a community’s selfless heroes makes for an extremely rewarding career. Police officers fight crime, and firefighter rescue lives but their departments couldn’t operate without an admin helping them manage their stations. This work goes beyond just ordering desk supplies, you’ll handle equipment and keep stock of turnout gear, bullet-proof vests and a plethora of ...
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    Ignite Your Career by Changing Your Circumstances

    Ignite Your Career by Changing Your Circumstances
    If you ask human resources people how to get out of a rut, they may dutifully present you with a career ladder that demonstrates how -- at least in theory and in due time -- you'll be able to climb to the next rung in your company's petrified organizational structure. If you ask your friends, they're likely to tell you to ...
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    Profile: Administrative Services Manager

    Profile: Administrative Services Manager
    +Job Description+ Administrative services managers coordinate and direct the many support services that allow organizations to operate efficiently. They perform a broad range of duties. They might, for example, oversee secretarial and reception services, administration, payroll, conference planning and travel, information and data processing, mail, materials scheduling and distribution, printing and reproduction, records management, telecommunications management, security, parking, energy consumption, and ...
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    Q&A: I've Lost My Job. How Will the Stimulus Plan Help Me?

    Q&A: I've Lost My Job. How Will the Stimulus Plan Help Me?
    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama signed into law Tuesday the largest government economic rescue plan in the nation's history, a $787 billion package of spending, tax cuts and tax credits that's designed to help pull the nation out of what's becoming the worst downturn since the Great Depression. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act includes everything from money to refurbish public ...
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    Profile: Energy and Ultilities Industry Admin

    Profile: Energy and Ultilities Industry Admin
    The simple act of walking into a restroom, turning on the light, and washing your hands, uses the products of perhaps four different utilities. Electricity powers the light, water supply systems provide water for washing, wastewater treatment plants treat the sewage, and natural gas or electricity heats the water. Even during tough times, people and businesses still need energy to stay ...
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    Bounce Back After Being Laid Off

    Bounce Back After Being Laid Off
    You've just received the awful news: Effective today, your services are no longer needed. You know you're not alone, but somehow that doesn't make you feel any better. Your mind tells you to put together your resume right away, but your body won't move. Here are some tips to help get your mind and body working together. Grieving Time Before you ...
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    Career Lessons from Madonna, Martha and Oprah

    Career Lessons from Madonna, Martha and Oprah
    You can't surf the TV channels or go through the supermarket checkout aisle without hearing all about Gwyneth's new baby stroller or the dirt on Britney's latest shopping spree. But between tips on how to imitate celebrity looks, are there career lessons to be learned from rich and famous women? Joanne Meehl, president of Meehl & Balzotti Career Services, AKA The ...
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    Reinventing Careers

    Reinventing Careers
    Pamela Mitchell is an expert in the world of career change. She's founder and CEO of the Reinvention Institute, an organization that provides coaching, products, and a community that helps successful professionals transform their careers. Her firm also consults with innovative businesses who want to create "reinvention retention" programs that keep high-performing talent within the organization. I recently spoke with Pamela ...
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    STEP 4: Get on Your Boss' Radar Screen

    STEP 4: Get on Your Boss' Radar Screen
    Hopefully, you're not still under the illusion that if you're talented and hardworking, somehow people will notice and you'll get your just rewards. A lot of career Cinderellas are still out there waiting around for that prince of a promotion or raise to come, getting more disillusioned and depressed with every passing day. Getting promoted means getting noticed, which is not ...
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    The Job of Finding a Job

    The Job of Finding a Job
    h4. 5 tips for the hunt: 1. Make finding a job your new job. 2. Tell everybody you're job hunting. 3. Search online but also press the flesh. 4. Consider jobs outside your field. 5. During phone interviews, stand up to project more energy. You're out of work. You're hardly alone. Through the first 11 months of 2008, the nation's ...
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    Response Strategies for Frequently Asked Questions

    Response Strategies for Frequently Asked Questions
    Every question thrown your way in an interview presents an opportunity for you to make your case for why you're the best person for the position. You want to highlight your positive qualities and avoid giving reasons to disqualify you. That said, think about your overall response strategy for the interview. Examples Speak Volumes For each quality you present, make sure ...
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    Workplace Gaffe? Make 'Em Laugh!

    Workplace Gaffe? Make 'Em Laugh!
    In my first admin job, I committed a gaffe I was certain would end my career. While sorting mail, I accidentally trashed the VP's paycheck. I figured I was doomed but wrote a last-ditch satirical news release about how to get the boss's attention, featuring my faux pas, and routed it to my coworkers. One shared it with the VP himself, ...
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    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better

    7 Jobs That Make Yours Look Better
    Okay, so you hate your job. You're sick and tired of clocking in day after day just to rot away in a cubicle. Your measly paycheck just isn’t worth the daily drudgery and never-ending grind. It’s called a job for a reason, but remember, it could always be worse — the grass isn't always greener on the other side. In fact, ...
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    Tap Your Network to Ace the Interview

    1. Get Started “Before reaching out to your network, define the industry, the company or perhaps individuals you would like information about,” suggests Luna Zuniga, a senior technical recruiter with Bluware, an IT consulting company in Houston. Then think carefully about what you need to know about corporate culture, the job’s expectations, the boss, tidbits about the interviewer, etc. Then, email ...
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    How to Give and Receive Criticism

    How to Give and Receive Criticism
    We live in an age where the line between criticism and nastiness has blurred. I'm not sure how this happened or when it began, but there are signs of it everywhere, especially on the Internet and in the media. The Internet offers anonymity, distance, and the ability to say pretty much whatever we want about people. Nastiness masked as criticism is ...
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    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge

    Understand Recruitment Cycles to Give Your Job Search an Edge
    When it comes to connecting with the right job opportunity, timing isn't everything, but it's certainly something. Tuning into industries' and employers' annual recruitment cycles just might give you a decisive edge. That's the consensus of recruiters and employers with fingers on the pulse of seasonal variations in hiring. Here's a quarter-by-quarter summary of how these hiring dynamics play out. h4. ...
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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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