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    When Admins Mess Up: 4 Steps To Control the Damage

    When you’re an admin, there are countless ways to make mistakes that can embarrass or even damage you or your boss. Just a few examples: In a hurry, you do the math in your head and get it wrong. You misplace a document or lose track of a critical order for office supplies. You botch arrangements for a meeting or for ...
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    STEP 5: Become Indispensable

    STEP 5: Become Indispensable
    Congratulations! You’ve gotten the job. Now you need to prove they can’t live without you. How? Embrace your role as the hub of the office, wear many hats, and take on various responsibilities in an organization. Every successful administrative assistant must have the following qualities: Be Trustworthy: You know your bosses and your organization better than anyone. The people you support ...
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    10 Job Interview Fashion Blunders

    10 Job Interview Fashion Blunders
    Any article about what to wear to an interview might well begin with a qualifying statement covering the extremes in various states (New York and California, for example) and industries (technology, manufacturing), which are possible exceptions to the normal rules of fashion. But it might surprise you to learn that those extremes have, over the last couple of years, begun to ...
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    Tips for Finding Employment in Hard Times

    Tips for Finding Employment in Hard Times
    To beat the job-hunting pack, you'll need to take risks, be realistic, and understand your potential employer's needs We can all agree that times are tough. Everywhere I turn, it seems that more companies are cutting jobs across the board. It's not just General Motors (GM) and Ford (F) anymore; everyone from Starbucks (SBUX) to Sun Microsystems (JAVA) to Citigroup (C) ...
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    How to Ace the Phone Interview

    How to Ace the Phone Interview
    Most people regard a phone interview as a mere formality on their way to a face-to-face interview. Although the phone interview is usually just a preliminary step to the formal interview, it is just as important. If you don't impress your future employer with your phone interview, you'll never make it to the formal interview. Are you nervous talking on the ...
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    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete

    Power Struggle: Why Women Compete
    Recently, columnist Meghan McCain wrote an essay on how the Republican Party was failing to attract young people. How did conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham respond? By sarcastically deriding her as “plus-sized.” Ouch. And these are two women who are supposed to be on the same side! We’re taught that women should stand together in solidarity, so it was more ...
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    Returning Back to Work and Career Changer Resources

    Returning Back to Work and Career Changer Resources
    Going Back to Work? Maybe you took some years off to go back to school, or to raise your family, or maybe you just took a break from the “rat race” and now want back in. If you’re considering going back to work, or have already made the leap, this is the place for you. People going back to work have ...
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    Boost your Interview IQ: 10 Tips

    Boost your Interview IQ:  10 Tips
    Even the smartest and most qualified job seekers need to prepare for job interviews. Why, you ask? Interviewing is a learned skill, and there are no second chances to make a great first impression. So study these 10 strategies to enhance your interview IQ. Practice Good Nonverbal Communication It's about demonstrating confidence: standing straight, making eye contact and connecting with a ...
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    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired

    How To Find a Job Without Getting Fired
    So you’ve decided you can’t spend another year working for your under-appreciative boss with little room for growth. It’s a good job, but you’ve been here three years without a promotion. It’s time to go, right? Gone are the days when employees spend their entire careers climbing the ladder at a single company. In fact, job hopping can actually help you ...
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    Dear John, Thanks for the Layoff

    Dear John, Thanks for the Layoff
    Seattle-based Jessica Ward writes an open letter to her former boss about the good things that have happened since she got laid off. Dear John, While this could easily be a private letter between you and me, current economics are hinting to me that perhaps my condition is wider-spread than just my house. As a result, I've elected to make this ...
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    5 Best States for Administrative Professionals

    5 Best States for Administrative Professionals
    Administrative professionals are one of the most in demand workforces in the country. But some states need office support professionals more than others. If you are having trouble finding a job in your area, or you are just looking for a fresh start, these five states are estimated to offer the most job growth over the next decade. From sunny California ...
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    Start Your Own Admin Business

    Start Your Own Admin Business
    After 12 years of working in a corporate environment, desktop publishing assistant and account manager Cathy Kessler was getting bored and frustrated with the lack of flexibility in her job. So she decided to start her own home-based business as a virtual assistant (VA), and she hasn't had any second thoughts. With employers cutting overhead costs, it's a good time to ...
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    Find Contract Admin Work

    Find Contract Admin 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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    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary

    10 Questions to Ask When Negotiating Salary
    By Dona DeZube | Monster Finance Careers Expert  What you ask for during a salary negotiation doesn’t just influence how much you earn — it also tells your future employer whether you’re good at negotiating, which is a skill you can put to work for the employer once you’re hired. Negotiating salary doesn’t come naturally to many Americans, says Matthew ...
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    6 Outrageous Hiring Practices

    From the downright crazy, to the just plain fun, hiring practices sure are getting interesting. Some companies turned to virtual reality to recruit new employees, while others weeded out weaklings by raising the stakes – literally. But do some of these new hiring methods cross the line? Are HR departments taking advantage of a sour economy and desperate job seekers? ...
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    Funniest Ways to Quit

    We’ve all been there — you’re sitting at your desk or laying in bed actively imagining the infinite ways you could tell your lunatic boss “I quit!” Throwing him your resignation, haphazardly stuffing a box full of your most precious desk knick-knacks, and high-fiving coworkers as you bound out of the office, never to return again. Dream all you want, ...
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    In Interviews, Honesty Is the Best Policy

    In Interviews, Honesty Is the Best Policy
    It's graduation season, and this means it's time for job hunting. Joining the pool of applicants will be a lot of people who have been downsized, fired, or who found their previous employment to be less than satisfying. Whether you're a newbie or a seasoned veteran of the job search, it's helpful to get advice about the all-important but nerve-wracking experience ...
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    A Tale of Two Interviews

    A Tale of Two Interviews
    A mid-level market researcher went to a job interview the other day and told me about it. He was struck by the first three questions. "The interviewer came out of the gate at full speed," he said. Still, he thought he did pretty well. Here's a more or less accurate transcript: h4. So, what are your thoughts on the marketing job ...
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    10 Worst Things to Say to Someone Who Just Got Laid Off

    Someone you know just lost their job. Yikes. You want to be supportive. You want to help them see the positive side of their misfortune. You want to buy them a drink. And you should! But please, tread carefully. The time directly following a layoff is a delicate one. Your friend will want your help, but they may not be ...
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    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job

    8 Do's and Don'ts to Landing a Temporary Job
    If you’re a highly qualified professional who has been unemployed for a while, you may eventually have to find a “Plan B” job to pay your bills until the job market improves and you can return to your preferred type of work. There’s no shame in that, but landing a temporary survival job can be harder than you think -- there ...
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