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    AdminSecret's Legal Secretary Resources

    AdminSecret's Legal Secretary Resources
    Legal secretaries perform many of the same tasks as other secretaries, such as answering telephones and typing letters. Many of the documents they prepare must follow strict guidelines, so legal secretaries need to know the specialized formats for legal documents. They also perform many critical office functions, including maintaining supplies and equipment, receiving, preparing and transmitting communications, planning conferences, receiving clients ...
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    Law Interview Dos and Don’ts

    Law Interview Dos and Don’ts
    In some ways, the interview process for an attorney, paralegal, legal assistant or other law-based position is similar to interviewing for other jobs. You need to be well-prepared, solid with your responses and smart in your follow-up. But legal interviews carry their own unique nuances and expectations as well. Here are a few key dos and don’ts to keep in mind. ...
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    Five Legal Job Search Essentials

    Five Legal Job Search Essentials
    For many people, finding a job in the legal field is as challenging as understanding law itself. So be sure to keep these five essentials of successful law job searching in mind. h4. A Custom-Tailored Resume “This is by far the most important step in any job search, and to be honest it’s the step I find candidates mistakenly focusing on ...
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    Legal Admin Career Opportunities

    Legal Admin Career Opportunities
    Whether you want to help clients win their cases, be at the heart of the courtroom action or simply desire a high-intensity administrative gig, the right job for you is waiting in the legal profession. Here’s all you need to know about the hottest admin careers in law. h4. Paralegals The most versatile administrative position in law is that of the ...
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    AdminSecret's Medical Secretary Resources

    AdminSecret's Medical Secretary Resources
    Medical secretaries perform highly specialized work requiring knowledge of technical terminology and procedures. Medical secretaries transcribe dictation, prepare correspondence, and assist physicians or medical scientists with reports, speeches, articles, and conference proceedings. They also record simple medical histories, arrange for patients to be hospitalized, and order supplies. Most medical secretaries need to be familiar with insurance rules, billing practices, and hospital ...
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    Job Profile: Project Manager

    Job Profile: Project Manager
    So you want to be a project manager? Be ready to take on the tasks of leadership, financial savvy, and deadlines. Ask any project manager what his primary responsibility is, and you will hear, “Complete the project on time, under budget, and at top levels of quality and technology.” Project managers worth their salt must schedule, monitor, and control resources to ...
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    Top Ten Things Career Changers Should Never Do

    Top Ten Things Career Changers Should Never Do
    Changing careers is never easy. Half the world thinks you've lost your mind, headhunters say you'll never work again and your relatives contribute the old "I told you so" routine. But for many burned-out, bored or multitalented folks who are sitting on skills they're not getting a chance to use, changing fields is the only way to keep from losing their ...
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    Gracefully Accepting Feedback a Key Employment Skill

    Gracefully Accepting Feedback a Key Employment Skill
    With the long-term trend of protecting employees' individual self esteem added to an overriding concern over expensive employee lawsuits, accountability is more a buzzword than a way of life at most companies. This is a state of mind that has existed since the 1960s, so the average employee has never received real quality negative feedback -- the kind of feedback that ...
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    Sample Cover Letter for an Office Manager

    Sample Cover Letter for an Office Manager
    To be the successful job candidate in any field, it helps to have a cover letter that can grab an employer's attention. View our sample cover letter for an office manager here (PDF format). Read all of our ’Job Seeker: Resume, Interview and More’ Articles.
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    How to Network--Even If You're an Introvert

    How to Network--Even If You're an Introvert
    Let me start by saying that I'm not an extrovert. Every personality assessment I've ever taken spits out results that say I'm "in my head" or a "thinker." In other words, an introvert. And I've built my career on networking. It's opened doors for me, given me critical advice and, when I became an entrepreneur, developed millions of dollars in business ...
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    How to Bounce Back from Career Setbacks

    How to Bounce Back from Career Setbacks
    With economic unrest and rapid changes in infrastructure, many good people have recently found themselves facing job insecurity and layoffs. The situation is not going to turn around overnight, so we have to take stock of where we are and look at what we can do to survive the setbacks we're experiencing. For tips on how to do this, I contacted ...
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    10 Winning Ways to Land the Job You Want

    10 Winning Ways to Land the Job You Want
    With unemployment at a five-year high, job competition is stiff these days. But whether you're unemployed or simply unhappy in your current position, it's still possible to find new career opportunities. Just ask Julie Cajigas, who received two job offers after job hunting for about two months (a short job search by most people's standards). She started her new job in ...
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    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?

    I Have a Business Idea. What Now?
    Prospective clients often ask this question: "I have an idea and I want to start a business, but where do I go from here?" Depending on their background, their proposed industry and what they have accomplished at the time the question is asked, my answer varies. However, one component of my answer never changes: I always advise clients to do some ...
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    Keep Your Job Search Secret with These Tips

    Keep Your Job Search Secret with These Tips
    It's a nightmare scenario: Unhappy at work, you start looking for a new job, but your current employer finds out - and your job security is gone. That's what happened to one office manager in St. Louis, whose supervisor found his application on the company's computer system. "My boss called me in his office and asked me about a resume I ...
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    How to Write a Career Summary: Generate Interest with a High-Impact Summary Statement

    How to Write a Career Summary: Generate Interest with a High-Impact Summary Statement
    Hiring managers are busy people. A single job posting might attract thousands of resumes. To get noticed, create a career summary (AKA career objective) statement. The goal of this section is to develop a hard-hitting introductory declaration packed with your most sought-after skills, abilities, accomplishments and attributes. On your Monster resume, use the Objective section to present your summary. Take these ...
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    Job Profile: Law Office Manager

    Job Profile: Law Office Manager
    Are you interested in managing a law office? Learn what being a law office manager entails as well as get a sense of the hiring outlook for this legal administrative job. The Job -Law office managers support law office operations by supervising staff and maintaining legal reference resources, office supplies and equipment. -They ensure that the office complies with legal requirements ...
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    How Admins Are Moving Forward

    How Admins Are Moving Forward
    With administrative professionals taking on more responsibilities in the 21st-century corporate office, the admin field’s future is secure. In fact, more than a quarter million administrative assistant and secretarial positions will be created between 2004 and 2014, according to the US Department of Labor. But with technology taking over many of the low-skilled tasks admins traditionally have performed, what greater responsibilities ...
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    Job Q&A: Executive Assistant

    Job Q&A: Executive Assistant
    Name: Kelli Odum Title: Executive Assistant Location: Dallas Monster: How did you get your current position? Kelli Odum: I had sent my resume to Holli Hay, recruiter for Snelling Staffing Services, when I first moved to Dallas and set up an interview with her. I had another job at the time but asked her if anything came up that she thought ...
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    Re-energize Your Career French-Style: 'La Rentrée' Fall

    Re-energize Your Career French-Style: 'La Rentrée' Fall
    Autumn is the time to get reenergized, a time the French call La Rentrée. When the kids go back to school, adults can focus on their career goals in a big way The French have a name for this time of year, when people get energized in a contemplative, autumnal way—very different from what we experience when crocus shoots appear in ...
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    Job Profile: Graphic Designer

    Job Profile: Graphic Designer
    +Job Description + Graphic designers (or graphic artists) plan, analyze, and create visual solutions to communications problems. They find the most effective way to get messages across in print, electronic, and film media using methods such as color, type, illustration, photography, animation, and various print and layout techniques. Graphic designers develop the overall layout and design of magazines, newspapers, and other ...
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