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    Job Profile: Event Planner/Coordinator

    Job Profile: Event Planner/Coordinator
    +Job Description+ The work of meeting and convention planners may be considered either stressful or energizing, but there is no question that it is fast-paced and demanding. Planners oversee multiple operations at one time, face numerous deadlines, and orchestrate the activities of several different groups of people. * -Event planners design, organize and coordinate conferences, conventions, meetings, seminars, exhibitions, trade shows, ...
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    Job Profile: HR Generalist

    Job Profile: HR Generalist
    +Job Description+ Are you the kind of person who likes to do a little of this and some of that? Then the role of HR generalist might be right for you. HR generalists wear many different hats. One minute you may be negotiating your company’s employee benefits package, and the next, you’re interviewing a candidate for a director-level position. To help ...
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    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper

    Career Profile: Medical Assistant - Phyllis Shipper
    h4. I chose this career because... I chose to become a medical assistant because of a wonderful and rewarding experience I had as a youth. I volunteered as a Candy Striper at the Hebrew Home for the Aged in Maryland. The enjoyment and overwhelming satisfaction I felt by helping others was incredible! Ever since then, I knew I wanted to work ...
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    Job Profile: Medical Assistant

    Job Profile: Medical Assistant
    +Job Description+ Medical assistants perform administrative and clinical tasks to keep the offices of physicians, podiatrists, chiropractors, and other health practitioners running smoothly. They should not be confused with Physician assistants, who examine, diagnose, and treat patients under the direct supervision of a physician. People with the job title Medical Assistant typically fall into one of the following PayScale standard occupations. ...
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    Job Profile: Paralegal or Legal Assistants

    Job Profile: Paralegal or Legal Assistants
    +Job Description+ Paralegals – also called legal assistants- are the right hand support to lawyers in law firms, corporations, and government offices. One of the most important tasks is helping lawyers prepare for closings, hearings, trials, and corporate meetings by investigating facts and organizing legal documents. They might also prepare client contracts, review government regulations, or oversee team projects. People with ...
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    Median Salary by Years Experience in Administrative Field

    Median Salary by Years Experience in Administrative Field
    As you gain more experience in any job, you should see an increase in your salary. How does an administrative salary pan out over the years? Take a look at the Payscale.com data for Administrative Assistant, Executive Assistant, Administrative / Office Manager and Office Manager. Median Salary by Years Experience - Job: Administrative Assistant var doc = document.getElementById('payscale_graph1').contentWindow.document; doc.open(); doc.write(' Administrative ...
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    A Few More Interview Questions for Admins to Ask the Interviewer

    A Few More Interview Questions for Admins to Ask the Interviewer
    From the blog post "A few more Interview Questions to Ask the Interviewer" and a follow up to "Questions for Administrative Professionals to Ask the Interviewer" Upon reviewing my personal customized list of interview questions that I have developed over the years, I realized that I should share a few others that may be helpful also. Additional questions to consider asking ...
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    Get Your Resume Ready for the Recession

    Get Your Resume Ready for the Recession
    While you shouldn’t let the hysteria about today's economy derail your job hunt, you will have to get smarter in your job search strategy. How? By revising your tactics to include a more solution-selling approach to make your value clear to potential employers. You must always answer the question, "What's in it for them?" not, "What's in it for me?" Stay ...
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    Avoid Age Bias in the Workplace

    Avoid Age Bias in the Workplace
    As if midlife crises, presbyopia and receding hairlines weren't bad enough, the Baby Boomer population has something else to worry about: Age bias in the workplace. It's the fastest-growing category of complaints received by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC). In fiscal year 2006, the EEOC received 16,548 age-discrimination claims. "We have a youth culture in this country, where younger is ...
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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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    International Association of Administrative Professionals' Chapters Listed by State

    International Association of Administrative Professionals' Chapters Listed by State
    AdminSecret endorses any efforts on your part to network, share and learn from other assistants. That's why we encourage you to join the International Association of Administrative Professionals and similar professional organizations. The IAAP states, "IAAP has nearly 600 chapters worldwide...Note that some cities have multiple chapters. You may want to attend a chapter meeting first as a guest to see ...
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    Re-Energize Your Job Search: The Best Tips and Tricks

    Re-Energize Your Job Search: The Best Tips and Tricks
    Finding a job can be almost as time-consuming as actually having a job! For many people it can take days, weeks, even months, to land that dream job, and it's no surprise that it's easy to get discouraged, distracted, and depressed. There are two important things to remember - you are not alone and we are here to help! AdminSecret comes ...
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    Find Your Admin Niche

    Find Your Admin Niche
    The average person will spend well over 2,000 hours at work each year. “Ideally they’re doing something they really enjoy,” says Heather Mayfield, vice president of training and operations for staffing firm Snelling in Dallas. What? This doesn’t sound like you? You can find an admin job you enjoy by finding your niche -- that one place in the working world ...
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    Resume Critique Checklist

    Resume Critique Checklist
    Resumes normally get less than a 15-second glance at the first screening. If someone has asked you to review his resume and you want to help him ensure it gets read - or want to know if your own is up to par - be sure you can answer yes to the following questions: h2. First Impression Does the resume look ...
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    When They Treat You Like a Kid

    When They Treat You Like a Kid
    Q. I'm the administrative assistant in my department as well as the youngest employee. I was promoted into this position after another woman retired. I've noticed that my peers tend to talk down to me, and scold me in ways they never would have done to her. Most of them have children my age. I think that is the cause of ...
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    Downsizing 102: When It Happens to You

    Downsizing 102: When It Happens to You
    Americans are bracing for massive job losses in the wake of the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. Even before the recent worries on Wall Street, anxiety about employment was high; earlier this year, the U.S. Labor Dept. released a report stating that there had been a net loss of 63,000 jobs, which was the biggest monthly decline in five ...
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    10 Best States for Medical Secretary Job Growth

    10 Best States for Medical Secretary Job Growth
    Medical secretaries are one of the most in demand workforces in the country. But some states need medical secretaries more than others. If you are having trouble finding a job in your area, or you are just looking for a fresh start, these ten states are estimated to offer the most job growth over the next decade. From sunny California to ...
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    Specialists Win More Referrals, Get More Business

    Specialists Win More Referrals, Get More Business
    You may perform a variety of services or offer a range of products, but if you want a referral, your description of what you do should be detailed and focused on a single aspect of your business. Your referral sources will find it much easier to get you an appointment with a prospect if your sales message addresses the prospect's specific ...
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    How Admins Can Network

    How Admins Can Network
    There may be less than six degrees of separation between you and what you want from the workplace, whether it’s a new job or new skills. But you’ll never know if you don’t make the right connections. So get out there and start networking. These tips will help admins leverage their connections into a broader pool of people who can help ...
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    Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant: Technical Skills

    Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant: Technical Skills
    From JEM's "Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant (Part 2 of 2)" Technical Skills In my previous entry, I discussed social skills you need to stay competitive in the administrative market. In this entry, I will cover technological skills. I don’t have to tell you that advances in technology have impacted the administrative assistant perhaps more than ...
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