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    Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant: Social Skills

    Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant: Social Skills
    From JEM's "Must Have Skills to Get Ahead as an Administrative Assistant (Part 1 of 2)" Social Skills As you likely know, the administrative assistant market can be especially competitive. To get an edge, get ahead and propel your career (and your manager’s career) forward, you have to master certain skills. In my mind, the most important skills for any administrative ...
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    10 Best States for Legal Secretary Job Growth

    10 Best States for Legal Secretary Job Growth
    Legal secretaries are one of the most in demand workforces in the country. But some states need Legal 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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    10 Best States for Administrative and Executive Assistant Job Growth

    10 Best States for Administrative and Executive Assistant Job Growth
    Administrative and executive assistants are one of the most in demand workforces in the country. But some states need administrative and executive assistants 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. ...
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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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    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds

    Work Strategies for Night Owls and Early Birds
    For night owls and early birds, the traditional 9-to-5 workday can be agonizing. The exhausted night owl drags himself bleary-eyed into the office every morning, while the chipper early bird finds his energy waning well before quitting time. But there are ways to cope. Experts offer these workplace survival strategies for those with body clocks out of sync with their employers' ...
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    Take Yourself from Brand X to You Inc.

    Take Yourself from Brand X to You Inc.
    If you think hard work and good fortune will be your yellow-brick paving stones to career success, you may already be living in fantasy land. Hard work is just table stakes in today's world and luck is too fickle to depend on, says Dallas career strategist Karyl Innis. Your name has to stand for something more distinctive than worker bee in ...
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    How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?

    How Much Time Should You Spend Networking?
    Entrepreneurs are often advised to network in order to secure sales leads, find investors, and to get an outside-the-box perspective on their company or industry. But does networking truly change a company, and if so, how? So far, this question has been difficult to measure, but William Baker, marketing professor at San Diego State University, has conducted research on the topic. ...
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    Building Your Self-Confidence: How Not To Be Your Own Worst Critic

    Building Your Self-Confidence: How Not To Be Your Own Worst Critic
    In Corporate America, those with self-confidence succeed, while those who lack it have a much tougher time because others do not view them as leaders. In my work helping women succeed in business, I’ve found too many examples of very bright, talented women who lacked self-confidence. This lack of self-confidence was impeding their success to lead. Psychologists have found that, in ...
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    You Need a Mentor!

    You Need a Mentor!
    One obstacle that women create for themselves in Corporate America is not asking for what they need. At a conference I attended, a female CEO told the story of how when she became CEO, the men lined up outside her office to ask her to be their mentor. She said not one woman did; she had to go out and initiate ...
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    Forget I.Q.: What's Your Emotional Intelligence?

    Forget I.Q.: What's Your Emotional Intelligence?
    How does emotional intelligence - also known as E.Q. - relate to how well you manage people and your career? The term, coined in the early 1980s, includes self-awareness and self regulation, motivation, relationship building and social skills, such as reading people. In summary, it is how to understand and work productively with your own emotions and others emotions in a ...
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    Self-Confidence and Success

    Self-Confidence and Success
    One common characteristic of the great leaders I meet is self-confidence, which of course makes sense. Leaders have to inspire confidence in others. It would be difficult for others to believe in us if we don't even believe in ourselves. Great leaders have to take risks. While getting to "acceptable" may not involve risk, getting to "one of a kind" does. ...
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    Job Profile: Nonprofit Executive Director

    Job Profile: Nonprofit Executive Director
    Nonprofit Salaries: Nonprofit Executive Director Name: Ann E. Tucker Job Title: Nonprofit Executive Director Where: Galesburg, IL Employer: United Way of Knox County, Inc. Years of Experience: 15 as a paralegal Education: Illinois Central College - Associates Degree, Western Illinois University - going back to get my Bachelor's Degree Nonprofit Salaries : $45,000 to $75,000 Salaries of nonprofit Executive Directors vary ...
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    Preparing for a Tough Job Interview

    Preparing for a Tough Job Interview
    I recently gave a communications lecture to a group of big city police officers. Most of the men and women were lieutenants preparing for the most important job interview of their careers—promotion to captain. The selection process is intense. These officers only get the opportunity to apply once every four years, and only a few will make it. Some are nearing ...
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    Will You Be Caught?: The Art Behind Catching Résumé Liars

    Will You Be Caught?: The Art Behind Catching Résumé Liars
    Watch out, would-be fibbers. In the wake of last year's cheating expulsions at Duke's Fuqua School of Business and May's scandal over alleged cheating on the GMAT, business schools are scrutinizing applications harder than ever. And so-called résumé puffing, or exaggerating your work experience and qualifications—even slightly—to appear more desirable, could cost you an acceptance letter. In recent years, admission officials ...
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    Managing Your Bad Boss

    Managing Your Bad Boss
    So, your boss is a dud. A bully. A person you'd do anything to avoid. Maybe he or she embodies all of the habits I wrote about in the first post in this series. What now? First, here's my short list of how we may make the workplace bearable when our bosses aren't. • Commiserate. The worst bosses make for the ...
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    "Interview at Virtual Assistants Forum"

    Periodically I get asked for an interview with a VA forum and I’d like to share with you one from early this year. Virtual Assistant Forums has over 1700 members from all around the world and is a lively board forum for those who want to know more about being a Virtual Assistant. Tess was the interviewer and I asked her ...
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    How Well Do You Play the Game?

    How Well Do You Play the Game?
    When we asked members, "How well do you play the game at work?" the question provoked a range of responses. Many felt their inability to deal with office politics had hurt their careers. Others were baffled by people who got ahead based on looks, knowing the right person or doing the right amount of kissing up, despite being unqualified for their ...
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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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    Dress Appropriately for Interviews

    Dress Appropriately for Interviews
    What do I wear to the interview? It's a question millions of people agonize over on some level while looking for a job. The bad news is that there are few cut-and-dried answers. As the saying goes, there's no accounting for taste, and each interviewer has his unique sense of what's appropriate interview attire. The good news? Deciding what to wear ...
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    Tips for Humanizing Your Résumé

    Tips for Humanizing Your Résumé
    There are résumés that, from the first word, signal that the person behind the résumé is someone you'd like to know more about. These provocative résumés come in as many variations as the people whose backgrounds they describe, but they have one thing in common. A clever, well-written résumé does not begin with (or include) the words "results-oriented professional." Sometime in ...
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