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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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    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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    How Do I Get into Management?

    How Do I Get into Management?
    MEMBER MARILYN ASKS: I am a hard worker with my eye on the grand prize: A promotion into management within the next year. I graduated from college two years ago with a great GPA and two good internships under my belt, and I was hired right away into a midsize consumer products firm. When I was first hired, my new employer ...
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    Use Your Current Job to Move Up

    Use Your Current Job to Move Up
    Wondering how to turn your vanilla job into a glamorous career? Thinking you’re on a road to nowhere? Open your eyes -- you can leverage your current position into your next opportunity. Follow this advice. You Can Leverage Any Job One of the best ways to leverage any job is to make connections. Not only will networking be helpful in your ...
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    When You're Passed Over at Work

    When You're Passed Over at Work
    Sharp managers have long noted the double-edged sword that goes with managing knowledge workers. As leaders, we love the fact that our teams get heavily invested, mentally and emotionally, in their jobs. We love the way they come up with tremendous business ideas at 3 a.m. (as evidenced by the time-stamp on their breathless e-mails). We love it when our employees ...
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    Build Your Brand

    Build Your Brand
    Who makes your favorite shoes or outfits? What beverage calls your name when you need a pick-me-up? Whose movies won't you miss? Whose help do you seek when you want a project done right, at home or at work? All of these questions involve your reactions to a particular brand - a collection of assumptions about quality, appeal and reliability that ...
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    Median Salary by Years Experience for Administrative Assistants

    Median Salary by Years Experience - Job: Administrative Assistant (United States)Compare your salary: Get a free Salary Report
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    Hourly Rate Survey Report Administrative Assistants

    Median Hourly Rate by Years Experience - Job: Administrative Assistant (United States)Compare your salary: Get a free Salary Report
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    Creating a Career Portfolio™

    Creating a Career Portfolio™
    Whether you decide you want to move up in your chosen field, move out of the profession, or stay where you are, a career portfolio will be a valuable asset to you. Why would it be beneficial to create a career portfolio? • Shows you are proactive. • You’d have a hard copy of your accomplishments; permanent history. • “Shows” people ...
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    Afraid Your Accent Will Keep You From Your Dream Job?

    Afraid Your Accent Will Keep You From Your Dream Job?
    Everyone knows it's illegal for an employer to discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity and national origin. But what about an English-speaking candidate with a foreign accent? The answer is no. Well, maybe un poco. Dianne Markley, a professor at the University of North Texas at Denton (UNT) whose graduate research focused on how accents affect the hiring process, says ...
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    STEP 1: Research the Legal Secretarial Field

    STEP 1: Research the Legal Secretarial Field
    Look before you leap — be sure you understand what legal secretaries really do to see if it's a good career for you. Luckily for you, AdminSecret has done the research. Read all about the upsides, the downsides and everything in between! The Job Legal secretaries perform many of the same tasks as other administrative professionals, such as answering telephones and ...
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    STEP 2: Decide If Becoming a Legal Secretary is Right for You

    STEP 2: Decide If Becoming a Legal Secretary is Right for You
    Administrative work takes a great deal of dedication, motivation, and tact. It also calls for a comfort with technology and openness to training. When figuring out if becoming a legal secretary is the best fit for you, take an honest look at yourself and ask (and answer!) the following questions: Do you like the environment of a law office or court? ...
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    STEP 3: Get the Education and Skills You Need

    STEP 3: Get the Education and Skills You Need
    Congratulations! You’ve decided to enter an exciting and rewarding field. To get the most out of yourself and your job, employers and experts suggest you pursue the right degree. First, without question, you need to have a high school diploma or the equivalent. This will ensure you have the basic grammar, reading, and typing skills to qualify for a legal secretary ...
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    STEP 4: Look for Legal Secretary Jobs and Apply

    STEP 4: Look for Legal Secretary Jobs and Apply
    Now that you have decided this field is for you and you've got the degree you need, you're ready to show yourself off to employers, right? Wrong. You'll need a standout resume, an impeccable cover letter, and have brushed up on your interview skills. Lucky for you we've got expert advice on honing your job search, applying for, and landing the ...
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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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    Don't Talk to Much in the Interview

    Don't Talk to Much in the Interview
    The gift of gab can be something of a curse during an interview. You could end up talking your way right out of the job. It's important to remember that interviewers are only human, and their attention tends to wane as you speak. Fully understanding this is critical to effectively communicating during any interview. Your response should be less than a ...
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    5 Steps to Becoming a Legal Secretary

    5 Steps to Becoming a Legal Secretary
    You want to start a career in the legal field, you enjoy working with lawyers and judges, and you're naturally friendly and helpful. Obviously you're thinking about becoming a legal secretary. But where do you start? We've got the best step-by-step guide out there to take you from dreams to reality. STEP 1: Research the Field STEP 2: Decide if Becoming ...
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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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    Admin Interview Strategies

    Companies want to hire competent, successful, articulate executives, yet the very first encounter between the candidate and company often places the candidate in a particularly stressful and uncomfortable situation: The interview. The reality is you must deal with the hiring process as it exists. To accomplish that, you must learn how to comfortably manage and control your interviews. Here are five ...
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    Have a Disability? To Disclose or Not to Disclose

    When you're seriously engaged in finding a job in this competitive market and you have a disability, you have some soul-searching to do. If you have a physical disability that will be obvious as soon as you meet someone, the question is: At what point in the job-seeking process do you address the disability? If your disability is outwardly invisible, the ...
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