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    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies

    Computer Repairs - 8 Tips for Emergencies
    In the ideal situation, you buy a computer, install it and use it smoothly. Unfortunately, this is often not the case. Everybody will receive some error messages sometimes or some unexplained failures. Should you call in a computer technician immediately or are there a few things that you should try by yourself to solve the problem? It depends on the case. ...
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    Important Email Habits Tips and Tools

    Important Email Habits Tips and Tools
    Email Attachments Be sure to upgrade your antivirus before you open anything and remember to practice safe email habits. - Do NOT open any emails from unknown senders. - Never save or open an attachment from a suspicious email. Specifically, never save or open any .ZIP, .SCR, .EXE, .BAT, .COM or even .JPG or .GIF files from such emails. These files ...
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    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One

    Analysis: This Is an Awkward One
    Did Tara Conroy do the right thing when she asked her boss to stop telling her and other employees how "especially lovely" they look today—even though the man clearly meant well? Although experts have different ideas about how to go about it, they agree that the flattery needed to stop. "Even if it's not sexual harassment, it's definitely inappropriate behavior," says ...
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    Ten Key Typing Practices For Entering Data Better

    You've decided to move into the data entry career field. How can you best prepare to apply for a job with ten-key typing? I consulted with a veteran of several years in numeric data entry and added insights from my development of ten-key practice software to create a list of useful tips for job seekers and for those who wish to ...
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    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

    Know Your Rights: Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
    You may think that sexual advances are just a part of the stereotype that surrounds administrative staff - for years, the "Secretary" icon has been linked to sexuality and femininity in a derogatory manner. For some, the boss's daily comment on how you look is just part of the job. After all, you're the first person that clients encounter, you have ...
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    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers

    Learn How to Type Faster With These 5 Pointers
    I haven't been practicing lately so I only top out at about 95wpm (words per minute), but with continued training it is fully possible to kick your typing speed up to 160wpm or even higher. Why am I mentioning these speeds? Because the average person's handwriting speed is somewhere around 25-35wpm where the words are short and speed is at the ...
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    Savvy Telephone Etiquette

    Savvy Telephone Etiquette
    Picture a cross between a magician and a linebacker. Calls are coming in, people are trying to get through to your boss. You use a little misdirection, a few stubborn blocking techniques and, voila, you become an effective assistant. "Your job is to protect your boss -- be a time manager," says Val Williams, a business coach with Professional Coaching and ...
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    What to Capitalize in a Title

    This article will help you never forget what words are capitalized in a title. I love being an admin, but technicalities when it comes to writing and words were never my thing. After winning my 2nd grade spelling bee, it all went downhill from there. Unfortunately, overlooking seemingly trivial details doesn't cut it for a top admin. You must be ...
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    How to Catch Common Grammatical Errors

    How to Catch Common Grammatical Errors
    Business documents rife with typos can undermine your professional reputation, not to mention that of your company. That's why admins should have a good working knowledge of grammar, spelling and punctuation as well as the ability to catch mistakes before someone else does. Catching your own errors can be challenging. But with a little practice, you can reduce your margin of ...
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    Demystifying the Rules of Networking

    Demystifying the Rules of Networking
    If you've ever read a book on job-hunting, you've probably encountered a statistic that says 80-85% of job offers come through networking. Personal contact, it seems, is essential to getting a new position. But despite the numbers, many job-seekers remain in resume-overdrive, or try to click their way to a new career. "Our culture tends to act as though we all ...
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    Perfect Your Business Handshake

    Perfect Your Business Handshake
    Communicating confidence and reliability is essential to the success of any business. And since administrative assistants are often on the front lines of a company's public image, knowing how to make a good first impression is one of the unspoken but fundamental parts of their jobs. Whether you're interacting with a customer, your boss or a colleague in another company, a ...
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    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday

    Little Ways to Burn Fat During the Workday
    For me, the eye-catching headline on today’s front page is “The magic formula for keeping off lost weight.” In my dreams, the equation is shopping + chocolate – broken nails = thinner you! Unfortunately, they didn’t tell me anything we all don’t know: exercise + diet = weight loss. According to a recent University of Pittsburgh study, exercising for an hour ...
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    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good

    Ten Ways Admins Can Make the Boss Look Good
    What is the measure of an administrative professional? Some would say it’s all about helping your manager do his job well, AKA making your boss look good. With that in mind, we asked professionals who have been on both sides of the relationship what admins can do to help their bosses shine as brightly as possible. Here are their top 10 ...
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    What Loads Internet Pages 56 Times Faster Than Internet Explorer? Google Chrome

    What Loads Internet Pages 56 Times Faster Than Internet Explorer? Google Chrome
    A Danish farm nestled just a bike ride away from Aarhus—a small city founded 1,000 years ago by Vikings—is a long way from traffic-clogged Silicon Valley and its high-energy engineers and entrepreneurs. Yet it was here that work began on the engine that powers the new Chrome Web browser from Google (GOOG), a product that aims to change the very nature ...
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    Country-by-Country Etiquette Guide

    Country-by-Country Etiquette Guide
    Every country you or your boss' travels to for business (or pleasure) might seem similar, but in fact many have hidden customs. Stray from these courtesies and your gesture can be considered rude or offensive. Check out these guides to be sure you are within your boundaries, as well as perform deliberate actions that are considered custom. In addition, these guides ...
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    How to Speak Twitter

    How to Speak Twitter
    *A TWITTER GLOSSARY* *At Reply, or "@reply"*: A direct tweet sent to another Twitter user. *Dweet*: Tweet sent while drunk *Hash Tag*: The "#" sign. Allows Twitter users to group tweets by topic, making it easier to search particular conversations using Twitter Search. *Link*: Including a URL in your tweet. *MisTweet*: A tweet one later regrets. *ReTweet*: To repost something that's ...
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    Business Etiquette Abroad: Overview

    Business Etiquette Abroad: Overview
    This article first appeared on Monster"Etiquette would not seem to play an important part in business, and yet no man can ever tell when its knowledge may be of advantage, or its lack may turn the scale against him." - Emily Post, 1922 Although the face of business has changed drastically since 1922, when Emily Post wrote the words above, the ...
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    Australia Etiquette Guide

    Australia Etiquette Guide
    It's "just like southern California - only a few thousand miles further away," says one unobservant Yank about his first trip to the land down under. Yes, US Americans are Yanks, and Australians are Aussies - it's OK to use those terms. But there is much that is uniquely Australian about this island continent. English is the language, but it's based ...
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    German Etiquette Guide

    German Etiquette Guide
    Europe's economic powerhouse, the wonder of post-World War II reconstruction, a major contributor to both world culture and several world catastrophes over the last two centuries, Germany is an enigma that wants to be understood. Germans have been trying to explain themselves for most of their history, sometimes successfully, sometimes not. What it means to be German, who is German and ...
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    Bringing Obama-Style Inspiration and Communication to the Workplace

    Bringing Obama-Style Inspiration and Communication to the Workplace
    As the global financial markets plummet and pink slips fly, workers are facing a crisis of confidence. They crave leaders who command respect and make them feel better about themselves and the world in which they live. Unfortunately, gifted communicators who can do this are scarce. If you are looking for ways to rally your employees through the turmoil we are ...
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