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Beyond the Classifieds: 5 Alternative Ways to Conduct Your Job Search

Beyond the Classifieds: 5 Alternative Ways to Conduct Your Job Search

It’s news that no administrative professional wants to hear. Your executive is leaving and can’t take you along. Your position has been eliminated. You were taken out of the game by the latest round of layoffs. Your company is closing its doors. Now what? If you’re...

Note From Julie: My Experience with Career Coaches

Note From Julie: My Experience with Career Coaches

I began working with my first success coach after I started my business in 2005. I wasn’t familiar with coaching until I attended a training course led by this particular coach. I was so impressed with what I heard and learned from her in a half day of training, I was...

Thinking About Hiring a Career Coach? Ask These Eight Questions First!

Thinking About Hiring a Career Coach? Ask These Eight Questions First!

By Chrissy Scivicque You’re feeling lost in your career and in need of a guide. Career coaching sounds like a promising idea, but how do you find the right coach for you? It seems like the quality of coaches can vary dramatically — as can the specific services they...

Create a Standout Resume With the June Training Series

Create a Standout Resume With the June Training Series

In today’s business world where companies are constantly shifting, downsizing, right-sizing, and restructuring on a regular basis, administrative professionals need to be prepared for change, especially as it relates to their roles. Competition is fierce in the job...

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Personal Note from Julie: Social Media Can Open Doors for Your Career

Like it or not, social media is a required component of your administrative toolbox. A recent Jobvite.com survey of recruiters showed 87% of recruiters are using LinkedIn to evaluate candidates when hiring, followed by 43% who are using Facebook and 22% who are using...

When you lose the “best  boss” or “best  job” ever

When you lose the “best boss” or “best job” ever

Finally, after years of searching, you found the “perfect” company. You’re excited to get up for work in the morning. You love your executive, your co-workers, and the view from your office window. Even the challenges you face seem easier – more like fun puzzles than...

5 Reasons the Interview Went Wrong (And How to Fix Them Next Time!)

5 Reasons the Interview Went Wrong (And How to Fix Them Next Time!)

We’ve all been there. After countless hours searching for just the right position, you finally get the call you’ve been waiting for – the company wants to meet you! So you went for the interview. You thought the interview went pretty well, but instead of a job offer,...

Words to Use in a Resume – and Some to Avoid

Words to Use in a Resume – and Some to Avoid

By Cynthia Kong This article was originally published on Office Team and is reprinted here with permission. When it comes to resumes, every word matters. You have a limited amount of space to showcase why you'd make a great hire, and it's important to make the most of...

Prepare for Professional Opportunities with LinkedIn

Prepare for Professional Opportunities with LinkedIn

How are you supposed to know when the next big thing will pop up? Or anticipate when your dream job at your dream company will suddenly open up? The answer is you can’t. However, what you can do is proactively prepare for when these professional opportunities present...

The Admin’s Second Act

The Admin’s Second Act

As hard as we try to be administrative superheroes, life frequently has a way of reminding us that we are still human. Sickness, illness, starting a family, or other personal situations can quickly throw us off our professional paths and leave us with a tough choice:...

Social Media: Your Online Professional Gold Mine

Social Media: Your Online Professional Gold Mine

Every time you like, friend, tweet, follow, or connect, you’re using social media to leverage your professional digital presence – whether you intend to or not. Oftentimes, admins attempt to segregate their personal and professional accounts by using a specific social...