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Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

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They each took the initiative to get appropriate training and education to better equip them in the areas they were interested in. Today’s assistants are computer savvy, smart and up-and-coming, and consider themselves professionals in the workplace. Here are some ideas to get you thinking in that direction.

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Workplace Trends for 2008

On The Job

The failure of large institutions (government, corporate, medical, education and religious) means that there's room for entreprenuers to move in. When I spoke with him recently, he told me that a large newspaper that normally also interviews him wouldn't be doing so this year. What a depressing way to start the year, I thought. del.icio.us.

Why educate women – isn't it a waste of resources? | THE SMALL.

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Why educate women – isn’t it a waste of resources? Christie Lyle Said on May 21st, 2008 at 3:41 am Thanks for the great post.

Why I love my job?

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 13 September, 2008 Why I love my job? Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Who knew?

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Entrepreneurship live and kicking! | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

But then my business education does not limit me to just ticking boxes on a form (-forgive me for this little side dig, but it had to be done!).

Educating the Virtual Assistant Marketplace

Denise Aday

We have a responsibility in the virtual assistant industry to listen, educate, and be truthful about what we can and cannot (or won’t) do. One of the things I educated him about was that trying to make an employee out of a Virtual Assistant just never works. I had a wonderful phone conversation with a prospective client today.

Reading your way into a great career

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read professional magazines, books about topics that I want to be educated on, website articles related to my career and the list can go on. Educating yourself doesn't have to cost big bucks or take time away from your family to attend courses. Read , read, read! There is so much available out there. must-visit site.

Is Massive Student Debt Really Worth It?

On The Job

Or, is a college education even really necessary for success anymore? Tags: dropout Bill Gates student loans college education have to admit that with that kind of debt dogging me, I'd probably work too many hours, too. But with tough economic times comes the reality that there are fewer loans for those willing to go into such debt.

Happy Blog Birthday and more.

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It is an easy-to-read book that entertains as well as educates. It has been a very interesting year. It has been a lot of hard work.

We have a winner!

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 November, 2008 We have a winner! Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? 23, 1 p.m.

Contest!

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 9 November, 2008 Contest! I am remiss. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Warning!

Repeating Headers and Footers while in Sections

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© NOTE: This is the same way you change a header. Thanks.

What happens at the office Christmas party, stays at the office.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 14 December, 2008 What happens at the office Christmas party, stays at the office Christmas party.NOT!

Are you worried about job security?

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 12 December, 2008 Are you worried about job security? Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy?

October 15th, Blog Action Day: Poverty

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© 23, 1 p.m. Excellent material! Dealing in real time.

Can you afford not to take a vacation?

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© but Im still going. There is more to life than work.

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Kings and Queens of the Office

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© Take a deep breath. 23, 1 p.m. Excellent material!

Cystic Fibrosis

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© My book is currently available on Amazon. 23, 1 p.m.

Writing when you don't know what you're talking about.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 16 November, 2008 Writing when you don’t know what you’re talking about. How did I do it?

It's Lonely in the Corner Office.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 1 November, 2008 Its Lonely in the Corner Office. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy?

Going Checklist Crazy

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Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© Well, now I am the Minute-Taking Queen. 23, 1 p.m.

Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 18 October, 2008 Guest Blog: Networking Like a Pro This is a guest post from JEM over at [link]. 23, 1 p.m.

Got Grit?

On The Job

You can be the sharpest knife in the drawer, the most well-educated person in your workplace, ambitious, quick-witted and charming -- and a failure.

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Has Your Confidence Turned Into Arrogance?

On The Job

When you have confidence, you're not afraid to help train or educate workers with less knowledge or skill. Don't get me wrong. Reaching back.

Free ACT! (CRM) Video Tutorials

Professional Assistant Blog

CRM) Video Tutorials By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity A re you using ACT! My employer needs someone who is educated in this program. Home About Me Advertise Free ACT! as your client relationship manager (CRM)? If you’re looking to purchase ACT! for your company, click here.

Get A Job With A Thank You Letter

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Get A Job With A Thank You Letter By The Professional Assistant on Friday, March 28, 2008 Filed Under: Job Seeking , Productivity D id you just get out of an interview ? We both had similar skills, education, etc. Did you attend a few recently? Do you really want to get one of the jobs that you just applied for?

My Favourites

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Here are some of My Favourites with their corresponding links. Some of these I use on an almost daily basis.

Thinking Outside the Job Description Box

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise Thinking Outside the Job Description Box By The Professional Assistant on Thursday, March 20, 2008 Filed Under: Productivity E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Robb of Laughing All The Way to Work: The Ultimate Secretarial Survival Blog. Here are some ideas to get you thinking in that direction.

Are we in the budget?

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Here are some things that I have often wondered about, but was always afraid to ask: Is there a budget for education for the administrative staff? If you don’t have this as a benefit, would your company pay for you to further your education so you can be a better assistant? Some organizations have this in the employee benefit package.

Anyone can be an Administrative Assistant, right?

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 17 December, 2008 Anyone can be an Administrative Assistant, right? Americanfolder.com Custservice@Americanfolder.com December 18, 2008 Post a Comment Newer Post Older Post Home Subscribe to: Post Comments (Atom) Join me for a Webinar, Sept. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy?

I got an e-slap on the wrist - Ouch!

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 22 November, 2008 I got an e-slap on the wrist - Ouch! Patty Buckner November 24, 2008 Anonymoussaid. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Todays Administrative Assistant We all have to work, but who says we cant enjoy it too!

Laughing All the Way to Work: A Survival Blog for Today's.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 19 September, 2008 Using a Bring-Forward System to Help Organize Your Boss Of all the articles I have written, the one I wrote on the bring-forward system by far gets the most views. September 19, 2008 Patricia Robb said. September 20, 2008 Anonymoussaid. September 26, 2008 Patricia Robb said.

Working for the Disorganized.

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© Copyright Patricia Robb 2010 10 October, 2008 Working for the Disorganized. I was recently reminded by a reader of what it can be like to work for someone who is completely disorganized. Business Writing Guidelines for 2008 C or cc or copy? Lets enjoy our day together.© That definitely can be a challenge. 23, 1 p.m.

The Idiotic Things People Say in Interviews

On The Job

Well, can you be more specific about --" "Oh, and it would be so nice to work with people who are educated. "Welcome, Ms. Jones. Thank you for coming in for an interview today. I'd like to spend some time talking with you about your application and past work history." "Oh, thank you for calling me. Well, I just think it's a great company.

Is the New Color of Success. Green?

On The Job

Get to know those in your community who will be decision-makers in retrofitting or rehabbing local structures to make them more energy efficient, and connect with environmental educators, engineers, sustainable farmers, etc., to understand how you can fit into this new movement. Now, I'm about to offer the same advice. According to a U.S.

Ideas for Administrative Professionals’ Week

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Here are a few things I think would be good gifts: · Paid membership to an administrative assistant professional association · Educational opportunities · Donation to a charity in admin’s name · Gift certificate · Luncheon either catered in the office or at a restaurant · Flowers · Saying thank you · Getting us a coffee. love it!

Uh-Oh: You May Not Be Worth What You Thought

On The Job

Some companies still offer the benefit, and any education is worth the time. Recent schooling always looks good on a resume, and many companies cannot offer higher salaries unless you meet certain educational or training requirements. Still, there are some ways to cope in this economy: 1. Don't become overfocused on wages. del.icio.us.

Making Your Vision a Reality

On The Job

Rock Your Career points out that while it may be a bit morbid, writing your own obit can tell you a lot about who you are. "So, for 2008, what contribution to want to make to the world? I was able to spend some time over the holidays visiting blogs that were new to me, as well as checking in with those I read on a regular basis. Your brand?

Our Changing Role

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Offer to pay for your assistant's membership in relevant trade and professional associations. -- Provide ongoing educational opportunities. think of all the things on the list above I like the last two: Paying the membership to your professional organization and providing educational opportunities. APW (April 20-26): "-- Give thanks.