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The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

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Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We also have live chat with our IT support desk.

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The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

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However, following our recent Industry Snapshot survey, we have a lot of interesting data that shows us the areas in which you have the most influence.

2016 99

Are you a networked PA?

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The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. External networking will broaden the playing fields.

A guide to networking

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Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Offline networking.

Networking with ACE Connects

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must say I was completely bowled over by the event, which is not something I have often said about networking events for assistants!

4 Ways to Ask for Help From Your Network

On The Job

I'm looking for a new position in the industry, and thought you might know someone who could use my computer security skills." Be honest.

2015 96

Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

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Networking can be a scary word can’t it? Networking can mean many things. The benefits of networking are limitless.

2014 115

For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

It shows how freelancers turn to their network to find work, collaborate on projects, meet new people and stay on top of their industry.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.

What is the Industrial Internet?

Small Business Labs

Industrial giant GE has been pushing the idea of the Industrial Internet, including publishing a detailed white paper on the concept.   GE's definition of the Industrial Internet is primarily focused on big machines like aircraft engines and power generators. Their framework consists of three broad elements: 1.

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Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.    :-). 1. Business Cards.

5 Easy Ways to Meet VIPs You Admire, Even If You Hate Networking

Dumb Little Man

You want to be successful, admired as a leader in your industry or niche? So you’d like to become a big shot, right? Huzzah! Read more ».

2013 64

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. Put yourself out there.

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.

J’adore rapport – working with a new manager

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Here are some of my tips on how to make sure you build a good rapport with your new manager and get off on the right foot. The first meeting.

2013 73

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

Unfortunately, a lot of people don’t think about expanding their network until they need something—like a job. Relationships networking

It’s Who You Know: Are You An Efficient Networker?

Small Business CEO

Networking is easy. If you’re not networking efficiently you’re simply wasting your time and spinning your wheels. Yeah right.

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

Always be Networking. The key to building a personal brand that matters is to always be networking, both online and in the real world.

2015 146

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

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Interviews admin administrators blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant Interview questions Job hunting LinkedIn Personal Assistant VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingOver the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews.

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

Advice: Exercise discretion when posting on social networking sites, blogs or online communities. PRNewsFoto/OfficeTeam). About the Research.

Great Apps for Assistants

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This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. FlightTrack: £2.99 or £6.99 for Pro version.

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Great Apps for Assistants

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This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. [Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone. Over the last year I’ve had it stolen … twice! Here are a few of my favourites: Travel. FlightTrack: £2.99 or £6.99 for Pro version.

2012 32

Man vs. Woman

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I was at lunch with a fellow EA a few weeks ago and as usual we were discussing our jobs and having a bit of a grumble about our work.

2012 38

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

And in my nearly 20 years around the administrative staffing industry, I had heard only fantastic things about the conference. Without a doubt.

2016 52

What can assistants expect in 2013

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think it will be another interesting year for assistants with lots of changes and further challenges for our industry. Role diversification.

2013 74

Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Today’s garage startups will be the industry standard next year. You can be trusted to go the distance. What can I do with certification?

Travel Itineraries

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Travel Uncategorized admin administrators blogging Business Dropbox Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn Personal Assistant Productivity Time management Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingThe telephone number and address for the local embassy office.

The tricky world of expenses

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Some training suggestions for assistants

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If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. I did this when I first started working in insurance. Books!

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession. We Passionately Believe.

Managing your social media content

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LinkedIn Groups: I would recommend joining around 10 LinkedIn Groups relevant to the assistant industry. Once Who do I follow?

PWC's 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast

Small Business Labs

Industry clusters are place where there is a concentration of companies and services related to a particular industry

Deck the Halls… Organising your Office Christmas Party

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Christmas Party Events admin administrators Christmas Executive Assistant London Office Assistant Personal Assistant Productivity social networking VA Industry virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingDressed as an elf for the office Xmas party. I can not believe how quickly Christmas has come around again this year!

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Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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Accomodation admin administrators Apartment Executive Assistant Hotel LinkedIn London Personal Assistant Serviced apartment Travel Travel and Tourism VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingMy director gave me the task of reducing this spend by 20%. Here are a few… Positives.

Personal Assistant Super Powers!

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Skills admin administrators Executive Assistant Microsoft Office Personal Assistant Time management VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingSo what type of powers do we possess…? Flexibility. Mind Reading. Gadgets. Invisibility. It must be magic! Super Human Speed. Nicky x.

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Inc. on Choosing the Right Industry

Small Business Labs

on Choosing the Right Industry Inc. has an interesting package of articles on the best industries for starting a business. 

Minimising Interruptions

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Minimising disruptions Uncategorized admin administrators blogging Business Executive Assistant FoVA Interrupt LinkedIn Management Personal Assistant Productivity Tasks Time management VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business virtual assistant email Virtual Assistant trainingNicky x.

2011 24

LinkedIn Page: Features & Benefits

The Small Business Blog

LinkedIn is THE social network for business. Use it wisely to make powerful networking contacts. Small Business / SOHO

2013 155

Social Network Tips for Assistants

Office Dynamics

Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage. Be kind. Joan Burge.