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How to Get Ahead at Work Without a College Degree

Eat Your Career

When I was growing up, there was never a question about whether or not I would go to college. The only question was, where ? I was very fortunate to come from a family with the financial means to make this my reality.

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Before Criticizing Team Members, Take a Look in the Mirror

On The Job

Have you ever walked up to a cash register to pay for your Yoo-Hoo and there are two clerks bad-mouthing a manager or another worker? It doesn't seem to matter where -- banks, convenience stores, doctor's offices -- there always seems to be some grumbling about someone else.

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What does it mean to be a collaborative Assistant?

Practically Perfect PA

Every business and organisation needs its employees to work together, to move projects forward and reach common goals. Collaboration is an essential skill for everyone. However, for Assistants, collaboration is vital. We have to work with other members of staff on projects and reaching common goals.

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Become a Lifelong Learner or Risk Your Future

On The Job

Infosys President Ravi Kumar predicts that 75 million jobs "old" jobs will vanish by 2022, replaced by 135 million "new" jobs that will be created because of new technologies. As a result, he has some advice that no employee or job seeker should ignore: become a life-long learner.

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Sleep Hacking: How to Optimize Your Sleep for Success

Dumb Little Man

We spend a significant portion of our lives sleeping. Recharging, dreaming, and restoring are parts of everyone’s life no matter where you live or who you are. So, why do so many of us struggle with our sleep? And how can we change the way we think about sleep for success?

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The Assistant as a “Center of Influence”

Office Dynamics

I created the above visual as an image of the ideal situation between an executive and their assistant, especially when it comes to communication. Because of all the technology today, assistants have a very hard time staying “in the loop.”

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4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat

Ian's Messy Desk

The post 4 Tips to Trap Your Inner Pack Rat appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A while ago, I got a new desk for my office. I figured that making room for new furniture was a good opportunity, to not only clean out my desk, but to go through everything in my office.

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How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Develop Executive Presence (Regardless of Your Role).”. Presence is a tricky topic. It’s one of those things that’s hard to articulate, but you know it when you see it.

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What Is Your Success Meter?

Dumb Little Man

What does success mean for you? Here’s an interesting story. In 1983, a young talented guitarist was kicked out of his dream band. He was delirious with joy even just before the manager called him at his office to kick him out.

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What is a Business Creative?

Tips From T. Marie

Over the course of the last two posts, I’ve been talking about three new terms I’ve begun using here on my website and the Tips from T.Marie blog. They also happen to describe the type of businesses I provide services to.

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A simple template for a farewell speech

Ian's Messy Desk

The post A simple template for a farewell speech appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. A number of co-workers in our office are transferring to new opportunities in new regions. We had a luncheon today to say goodbye and make some presentations.

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Proofreaders, Follow the Rules!

Business Writing

As someone who designed the course Proofread Like a Pro, I pay attention when a competitor offers a training program on proofreading. Today my inbox included an invitation to a session. Below is the graphic with the program title. Proofreaders, Proofreading

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Positive Career Affirmation #25

Eat Your Career

What I do (and how I do it) matters. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #25 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations integrity positivity

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Eight great business books for strategic Assistants

Practically Perfect PA

The trait that I admire most in exceptional leaders (think Oprah Winfrey and Brene Brown) is the time they dedicate to learning new things. I love that they read, take on new ideas and concepts and never stop growing. This is something that I always try to find time for, and I think it is […].

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Easing Back Pain: 7 Things You Can Do To Promote Comfort

Dumb Little Man

Experiencing back pain can lead to many potential problems. For example, back pain can limit your motion, stopping you from performing certain activities. In addition, living with chronic back pain can take a toll on your mental health, contributing to conditions like depression.

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How I Do Web/Blog Reading (2019 Edition)

Simple Productivity Blog

Today we take a look at a targeted way to read content from the web. I'll look at RSS readers, and share an even better way to read the content when it's convenient for you. Most bloggers will offer free content in exchange for your email address.

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The Positive Mental Health Effects of Self-Employment

Small Business Labs

A recent academic study found that self-employed gig workers in the UK score higher across a range of psychological well-being measures than workers in the mainstream economy.

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Assistants should seek mentors

Practically Perfect PA

Regardless of your administrative title, industry or organisation size, you need to find a good mentor explains Joan Burge. Mentors save you time, energy, and even money. They reduce stress and make life easier.

7 Little-Known Tips For Effective Communication

Dumb Little Man

It’s easy to assume that as your relationship grows so will your closeness and ability to communicate with one another. That may be the case for some couples, but for many, this just isn’t true.

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ESL Instructors--Is This Book for Ewe?

Business Writing

Today is Book Lovers Day, an unofficial holiday celebrating the love of books. It's a great excuse to relax and read. I picked an easy book to enjoy, P Is for Pterodactyl: The Worst Alphabet Book Ever, written by rapper. Best Picks Books Gems of Language Global Communication

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What to Do When You’re Put on a Formal Performance Improvement Plan

Eat Your Career

No one goes to work with the intention of performing poorly. Yet, it happens. Quite frequently, I hear from people who have been put on a formal Performance Improvement Plan (or PIP) and they’re wondering how to handle it. The process can be overwhelming and emotional.

2019 148

The Rise of Independent Worker Teams: Fiverr's Studios and Upwork's Agency Experience

Small Business Labs

Fiverr this week announced a new service offering called "Studios" This service gives freelancers the ability to easily join forces to sell and tackle larger and more complex client assignments than a freelancer could do on their own.

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How to take initiative when working with a micromanager

Practically Perfect PA

Working for someone who is a micromanager is hard work. There is no denying it, and it is especially true for Assistants. We are there to save our Executive’s time and the organisation money. It is hard to do that part of our job if our Executive is involved in everything that we do.

2019 141

5 Holistic Fitness Routines For Those Who Hate The Gym

Dumb Little Man

If the first reaction when you think of the gym is “Ugghh, not again! Why does staying fit has to be so difficult?”, we feel you. If existence is a pain, gyms are probably the reason.

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Emotional Intelligence for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

I have grown to love speaking on and teaching assistants about emotional intelligence. This definitely is a skill every assistant needs to know. This is a skill you can use every single day!

2019 183

Positive Career Affirmation #24

Eat Your Career

Today I choose collaboration over competition. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #24 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations career advice collaboration

2019 148

The 3 Things You Must Do Before Leaving an Internship

On The Job

Many internships are drawing to a close as students head back to school. But before anyone leaves an internship, there are some things to do that are critical (beyond snagging a few free pens and a coffee cup with the company logo): 1. Meet with your boss.

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How EAs can navigate work place politics

Practically Perfect PA

The term office politics comes with a lot of negative connotations. It is very much associated with game playing where the ability to win is equated with success and losing will keep you on the lowest step of the career ladder.

2019 141

5 Essential Tips on How to Overcome Burnout in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

The modern working life is a complicated entity, with as many people thriving as there are those who struggle to get through their daily routine. Whether you’re the former or the latter, the fact is that everyone is susceptible to falling victim to workplace burnout.

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How I Listen To Podcasts

Simple Productivity Blog

Podcasts are a great way to get information for a busy person. It's like blog articles in audio - you can listen on your commute, while washing dishes, weeding, exercising and more. Today we'll look at what podcasts are and how I listen to them.

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Why Certification and a Designation are Important for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

Great administrators are known as those who do their best, work at the top of their game and who work like they are in a profession of choice. One of the strongest ways to send that message is when you choose to certify. Certification is a choice to complete a full program of study.

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How To Become A Sustainability Influencer Who Makes A Difference

Eco-Office Gals

Sustainability influencers offer their audiences information on how to live more eco-friendly lives. As an environmentalist who wants to make a big impact, becoming a sustainability influencer could be the answer to call other into action on a global scale.

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Tech to help you plan your Executive’s schedule

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how challenging it can be to plan your Executive’s schedule. Everyone wants some of their time, and there are only so many hours in the day. It is a massive part of the Assistant role, and we do have to work hard to juggle all of the meeting requests with the time […].

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Should You Get Your Wisdom Teeth Removed?

Dumb Little Man

Wisdom teeth are the last set of teeth to appear. These third molars usually begin to surface in your late teens. In some cases, they may not erupt until you’re much older. For some people, wisdom teeth may never surface.

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Podcast Episode 6: How I Use A Calendar

Simple Productivity Blog

Calendars form the basis of any productivity system. These are the single item that tell you where you need to be and when. But calendars have evolved massively from 30 years ago, when everything was on paper. Today I'll look at my own calendar evolution and share how I use a calendar today.

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Positive Career Affirmation #23

Eat Your Career

I have unshakable faith in my abilities. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #23 appeared first on Eat Your Career. Positive Career Affirmations abilities positivity

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Small Businesses Worried About Corporate Concentration - and Especially Amazon

Small Business Labs

The Institute for Local Self-Reliance recently released its 2019 Independent Business Survey. The key finding is small independent businesses see large corporations - and especially Amazon - as their main competitive threat.    They also feel government policies have not helped.

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