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Can Vocational Training Help In Redefining Success?

Dumb Little Man

For decades, the advice was the same: Get an education, graduate, get a job, get married, buy a house, start a family, work until you are 65, and then retire comfortably. Over the last 30 years, each stage in life has been under attack, however. Housing prices have surged out of control.

2019 193

Career development experts Assistants should follow on LinkedIn

Practically Perfect PA

Most of us have got a profile on LinkedIn, just in case we decide to change our role and need to have our resume online. LinkedIn is great when you decide to look for a new job but it is also a pretty great place to start if you want to develop personally and professionally. […].

2019 130

Mastering The Art of A Worry-Free Life

Dumb Little Man

At one time or another, we’ve all been around worried family or friends. Sometimes, it’s awkward and uncomfortable. We don’t know what to say, so we say something fast and easy like “Everything’s going to be okay”, “You’ll be fine”, or worse, “Stop worrying”.

2019 237

Why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement

Practically Perfect PA

What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail? A great question isn’t it? This is where I started when I created my personal vision statement.

2019 193

Coffee Break Fun: October WordSearch

Tips From T. Marie

Even the most committed of business owners need a break now and then. That’s why I’ve decided to offer my readers a monthly wordsearch game. So here it is, an October Wordsearch. Grab your coffee. The words you need to find will have a decidedly autumn flair to them.

2019 181

Test Yourself: Changing Passives to Active Verbs

Business Writing

I'm copyediting a book this week, so I have immersed myself in rules and rule-breaking for nonfiction writing. The project is a church history. To work quickly, I have been using my grammar and spelling checker to make obvious errors and inconsistencies pop. One that keeps popping is passive verbs.

2019 180

Strategic Career Management Fundamentals (Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “Strategic Career Management Fundamentals.”. Date: Wednesday, October 23. Time: 11:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Mountain | 1:00 PM Central | 2:00 PM Eastern. Duration: 1 hour.

2019 148

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Technology to help with email management

Practically Perfect PA

These ten fantastic pieces of software will help you manage your emails and your Executives. It is worth looking to see which ones will work for you, but they will all help you manage and automate emails!

2019 183

Do You Want to Know the Best Home Business to Start? Read this.

Tips From T. Marie

When I was working my soul-sucking, traditional office job back in 2006, I did numerous internet searches on the best home business to start. Back then, it didn’t yield me many results and very few of them were legitimate.

2019 156

One Quick Way to Frustrate Customers and Friends

Business Writing

My husband is on a mailing list for information about upcoming stamp shows. This week he got an email announcement and saw his email address in a clump of at least a hundred others. All were there in a long list, a gold mine for people wanting to sell stamps. Email Etiquette Tips on Microsoft Offic

2019 141

Each Year a Lot of Americans Start and Stop Being Freelancers

Small Business Labs

One of the more interesting findings from the 9 years of data from the MBO Partners State of Independence study series is how many Americans enter and exit independent work.

2019 166

14 Tips on How to Live A More Active Lifestyle

Dumb Little Man

Most of us know how important exercise is when it comes to staying fit and healthy. Despite that, however, not all of us are moving as much as we’re supposed to. Even when I have been motivated to get a gym membership and start exercising, it only lasts for a few months.

2019 240

Create a time audit for your Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Although we do our absolute best to save our Executive’s time, more often than not, we find that they are still running around from meeting to meeting, working on last-minute projects, asking you to deal with urgent matters and postponing essential tasks.

2019 180

5 Ways Small Businesses Save Money by Going Green

Eco-Office Gals

Going green is no longer just a personal decision. Today, many leaders are eager to make eco-conscious decisions in their entire business, too. For many, the decision to use more environmentally friendly business measures provides a twofold benefit.

2019 130

How to Connect With Clients & Others at Thanksgiving

Business Writing

Time to act! Your Canadian clients and customers will celebrate Thanksgiving Day (Jour de l'Action de grâce) on Monday, October 14. Your U.S. contacts will do the same on Thursday, November 28. Be wise and thoughtful, and take this opportunity to remember them before the holiday (c)rush.

2019 141

Business Travel Planning for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

With more and more companies expanding the reach of their market across the country and even the globe, the role of the business travel planner has become increasingly important.

2019 166

Why You Should Not Panic If Your Child Struggles At School

Dumb Little Man

How to help your child succeed in school? As a parent, you want to see your children get good grades at school. They can lead to better college prospects and open up lots of career pathways. However, not every child finds classroom learning easy or effective.

2019 225

10 apps to help you plan meetings

Practically Perfect PA

We all know how tough it is to get a meeting in your Executive’s schedule, let alone everyone who also needs to be in the meeting. And of course, once they are all in the meeting, who knows if the meeting was truly productive! Planning meetings is a tough job, and that is why I […].

2019 159

The Economic Impact of Craft Brewing

Small Business Labs

The Brewers Association recently released their small and craft brewing economic impact report for 2018.    The study found that the craft brewing industry contributed $79.1 Billion to the U.S. Economy in 2018 and provided directly and indirectly about 550,000 jobs. 

2019 166

Need a Seasonal Gig? These May Be Just What You Want

On The Job

Last year was a blockbuster holiday season for retailers, but threats of trade wars and a volatile stock market may put a damper on consumer spending and that could translate into less seasonal hiring this year, one labor expert says.

2019 151

Why I Am Grateful To My Worst Boss

Simple Productivity Blog

It has now been four years since my very short excursion into the world of education. The wounds have skinned over enough for me to talk about it, and so I wanted to take today to talk about why I am grateful for the worst boss I ever had. I'm going to call it a mid-life crisis.

2019 130

Morning Workout Benefits You May Not Be Thinking about

Dumb Little Man

Waking up in the morning to work out while the rest of the world is sleeping takes a lot of effort. Sleeping is one of the most satisfying human activities, so it’s understandable if you want to snuggle under the sheets instead of working out. Most people actually prefer working out in the evening.

2019 223

Assistants we are ultimate team players!

Practically Perfect PA

On pretty much every job description for Assistants, you will see the phrase, ‘must be a team player’ It is so common that it is easy to skim over that requirement – sure, we all have to be team players, next!

2019 167

Upwork Study: Freelancing Providing Opportunities to Those Unable to Work in Traditional Jobs

Small Business Labs

Upwork released their 2019 Freelancing in America study. It's the 6th year Upwork has conducted this study.    The study found about 57 million Americans are freelancing. This equates to 35% of the workforce. 

2019 160

Study Reveals the Havoc Caused by Liars and Cheats

On The Job

It may start one day with a bit of deception on your part. You're late getting a report done, so you plagiarize some obscure white paper so that you can turn it in on time, but never mention the work is not entirely yours.

2019 141

Making A Tool Work for You

Simple Productivity Blog

Not all tools can be used optimally by all people. This applies whether it is a physical tool like a hammer or a productivity system. Today we will look at an approach to allow you to get as much out of a tool as you can. I've always maintained that there is no magic bullet in productivity.

2019 130

How to Relax After A Stressful Day At Work

Dumb Little Man

Believing that I had left my work half done, I woke up in cold sweat one night, not too long ago. Only to realize it was just a dream or rather a nightmare! More often than I would like, I used to go through similar episodes. Most of us do.

2019 218

Working well under pressure

Practically Perfect PA

It goes without saying that at some point in your career, you will have to work under pressure, meet tight deadlines and deal with stressful situations. Although organisations should care for their employee’s wellbeing and strive to create a calm environment, this is not always achievable.

2019 154

The Pros and Cons of Working Remotely

Small Business Labs

Recode's How remote work is quietly remaking our lives provides a deep dive on the growing impacts of the shift towards working remotely. Key quote: "The changes remote work has introduced have happened so gradually you may not have noticed.

2019 148

Here are Some Great Part-Time Gigs for College Students

On The Job

Decades ago, it wasn’t unusual to find college students earning extra money waiting tables or working at the local mall while on holiday breaks from school.

2019 130

Podcast Episode 10: The Every Day List

Simple Productivity Blog

Life can get caught up in the day to day task list items. So much so that we forget about everything except crossing off the next item. In today's show I will talk about an every day list. We'll look at what they are, how to make one, and how to make sure you do them.

2019 130

Starting Life After Divorce: How to Make the Process Easier

Dumb Little Man

Getting a divorce is not the end of your life. In fact, the process gives you more things to explore, and this article will show you how to reinvent yourself for a new life. Starting Life After Divorce. When a marriage ends, it leaves people feeling like they failed at something.

2019 219

Uber Enters the Staffing Business

Small Business Labs

Last week Uber announced Uber Works , a platform that connects workers with businesses that need to fill available shifts in hourly jobs such as cooks, warehouse workers, commercial cleaners and events staffing. 

2019 152

Podcast 128: Time scorpions

Clutter Coach

by Listen or subscribe here: iTunes ? Stitcher ?. Soundcloud ? YouTube ? Google Play ? iHeartRadio You can leave a review here! This is podcast 128 and it’s about finding the hidden ways your time is being spent. These are things that are hiding in plain sight but we don’t notice them because they’re always there, or we discount how much time they take, or they are so habitual that we truly can’t see them. But it’s not about rooting them out. It’s about noticing them.

2019 100

30 Day Challenge: Planning The Night Before

Simple Productivity Blog

I had thought to tackle something major this month, but honestly, I need something that is going to help me stay on track rather than something that is going to shake the foundations. And for that reason, I have decided that this month's 30 day challenge is going to be to plan the night before.

2019 130

6 Simple Ways You Can Start Promoting Mental Health in the Workplace

Dumb Little Man

Depression, panic attacks, mood disorders, personality disorders, and eating disorders — these are just a handful of mental health issues that over three-quarters of the United States deal with by the age of 24.

2019 209

Sourcing the right suppliers for your business

Practically Perfect PA

Sourcing reliable, well-priced suppliers who offer excellent service is something that Assistants are frequently tasked with. It is a vital service we can provide our organisation.