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Impress the Hiring Manager -- and the Receptionist

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And to top it off, I saw him swipe one of our magazines off the coffee table and stick it in his briefcase.” You stroll into the job interview, feeling pretty confident. You’re got the qualifications the employer is looking for, and believe you really connected with the hiring manager. When you leave, you expect to be getting a call soon.

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Organize Magazine RIP

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Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer!

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By The Professional Assistant on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 Filed Under: Prioritize , Productivity D o you need extra help with your workload ? I work for a magazine and we hire freelancers for all sorts of reasons. Home About Me Advertise Overworked? Unload Your Workload to a Freelancer! Hiring a freelancer can have great benefits.

Small Business Start-Up Idea – Weight Loss Consultation | THE.

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IAAP, Yahoo and Air Travel

Laughing all the Way to Work

As part of my membership I get a subscription to IAAP's magazine OfficePro and also to their e-newsletter OfficePro Express. I am a member of the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP). Both of these are excellent sources of information for the administrative assistant. Next flight I am bringing my own.

Are we in the budget?

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Is there a budget for magazines and newsletters related to your profession? A good question to ask your office manager or HR person would be, “Is there a budget for the administrative staff?” 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?

5 Blogging Misconceptions

Laughing all the Way to Work

Blogging has opened the door to having some articles published in professional magazines. I don’t have any friends, therefore I blog. Nope, I have lots of family and friends. They are all supportive of my blogging efforts and cheer me on. They don’t read my blog however because they can get it first hand.See #2. Not for me anyway. See #2.

Career Blogging: A new way of marketing yourself

Laughing all the Way to Work

There are other sites that have been around for awhile like [link] , which have a professional online magazine called AdminAdvantage, and of course the International Association of Administrative Professionals (IAAP) who publish a professional magazine called OfficePro. This August will be my one-year anniversary of starting my blog.

Teaching Your Boss to be the Boss

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I read an interesting article in Canadian Lawyer Associates magazine called "Here to Help" by Helen Burnett. It brings up the subject of young lawyers needing to be taught how to make the most of having an assistant. I think it would apply in all offices. What a great idea for the executive and the assistant. They are the boss.

Hang Around for a Bit and Watch Me Lose My Mind

On The Job

I read a lot already, but there are some things that don't get my interest: my son's car magazine; instructions to any appliance in my home; and a new age book that's very popular right now. When I was a kid, my sisters and I used to make fun of my mother's habit of mangling names. Bob Burke, Mom!" Bob Burke!" Sure, some of it might be age.

The E-tiquette of E-mail

Laughing all the Way to Work

E-mail is no longer just for personal use, with all our accepted short forms: LOL, U, GB and a co-worker's favourite, OMG! With the increasing use of e-mail as the first choice for business correspondence it opens a whole new world of dos and don'ts for the assistant. Jane Watson of J. 1 Be Courteous With E-mail Are you There? Who are you?

Showing Initiative When Using Your Letter Opener

Laughing all the Way to Work

I open the junk mail and open any plastic wrappings on magazines to make it easier for my boss to review). Although I rarely get anything of real importance by regular mail, I still receive a lot of mail by courier and by fax. Is there opportunity in the mail? Can we show initiative in this seemingly menial task? Open the envelope carefully.

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Survival of the Fittest in the Workplace

On The Job

Or, drop off a golf magazine in her mailbox with a note, "Check out the story on page xx.unbelievable!" My oldest son is preparing to take final exams, and so I decided it was time to share with him my secret tip for writing a great essay on any test: Darwin. Yep, that's it. Darwin , the "survival of the fittest" guy. "It Stand in her shoes.

Stop Saying "When I Was Your Age"

On The Job

Pick up a copy of Rolling Stone magazine. This is a frightening time for everyone in the workplace, when fears abound about what latest economic downturn will result in layoffs. One of the most vulnerable groups of employees are the experienced workers with their higher salaries and richer benefits. If so, it’s time for some updating.

At Your Side: Mentoring in the Workplace

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Another way you can be mentored indirectly is through reading professional magazines, books, blogs and websites. I once worked for a company where anyone who needed help in a certain area could call on one of their senior administrative assistants, trainers or IT specialists who would come to your desk and walk you through a problem.

We are what we think.let’s start thinking “Important!”

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I read our professional magazines and notice that the majority of the articles are written by office consultants or HR professionals. Assistants who have come from the days of being a secretary seem to have brought along with them the mindset that “I am just a secretary”. Some of us have been in this profession for many, many years.

Everyone's a Winner!

On The Job

I recently was sent an article by Mother Jones magazine, which touted the headline: "WE'RE ALL #1!" The article included a list of the ways we have become a nation of navel-gazers, continually telling ourselves and our children that we're all terrific. Really terrific. It advises, "Don't worry about whether you've earned it."

"What am I going to blog about?" How to get new ideas when you are a blogger

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I read professional magazines such as OfficePro and Admin Advantage that keep me current on what is going on in our profession. When it comes to blogging I am fortunate because I blog about my profession and since I go into work every day there is usually something that happens that gets me thinking about an article. I need to take minutes".

Babies a Morale Booster on the Job

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Baby on board: In the never-ending debate about balancing work and family demands, Time magazine has a story on some offices that allow parents to bring their babies to work , especially as more women move into upper-tier positons. You crack me up: According to a Ritz Cracker Fun-analysis (who knew?)

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The Laws of Khaki Revealed

On The Job

but Esquire magazine does a terrific job in its latest issue to illuminate more males about what is appropriate. As for some items I think you might find of interest: * Tuck in your shirt and stand up straight: Many men seem to be confused about what to wear to work when the dress code is casual (why else would anyone think Crocs were OK??),

Are you Having a Good Office Hair Day?

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Inform your hairdresser that you are an office professional and together you can take a few moments to look at some hair books and magazines for up-to-date styles that would look best on you. As a former hairdresser, I notice hair. I can't help it. She wondered if anyone had seen anything unusual. It has bounce and shine and feels wonderful.

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The Paperless Society: A dream or a necessity?

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E-magazines, blogs and feeds are now readily available to pass on information, and I have seen the early stages of on-line books that you can take along with you just as we do with paper books today. There is a lot of talk about the paperless society, but as I look at the office today I can see we still have a long way to go.

The E-tiquette of E-mail

Professional Assistant Blog

Home About Me Advertise The E-tiquette of E-mail By The Professional Assistant on Wednesday, February 20, 2008 Filed Under: Client Service , MS-Outlook E ditor’s note: This is a guest post by Patricia Robb of Laughing all the Way to Work: The Ultimate Secretarial Survival Blog. Jane Watson of J. 1 Be Courteous With E-mail Are you There?

August 7th Treasure Your Customers day

Make or Break Moments

I first learned about Treasure your Customer Day from Entrepreneur magazine in 2006. But it certainly didn’t start there.

Kindle: The Backward Approach to Customers

Make or Break Moments

Amazon comes in at #9 with a tagline piece of advice “what’s dangerous is not to evolve.&# The article is about the incredible sales of the Kindle. Take inventory of what you’re good at and extend out from your skills. Or determine what your customers need and work backward, even if it requires learning new skills.

University of Miami's Innovative Launch Pad Entrepreneurship Program

Small Business Labs

In 2008 the University of Miami started a student entrepreneurship program called Launch Pad.  Magazine has a nice Launch Pad summary and Business Week also covers it in an article on youth unemployment.   Unlike most academic entrepreneurship programs, it's not a major or set of courses.    Inc.

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Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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South By South West Midlands Said on February 28th, 2008 at 4:51 pm [.] E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

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Presidential Environmental Track Record and Positions 2012

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EarthTalk® is written and edited by Roddy Scheer and Doug Moss and is a registered trademark of E – The Environmental Magazine.

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Outsourcing Options For Small Business | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

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THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG » Blog Archive » The Week Ender: 2008 And The Party Is Over Or Is It? E-Mail me or follow me. Do you think.

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Bad Career Advice: It's Not Personal, It's Business

Eat Your Career

I blame Donald Trump for a great many things but let me also be clear: I have mucho respecto for the Trumpster. And The Apprentice ? Stroke of genius.

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The Structural Shift to a Contingent Workforce

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Book Review: The New Geography of Jobs

Small Business Labs

  This thesis is similar to Richard Florida's views, which are covered in his 2008 bestseller Who's Your City. Book Reviews

Create a Visual for Your Customers

Make or Break Moments

Expecting a typical auto repair store with worn carpet, car and truck magazines and ugly metal chairs I was pleased to walk into an inviting waiting area; warm, clean, comfortable. Even better – the magazines were more to my liking with a recent copy of People Magazine. The testimonials added to their credibility.

Top 5 Tips for Using Technology for Marketing

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For Example – Ads in women’s magazines discuss the weight-loss and calorie burn from cross-country skiing. E-Mail me or follow me.

Are You A Competent Communicator?

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Happy 5th Anniversary AllWrite Ink

Make or Break Moments

He wanted Harvard Business Review and I offer People Magazine. Having worked in the corporate world more than 25 years I decided to give it a go as an entrepreneur. I had experience. Working side by side with Pearle Vision Franchise owners had taught me a lot. They needed content for their marketing material. The guy was awesome. We tried.

Foreign Born in the US Workforce

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Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

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magazine ( [link] ). The first was in AdminAdvantage (if you don't already subscribe to this publication - I highly endorse it), dated November - December 2008 ( [link] ). Take this quote, for instance: "The "hot skills" in 2008 and beyond are the skills that support indispensability. I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Duncan.