Key skills roundup for 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I hope you enjoy our key skills roundup for 2018. We focussed really heavily this year on increasing our content around the key skills Assistants need to develop in their role this year.

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4 scheduling tools to try in 2018

Practically Perfect PA

Well, we are a few weeks into 2018 and I have seen a ton of articles, opinion pieces and social media messages about technology, specifically Artificial Intelligence, taking over the role of Assistants.

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What Highly Skilled Independent Workers Want

Small Business Labs

  Like PWC's Talent Exchange and Deloitte's Open Talent Community , the goal of GigNow is to help EY find and engage skilled independent workers - both for EY's internal use and for use on client projects. The opportunity the learn and build skills.

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The Rise of Highly Skilled UK Freelancers

Small Business Labs

  It also focuses on what they refer to as "highly skilled freelancers" These are the self-employed working in managerial, professional and technical occupations. Much of the recent growth has been driven by the expansion of the highly skilled freelance sector.

2018 174

The Skills to Include on a Resume -- and the Ones to Leave Out

On The Job

Fast forward to 2018 and that line could apply to the disconnect between jobseekers and employers. Jobseekers often put a lot of time and effort into their resumes, extensively noting skills acquired via work experience and education.

2018 130

How to Learn a New Skill The Fast and Easy Way

Dumb Little Man

The fastest way to learn any skill is to observe and attempt while learning to silence the inner critic. Whenever we attempt a new skill, we are bound to fail! However, this was done without evoking the memories of past failures in trying to learn a new skill.

2018 244

7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful

Dumb Little Man

You’re going to learn seven practical tips for reaching your goals and improving your life in 2018. You must develop new skills. To achieve higher levels of success in 2018, you will also want to feed and care for your body. This is not the 2018 BCE. The post 7 Secrets To Help You Make 2018 Super Successful appeared first on Dumb Little Man. There are many ways to be successful.

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Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace

Office Dynamics

Do you ever find yourself asking “Why Good Writing Skills Are Important In The Workplace? The effort you make perfecting your grammar and writing skills will pay off in increased influence among those who do care.

2018 187

4 Skills Entrepreneurs Must Cultivate

Small Business CEO

Being an entrepreneur isn’t for everyone, but those looking to take the leap would benefit from working to develop a set of skills that can help them succeed. Here are four skills all entrepreneurs must cultivate. … Entrepreneurs business skills entrepreneurial skills

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

2018 183

6 Ways to Constantly Improve IT Skills

Dumb Little Man

As technology continues to develop, the same should happen to your IT skills. Employers only seek out the best IT specialists and the only way to get ahead of your competition is to keep learning and refining your skills. As a guide, here are sure ways to consistently improve your IT skills. In 2018, people should expect to see the same growth. Taking what you learn and putting it into practice not only improves your IT skills but your transferable skills, too.

2018 156

How to Find Skilled Workers During a Labor Shortage

Small Business CEO

The key to getting any job done properly is to have workers that are skilled, experienced and if necessary qualified. Unfortunately while a low unemployment rate is generally good for the economy this can make it very difficult to find an appropriate skilled worker for your needs.

2018 81

Assistant, You are a Leader

Practically Perfect PA

Core Competencies Featured Writers admin administrators assistants Competencies EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Leadership Leadership skills PA Personal Assistant Virtual SummitFor years, I thought leaders were the ones in charge or the ones with essential titles.

2018 200

Managing someone else’s calendar

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Core Skills Diary Management Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Calendar EA Executive Assistant MS Office Office manager Outlook PA Personal Assistant technology Virtual AssistantManaging someone else’s calendar. You know how it is.

5 things to do when starting a new PA role

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills First Impressions Working with Executives admin administrators assistants EA Employment Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantStarting a new Assistant role can be a pretty nerve-wracking experience.

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Expense Management Process

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Expenses Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantCollecting and processing expenses is not fun. There I’ve said it – call me controversial if you like but I stand by my statement!

So, you’ve been asked to start a blog for your business… Where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

It would seem that most businesses these days have a blog on their website and it is becoming a key skill for office workers to have. Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants blogging Career EA Executive Assistant Key Skills Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks

2018 200

How to set up an ideal week calendar and why it’s a must have

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Diary Management Featured Resources for Personal Assistants Writers admin administrators assistants diary management EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Scheduling Time managementWhy am I here? How am I going to get through this?

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Funding for Education Technology Startups Continues to Boom

Small Business Labs

  The article chart below (click to enlarge) shows some (but not all) of the bigger Edtech funding rounds in 2018. As we said in a recent article on this topic : On-demand learning platforms play an important role in helping independent workers (and others) build marketable skills.

2018 187

5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture Without Much Ado

Small Business CEO

… The post 5 Skills Social Media Managers Should Nurture Without Much Ado appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO. It goes without saying, the social media industry is growing in leaps and bounds and so are social media jobs.

10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Events Management Featured admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Skills TasksAs we all know, when it comes to organising events there are a million decisions that have to be made. From catering through to goodie bags and badges, there are a ton of things to think about. The venue choice is a significant consideration and something that can make or break an event. So, in […].

2018 158

Becoming A Skilled Worker In Canada: What You Need to Know Before Immigrating

Dumb Little Man

If you are thinking of becoming a skilled worker in Canada, this article can help you learn a lot about the guidelines and the procedures you have to go through in applying for Canadian citizenship. People who have successfully passed the Skilled Worker Immigration project will get a chance to possess a Canadian Visa, which will allow him to bring his family to Canada. For example, if you plan to work in Quebec, you can go through the Quebec Skilled Worker Program.

2018 162

How to chase requests at work without annoying people

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Dealing with coworkers Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantPicture the scene. You’ve asked somebody that you work with to do something for you or your Executive.

2018 216

Standard replies to frequent email requests

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Canned Emails EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2018 224

7 Tips for Administrative and Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

For other tips and tricks read, 9 Ways to Improve Your Organization Skills. Career Management Communication Skills Organizational Skills Problem Solving Productivity Self Development Stress Management Uncategorized Work Environment Work-Life Balance

2018 259

A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Meeting Management Writers admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantI hate meetings. Long or short, large or small, food or no food, outside or inside, morning or afternoon — it doesn’t matter.

2018 202

Why you need to use tech to help you with your business travel management

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant TravelPerkDid you know that business travel is a $1.3 trillion dollar market?

2018 181

Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018

Daily Writing Tips

A resume is a document that lets employers know about your work history, your educational achievements, and your key skills. So how do you write a winning resume in 2018? Original post: Top 10 Resume Writing Tips for 2018. Writing a resume can be really tough.

2018 68

Five restaurants to recommend in the City of London

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Practically Perfect PA eats Travel Writers admin administrators assistants business travel Client entertainment EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant restaurants Virtual Assistant

Event Management for PAs – how to create the basic plan

Practically Perfect PA

However, event management is a skill that is a little, ok a lot more specialist. Core Skills Email Management Featured Writers admin assistants Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal AssistantAs a PA/EA you already regularly organise meetings and minor events.

2018 214

Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Meeting Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant meetings Office manager PA Personal Assistant Time managementYou know those meetings that go on and on forever with no agenda, no purpose and no end?

2018 171

How to make sure your emails are read… and actioned!

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Email Management Featured admin administrators assistants Career Communication EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWe’ve all been there. Draft a well thought out, concise and articulate email with a clear call to action.

2018 172

Assistants Must Excel at the Fundamentals

Office Dynamics

From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018). I know many seasoned executive assistants who think they do not need to focus on or pay attention to their basic skills, what is also known as the fundamentals.

2018 206

The Rise of the "Elite Expert Segment of the Gig Economy"

Small Business Labs

The white paper points out highly skilled expert talent is in demand. Key quote: Whether an individual chooses to be a full-time employee, or an independent expert, it has never been easier to market and sell expert skills across the entire planet.

2018 213

Preparing for a Practically Perfect Meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Meeting Management admin administrators EA Events Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Skills TasksWhenever you hear the word ‘meeting’ floating around the office, there’s always that stroke of fear that trembles down everyone’s spines.

2018 141

MBO Partners’ 8th Annual State of Independence Report

Small Business Labs

MBO Partners released their 2018 State of Independence report this week. million in 2018. The number of Full-Time Independents fell in 2018 to 15.8 This is the 8th annual report in this series, making it the longest running look at independent work.

2018 176

Adding some creativity to a regular meeting

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Events Management admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantWe have all been in charge of regular meetings.

2018 184

Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Sponsored posts Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

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Business travel without the stress

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Featured Travel admin administrators assistants business travel EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantBusiness travel can be a stressful experience.

Travel 195

4 Skills to Master for Improving Business Processes

Small Business CEO

There are small skills everyone in your company can learn to help improve your business processes. Start by focusing on these often-overlooked business skills. Problem-Solving Skills. … Human Resources Management business skills

2018 64

Independent Workers Feeling More Secure

Small Business Labs

In 2018 49% of full-time independent workers feel working independently is more secure than having a traditional job. This is particularity true for independent workers with sought after skills and experience. 

2018 188

Event Budget Health Check

Practically Perfect PA

Core Skills Events Management admin administrators assistants EA Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantOne of the most important tools to control any event is the event budget.

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How to Hide Your Age on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

Do Emphasize Current Tech Skills. To counter this idea, be sure to emphasize your modern tech skills throughout the resume, and leave off old, outdated technology. As a career coach and professional resume writer , I work with a lot of “older” job seekers.

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