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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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Launching the Future Assistant 2018

Practically Perfect PA

I thought I would start the day by launching the Future Assistant 2018! So what can I tell you about the Future Assistant 2018? The Future Assistant will take place on Thursday 8th and Friday 9th February 2018 in London. Launching the Future Assistant 2018.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Assistant, You are a Leader

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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.

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Expense Management Process

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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!

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

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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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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

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10 points to consider when visiting a new events venue

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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 […].

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Productivity Secrets Top-Level CEOs Would Rather Keep to Themselves

Dumb Little Man

And the best thing is that you can learn these productivity skills by following the good examples of some of the world’s most successful people. This skill separates successful people from everyone else. See Also: 5 Top Technology Trends That Will Shape 2018.

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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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4 Unexpected Ways Playing Board Games Can Improve Your Well-Being

Dumb Little Man

The very best board games combine luck and skill in a way that demands creativity, logic, and attention to detail. They have many benefits, from reducing stress to teaching vital negotiation skills and much more.

2018 276

Live Life to Its Fullest: 39 Ways to Live and Not Merely Exist

Dumb Little Man

Learn new skills. “The proper function of man is to live – not to exist.” ” – Jack London. Too often we go through life on autopilot, going through the motions and having each day pass like the one before it.

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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

A Simple Tool for Leading Productive Meetings

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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.

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

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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.

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Standard replies to frequent email requests

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

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Five tips for keeping a meeting on track

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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?

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How to chase requests at work without annoying people

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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.

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

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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?

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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.

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Five restaurants to recommend in the City of London

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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

20 Powerful Beliefs That Will Push You Toward Success

Dumb Little Man

Successful people are skillful in the art of interpreting their past and reframing it according to their optimal advantage. . especially on skills and lessons learnt. . People who have made it knew how to uncover their skills and true potential instead of obsessing with possessing.

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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 222

10 Answers You Should Know Before Your Job Interview

Dumb Little Man

Give a positive reason, such as you left to take advantage of another opportunity that was better suited to your skills. . Passing a job interview is not as easy as before.

2018 263

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 264

How To Modernize Your Business By Ditching The RFP

Dumb Little Man

In 2008, 42% of these businesses worked with a single vendor for their IT or application needs; in 2018 that number is just 15%. Companies that use RFPs may ignore innovative startups in favor of “established” vendors, rewarding longevity over skill and flexibility.

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5 Reasons Why Traveling Solo Is A Fast Way to Personal Development

Dumb Little Man

Might you be searching for the fastest way of improving your skills and development for eventual success? We’ve come up with five simple reasons on why you should finally take an adventure solo travel trip as quickly as you can! Do you usually feel stuck?

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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.

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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.

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Business travel without the stress

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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.

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Want to Be Successful at Work? Watch More Soccer

Dumb Little Man

For a growing number of Americans of all skill levels and backgrounds, it is a way to build a community, stay fit, and go to events where it is socially acceptable to scream obscenities and throw beer. Instead, you were selected over others because of your skills and experience.

2018 262

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.

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Group booking… every travel manager’s nightmare!

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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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9 Techniques to Delivering a Speech with Confidence

Dumb Little Man

At Toastmasters’ events, members meet for a few hours and hone their communication skills by role-playing and giving either planned or impromptu speeches in front of other members.

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