Taking dictation in 2019

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2019 133

What are interpersonal skills?

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‘Must have good interpersonal skills’ is a phrase that you will often see on job descriptions for Assistants, but what does that mean? What are interpersonal skills and why are they so crucial for Assistants? They are the skills you need to interact […].

2019 214

5 ways to improve your leadership skills

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2019 215

The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

To help with this problem, the MBO Partners 2019 Client of Choice study used natural language processing tools to help categorize independent workers who provide services to businesses. But the list above provides a solid estimate for skilled professionals providing services to businesses. 

2019 202

[Webinar] How modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019

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On Thursday 14th March at 17:00GMT / 18:00CET, we’re joining TravelPerk’s FREE LIVE WEBINAR on how modern assistants and admins master their roles in 2019. […]. Ever wondered… How do others in the job do it? What’s the best technology to save time? How can I take on new challenges?

2019 151

How to List Skills Gained Outside of Work on Your Resume

Eat Your Career

It’s meant to show a prospective employer that you have all the skills required to do the job for which you are applying, and that you’ve used those skills before in a professional capacity. Can you include those skills on a resume, and if so, how?

2019 187

Administrative Professionals Day 2019 – A Message from Dana

Office Dynamics

Joan stated – Expand your mind; add to your skill set; challenge your thinking; look at your day in a new way; be a life-long student. Our profession is unique in the sense that so many of our skills are not only utilized professionally but personally as well.

2019 183

Is multitasking still a useful skill for Assistants?

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Being a good multitasker was on the job description of pretty much every Assistant role I applied for when I first started as an Assistant. Since then experts have shown that multitasking does precisely the opposite of what we thought it did.

2019 197

The key hard skills to include on your EA CV

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We all know that it is getting more challenging to get your CV past the recruitment algorithms that are employed to filter applications and we also know that in a crowded market we need our CV to stand out. My advice has always been to tailor your CV depending on the role, which you should […].

2019 133

What Freelancers Want From Their Clients

Small Business Labs

  But as companies become more reliant on external talent, they increasingly need to structure their policies, procedures, and engagement practices in order to be successful in attracting, engaging, and retaining highly skilled independent professionals. 

2019 253

What meetings should make it into your Executive’s schedule?

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2019 169

5 top technologies for tracking time and billing

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2019 147

ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids

Dumb Little Man

All of these elements of ADHD summer camp are very beneficial to children who have the condition, particularly those who struggle with some social skills. The post ADHD Summer Camp Can Improve Social Skills of Special Kids appeared first on Dumb Little Man.

2019 210

These are the tasks you should be doing instead of your Executive

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Core Skills Featured Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantThe most important aspect of the Assistant role is saving our Executive time.

2019 199

Top 5 planners for organised Assistants

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2019 179

What meetings should you have with your Executive?

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2019 160

Template for capturing messages

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2019 218

How to help your Executive allocate resources on projects

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2019 179

Five tips on team management

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Core Skills Featured admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Management Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantManaging a team isn’t easy. In fact management, in general, is pretty tough – that is why so many people are bad at it!

2019 147

Take Your LinkedIn Profile to the Max: 4 Tips to Get More Jobs

Dumb Little Man

Leave the skills section for now—we’ll cover it later. Make Your Skills Drip with Expertise. Now, it’s time to take care of the skills section. LinkedIn allows to add up to 50 skills, but you can only prominently feature ten. Getting your skills endorsed is as easy as ABC.

2019 184

Deloitte on the Alternative (Meaning Gig) Workforce

Small Business Labs

Deloitte's article The alternative workforce: It's now mainstream is taken from their 2019 Human Capital Trends report. It covers the use of alternative labor - contractors, freelance/independent workers, gig, and crowd workers - by corporations.

2019 156

5 Courses That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur in 2019

Small Business CEO

Entrepreneurs of today need to possess various business-related skill sets to stay competitive. … The post 5 Courses That Will Make You a Better Entrepreneur in 2019 appeared first on SMALL BUSINESS CEO.

2019 79

5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

You want someone who can speak to some of the skills sought in the position, such as creativity or leadership. It's not helpful to an employer if all your references can only speak to one aspect of your character or job skills.

2019 228

Choosing the Best Administrative Assistant or Executive Assistant Conference

Office Dynamics

Education wise: What skills do you need to grow? What new skills do you need to learn/develop? An administrative conference should feed your brain and soul!

2019 252

How to be a creative genius at work

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Core Competencies Featured admin administrators assistants Competencies creativity skills EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantCreativity is such an essential competency for Assistants to have and here is why.

2019 165

Conference for Administrative Assistants – How to Get Your Executive’s Approval

Office Dynamics

In today’s competitive marketplace and at the pace this profession is changing, if you do not continually enhance your skills, build new ones, and have a strategy for your career, you will get left in the dust.

2019 218

7 Super Effective Tips to Meet Deadlines Without Going Mad

Dumb Little Man

This is because we haven’t developed the right time management and organizational skills. And the lack of such skills makes meeting deadlines seems like an impossible task.

2019 261

Working with an incompetent Executive

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2019 160

Managing a travel crisis

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2019 200

Three More "Error Quests" for You

Business Writing

Test your error-finding skills in each of the three short passages below. Each passage has just one error. Passage 1: The purpose of the conversation is to recognize the common ground between members of the Republican Party and the Democrat. Gems of Language Grammar and Usage Proofreading

2019 130

BCG on the New Freelancers

Small Business Labs

The study points out that about half of the new freelancers - especially the "digital nomads" and "fly-in experts" - are doing skilled work. Low-skill, low-wage freelance tasks accounted for only about half of the freelance work sourced through platforms.

2019 243

Learning How To Cook Again

Dumb Little Man

There are some great apps out there that can help you learn these techniques and build on the skills you have already learned. More than a quarter of Americans don’t know how to cook, but why?

2019 239

10 Tips to Manage Your Time Effectively Under Pressure

Dumb Little Man

Time management is one of the most important skills that you need to develop in life. To acquire the skill of time management, you need to figure out where you spend most of your time and what you accomplish in that particular time.

2019 271

Recruiting your replacement – where do you start?

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2019 147

Calendar Management for Executive Assistants

Office Dynamics

Calendar management is an important skill. Meetings Organizational Skills Problem Solving ProductivityMeetings, meeting, and more meetings! In spite of all the technology, meetings have not gone away.

2019 226

7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

If you’re interested in improving your skills, enhancing your performance and delivering more value as an administrative professional, check out the ELEVATE Admins Self-Study program.

2019 219

15 Benefits to Outsource Document Management

Dumb Little Man

Moreover, these outsourcing firms choose document managers who are highly skilled and professional in handling different types of files, using dedicated software suitable for your business functions and the industry you’re in.

2019 189

Not got much to do? Here are a few ideas!

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Core Skills Featured Task Management admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual AssistantWe all have certain points at the office when we just don’t have much to do.

2019 185

Tech tools to organise any event

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Core Skills Events Management Featured Office Technology admin administrators assistants EA Event management Events Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant technologyWhen it comes to managing an event, there are so many moving parts and so much to think about.

2019 133

Why Social Media is Dying a Slow Death

Dumb Little Man

But when social media causes a lack of personal skills in our up-and-coming workforce, increases teen depression rates, and replaces real human interaction, that’s when we’ve got to take a step back and review our priorities.

2019 281

How to Find Your Voice at Work (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

But I wasn’t always so skillful in this area myself. Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “How to Find Your Voice at Work.”.

2019 163

Managing your Executive’s one to one meetings

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2019 183

Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

By 2019, many of them are in or approaching “retirement age”, but they aren’t ready to leave their career. Instead of waiting around to get the boot, professionals of age are taking their skills elsewhere and their career into their own hands.

2019 266