March, 2019

5 Things You Must Do When Providing References

On The Job

Once an employer gets around to checking your references, you may be feeling quite confident that a job offer is coming your way. Hold on. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

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Template for capturing messages

Practically Perfect PA

You know what it is like, you are having a hectic day, emails to answer, meetings to attend, people talking to you, asking questions and looking to you for answers. The phone rings, you have no idea who it is or what they want. They want to speak to your Executive or someone random in […].

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11 Surprising Reasons Why You Can’t Sleep

Dumb Little Man

Getting a good night’s sleep is critical to your mental and physical well-being. Few things are more frustrating than when you lay down, and you simply can’t go to sleep. We’re going outline several common but surprising reasons why you can’t sleep below.

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18 Books Every Administrative Assistant and Executive Assistant Should Read

Office Dynamics

Office Dynamics has put together a list of books for administrative assistants and executive assistants that will help you with your professional development and personal life.

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Counting the costs: What government funding for scientific research will cover?

The Small Business Blog

What Costs Can You Claim Through R&D Tax Credits? Finding out that the government could give you some money is always great news, especially when you’re a small business to whom it makes a real difference.

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The desk is still messy.

Ian's Messy Desk

The post The desk is still messy. appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. It is almost four years since I last posted anything here. Now , it’s time to reactivate. Over the next while, I will add new content. The layout is somewhat old-school blog, and needs updating.

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You Hate Your New Job -- Now What?

On The Job

With a low unemployment rate, some employers are pulling out all the stops when it comes to recruiting workers, such as offering perks and higher salaries.

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Going Green To Save Green

Dumb Little Man

As electricity prices continue to soar, one in three U.S. households is struggling to pay their electricity bills. These rising energy costs hit us where it hurts, often leading to broader budgetary concerns. Using too much energy also harms the economy and the environment.

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If You Are a Writer or an Editor, You Need This book

Business Writing

In an earlier post, I promised to review Dreyer's English: An Utterly Correct Guide to Clarity and Style "in a few days." That was more than three weeks ago. I've been savoring the book, making notes on every chapter.

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The Most Common Professions of Skilled Freelancers Working for Businesses

Small Business Labs

We're often asked what the most popular professions are for freelancers and independent workers. This is not as easy a question to answer as it seems. Independent workers serve all industries, work with both businesses and consumers and participate in pretty much every job type and profession.

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Theme and Variations

Ian's Messy Desk

The post Theme and Variations appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk. As I reactivate things here at Ian’s Messy Desk, there is going to be a bit of a shift in content.

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3 Things to Remember When Turning Down a Job Offer

On The Job

When you get called back for a second interview, it can be pretty exciting. You are obviously on the short list for the position. But, wait. If you do an internal gut check, you realize you're not super excited about the job or the company.

2019 153

Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co

Practically Perfect PA

Enjoy today’s Day in the life: Keesha Williams, EA at Lift & Co, which is full of Executive Assistant Tips and Tricks. What are the main aspects of your role?

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50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life

Dumb Little Man

Most of us want to excel in life, but there’s just one problem. People often rely on what their society has to say when it comes to determining whether they’re succeeding or not.

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Administrative Professionals Day is Just Around the Corner

Office Dynamics

Here we go again! Administrative Professionals Week and Day will soon be upon us. The dates are April 22 – 26. Here at Office Dynamics, we love to celebrate administrative professionals of all walks of life in a big way.

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7 Ways Admins Can Do More Meaningful Work

Eat Your Career

As a proud former administrative professional—and a current admin trainer and coach—I believe that support professionals can play an invaluable role in the workplace. Of course, that’s not always the case.

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Six Tricks to Make Your Writing Seem Shorter

Business Writing

Sometimes you simply have a lot to say. But you know that people often don't read long documents, and you are looking for ways to shorten yours. After you cut a few extra words and one or two unnecessary sentences, Teaching Business Writing Writing Tips

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The Rise of "Wealth Work"

Small Business Labs

Quartz's Life coaches are the new personal trainer highlights a trend we've been tracking since 2008 , the growth of personal services.    These are what noted labor economist David Autor calls "wealth work"   A good example is the growth are personal trainers.

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Nine time busting tips for Microsoft Office

Practically Perfect PA

I am thrilled to be presenting a session for Practically Perfect PA at their Virtual Summit on April 5th and so happy to write this blog post in anticipation of the event. I will be presenting my top time busting tips for Microsoft Office. Make sure you have a notebook and pen – you will […].

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The Booming Business Of Dogs

Dumb Little Man

In the United States today, there are nearly 90 million pet dogs – that’s 90 million snuggle buddies, fur babies, and best friends that rely on us to take care of them. In 2018, spending on pets exceeded $72 billion , putting the business of pets far ahead of countless other industries.

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Administrative Professionals Day Gifts

Office Dynamics

Where would you be without your administrative assistant? Who would handle all the nitty-gritty work that needs to be done plus the big picture stuff? Who would set up your travel and meetings and troubleshoot? Who has your back, no matter what?

The Attractive Attitude Advantage (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “The Attractive Attitude Advantage.”. Have you ever worked with a Debbie Downer? If you remember the old Saturday Night Live sketch, you’ll know that Debbie Downer is a relentlessly negative, pessimistic person. She’s also painfully funny!)

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The Dumbest Habit That's Going to Hurt Your Career

On The Job

Whenever I get interviewed as a "career expert" I'm often asked: "What do you think it the biggest problem in the workplace today?" My answer? Communication."

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Eco-Friendly Medical Product Can Help You Gain New Patients

Eco-Office Gals

When it comes to medical products such as bandages and gauze, people don’t often think of going green. You wouldn’t believe it, but most medical products contain hazardous chemicals and other materials, which end up in landfills and are bad for the environment.

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Working with an incompetent Executive

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone moans about their boss. There are occasions when your Executive takes ages to get back to you on something, they are always in a meeting or out travelling. They never have enough time. They don’t manage your needs or expectations.

2019 181

Advice For Greypreneurs Entering The Gig Economy

Dumb Little Man

Among Baby Boomers, four out of five currently have no plans to retire. By 2019, many of them are in or approaching “retirement age”, but they aren’t ready to leave their career.

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Kauffman Foundation Indicators Show U.S. Entrepreneurship Near 20 Year High

Small Business Labs

The Kauffman Foundation recently introduced the Kauffman Indicators of Early Stage Entrepreneurship.    The indicators cover: Rate of new entrepreneurs : The broadest measure possible for business creation by population.

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Positive Career Affirmation #5

Eat Your Career

I confidently express my opinions and ideas at work…and others listen. To learn more about affirmations and how to leverage them for career success, check out this article. The post Positive Career Affirmation #5 appeared first on Eat Your Career.

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What it Takes to Land Your Dream Job

On The Job

Many people talk about their dream job, but do a majority of people achieve it? According to a recent survey by TollFree Forwarding, no. Respondents were asked if they managed to achieve their childhood dream and make it to their ideal job. The results: 76 percent never made it.

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Minimalism Is About Getting Rid of Distraction

Simple Productivity Blog

I recently heard on a podcast that minimalism is a mind game - that it's not about getting rid of stuff as much as it is about getting rid of distractions. I've never heard it phrased that way before, but it clicked. I've dabbled with simplicity for years.

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How to create an internal Assistant network

Practically Perfect PA

During the Virtual Summit October 2017, we had the amazing Simone White, Executive Assistant and Global Chair of GAIN – Administrative Professionals Network at BlackRock train our group of attendees on starting their own internal network for Assistants.

2019 181

Startup SEO: 5 Tips to Get More Organic Traffic

Dumb Little Man

Many startup businesses believe that SEO is both time-consuming and too inefficient to provide traffic fast — but this is simply wrong!

2019 223

Things You Can Do As A Small Business Owner To Limit Your Tax Liability

Eco-Office Gals

Tax obligations will always be there as long as you’re running a business, whether it is a small scale business or a large scale business. There are different types of business taxes such as sales taxes, employment taxes, excise taxes, income taxes among others.

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Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them (Free Webinar)

Eat Your Career

Join us for this month’s free webinar on the topic of “10 Terrible Time Management Mistakes and How to Avoid Them”. You know that frustrated feeling you sometimes get at the end of the day? It’s not just exhaustion; it’s also the anxiety of barely making a dent in the day’s to-do list.

2019 130

Can a Clean Desk Create Inner Happiness?

On The Job

I've known people in my life who are so into cleanliness and order that you could eat off their garage floor, surrounded by gardening tools that stand at attention like little soldiers.

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Mercer's Global Talent Trends - Disruption and Greater Use of Non-Employee Labor Ahead

Small Business Labs

The global human capital consulting and services firm Mercer recently released their annual Global Talent Trends study. For the 2019 edition of this study, they surveyed over 7,300 business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world on a variety of talent and HR issues.

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Recruiting your replacement – where do you start?

Practically Perfect PA

When I started researching this topic, I found a whole load of articles on why businesses should never, and I mean NEVER, let the incumbent member of staff recruit their replacement.

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