The Industry Snapshot: The Office of the Future

Practically Perfect PA

Thanks again to everyone who completed the Practically Perfect PA Industry Snapshot survey. We have also put together a handy infographic with all of the information, please feel free to share this with your colleagues and network!

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Are you a networked PA?

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The word networking can strike fear, horror and / or joy into the best of us. Networking is without a doubt a valuable skill set and resource tool but for many it can involve going outside our comfort zone when confronted with the notion of chatting to a complete stranger.

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A guide to networking

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Whether you’re networking online or face-to-face, it can play a vital role in securing your next job opportunity. Networking the old-fashioned way, face-to-face, is still an important route to building lasting connections with people that can benefit your career. Offline networking.

The Industry Snapshot: The influence of Personal Assistants

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However, following our recent Industry Snapshot survey, we have a lot of interesting data that shows us the areas in which you have the most influence. Once you are in the room it is much easier to influence what happens and this leads to the final area of influence… Networking.

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Networking with ACE Connects

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Back in November I had the pleasure of speaking to 50 assistants who were attending a networking event organised by ACE (Assistant Community EMEA), an internal networking group set up by assistants at BlackRock. This knowledge sharing also works across industries.

20 great networking questions for assistants

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With The Office* Show coming up in a few weeks I’ve been thinking about my networking plan for the few days that I am there. It was quite a detailed post about my networking experiences so do check it out if you are going to any events this year. What industry do you work in?

4 Ways to Ask for Help From Your Network

On The Job

I'm looking for a new position in the industry, and thought you might know someone who could use my computer security skills." What are some ways you ask for help from your network Is it difficult for you to ask for help? For many people it can be tough.

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Networking – it doesn’t have to be a chore!

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Networking can be a scary word can’t it? At the start of my career aged just 21, I had no real grasp of what networking was, nor was I interested in finding out. I now realise that these events had huge networking opportunities which I failed to appreciate.

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For Freelancers, It's All About Networks

Small Business Labs

We've been involved in several recent studies that show the importance networks play for freelancers and other independent workers (independent consultants, contractors, self-employed, etc.).  Given the importance of networks, this is a big problem.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

Social Networking Tips for Executive and Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

In today’s technology-centric workplace, many employers want employees to be savvy with social networking … especially in tech fields, marketing, public relations and media. Social Networking Tips. Do your homework and learn to use social networking to your professional advantage.

What is the Industrial Internet?

Small Business Labs

Industrial giant GE has been pushing the idea of the Industrial Internet, including publishing a detailed white paper on the concept.   GE's definition of the Industrial Internet is primarily focused on big machines like aircraft engines and power generators. Intelligent Machines : embed the world's machines, facilities, fleets and networks with advanced sensors, controls and software applications.

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Productive Networking: 22 Ideas to Organize Business Cards for Effective Followup

Productive & Organized

The cards had been collected over a year or so of miscellaneous networking events and trade shows.  Collecting business cards or other forms of contact information is only the first step in networking.  Their business card disappears as soon as they become networked.

Beating Networking Nerves

Small Business CEO

Effective networking is an essential to furthering your career as well as being vital to the success of your business. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to overcome barriers to networking, so you can relax and reap the rewards of meeting new people in your industry.

8 Things You Need To Know About Social Networking

Small Business CEO

Social networking has taken the business world by storm. Social networking is more than just having a consistent online presence. Social networking should not in any way be misconstrued as a replacement for face-to-face interaction.

5 Easy Ways to Meet VIPs You Admire, Even If You Hate Networking

Dumb Little Man

You want to be successful, admired as a leader in your industry or niche? So you’d like to become a big shot, right? You’ve probably heard a great way to become successful is to surround yourself with other successful people.

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25 ways to get noticed on LinkedIn

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Let your connections know that you are active and relevant in your industry. Join ones that are relevant to your industry and personal brand. Contribute to industry forums, show your knowledge, experience and insights and link back to your URL. Congratulations!

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5 Commonly Overlooked Network Security Threats

Small Business CEO

When it comes to network security, there are two types of companies: Those that are serious about security, realizing that something or someone dangerous is lurking around every corner. … Information Technology network security security threats

J’adore rapport – working with a new manager

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It’s Who You Know: Are You An Efficient Networker?

Small Business CEO

Networking is easy. Networking is an essential part of business whether you’re looking for a job or just trying to beef up your contacts list and unfortunately, many people are doing it wrong. If you’re not networking efficiently you’re simply wasting your time and spinning your wheels.

Strategies for Expanding Your Professional Network

Eat Your Career

While I don’t believe this entirely (to me, it’s both what you know and who you know), I definitely agree that having a strong professional network is a critically important part of creating career success. The power of a strong professional network makes it worthwhile.

Beginning Your Job Search? Start By Building Your Brand

Office Dynamics

LinkedIn is a popular and powerful network for job searchers and employers, and with the right details you can increase traffic to your profile dramatically. Always be Networking. Maintaining and building your online persona is a part of the new job search.

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Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

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Interviews admin administrators blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant Interview questions Job hunting LinkedIn Personal Assistant VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingOver the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews. After finishing university in 2003 I was lucky because there were plenty of jobs available in London.

Are You Making These Social Media Mistakes

Office Dynamics

“Professionals should think beyond eliminating unflattering content from their digital accounts to how they can wow hiring managers by showcasing career accomplishments and industry involvement.” The Connection Counter invites just about anyone to join his or her network.

Great Apps for Assistants

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This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. Apps Technology admin administrators apps blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant Productivity social networking Travel Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone.

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Great Apps for Assistants

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This is a fabulous app if you or your manager are into networking! The app also links up their social networking details as well. Apps Technology admin administrators apps blogging Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn PA Personal Assistant Productivity social networking Travel Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business[Show as slideshow]. Like a lot of us these days I am glued to my iPhone.

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5 Ways To Amplify Your Personal Brand

Office Dynamics

A few ideas: Attend industry conferences. Here are some things you can start doing at work right now: Read the industry pubs and blogs, and then share articles and ideas with your team, leadership, boss and/or other departments that could help them do their jobs better or motivate them. Volunteer to lead the next sales or team meeting to share that really cool idea you learned from the last book you read or the last industry conference you attended. Sit on industry panels.

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Man vs. Woman

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This may be just the industries I’ve worked in but most of my male managers have felt the need to correct my work even if there is nothing wrong with it or is based on a matter of opinion.

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What can assistants expect in 2013

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I think it will be another interesting year for assistants with lots of changes and further challenges for our industry. Remember assistants need to keep up to date with the latest innovations in our industries as much as any other profession.

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Should I get certified as an administrative professional?

Office Dynamics

Today’s garage startups will be the industry standard next year. Although demand is high for qualified, knowledgeable administrative professionals, it’s easy to get lost in the crowd.

Travel Itineraries

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Travel Uncategorized admin administrators blogging Business Dropbox Education and Training Executive Assistant LinkedIn Personal Assistant Productivity Time management Twitter VA Industry VA networking Virtual Assistant virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingA well organised travel itinerary is an essential service that assistants can provide for their managers.

The tricky world of expenses

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Some training suggestions for assistants

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If it does then ask to attend their initial training sessions on the industry. Networking Groups. There are PA networking groups springing up all over the place these days, which is absolutely brilliant!

Who Is Office Dynamics International?

Office Dynamics

Succession planning for administrative professionals is critically necessary to ensure future success in every industry and every business regardless of size. At Office Dynamics International we are celebrating 25 years of serving the administrative profession.

Managing your social media content

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LinkedIn Groups: I would recommend joining around 10 LinkedIn Groups relevant to the assistant industry. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant social media social networking Virtual Assistant

PWC's 2040 Industry Cluster Forecast

Small Business Labs

Industry clusters are place where there is a concentration of companies and services related to a particular industry.    The best know example is the tech industry cluster in Silicon Valley.  

Deck the Halls… Organising your Office Christmas Party

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Christmas Party Events admin administrators Christmas Executive Assistant London Office Assistant Personal Assistant Productivity social networking VA Industry virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingDressed as an elf for the office Xmas party. I can not believe how quickly Christmas has come around again this year!

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Serviced Apartments – pros and cons

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Accomodation admin administrators Apartment Executive Assistant Hotel LinkedIn London Personal Assistant Serviced apartment Travel Travel and Tourism VA Industry VA networking virtual assistant business Virtual Assistant trainingA few years ago I was working for a company that employed a large number of consultants, all of whom stayed in London during the week while the business footed the bill.

What I Learned From 450 Revolutionary Assistants in Las Vegas

Office Dynamics

And in my nearly 20 years around the administrative staffing industry, I had heard only fantastic things about the conference. When I was asked to speak at the Office Dynamics Annual Conference for Administrative Excellence , I was ecstatic.

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Inc. on Choosing the Right Industry

Small Business Labs

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