What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

Practically Perfect PA

So you’ve bagged a job interview, you’ve picked your outfit, you’ve researched the company and planned a few answers. You’ve made your way to the company building and have managed to get through all of the tricky questions. You think you’ve done well and might just have got the job when the interviewer says to you… ‘do you have any questions?’… The post What questions should assistants ask at an interview?

How to Run a Blog-Based Promotion | Internet Marketing Promotion.

Andrea Kalli

When you are piecing together your blog promotion strategy, incorporate social media platforms that allow a message to spread quickly. If your message can be summarized in 140 characters, make it a promotion that works effectively on Twitter. Running a great blog-based promotion is not just about attracting other bloggers, but about supporting your blog message with other promotional outlets. The kiss of death for any promotion is complexity.

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Interview questions and answers for assistants part 5

Practically Perfect PA

I’ve written four blog posts on interview questions specific to PAs, EAs and Administrative Assistants and they are all extremely popular so I thought I’d add another ten questions that I have been asked at various interviews over the years and my answers. This time I will focus on two specific interview questions – career development and scenario based questions. I would like to manage a team at some point and lead projects.

Passed Over for a Promotion: How to Deal

Eat Your Career

In a nutshell, her situation was this: After interviewing for almost six months, she thought it as a “sure thing” that she’d be offered a new position in her department. Politely and professionally address the situation with the hiring manager. career advice career planning mindset promotionsOn a recent free coaching call , I heard from a loyal blog reader who was feeling distraught.

Black History Month Interview Series: Lacretia Adamski

Executive Leadership Support Blog

Black History Month Interview Series. Throughout her career, she has also formed and managed administrative teams, including a team of soon-to-be 1 4 that globally supports approximately 1 ,000 employees. Here is a picture from a dinner I did for our management team in 2018.

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How to Run a Blog-Based Promotion

Andrea Kalli

When you are piecing together your blog promotion strategy, incorporate social media platforms that allow a message to spread quickly. If your message can be summarized in 140 characters, make it a promotion that works effectively on Twitter. Running a great blog-based promotion is not just about attracting other bloggers, but about supporting your blog message with other promotional outlets. The kiss of death for any promotion is complexity.

Interview Questions and Answers for PAs, EAs and Administrators

Practically Perfect PA

Over the last few years I’ve changed employers a number of times and so have had to face quite a few interviews. I went for one interview at a global accountancy firm and had a full-time permanent role as a team administrator straight away. So what happens when you do land that all important first interview? I’ve always found the best way to prepare for an interview is to think about the subjects you will cover. Filed under: Interviews.

What You Need to Know Now About Remote Interviews

45 Things

I've given advice in the past about being a good detective when you're interviewing for a job. Ask the same questions you would in person, such as what the typical work day looks like, the positives and negatives of the company, management style, opportunities for advancement, etc.

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Managing Time in Your Home Office

Clutter Coach

by Here’s an interview that one of my coaches, Ann Ronan, did with me about the special problems people who work at home face. Republished by Blog Post Promoter The post Managing Time in Your Home Office appeared first on Clutter Coach. Prioritizing Productivity Time ManagementI talk about: How to avoid working all the time (!).

Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Stephanie LH Calahan

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.    Keep reading for my interview with Cena Block -- the Mom-Preneur Clarity.   Cena presents signature workshops and privately coaches professional women in transition and moms-on-pause who struggle manage their time, systems, and spaces while juggling all the pieces for their busy.   What were you promoting?

4 Career Management Lessons You Can Learn From Playing Golf

Dumb Little Man

The game of golf can teach us a lot about what it means to manage a successful career. It’s important to take your career step by step, have patience and be willing to change course if anything unexpected comes your way, like a surprise job offer or a promotion. Hitting the links with friends during a sunny summer day is a great way to have fun, but a round of golf can teach you more than you think about career management.

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Launching Lessons Learned Interview: Cena Block

Stephanie LH Calahan

  Today, I'll share another Product/Program Promotion: Problems and Profits -- Launching Lessons Learned.    Keep reading for my interview with Cena Block -- the Mom-Preneur Clarity.   Cena presents signature workshops and privately coaches professional women in transition and moms-on-pause who struggle manage their time, systems, and spaces while juggling all the pieces for their busy.   What were you promoting?

Are You Managing Up Yet?

Executive Assistant Breakthrough

Managing up is an essential tool to have in your executive assistant toolkit. The problem is, you haven’t been trained to manage up. And, how will you manage up tastefully? Today, let’s look at why and when to employ the technique of managing up. Why Manage Up?

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Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, August 26, 2010 Could That Promotion Be a Career-Killer? Ive worked with plenty of great reporters who were promoted to leadership positions. Often, this was disastrous, and resulted in a revolt of other reporters who threatened to inflict great bodily harm on the reporter-turned-manager.

Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Say Hello Meet Your Hostess Career Management: Defining the Process and Purpose Written on July 29, 2010 by Chrissy Scivicque in Career The term “career management” is a bit abstract for some people.

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How to Make Any Job Interview Pay Off

45 Things

It can be frustrating when you interview for a job and then aren''t offered the position. That''s because you can always learn from every interview, and taking the time after meeting with a hiring manager to sort of "debrief" yourself can provide valuable insight so that the next interview could be the one to nab you a job. After every interview, take the time to think about: What kind of questions were asked? Did the interviewer focus on past jobs?

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How to Organize Business Cards & Networking Conversations - Interview & Giveaway @ContactKeeper

Stephanie LH Calahan

Do you need an easy way to delegate the input of contact and conversation information into a customer relationship management (CRM) tool? I manage a team of professionals who have extensive experience in these areas so I rely on their advice. So in 2005, I started doing the research of what tools are out there to help people manage the common act of exchanging business cards and taking notes. We can’t have an interview here and not talk about productivity!

Unleash Your Confidence – Vlad Dolezal Interview

Brilliantly Better

So, instead of writing a review of the guide, I chose to do something different: an interview with the guy behind the guide. Wow, what a coincidence that you happen to ask this question when interviewing me specifically! It’s about learning to draw upon the resources of confidence in any situation you want, which involves reducing the feeling of fear to manageable levels and then acting despite it.

Tracking How to Get It All Done & Avoid Information Overload-Interview With @Springpad CEO @jeffjaner

Stephanie LH Calahan

are an actionable extension of memory, we felt it was important to include task management features and functionality as a core component in Springpad. Many of our users look to Springpad to organize and manage their home and work lives, including everything from hard core GTD'ers to task management to creating weekly meal plans, home inventory and class note. On occasion, we have also created blog-related promotions to feature our partners and engage their readers (e.g.

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Demonstrating Emotional Intelligence Important in a Job Interview

45 Things

Colin Haupt, PURE’s vice president of human resources, says the company’s focus on emotional intelligence when making hires helps develop employees who become “promoters” of the company – and the proof can be found in the bottom line. The company, with about 300 employees, looks at four personal characteristics of job candidates: self-management, self-awareness, empathy and the ability to build successful relationships.

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How to use your personal brand to get the right job

Practically Perfect PA

Use your opening statement to promote your personal brand from the outset. During the interview is your time to shine. It will also allow you to remain focused during the interview as you will be able to relate each question back to your key attributes. Remember that first impressions count so if you are selling yourself as someone who is organised it is important that you turn up to the interview on time and prepared.

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Paid To Exist: Interview With Jonathan Mead – The Illuminated Mind

Brilliantly Better

Jonathan is one of the fastest growing self improvement bloggers out there and also one who managed to create a very original identity and a strong sense of respect. There were a few bumps on the road, as expected, but I finally managed to arrange for an exclusive interview with Jonathan. Yeap, an exclusive interview with Jonathan Meads, how about that? Introducing Assess - Decide - Do my life management framework. You did a great interview with Jonathan.

2010 71

Answering Reader Mail: Confidential Job Hunts, Raises, Promotions & Better Projects

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I would like to get better assignments, promoted, or get a raise before a few more years go by. It’s such a shame that there aren’t more managers who are good mentors that help each individual grow and learn more in their roles. Granted, I understand that many managers are busy and it’s faster for them to do certain projects. This is my first admin job supporting a mid-level executive.

10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

How do you select the candidates that go forward for job interviews? I have spent my hours chasing recruitment agents for example to find out if my CV was forwarded, if there was any feedback following an interview and if I actually got the job. The agent will have spoken to your potential employer about you and your work experience so it is worthwhile finding out what they said to the organisation and what skills they have promoted on your behalf.

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Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 1 of 4 Douglas August 26, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Customer Service Experience , Hiring & Training , Interviews , Specific Companies No Comments About two weeks ago, I interviewed Doria Camaraza, who is is the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Service Center for American Express. Interview?

Service Untitled» Blog Archive » Interview with Doria Camaraza.

Service Untitled

Home About Service Untitled Subscribe for Free Consulting Contact Archives Interview with Doria Camaraza from American Express – Part 2 of 4 Douglas September 03, 2010 Behind the Scenes , Culture , Customer Satisfaction , Employees , Interviews , Little Things, Big Differences , Specific Companies , Surveys No Comments This is part two of a four part interview with Doria Camaraza, the Senior Vice President and General Manager of Fort Lauderdale Service Center for American Express.

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 4 of 4

Service Untitled

This is the fourth and final part of my interview with Rob Siefker, the Director of the Customer Loyatly Team at Zappos. You can read part one of the interview here , part two here , and part three here. We used to have every twice a year, once a year, whatever, HR would email all the leadership teams so all the managers from all the different departments and stuff, and say okay, it’s review time and everybody gets an email of the most up–to–date review form and all that stuff.

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 3 of 4

Service Untitled

This is the second of a four part interview with Rob Siefker, the Director of the Customer Loyatly Team at Zappos. In this part of the interview, Rob talks more about the service metrics that Zappos tracks, how the company empowers its Customer Loyalty Team Members (and has avoided bureaucracy), how escalations to managers work at the company, how the Zappos compensates its employees, and the extensive continuing education programs employees have access to at Zappos and how they work.

Interview with Rob Siefker of Zappos – Part 1 of 4

Service Untitled

After interviewing Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh and seeing the company’s HQ outside of Las Vegas , I knew I wanted to learn more about the nuts and bolts and day-to-day operations of Zappos. In part one of this four part interview, Rob talks about what he does at Zappos, how the company handles operating 24/7, what the training process is like for Zappos employees, and how the company makes the most out of cross-training its employees.

The Full Interview - The Person Behind the Professional

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

I was interviewed earlier this month and so I pasted it below. When people would ask me in interviews, my first answer was, “No nepotism here!” I learned through informational interviews that I should apply to temp agencies. And as I climbed the admin ladder, when I got recruited for a project manager role, the person who referred me was also someone I had met when I was “just a temp” stuffing those thousands of envelopes. 2) How manageable are you?

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Day in the life: Donna Lindsay

Practically Perfect PA

Supporting Senior Management with PA assistance in helping develop legislation for the Scottish Government. . I work in a very social team and once a month we go out for lunch which promotes great team building. Apart from resisting all the cakes and sweets in the office it is probably ensuring that I am managing my time efficiently. Regarding training I would recommend every PA undertakes time management, assertiveness and minute taking courses.

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Answering Reader Mail: What questions should I ask an interviewer when applying for an Executive Assistant position?

Musings of a High-Level Executive Assistant

What questions should I ask an interviewer when applying for an Executive Assistant position? However, sometimes during an interview, the interviewer answers all of my questions during the conversation without me even asking. Then at the end of the interview, I'm stumped on what else to ask regarding the Executive Assistant position or their company. The easy way to answer this question is to have you Google interview questions online. "I'm an avid reader.

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4 ways to "manage up"

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4 ways to "manage up" Many people feel "stuck" these days. I interviewed John Baldoni recently, and he provide a road map of how to get your career un-stuck. Heres the column I did for Gannett: You may think that management is a one way street: The boss tells you what to do, and you do it.

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Epic pandemic? Taking control of your career during times of uncertainty

Who's the Real Boss?

So, if the marketing function has been reduced or cut, but the social media for the company still needs to be managed, then put your hand up for it! Perhaps the accounts team have been cut…so why don’t you step in to help manage the invoicing?

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Quitting and Job Hopping and Coaching, Oh My!

Eat Your Career

Workbooks Stress Management Workbook Time Management Magic Reinvent Your Career Workbook More Tasty Goodness Career Management Consulting Job Interview Coaching Resume Revision Group Training & Public Speaking Eat My WHAT?! Written on August 12, 2010 by Chrissy Scivicque in Career , Video A few weeks ago, I did an interview with one of my favorite bloggers, Alexandra Franzen of Unicorns for Socialism.

2010 109

New speakers for the Virtual Summit

Practically Perfect PA

From her corporate days running press offices to being the boss of her own business, she’s learnt how to build relationships and stay on people’s radars by promoting who she is – not just what she does. Margaret is a highly motivated and experienced individual with exceptional organisational skills, working in the public health sector for the last decade of a 20+ year career in Admin, PA/EA and Management.

2017 158

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Treating Job Candidates Badly: Why.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 29, 2010 Treating Job Candidates Badly: Why It May Come Back to Haunt Employers Everyone has a bad interview story. Three years ago, Holly Meadows Baird, an interior designer, interviewed for a job where the hiring manager introduced her to the “girls” in the company. “I

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8 Reasons Why You Should Work for a Tough Boss

ProAssisting Blog

A tough boss also has a reputation within their industry outside of the company and that too can help you when interviewing at a competitor. Lastly, if you can thrive when working for a tough and demanding boss, when it does come time to either move on or be promoted, usually that tough boss turns out to be your biggest supporter. Home Blog About Us Who we are About the Program Program Specifics Execs, HR Depts.

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Is job hopping the only way up the career ladder for assistants?

Practically Perfect PA

Apparently, being loyal to one company doesn’t necessarily pay off (both in terms of salary and promotion) and moving from one role to another in pretty quick succession is becoming less frowned upon. Both were internal positions and my experience within the organisation really helped me during the interviews. If you are thinking about changing your current job, we have a free eBook that will help you prepare for the perfect PA interview.

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Avoid Burnout by Creating Your Own Utopia

Office Dynamics

Some days the administrative professional’s role is to maintain a sense of calm in chaos by dealing with last minute changes, communicating changes, preparing managers for the changes and balancing the other 20 unexpected tasks in such a way that managers are uninterrupted and carry out their schedule and duties efficiently. Feeling comfortable asking for and offering work assistance promotes a healthy workplace. Avoid Burnout.

2018 135

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Say "No" at Work

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, August 10, 2010 4 Ways to Say "No" at Work Often the most difficult word in the English language is "no." Many of us hate hearing it (especially when it goes with "No.you arent getting the promotion") but its just as difficult for many of us to say it.

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Dealing With Staff Conflict

Ian's Messy Desk

Managers interviewed said they spend, on average, 18 percent of their time —more than seven hours a week or nine weeks per year — intervening in employee disputes. It was conducted by an independent research firm and is based on telephone interviews with more than 1,000 senior managers at companies with 20 or more employees. Dole out praise, promotions and choice assignments to individuals who contribute to a supportive work environment. Management.

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10 Signs That Your Company Is In Urgent Need Of An ATS Right Now!

Recruit CRM

In order for you to land a job in a great company, you need to know how you can beat an ATS so that you actually get called for an interview. What it allows the hiring team to do is easily accept all the interview requests and provide feedback on the candidates they are interviewing.

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