Hitting the salary cap

Practically Perfect PA

Everyone was placed in a salary band depending on their experience and their skills. Except support staff who were placed in lower salary bands or slotted in somewhere that sort of fitted what they did. My salary was good and I was happy with my lot.

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5 Tips On How To Negotiate Your Salary

Dumb Little Man

Do you feel uncomfortable and don’t know how to negotiate your salary? But the reality is that “75% of people who ask for a pay rise, get a rise”, based on PayScale’s Salary Negotiation Guide. An increase in your salary will not come overnight.

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How do assistants get promoted?

Practically Perfect PA

Having worked in that position for a few years I was promoted to Account Manager and then a few years later made redundant. In terms of my career I have had to leave a company to enhance my skills, choices, salary and overall career progression. The post How do assistants get promoted?

How To Get a Promotion Without Working Yourself To The Bone

Dumb Little Man

But many of today’s hardest-working, most frustrated employees can put their failure to get promoted down to one of two simple causes: They’re doing such a good job where they are, that management doesn’t want to move them. And they got the promotion because that image rang true.

2016 277

Bad Career Advice: Promotions Are Always Positive Career Moves

Eat Your Career

Plus—here’s the good news—that minimal increase in salary will be completely wiped out by taxes. Promotions sometimes feel like back-handed compliments. A promotion, we’re told, is the ultimate reward for a job well done. A promotion can change all that. Congratulations!

How Social Niceties Can Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion At Work

Dumb Little Man

Imagine feeling fulfilled and accomplished in your job, being loved by your boss, respected and admired by your peers and paid the salary you are worth. If you’re playing by all the rules and still not getting any promotion at work, then you might be unknowingly sabotaging yourself. Promoting your success doesn’t make you a jerk it. If people never get a chance to know you, then how can you get a promotion at work? It’s evaluation time at work again!

2017 167

When a Demotion Makes Sense

On The Job

drop in salary demotion less pay career advice lose promotion Anita BruzzeseIf you’ve ever been unemployed, you know the joy that comes from finally getting that job offer.

2012 182

Is Your Job Title Hurting Your Career?

On The Job

Some of your criteria may be based on salary, location, company culture or perks. Or, they think the title doesn't really matter -- they just want a better salary and more vacation time. The same thing should be top of mind when you're given promotions within your company.

2017 169

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. Here are a few of my thoughts… Salary increase.

2016 234

10 Ways to Encourage More Women Into Your Workforce

Dumb Little Man

Promote this as one of the most positive attributes of your company’s culture and that will surely result in the female talent pool and higher women workforce retention. The salary structure for female employees must be competitive and based on performance.

2020 194

Administrative Assistant vs. Executive Assistant: What’s the Difference?

Eat Your Career

Note: The one area I will not be addressing is salary, as there is too much variation and nuance to adequately cover this topic here. To fill Executive Assistant positions, organizations will often recruit from within, promoting established, high-performing Admins or transferring existing EAs.

2020 182

9 Serious Signs You’re Next To Be Fired

Dumb Little Man

Delay or reduction in your salary. A delay or reduction in your salary might happen as a result of three factors. If it is the first, Human Resources would be looking to decrease workers and if you did not receive your salary, this is a definite sign that your job is in peril.

2016 284

6 Ways How Twentysomethings Can Start to Save

Dumb Little Man

For example, if you put in 6 percent of your salary, they may add in 50 percent of that 6 percent for a total of 9 percent of your income going toward retirement. ● One way to increase how much you save is to put all salary raises into your retirement account.

2016 196

Saying ‘no’ nicely

Practically Perfect PA

If we are always busy doing work for colleagues that they should do themselves we could be missing out on really great projects which could get us promoted, increase our salary – or who knows what! A short and sweet blog post today.

2014 229

4 Ways to Get the Boss to Give You What You Want

On The Job

If you're having difficulty getting what you want at work -- perhaps a promotion or a big project -- it's time to rethink your negotiating skills and learn from the best. If you’re only thinking about your salary, then you’re setting yourself up to fail,” he says.

2017 151

Tasty Tidbits: Professional Development News & Views (April 2017)

Eat Your Career

Read the article here >> 3 Reasons to Never Skip Salary Negotiation When Accepting a New Job. Read the article here >> Master These Soft Skills to Improve Your Chances for Promotion.

2017 130

How to Increase Productivity by Switching Off and Getting Cozy

Dumb Little Man

The concept of switching off is quite ingrained in some cultures, while others still promote the idea of constant work. You’re not receiving extra salary to check those emails and reply to them outside of work. The working world is in a constant state of flux.

2019 210

What holds us back?

Practically Perfect PA

Being taken seriously leads to more interesting tasks, more responsibilities, promotions and salary increases. To overcome this I know many assistants that simply job hop so that they can increase their salary while moving up to the next level. Good question right? I think so.

2014 253

3 Steps to Getting That BIG Raise at Work

Dumb Little Man

In most instances, this will come in the form of raises to your salary. In this article, we’ll discuss how to craft a compelling ASK which you can use to maximize your salary increase. This past year I used these techniques to increase my base salary by 10%! See Also: How Social Niceties Can Ruin Your Chances Of Getting A Promotion At Work. One of the most important components of achieving long-term financial well-being is increasing your income.

2017 174

What Does Success Mean to You?

Dumb Little Man

Is it what all your friends are chasing: big salaries, a huge television and a flashy phone? All too often, we mean that they’ve reached a high level of their career and they’re making a six-figure salary. Is it really about having a particular qualification or achieving a promotion?

2010 285

Set Stretch Goals

Office Dynamics

THE BROCHURE PROMOTING AN administrative training pro­gram said, We will never make you do anything you don’t want to do. From Joan Burge’s new book, Joan’s Greatest Administrative Secrets Revealed (2018).

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A PA’s guide to confidentiality

Practically Perfect PA

In many cases, you’ll know about promotions, salary changes, redundancies, acquisitions and mergers before anyone else. As a PA or EA, your ability to handle confidential subjects, issues, emails and documents is essential.

2015 272

How to Market Yourself During A Career Search

Dumb Little Man

There are several online tools you can use to discover the average salary for the type of position you seek. Promote Yourself. Instead, you need to use various channels to promote your skills and abilities. When searching for a new career, knowing how to market yourself to potential employers and recruiters can give you an edge over the other applicants. If you don’t know how to stand out from the rest, it could make your search very long and exhausting.

2017 146

6 Ways to Add Value to Your Organization & Advance Your Career

Eat Your Career

Your company pays you a salary and they expect a return. That means raises, promotions and job security for you. Over the past few months, I’ve talked about this concept at length in numerous webinars, speeches and presentations.

2013 257

What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

It can give you a “salary” that releases you from having to work for every penny. Less Stress and Money Worry – A steady stream of income, even if small, can function as a small salary to help you get through lean months. What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It?

2019 180

Take Notice! Why You Should Take Workplace Signs Seriously

Small Business CEO

These signs are ever-present, they don’t take holidays, they speak the universal language of images and they don’t take a salary. They’re indispensable when it comes to promoting and maintaining safety in the workplace.

2017 63

5 Ways to Be a Value-Added Employee

Office Dynamics

Profit-generating ideas are a sure-fire way to promote your value. Even if your organization has a salary freeze this year, keep doing your best.

2018 181

Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills

Ian's Messy Desk

Those who give more speeches tend to have higher salaries than those who give less or no speeches. After two months, she is promoted to senior engineer. The post Boost Your Success by Improving Your Speaking Skills appeared first on Ian's Messy Desk.

2014 232

Are assistants overqualified?

Practically Perfect PA

It has been really interesting reading all of the different job descriptions, the skills that are required and the salaries attached to different levels of the role. I have just spent the last hour looking through jobs that are currently available to assistants.

2015 269

Being a Single Parent of Three, This is What I Advise All the Moms

Dumb Little Man

When I am shopping online, I enter a promotional code to avail discount and offers such as free shipping. If you do, you’ll end up giving away a major chunk of your salary. Today, I attended the graduation party of my twin boys.

2019 197

Getting buy in from the boss

Practically Perfect PA

It is imperative to be proactive about self-promotion in order to showcase your skills, achievements and personal brand. Salary Increase. “Succeeding in business is all about making connections. Business is all about personal contact.

2017 213

What can assistants expect in 2013

Practically Perfect PA

Salary and financial reward . This is the same for assistants and we should be seeking salary increases if we are taking on extra work. Well 2012 is over and done with and we are now already two days into 2013.

2013 272

So do assistants think the role has diversified?

Practically Perfect PA

Last September I successfully negotiated a change in title and salary, but am still the lowest-paid manager in our company, even though I have more management experience than several other managers. Last month I posted a blog about diversification with the assistant role.

2014 224

Dispelling the Personal Assistant myth

Practically Perfect PA

We can be promote, we can move out of the role into other parts of the business and we can do more than the role requires. Personal Assistants can demand good salaries and can influence and persuade their manager’s decisions.

2013 277

10 questions to ask a recruitment agent

Practically Perfect PA

Do you have any positions at the moment that match my preferences (type of role, location, salary, industry etc)? I have moved around quite a bit – job wise and city wise – over the years so I have a lot of experience working with recruitment agents.

2014 234

Career Success A to Z: L is for Lifelong Learning

Eat Your Career

However, you should never do it with the sole intention of demanding a higher salary or promotion based on the shiny certificate you’ll possess when completed. This article is part of a series. Learn more about it and access links to other articles in the series here.

2017 130

The Good and Bad of Freelancing

Small Business Labs

There are no set salaries, no limits on how to direct one's efforts. Having to generate, fight for, promote, and defend your work can be downright exhausting. Paying out of pocket for health care (not everyone qualifies for the Freelancers Union), quarterly taxes, accounting, bookkeeping, promotion, marketing, negotiations, pre and post project management. Every so often we need to remind ourselves that freelancing is neither just good or bad.

2016 109

What Is Passive Income?

The Solopreneur Life

It can give you a “salary” that releases you from having to work for every penny. Less Stress and Money Worry – A steady stream of income, even if small, can function as a small salary to help you get through lean months. What Is Passive Income and How Do You Do It?

2019 130

Are You Covering All Expense Bases?

Step It Up VA Coaching

Any money you spend to run or grow your business must be paid for somehow, and not necessarily out of your own salary. Marketing and Advertising: Any money you spend on marketing and advertising is a business expense, including business cards, brochures, any sort of promotional materials, such as swag for a conference, and the conference fees themselves. by Donna Toothaker.

A day in the life: Danielle Howes, Linley

Practically Perfect PA

Prior to this I worked for a large International Marketing Agency organising events and promotions for one of the UKs biggest retailers.

2015 169

10 Ways Your Life Improves When You Become a Freelancer

Dumb Little Man

As a salaried employee, it doesn’t matter whether you work 40 hours a week or 60. You get to earn more by working more instead of brown nosing for a promotion. Have you ever considered how your life might change if you became a freelancer? It’s nice having job security.

2017 202

Is an Executive Assistant Certificate for You?

Office Dynamics

There are two main points I want to make in this blog: An administrative certificate or certification does not guarantee success, a salary increase, new title or promotion. Completion of Certificate Programs, Certifications and Designation are industry marks of excellence.

2015 260

Attracting Millennials: Understanding What Millennials Want in a Career

Office Dynamics

Gone are the days when attractive salaries and retirement options were enough to land top recruits. This is good news for companies who can’t compete with the salaries of big corporations. This year millennials surpassed Gen Xers as the largest generation in the U.S.

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