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. According to an Accountemps survey , one in three candidates are removed from job consideration after checking with their references.

2019 229

Indirect References to Questions

Daily Writing Tips

When referring to a paraphrased question, writers often introduce grammatical mistakes in the course of confusing the query for a quoted question. Do you want to improve your writing skills faster? Original post: Indirect References to Questions.

2019 64

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The Secret behind Reference Checks

Job Advice Blog

Smaller companies typically have neither the manpower nor the funds to do thorough reference checks, which could cost hundreds of dollars. Conversely, larger companies do reference checks but at varying levels of thoroughness.

2010 171

Winning Strategies for Employment: Reference Preparation

Job Advice Blog

All that stands between you and the job you really want and need is a reference check. Many people mistakenly put references directly on their résumés. At the time references are requested, you should provide references from a diverse group of people.

2010 200

The Rise of Highly Skilled UK Freelancers

Small Business Labs

  It also focuses on what they refer to as "highly skilled freelancers" These are the self-employed working in managerial, professional and technical occupations. Much of the recent growth has been driven by the expansion of the highly skilled freelance sector.

2018 178

5 College Skills That Have Lasting Value

Dumb Little Man

Between writing essays, going into interviews, and managing deadlines, you refine several skills while you’re applying for college. Those skills are important because not only do they help you get into your dream college, but they can also help you find jobs and manage your career. Here are some of the best college skills that can help you achieve success in your life. Creativity goes hand-in-hand with writing skills.

2018 185

Idioms and Expressions That Refer to Eating

Daily Writing Tips

This post discusses a number of idiomatic expressions that refer literally or figuratively to consuming food and include some form of the word eat. Eating crow or eating dirt, similarly, refers to the humiliation of being proven wrong; the notion is of having to ingest something unpalatable.

2018 71

The Skill You Must Have No Matter Your Job

On The Job

Often referred to as "soft skills," employers want workers who know how to interact well with others, who won't act like buttheads and who can empathize with customers and colleagues. Soft skills don't just happen overnight.

2017 170

Top Five Skills To Develop In College That Can Help You Get Your Dream Job

Dumb Little Man

You need to have a particular skill set that fits their needs. Some students may learn professional skills by reading “ management books by reputed authors “, watching videos on these subjects or latching on to management gurus. Now, if you are wondering what exact skills can help you in getting your dream job, read on. Leadership skills. In life, you need to demonstrate leadership skills where applicable. Collaborative skills.

2017 157

One Super Useful Skill that No One Teaches in Your 20s

Dumb Little Man

I wished I had known about this super useful skill in my 20s. Yeah, no one ever taught me about this one super special skill. That super special and useful skill is called: Pitching. See Also: How to Improve Your Skills at Office Politics.

2016 207

Why Soft Skills are So Important to Your Career

On The Job

Perhaps you've worked very hard to learn the technical skills necessary to get the job you want or succeed in your current position. There are some references to someone else being a "better fit." What other soft skills do you think are important to career success

2017 153

Persuasion Skills – The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Office Dynamics

Persuasion skills for the administrative assistant. How familiar are you with persuasion skills? So what are ways to build your persuasion skills that are good? A lot of persuasion skills are wrapped in and around your reputation, your behavior and your communication skills.

Skills 157

Ten Tips To Strengthen Your People Skills

Admins4Admins

If you’ve thought that people skills could not be much of an issue in determining your own success on the job, think again. Without flexibility, people skills suffer! Yet most people spend more time doing preventative maintenance on their automobiles than they do on their people skills.

How to Improve Your Writing Skills by Analyzing Structure

Men With Pens

Upcoming posts will focus on better writing skills, in honor of Damn Fine Words ‘s launch. It’s the only online writing course that teaches you how to improve your writing skills AND get business results. You know that writers need to read to improve their writing skills.

2011 81

Looking Forward – Skills to Learn for 2011 and Beyond?

Office Dynamics

Consider taking on learning these new skills: Foreign Language: Learn Spanish. I have a hunch it is going to be THE most important skill in the next twenty years, not just for administrative professionals - but all professions. A guest blog post by Kemetia Foley, CPS/CAP.

2011 132

Looking Forward – Skills to Learn for 2011 and Beyond?

Office Dynamics

Consider taking on learning these new skills: Foreign Language: Learn Spanish. I have a hunch it is going to be THE most important skill in the next twenty years, not just for administrative professionals - but all professions. A guest blog post by Kemetia Foley, CPS/CAP.

2011 130

Emotional Intelligence for Administrative Assistants

Office Dynamics

This definitely is a skill every assistant needs to know. This is a skill you can use every single day! I reference Daniel Goleman for my classes and want to share this with you. I am confident in my skills and aware of my weaknesses.

2019 228

Perfect Your Small Business Skills With Open Courseware

Small Business CEO

While yes it is true that one doesn’t need a Masters of Business Administration degree in order to run and manage a successful small business, the leadership and business skills one learns pursuing an MBA can in fact help one launch their business to even further heights.

2011 86

Timely and Effective Communication Strategies for Assistants

Office Dynamics

You can reference our Communicating In Style, With Style blog for more details on each color as well as our Communication Style Assessment. We all know that communication is the cornerstone of any organization’s success. It is even more important in times of crisis.

2020 130

Declutter to increase productivity

Practically Perfect PA

This can be anything from projects, clients, banking, personal, reference, banking, invoices. Core Skills Featured Writers admin administrators assistants business travel Executive Assistant Office manager organisational skills PA Personal Assistant

2017 177

12 Days of Christmas Webinar: The Accelerated Assistant

Office Dynamics

Learn how to create your Desk Reference Manual with this template from All Things Admin. In our program today we talked about seven ways to become an accelerated assistant. Below you will find our replay link, program notes, certificate download and access to our deal of the day.

2016 216

Melba Duncan on the Hot Skills EAs Need For 2009 and Beyond

Stellar Assistants

I've since reread that article at least a hundred times, and have referred colleagues to the article too many times to count. Take this quote, for instance: "The "hot skills" in 2008 and beyond are the skills that support indispensability. I'm a HUGE fan of Melba J. Duncan. Rabid , in fact. I was first introduced to her in September 1999, when she was featured on the cover of Inc. magazine ( [link] ).

2009 40

100 words that will making minute taking a breeze

Practically Perfect PA

Referred. Core Skills Minute Taking admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Minutes Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual AssistantSo as we all know minute taking can sometimes be a little tedious (Friday morning job anyone!!)

2016 229

Revolutionary Insights Into Self-Leadership for Administrative Professionals

Office Dynamics

Only a rare few administrative professionals have learned to tap into the power of the most advanced leadership skill. She’s witnessed its power first hand and helped hundreds of administrative professionals hone their self-leadership skills.

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques | THE SMALL BUSINESS BLOG

The Small Business Blog

Small Business Bootstrapping Techniques by Stefan Töpfer on Oct 01, 2007 I often refer to “ bootstrapping “, when I talk about small business, you may very well be asking “ What the hell is bootstrapping?&# E-Mail me or follow me. You ask a question, I answer!

2007 208

Organising your Outlook folders

Practically Perfect PA

I know this is controversial and most email gurus would say delete your emails after a certain amount of time, but, and as an assistant it is a big but, I get asked the most random things so many times a day that I am constantly referring back to emails that can be years old.

2017 219

How to Respond to Workplace Conflict

Office Dynamics

I’m not referring to full-blown, yelling at each other. This is an important skill to develop for any individual who has to work with others. Having an “attitude of taking charge” is not necessarily the same as the “skill of taking charge.”

2016 189

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Excellent communication skills, keep in touch with their clients. In summary, our 7 key tips for choosing a great event supplier are to make sure that your supplier: Has strong communication skills, keeps in regular contact with their clients and provides prompt updates.

Why Do Administrative Teams Have So Much Drama?

Office Dynamics

In real terms, “drama” usually refers to interpersonal conflicts—people aren’t getting along, and it’s typically attached to petty, non-substantive reasons. You’re invited to join the FREE Eat Your Career Resource Library where you’ll gain immediate access to dozens of tools to advance your professional skills and achieve career fulfillment. On a recent webinar, Joan noticed a question that caught her attention: Why do so many administrative teams have drama?

2017 167

Seven tips: What to look for in an event supplier

Practically Perfect PA

Excellent communication skills, keep in touch with their clients. In summary, our 7 key tips for choosing a great event supplier are to make sure that your supplier: Has strong communication skills, keeps in regular contact with their clients and provides prompt updates.

Blatant Pronoun Misuses You Want to Learn and Avoid

Office Dynamics

Subjective” refers to the pronoun’s place in the sentence—as a subject.). Objective” refers to the pronoun’s place in the sentence—as an object.). Rule: You can’t use a “-self” pronoun (myself, yourself, himself, herself, themselves, ourselves) unless it refers to another noun or pronoun used earlier in the sentence. Clue: Look for the referring word that precedes the pronoun. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Self Development Uncategorized

2018 156

Recommendations Play Key Role in Job Search

On The Job

Human resource people tell me a good reference can make or break a job applicant, but many of those vying for jobs seem to give their references little or no consideration. With that in mind, here are some tips for getting the most out of your references: 1. Contact the reference. Make sure you have current addresses, phone numbers and e-mails for each person you give as a reference. If possible, meet with the reference in person.

2008 100

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

If your presentation contains charts make sure every chart is on a separate slide and is up on the screen when your manager refers to it. So if you are putting a presentation together and want to use images that reference your corporate branding and colours this is the website for you.

2017 207

Creating Powerful Presentations

Practically Perfect PA

If your presentation contains charts make sure every chart is on a separate slide and is up on the screen when your manager refers to it. So if you are putting a presentation together and want to use images that reference your corporate branding and colours this is the website for you.

2017 207

Not Sure If It’s One Word or Two? Check This List

Office Dynamics

Check this list first for an easy, fast reference on dozens of words. Barbara McNichol works with business professionals to provide expert editing of nonfiction books and help them improve their writing skills.

2016 156

How to remember those random requests

Practically Perfect PA

Now, the glamorous references are not something I am used to hearing but the endless stream of random requests is! Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Office manager PA Personal Assistant Tasks Virtual Assistant

2014 279

Handling Ethical Issues in the Workplace

Office Dynamics

Nan DeMars, The Telephone Doctor, refers to this technique as “freezing time” or “hitting the pause button” and it can be effective. Author: Lisa Olsen. Have you ever thought about your responsibility and power to improve ethical standards in the workplace?

2016 170

Bridge the Generational Communication Gap

Office Dynamics

Also referred to as the New Kids, Millennials, Gen Y, Echo Boomers, The Internet Generation) They tend to be optimistic, prefer collective action, social, and value diversity and morality. Admin Assistant Training Communication Skills Motivators Self Development administrative assistant baby boomers communication gap communication skills gen-xers generational communication Joan Burge millenials Monday Motivators nexters veterans world class assistant

2017 135

Ten tips on preparing board papers

Practically Perfect PA

Scan the final board papers into a PDF format for future reference. Featured Key Skills admin administrators assistants EA Executive Assistant Meeting Office manager PA Personal Assistant Virtual Assistant

2014 207

How do you make your boss successful?

Practically Perfect PA

As I had a few drinks and wasn’t really in the mood to talk through my CV and current skill set my off the cuff response was ‘I make my boss incredibly successful’. Pin It. I was chatting to a friend of a friend the other night and was asked that all important question ‘what do you do?’

2012 268

Monty Python Officeland

Laughing all the Way to Work

With references like these how can I lose? New South Wales Australia Time) Turning Soft Skills Into Tangible and Recognizable Skills That You Can (and Should) Bring to The Office Conference December 6/7, 2010, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia IQPC’s 8th Executive and Personal Assistant Summit is on again in 2010! Join us at the luxurious Palazzo Versace on the Gold Coast for an amazing end of year get away and your chance to network, learn and advance your skills in style!

2009 100

Tips for New Hire Retention

Office Dynamics

Some of the tips suggested so far have been: Keeping a Desk Reference Guide. How do you keep a new admin who’s under the gun from the start? by MARY ELLEN SLAYTER on JANUARY 14, 2015 1:57PM. in ADMIN PRO FORUM.

2015 140

How to hire a business translator for your boss

Practically Perfect PA

A good PA possesses a range of skills and competencies. Jennifer Ball from London Translations tells us that large translation projects are complex, involving many people each with different skills along with specialist software and tools.

2015 163