Best Plan-Aheads for a Worry-Free Work Trip or Vacation

Time away from the office can be stressful. How will everything get done in your absence? Not to worry—here are several effective “out-of-office tactics” to employ so that your projects run smoothly and efficiently while you’re gone. Then, you’ll return to work feeling relaxed and unruffled, fully reaping the restorative benefits that we all know being away gives us.

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Does the Brand of YOU Reflect What You Want it To?

When you meet new people, do they see you the way you want to be seen? Does the impression you make on them encourage them to want to stay connected with you, and talk about you to others? Ask yourself these questions to create a brand that will gain you the recognition you seek and deserve.

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Take the “Work” Out of Conference Networking

Career success depends on relationships—which makes networking at a conference the perfect way to cultivate new, productive relationships. Still, approaching strangers at an event can be scary. That’s why you should try out these go-to networking strategies to help calm your nerves and actually enjoy your very next conference.

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Best Practices for Preparing for Your Company’s Board Meeting

An experienced EA recognizes that a seamlessly run board meeting is not only a reflection of her or his proficiency, it also showcases her boss’ commitment to the board as well as the company’s integrity. Check out these tips to help you facilitate a gathering of your organization’s or company’s critical MVPs and VIPs.

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Excellence in Customer Service for your Executive/Team

Stepping away from the office is an excellent time to reset your interaction style and habits. Customer service is a big part of an assistant’s job, but who, and how, are you servicing? Hear from Senior Executive Assistant Lisa Assetta how a holistic approach can catapult your touch-pints with others from good to great.  

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Working for a Global Company: What You Need to Know

We live in an increasingly globalized world, one in which an ever-increasing number of individuals work for organizations that operate in multiple countries. Learn about some of the advantages—and challenges—that come with joining today’s global workforce.

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The Art of Mentoring

As a seasoned executive or administrative assistant, you know what it takes to be successful. If you were fortunate enough to have a mentor in your early career, you know all too well how this support served as a springboard to your success. Whether you’re looking to give back or build-up your admin team internally, it’s important to know why and how mentorships succeed.

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Hit “Reset!” 12 Ways to Relax, Refresh, Renew, Refuel, and Recharge This Month

 

Remember how much you loved summer when you were a kid? You slowed down, caught fireflies, had time to move beyond the day to day routines, drank lemonade, and, you played. Basically, summer was a time to recharge, refuel and renew. Things at the office are a little more relaxed as well in the summer, so it’s a great time to renew yourself!

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Do Job Titles Matter?

In an ideal world, job titles would be irrelevant. But in today’s world, job titles do matter—not just to administrative professionals, but to employees in every organization and every industry across the spectrum. Learn more about the advantages to having the right job title and how one could help you frame the conversation around new responsibilities and salary increases.

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Interviewing Tips for Admins

A job interview can be a heart-pounding experience. In addition to general employment questions, a potential employer will have interview questions specific to admin pros. Check out some examples that will help you increase your confidence and help you rock your next job interview.

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