Personal Development

3 tips for the freshly fired

June 2, 2022

If you’ve ever been fired, you know what a rollercoaster your brain can be in the hours and days to come. In the immediate fallout of an unexpected dismissal, it’s very important to try to take care of yourself.

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Excel tools: Quick Analysis, Text to Columns, TRIM

June 2, 2022

Three Excel tools to ease your workload.

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How to be the go-to person with less stress

June 2, 2022

In many organizations, administrative professionals are the unofficial, de facto help desk people. People go to you because you’re always doing miracles, seem to be able to figure anything out and get everything done. Here are two techniques you can employ to make the most of the time you spend helping people and reduce the number of repeat performances necessary for a single issue.

Personal Development

Who’s in your kitchen cabinet?

June 2, 2022

Writer Morra Aarons-Mele is a believer in having a fully stocked “kitchen cabinet,” meaning a digital sisterhood of subject-matter experts and confidantes. With your kitchen cabinet, you feel comfortable sharing doubts and vulnerabilities, whereas you wouldn’t express these things to your exec, your mentor or even the person in the cubicle next to yours.

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Excel: Versioning in the Cloud

June 2, 2022

Q. I’ve inherited a workbook from a colleague who is no longer at the company. She was really good at Excel. The problem is, I can’t quite figure out what this file is connected to. Is there a “one-stop shop” for that in Excel?

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The art of juggling multiple managers

Changes in the workforce have demanded that many businesses cut down some administrative staff. That leaves those remaining with a lot more on their plates. If this is your job—or it becomes your job—here’s a little guidance to avoid getting pulled in too many directions.

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Gain conversational trust by holding back

A co-worker relates an anecdote and you're seized with the urge to relate your own, since it seems relevant to the topic. But are you telling the story because the conversation really needs it, or is it just because you want to top what's already been said or just bring your own life into the chatter? An ability to keep mum trims runaway conversations and makes people feel more comfortable involving you in office talk.

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