Advancement

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While healthy competition can boost productivity, a hyper-competitive workplace can also cause stress, anxiety and office drama when employees feel pitted against one another. Chris Taylor, writing at The Muse, offers advice for avoiding harmful rivalries in a competitive company.
The way we work has changed significantly in recent years, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities out there, even in this new economy, says J.T. O’Donnell, writing for Inc. Here are some bad habits that may be holding you back.
Laura Thornberry has worked as an executive assistant for more than 20 years, and after suffering a couple of layoffs, last year she launched Collaborative VA Partners, a virtual assistant company based in Sacramento, California.
The hardest part of any job search is selling yourself. Even when you have years of experience in an industry this can be a challenge. How do you package your skills when you do not have experience?
Question: “I have worked as an administrative assistant for seven years with the same boss. I have constantly asked for more responsibilities, as I feel I could do more—I’ll be graduating with my master’s degree in December. My boss seems to just brush my request off. At what point should I start seeking opportunities elsewhere?” – Natarsha, Administrative Assistant
Being a good manager of your boss is a skill that can propel you and your organization forward, but how and when do you take the lead with your supervisor?
In today’s business world, being proficient in a specific skillset is not always enough. To be successful in an administrative role, it is also necessary to demonstrate professionalism, a customer service mindset, a proactive approach, and a positive attitude.

Bounce back after losing a promotion

April 5, 2017 Categorized in: Advancement

It’s disappointing to get passed up for a promotion, and it’s frustrating when you believe you earned it. But if you find yourself in this position, don’t let it get you down for long. “Getting passed up should fuel your competitiveness and light a fire under you,” says LaSalle Network CEO Tom Gimbel.
Being active on LinkedIn has be­­come a career essential, but it can be a challenge. Kim Brown, Syra­­cuse Uni­­ver­­sity Career Services, spends a lot of time reviewing LinkedIn profiles and noticed people make these common mistakes.
One-fifth of the world’s population work as assistants, but how many have locked down not just job security but a career arc that’s always moving upward?

Remembering your 20s helps your career

December 21, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

We all have moments where the future of our careers feels unclear. Fortunately, the answers can often be found in your own past, says Doug Campbell, executive coach and author of The 16-28 Solution.

Smoothing the way from bud to boss

December 17, 2016 Categorized in: Advancement

Things change when you get promoted and go from being just another employee to a manager above your former peers. To make the move as smooth as possible, take this advice from leadership experts rounded up by Time reporter Daniel Bortz.

How to create your dream job

November 27, 2016 Categorized in: AdvancementFeatured Article

If you don’t have your dream job yet you’re not alone.
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