Advancement

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Are you on the right track at work?

January 5, 2018 Categorized in: Advancement

Sometimes it isn’t clear to us how exactly we’re doing at work. You might be uncertain whether you’re on the right path to a promotion or raise. Here are some ways to know you’re doing your job well.
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I interview people all the time. It comes with the job. Over the years I’ve learned to look at more than just credentials and what’s on a CV.
What are the most common foibles that cause promising professionals to fail? These are the traps that can bring you down.
If you aren’t advancing as you’d like and it seems like your career is going nowhere, here are four possible reasons and solutions, offered by executive coach Joel Garfinkle, author of Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level.

Prove you’re ready for a promotion

September 14, 2017 Categorized in: Advancement

Getting promoted is tougher than it used to be, writes Anne Fisher. Researchers at leadership development and coaching firm PDI Ninth House set out to analyze exactly what leads to a successful upward move.
“I’m going back to school!” It feels so good to say, but then come the details. Marcelle Yeager, writing at U.S. News & World Report, reminds us of some basics to keep in mind when pursuing higher learning.

Your fellow admins on becoming an EA

August 30, 2017 Categorized in: Advancement

Blythe, an admin from San Diego, was sure the pay of an Executive Assistant would be very nice, but she had her doubts about whether to go for the job. She liked being on the same level as other admins in the office, working as a group, and the idea of tying herself so closely to the whims of just one boss was making her hesitant. Words submitted to us from actual admins around the country changed her mind.
So-called conventional wisdom leads you to believe too blindly about what it takes to succeed. Stop automatically believing these five myths.
There’s a good chance your job will change or disappear entirely, so you need to be ready to carry on and keep your career going when it does. Lifehacker’s Alan Henry offers five steps you can take to make sure you’ll land on your feet and hit the ground running if you lose your job.
More than a résumé, a portfolio spotlights your strengths. While a résumé focuses on job duties, a portfolio draws attention to results and accomplishments.
Between the training sessions on everything from Excel to event management, attendees to June’s Admin Pro Forum 2017 in Orlando were privy to panel sessions and roundtables featuring plenty of real-time advice from the conference’s featured speakers. Here’s a sampling.
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.
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