Evolving need for ‘techie admins’

June 2, 2021 Categorized in: Advancement

Administrative professionals often have a unique perspective of the roles everyone plays and the types of information that flows between them, in and outside of the company. This viewpoint, bolstered by some additional tech skills, makes the admin a strategic partner to their leaders’ success and not just a “task doer.”

Getting into the executive suite

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: Advancement

Here is an excerpt from my book, Underneath It All. . . Postgraduate Level Revelations Lift Assistants to New Heights, that will help get to the executive suite. With ambition and training, you can climb over the competition.
Technical certifications can shorten the discussion about your proficiency in the tools you’ll be using on the job. Here are some popular ones that will raise your profile in the workplace.
Career advancement is a potential that we all have, but we must execute to meet it. Leveraging the business and employment-oriented powers of LinkedIn can be instrumental to our success.

Land the job you really want

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: AdvancementFeatured Article

It’s the perfect time to create a new job or reinvent the one you have now. Here are some steps to take toward your dream job.

Tasty treats for tricky interviews

September 2, 2020 Categorized in: Advancement

Knocking on a hiring manager’s door can feel unnerving, especially when self-doubt creeps in and you’re afraid of being dished ghastly tricks instead of treats. These strategies will help you maneuver through loaded questions and sell yourself confidently.
It seems like a cop-out when a supervisor tells you they’ll be happy to give you a recommendation letter, but they don’t want to actually write it. This leaves you in the awkward position of praising yourself in the third person! These tips will help you power through this awkward task.
Question: “I have been asked by a potential employer to record a 3-minute video to introduce myself, explaining my goals and why I would be a good fit. Eek! I’ve never done this before and I’m very stiff on camera. Any tips on how to make myself seem more real and personable?”
Question: I have an 18-month gap on my résumé from a layoff and am not sure how to present it in a good light. Did you ever have one of these pesky gaps?

When a headhunter contacts you

February 26, 2020 Categorized in: Advancement

You may not think you’ll ever hear from a headhunter, but executive recruiter Michael Zinn suggests that you’re wrong. Headhunters never rest, and if you’re good at what you do, you’ll someday get contacted. So, how should you respond?
Creativity, teamwork, determination, adaptability, patience, empathic listening and the ability to develop a heart-centered connection with others have catapulted my performance and marketability through the years.

The lowdown on getting certified

January 2, 2020 Categorized in: Advancement

One measurable way to exhibit your wide range of skills is to obtain a certification from the International Association of Administrative Professionals.
You don’t have to be a lawyer or a paralegal to work at a law firm. Legal offices and partnerships rely on great assistants and support teams to keep them running smoothly. Whether you’re considering a position at a law firm or already work in a legal environment, here are some ideas and principles to keep in mind.