Advancement

The results are in from this year’s Admin Pro Week survey, and it’s clear a lot of admins have been rocking it over the past year. The survey asked administrative professionals about team-building and peer support in the workplace—as well as who would win an “Office Olympics,” the admins or the executive team?
Why every employee needs a “brag folder” … Chew away your stress … Eat chocolate, get happy.
In response to Sheryl Sandberg’s “ban bossy” campaign, life coach Barbara Pachter writes about how women in the business world can reaffirm their positions.
Are conferences for administrative professionals beneficial enough for you to go to? That’s what one reader recently asked on the Admin Pro Forum.
Through his work with dozens of entrepreneurs, motivational speaker and real es­tate investor Paul LeJoy has discovered eight problems that are sure to trip people up as they strive to succeed in their work.
It’s hard to move up in your career if you never speak up at work, writes executive coach Joel Garfinkle, who offers three steps to help reluctant workers find their voice.

Does hard work pay off?

May 22, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

In a recent poll, adults were asked which of these statements they agreed with more: “Most people who want to get ahead can make it if they’re willing to work hard” or “Hard work and determination are no guarantee of success for most people”?
“In a fast-moving, competitive world, learning new skills is one of the keys to success. It’s not enough to be smart; you need to always be getting smarter,” says motivational psychologist Heidi Grant Halvorson. She and Joseph Weintraub, a professor of management and organizational behavior at Babson College, suggest a process to help make learning new things as easy as possible.
It’s easy to ponder the possibilities with other employers when you’re bored with your job. So how do you beat back boredom and find contentment at work? That’s what one reader asked recently on the Admin Pro Forum.

How Pinterest can help your career

May 16, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

If you love using Pinterest for fun, also consider using it to boost your career, writes FlexJobs’ Brie Weiler Reynolds. She offers four organizations to follow for career advice.
The demographic pie in today’s workplace divides up fairly evenly. Here is the breakdown of the workforce occupied by the four age groups.
Who are the powerful administrative assistants behind the best advertising agencies? Alexandra Bruell gives you a behind-the-scenes look at five powerful ad agency admins.
Don’t keep your professional skills and accomplishments a secret between you and your company.