Advancement

In today’s marketplace, soft skills—in­­tan­­gi­­ble personality traits and qualities such as organization, flexibility and confidence—separate an exceptional employee from an average one.

Growth in admin role

July 24, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

A survey released by Manpower notes changes in the role of administrative assistants over the past five to 10 years.

Help others to help your own career

July 21, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

Sometimes the path to success involves helping others before, or in addition to, helping yourself. That’s certainly been the case for Cinnabon President Kat Cole.

Do you really deserve a raise?

July 16, 2014 Categorized in: AdvancementSalary

Thinking about your salary objectively may be hard, but it’s worth it, writes Karen Cates of North­­­­west­­ern University’s Kellogg School of Man­­age­­ment. She offers tips on how to approach your decision.
“Creative,” “smart” and “determined” are great traits, but leadership and entrepreneurship writer Bill Murphy Jr. explains why people described as “resourceful” do so well.

What networking isn’t

July 14, 2014 Categorized in: AdvancementPersonal Development

Certified life and career coach Dorothy Tannahill-Moran cites some common networking myths that may be further intimidating introverts.
Your image can be affected by anything—such as whom you spend most of your time with and how you decorate your office. Watch out for these unintended—and unwanted—signals.
You may not need to ask for that raise you’re hoping for, experts say. Instead, try these tactics.

Brevity could save your career

July 3, 2014 Categorized in: AdvancementSpeaking

Less is more when it comes to building a successful career, especially concerning communications, says Joseph McCormack, author of Brief: Make a Bigger Impact By Say­­ing Less.
Networking comes naturally for some, but not so much for others, writes Equitable Payments co-founder Darrah Brustein. Her tips:
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.