Advancement

Business conferences: Some people love them, but others find them stressful, intimidating and overwhelming. If you’re in the latter group, writer and editor Sarah Todd has tips to help you out.
The holiday season can be stressful enough without all the etiquette worries that can also come with it. Knowing how to act in situations that combine socializing with your career can be tricky, so we checked in with a few etiquette experts to help remind you what you should—and shouldn’t—do.

Show you’re ready to be a leader

October 20, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

Before you can step into a leadership role, you must first demonstrate to the higher-ups that you’re prepared for the next level. But, how do you do that?
In business, trust can make you a better worker, a better manager and more valuable to your customers. Here are tips to help you build trust.
Jasmine Freeman, Vice President at Office Dynamics (@OfficeDynamics), recently shared, on her blog, her top 10 “must follow” admin resources on Twitter.

Asking for a promotion? Be prepared

September 10, 2014 Categorized in: Advancement

Heather Huhman, founder and president of Come Recom­­­mended, suggests taking these steps a month before you decide to pop the question.
Research shows overconfidence can raise your status even if you don’t have the skills to back it up. A paper on the subject by Jessica Ken­­nedy of Vanderbilt University and Cam­­eron Anderson and Don Moore of UC Berkeley attempts to explain this phenomenon.
Bonnie Low-Kramen, author of Be the Ultimate Assistant, explains six things that make assistants good at their jobs and irreplaceable to their employers.
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.