Employers want to see these 5 skills

May 22, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

In addition to the conventional admin duties and top-notch technical skills, today’s professionals need to add proficiency in meeting/event planning, cloud-based apps, social media, database management and website maintenance, says Robert Hosking, Executive Direc­­­tor of Office Team. Here are 5 skills employers are adding to job descriptions, he says.
Few workplace topics are more sensitive than salary. Almost no one thinks they’re being paid enough. Sometimes to get a raise, you have to ask for it. To help you make the request and do it well, Steve Cadigan, former vice president of talent at LinkedIn, now at Cadigan Talent Ventures, offers these tips.

5 networking tips for introverts

May 18, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

If you’re introverted, networking can seem daunting. To meet the challenge, Marcelle Yeager, blogger for U.S. News & World Report and co-founder, Career Valet, offers 5 tips.

Connect with key influencers early on

May 13, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

When you start a new job, you need to know the people who get things done, have strong ideas and can point you in the right direction as you do your job. You definitely want to connect with them, but they aren’t always pointed out to new employees.
It’s promotion time again, and again your boss passes you over and offers the promotion to a co-worker. But why? The reasons that your boss may be overlooking you for a promotion are simpler than you think.
Follow the unwritten rules of networking … Extend your Wi-Fi with plug-in device … Stop wasting so much time on planning.
Managing up is an important skill for admins at every level to master. Melba Duncan, president of The Duncan Group and author of The New Executive Assistant, offers these seven tips to help you improve your ability.

Are some behaviors holding you back?

April 6, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

If your career is stalling, or you want to put yourself in the best position possible to receive a raise or promotion, it’s time to look hard at yourself and the things you do.
Meeting icebreaker: Try ‘Guess My Lie’ … Take the “Hi” road … Seek insight from peers, not just superiors or mentors.

Hang tough and follow through

March 11, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

During a recent Q&A, actor Kevin Costner offered his rules for ­living.
In today’s competitive job environment, many employers are also looking for a strong social media presence from applicants. But what does that mean?

Start now to develop leadership skills

February 24, 2015 Categorized in: AdvancementSupervising

When you look at job ads, you’ll notice few, if any, seeking people who are new to management. But how are you supposed to get started in management if all the jobs require experience?

Soft skills every great admin possesses

February 20, 2015 Categorized in: Advancement

Check out an HR pro’s list of the ones most desired to find out if you have what it takes to be the best.