Personal Development

Julie Perrine says she’s an “accidental admin”—but once she got into it, she found she enjoyed the job and had the skills necessary to succeed at it. She’s worked in customer service, as an executive assistant and as a virtual assistant. In 2009, she launched All Things Admin and now does onsite workshops, training and speaking. We caught up with Perrine re­­cently and talked about the changing role of admins and what it takes to get ahead in the profession now.
Everyone makes mistakes on the job, but are there some you can’t recover from?
Don’t sweat a little pessimism at work … Book just about anything using the Twitter app … Team up to beat stress.
Company-provided training sessions and more consistent, reliable feedback can make employees more engaged and satisfied with their jobs, writes Hannah Morgan for U.S. News & World Report.
A profile of Carrie Aulenbacher, executive administrative assistant to the CEO of Lake Erie Logistics.

Networking for introverts

June 29, 2015 Categorized in: Personal Development

Building a network of people you can reach out to for advice, vendor recommendations, job candidate referrals and more can make your life much easier. However, if you are an introvert, the thought of connecting with strangers can seem anything but easy. Follow this advice for networking at industry events.
Audiobooks are a great way to fit more books into your busy life by listening at times when you may not be able to read. There are many audiobook services out there, and they vary in price and content offerings, so how do you know which one to pick?
Take on a BIG project if you want to get ahead … Dress to express, not to impress … Get a decision from someone before the clock strikes noon.
Social media rules can be complex and confusing, writes BuzzFeed Senior Writer Tom Phillips, who offers eight ways to navigate this online universe.
Making connections when you’re networking in a room of strangers can be a challenge. But it doesn’t have to be that way, says Caroline Ceniza-Levine, a career expert and co-founder of SixFigureStart. She offers five ways to introduce yourself to people you don’t know at networking or other professional events.
First impressions are important, but still may leave you fairly forgettable in the eyes of your new contact. To cement a good first impression, you need a great second impression, Geoffrey James writes. He explains how in five simple steps.
If you recognize any of the following signs, your overly talkative nature could be hurting your work relationships and your career.
Follow the unwritten rules of networking … Extend your Wi-Fi with plug-in device … Stop wasting so much time on planning.