Career

You’re not a puppet, and someone else is not pulling the strings. You’re in charge. You have power. And if you’re to attain the inner circle assistant spot and maintain it, your intellect plays a large part in your success.
We’re technically seeing ourselves more than ever these days. But that doesn’t mean we’re seeing ourselves in a complete way, with every objectivity on board.
How clear is your own personal code of ethics? Do you have one? If not, it’s worth taking the time to construct one. Here is a way to attack it.
The payday loan industry is predatory, targeting the most vulnerable populations, including those with bad credit or no credit. But these loans can also be a safety net in times of desperation.
You could well be languishing in a position that doesn’t challenge you, doesn’t value you and, frankly, doesn’t interest you any longer. Here are five signs you may be there.
Question: Are there overlooked things an admin should do to build a long career within an organization? I see a lot of the same old bullet points on career checklists!
Question: What one skill does your best assistant possess that would never come through in a job interview?
Depending on what’s happening in our lives or our professional environments, we can lose perspective of what we can control, or should feel responsible for.
Expressing gratitude or saying “thank you” to your boss does have a few best practices … Die, formatting, die! … Need new foliage ideas for the desk?
There’s an ongoing need to strengthen computing practices and stay vigilant against cyber attacks—up 600% due to COVID-19 (now aptly referred to as the “cyberdemic”). Emails and passwords are especially prime targets for hackers. Use these tips to stay safe.
Ever listen to a long-winded blabbermouth? Don’t be like that person. To gauge whether you need to scale back on your talking, consider these questions.
Q: “Our office keeps several over-the-counter medications on hand if someone in the office should have a headache, indigestion, etc. But now I’m wondering if this is a good idea because of possible liability issues. Can you tell me if we’re safe in keeping a drawer of these meds if someone should ask for them?” – Linda, Oregon

Getting into the executive suite

February 3, 2021 Categorized in: Advancement

Here is an excerpt from my book, Underneath It All. . . Postgraduate Level Revelations Lift Assistants to New Heights, that will help get to the executive suite. With ambition and training, you can climb over the competition.