Career

’Tis the season to advance your career

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Advancement

Did you know the holidays can be the perfect time to boost your career? Between gift-giving and office parties, there are plenty of opportunities to get people to remember who you are and where your career interests lie. Here are a few potential opportunities.
In a recent AARP survey, nearly two out of three workers 45 and older said they have seen or experienced age discrimination on the job. Here is a list of some sneaky excuses companies can use to push you toward retirement.

1-Minute Strategies: January ’19

December 5, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Set an Outlook reminder for February 1 … Did you notice November’s “unch” day? … Add these three words to your vocabulary … Great coffee moments from movies and TV
Whether you have a legal team already or not, these sites are worth a look. No freebies here. But free legal advice is usually worth every penny you paid for it!

Sound Bites: November ’19

November 13, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Rushing to a big meeting? Give yourself an extra few seconds before you burst in. By pausing outside the door, taking a few deep breaths and regaining your composure, you can make an impressive entrance. You’ll make a positive first impression, rather than shaking hands with sweaty palms and panting as you take a seat.
The pros of the new Slicers … How to find Find … Launch an interactive Q&A with your online audience
When in doubt, go to the source, like these official government websites.

Are you making your time off count?

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Work/Life Balance

Do you usually feel recharged when you return to the office after time away, or does that relaxation drain away as soon as you see all your piled-up emails (in other words, almost immediately)?

It’s raining men—not!

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

It’s a common observation that many more women work in assistance roles like administrative assistant or executive assistant. The reasons for this are complex, but some of them do have a base in history.

Let’s clear up some sick myths

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Personal Development

Like it or not, the summer is over, and we’re headed toward cold and flu season. Keep yourself and your co-workers as healthy as possible by not believing these common winter myths.

About to ask for a raise? First, a test

October 31, 2019 Categorized in: Advancement

You’re getting ready to do the confident walk into the boss’s office to explain why the time for an increase in pay is now. But before you do, document the four trips to that office you make in the weeks leading up to “the talk.”
I initially planned on only one rant covering issues regarding The Printer Station. But, like many of our daily administrative indignities, this subject proved vast and complex.
“Being Indispensable” podcast host Liz Van Vliet applies Dr. Robert Cialdini’s principles to an EA’s role.