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Friday, May 17, 2013 - 11:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
Just because the weather is warmer does not mean that professionalism should take a vacation. Vicky Oliver, author of The Millionaire’s Handbook: How to Look and Act Like a Millionaire, Even If You’re Not, offers these suggestions for showing potential employers that you’re ready to work in any season:
Tone down your nails.
“Everywhere these days we see women with four nails on one hand in one shade and one nail in another shade, often adorned with sparkles, fake diamonds, and other ‘nail jewels.’ This is TOO creative for most office environments. You don't want your interviewer to be mesmerized more by your fingertips than by what comes out of your mouth.”
Cover yourself up...Read More »
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 9:00amBeth Braccio Hering0
Has this ever happened to you? A great idea pops into your head during a meeting. You’re just about ready to share it with the group, but then you stop yourself because your brain starts playing the doubting game – I’m not important enough to contribute; people might laugh or think I’m stupid; I’m probably wrong.
While it is easy to let excuses hold you back, speaking up can help your career, make others perceive you as competent, and enhance feelings of worth. As career coach Joel Garfinkle notes in his book Getting Ahead: Three Steps to Take Your Career to the Next Level, “Stop overthinking and delaying what you want to say. Stop being fearful; instead, trust in yourself. Have confidence in your...Read More »
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 7:00amBobbi Dempsey0
We know many of you are seeking a new (or better) job, so to help you uncover valuable opportunities, we'll be spotlighting a job of the week. This week, we’re featuring an opportunity for an assistant to the president at The National Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (NAMIC), a growing organization of 1,400 member companies.
Based in Indianapolis, Indiana, this position involves project management and other business skills to assist the President/CEO and COO in effectively running the association.
Job duties include coordinating all administrative matters for the President/CEO including managing travel and office schedules, composing correspondence and emails, and managing the budget. Will also assist the President/CEO with the NAMIC Board, committees and other...Read More »
Friday, May 17, 2013 - 6:00amBobbi Dempsey0
- Your Employer is Probably Watching You [CNBC]
- Three Ways to Get Unstuck in Your Career [WSJ]
- What to Do When You’re Getting Nothing Done [CBS News]
- 7 Things That Can Help You Work Better [Lifehack]
- Six Signs You Should Quit Your Job [US News]
Congratulations to Abby Maldonado, this month’s extraordinary admin. Abby is an office manager and legal assistant for the law firm Goldberg Jones. She was nominated by co-worker Jessica Kaminski for being “a shining example of how a professional and knowledgeable office admin can single-handedly maintain order and productivity in a business.”
Abby shared with Beth Braccio Hering of The Office Professional some thoughts:
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