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- How to Get a Grip When You’re Overloaded with Work [Open Forum]
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Having a boss who spends a good deal of time away from the office may sound good to many workers, but the reality of such a situation often brings about different feelings. The employee may feel confused about priorities or get frustrated that there isn’t someone readily available to answer questions or make a difficult decision. If you’re an admin who frequently goes it “alone,” take the following into consideration:
Work like the boss is there
Without your manager around, it is easy to give less than 100% effort, but your reputation and career success depend on your ability to stay focused. A boss that travels or spends time out of the office with clients needs his admin to be responsible and productive in his absence.
Develop...Read More »
When people think about networking, they tend to focus on new contacts they can make outside of their current company. While these relationships undoubtedly are valuable, applying the same effort to getting to know others within your own workplace can be just as important.
Chances are that you already have a fairly solid start with those in your own department. Keep these relationships prospering by being friendly and helpful. Take a minute to show genuine interest by asking questions and following up. For instance, if Joe says he’s headed to his son’s ballgame after work on Friday, find out on Monday how the team fared. Regular interaction will help you stay “in the loop” and build bonds.
Developing ties with people from other divisions provides the opportunity to expand...Read More »
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 a fund development assistant at the Children’s Alliance, a group consisting of 125 member organizations that all work together for policy change and advocacy on behalf of children of the state of Washington.
Based in Seattle, this position supports fund development activities, and provides administrative support to the Executive Director. Will provide support required to ensure smooth functioning of the Children’s Alliance Board of Directors, including scheduling board and committee meetings and preparing materials needed for those meetings.
Specific fund development activities will...Read More »
- The Top 10 Workplace Trends for 2014 [Forbes]
- The Missing Ingredient for Building Trust at Work [Psychology Today]
- How to Use Facebook for Get a Job [Glass Door]
- 8 Things You Need to Have at Your Office Desk [Lifehack]
- Best Questions to Ask at a Job Interview [US News]
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Tired of sending out emails that get lost among a crowd of messages and don’t generate the responses you need? Try these tips to help yours stand out:
Utilize the subject line
“Hello” and other ho-hum intros are likely to be skipped over in favor of messages that look more important to the scanning eye. Let the reader know exactly what to expect before opening by succinctly saying why you’re writing, such as “Meeting Changed to 2:00” or “Insurance Forms Needed Today.”
Use visual cues
When used sparingly to highlight the most important information, bullet points or boldface text can lead the reader to the meat of the matter – making it more likely that they will do what you want.
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When your application is one of many in a huge pile, even the smallest mistake can lead an employer to throw your résumé aside. OfficeTeam, a leading staffing service specializing in the temporary placement of highly skilled office and administrative support professionals, warns candidates to watch out for these five common blunders:
A frightening attitude
Confidence is a good thing; an overblown ego is not. Rather than telling hiring managers you "know more about technology than any person on earth," point out your expertise with specific operating systems and software.
Ghoulish grammar and scary spelling errors frighten off most employers...Read More »
Hoping for a promotion? Well, that’s certainly understandable—we all want to move up in our career, and in this economy the boost in salary that usually comes with a step up the ladder would definitely come in handy.
If you are really lucky, a promotion comes when you don’t even expect it, like a really nice surprise. But often you have at least some inkling that your opportunity to be considered for a promotion may be on the horizon. Perhaps you just marked an important job-related anniversary or other milestone. Or maybe an employee above you recently departed and there are rumors you may be considered for that spot. Or perhaps you plan to take the bull by the horns and request a promotion yourself.
One advantage of knowing in advance that you may be up for a promotion...Read More »
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- 4 Ways to Handle Arguments at Work [Psychology Today]
- How Happy People Handle Their To-Do List [Lifehack]
- Tips for Interviewing After a Layoff [US News]
- How to Nail a Job Interview Over the Phone [Forbes]
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With just a little over a week left until Halloween, workers who plan to dress up for the office or an after-hours party need to finalize their costume choices. Here’s a look at some outfits people have in the works:
“We here at Groopt are definitely dressing up! Some ideas have been thrown around, but like school-aged children we are too excited to pick just one costume idea. I want to dress up as the Statue of Liberty and am hoping I can convince one of the guys here to be a good sport and dress up as Uncle Sam with me.” – Ginny Hunter
“I'll be wearing my costume to the office, and I'm dressing up as Effie Trinket from the Hunger Games series!” -- Jenna Markowski,...Read More »
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