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Complacency Can Lead to Administrative Career Extinction

Whether you’re actively looking for a job or not, complacency is a career killer. No matter how indispensable you make yourself in your administrative career, there are no guarantees. Companies get bought and sold. Executives transfer. Departments get outsourced. Work cultures shift. Personal obligations and preferences change. It’s not personal, it’s business. But if business happens to you, are you…

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Personal Note from Julie: My Favorite Interview Question

One of my all-time favorite interview experiences happened about 20 years ago. I was interviewing for a police dispatch job and the interviewing manager asked: “What would you say if I told you I didn’t think this interview was going well?” I paused, took a big, deep breath, and smiled. And then I said: “If you don’t like the way…

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15 Questions to Ask During Your Next Interview

An interview is nothing more than an information exchange between you and a potential employer. So to get the most out of it, you need to be prepared to answer questions, as well as ask some of your own. But what do you ask to get the information you need? Before you go into an interview, do your research on…

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Affiliate Webinar: Social Media for Administrative Professionals

If you aren’t using social media in your professional life, you’re missing out on some great opportunities. Social media helps you increase your organization’s website traffic, gain new customers and make more sales. It’s also a great tool to help you grow your personal brand, and network with your colleagues. Join Business Management Daily on July 26, when social media guru…

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Affiliate Webinar: Presentations Steve Jobs Style

When you give a presentation, you face at least two hurdles. First, you need to sell yourself as a credible spokesperson on your topic. Audiences need to believe in you—and that’s hard enough. Second, you need to sell your ideas so that people come away inspired, persuaded and enlightened. Steve Jobs did both—with incredible skill. Widely considered one of the…

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Personal Note from Julie: You Are Your Own Best Recruiter

When it comes to job hunting, the debate continues on the pros and cons of engaging with a recruiter. Whether or not you choose to use a recruiter is a personal choice and depends on the specifics of your situation. Over time, I’ve adjusted my opinion on this debate. If you take a proactive approach to career planning, I believe…

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Affiliate Webinar: Managing & Motivating the Seven Most Challenging Employee Types

Do some of your employees require more “managing” than others? Do some enjoy pushing the limits, while others seem totally clueless about the problems they cause? From emotional drama queens to lazy slackers, all of these aggravating folks can be considered “challenging employees” — people who consume an inordinate amount of your time and energy, but are not really bad…

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